Before I pass out their report cards I have the students fill out this self-reflection:
Click on the title to download the document
After they finish meeting with me they should have an understanding of why they earned the grades that they did.
What is this you might ask???
It is Melissa's report card from fourth quarter of second grade!
Did your parents keep your old report cards? If so, bring them out at report card time! My kids got a kick out of listening to me share what my second grade teacher wrote about me when I was 7!!
"Melissa has worked very hard this quarter. With extra reinforcement of new skills, she is able to master concepts. Your help at home has been very beneficial to Melissa. You can be very proud of the progress she has made this year. :) Have a great summer!"
Thanks Mrs. Noreen! (Yes, I still remember how "sweet and pretty" she was!)
I also share what my teacher wrote for second quarter. "Melissa is a conscientious student. She needs to concentrate on learning her math facts as she is having difficulty on the timed tests. Practice her math flashcards as often as possible."
That sounded very similar to the comments I wrote on some of my own student's report cards!
How do you distribute report cards in your classroom?
Share your great ideas with us!