Monday, February 2, 2015

DD Wrote Her Own Report


Taking a break from writing about #70days70years (some essays speak to me and some less so) I want to share DD's first report card from school. She wrote it herself. I love this idea, it's far more meaningful to all involved, when the child is 6 years old, than grades or comments from the teacher. And we had parent-teacher-student (yes your child comes too) meetings only a couple of weeks ago so we know where we stand from the teacher's point of view.

It's all in Hebrew but it says:

Things I succeed in - [DD wrote] I succeed in writing, I succeed in English, I succeed in music.

Things I find hard - Reading is hard for me, the sounds are hard for me.

Things I need to work at -  Hebrew, reading, running.

I would like to say something nice - I love Merav (her teacher).


There is a lot of wisdom in doing a report card like this. I love it.


7 comments:

  1. what a nice idea! You have to save it to pull out in future when she least expects it (bat mitzvah, wedding, etc)

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  2. Diane and Conor from Cary, NC but moved to Los AngelesFebruary 2, 2015 at 8:58 PM

    Thank you for sharing! What a great idea for me to "steal" to use with my own students! It will help them be more accountable/motivated for their own learning, hopefully! Plus great to send to parents and to use at a parent-teacher conference along with the standard district report card that we generate off the computer, with standard comments. This will help the students to stay on task, hopefully:)

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    1. I agree Diane - it can be used to great effect with older students as well.

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    2. I just noticed that you moved to LA. Hope it's been a good move for you - I bet you're enjoying the milder winter atm.

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  3. Great idea. And good that the child attends too. Though I'm sure if you needed to consult in private also you could? xx

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    1. Yes for sure. We get an email from the teacher every day about what they did in schol and what the homework is. We can always email her or phone her if we need to.

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