Report Card Comments & Phrases for Preschool

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This list of 100 ready-to-use report card comments covers academic progress, cognitive development, communication and language skills, artistic and creative skills, social emotional learning, behavior, and time/task management for preschool and nursery report cards, and provides both examples of positive feedback for students and suggestions for improvement.

Help make the preschool grading and evaluation process easier with this selection of editable, categorized comments.

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Academic Achievement and Progress Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ is progressing in ____________. Good job! Continue to [read/count] at home together.

  • ____________ excels in the area(s) of ____________. It’s been a delight seeing your child really love learning so much.

  • ____________ seems to really enjoy learning ____________.

  • ____________ really enjoys school and [his/her] enthusiasm is reflected in the quality of work [he/she] does in class and at home. [He/she] is a great student!

  • ____________ has shown excellent progress in ____________. Their dedication is inspiring! Keep encouraging this love for learning at home.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ is making progress in certain areas, but is encountering difficulties in others. With ongoing support both at school and home, we anticipate growth.

  • ____________ is facing challenges in several academic areas. It would be beneficial to schedule a conference to discuss their progress.

  • There is noticeable growth in certain areas for ____________, but they are struggling in others. With consistent support and reinforcement at school and home, we expect to see improvement.

  • ____________ is struggling considerably in areas like ____________. It would be helpful to schedule a meeting to discuss their progress.

  • ____________ has been having some challenges in understanding ____________. Additional practice and maybe some extra help could significantly enhance their learning progression.

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Cognitive Development Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ shows a strong understanding of numbers and counting. Keep up the good work!

  • ____________ is developing strong problem-solving skills and often figures out solutions independently.

  • ____________ is doing an excellent job in recognizing shapes and colors.

  • ____________ has shown a significant improvement in memory skills and recall of information.

  • ____________ demonstrates a keen interest in learning and actively participates in class activities. Keep it up!

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ is having difficulty recognizing basic shapes and colors. Additional practice at home could be beneficial.

  • ____________ struggles with counting and recognizing numbers. Extra support in this area would be helpful.

  • ____________ needs improvement in problem-solving skills. Continued practice and guidance are recommended.

  • ____________ is having challenges with memory skills and recalling information. Further support and practice will help improve this skill.

  • ____________ is having difficulties in understanding complex concepts. Additional guidance and simplification of information could aid in comprehension.

Communication and Language Skills Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ communicates effectively with peers and teachers.

  • ____________ has a rich vocabulary for his/her age.

  • ____________ listens attentively when others are speaking.

  • ____________ expresses thoughts and ideas clearly.

  • ____________ articulates well and displays a growing vocabulary for his/her age.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ struggles to express him/herself clearly.

  • ____________ needs to improve his/her listening skills.

  • ____________ often interrupts others while they are speaking.

  • ____________ needs to expand his/her vocabulary.

  • ____________ needs more practice in recognizing and writing letters. Extra support at home would be helpful.

Artistic and Creative Development Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ shows excellent creativity in art projects and enjoys exploring different materials.

  • ____________ can express thoughts and feelings beautifully through art.

  • ____________ has an innovative approach to creative tasks.

  • ____________ demonstrates a high level of interest and enthusiasm in art activities.

  • ____________ displays an exceptional ability to use color and texture to express ideas in art projects. It's inspiring to see their creativity flourish!

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ struggles with using different materials creatively and could benefit from more practice.

  • ____________ could benefit from expressing feelings and ideas more clearly through art.

  • ____________ often needs guidance during art activities and could use more independence.

  • ____________ could improve on exploring different art techniques and materials.

  • ____________ could benefit from experimenting more with color combinations. Practice at home could boost their confidence in this area.

Behavior and Attitude Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ shows great behavior most of the day and follows directions the majority of the time. I love having your child in my class!

  • ____________ remains focused on the task at hand [most of/some of] the time.

  • ____________ consistently displays respect towards classmates and staff.

  • ____________ has a positive attitude and contributes to a harmonious classroom environment.

  • ____________ consistently follows classroom rules and sets a good example for peers.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ has trouble keeping [his/her] hands to [himself/herself]. This happens between ____________ times a day.

  • ____________ needs to work on following directions during ____________ time.

  • ____________ is struggling with consistency in [his/her] attitude in school. While [he/she] is very good at [behavior/attitude], [he/she] sometimes struggles with [behavior/attitude]. We will continue to work on this, and your assistance would be greatly appreciated.

  • ____________ is struggling with consistently following classroom rules, especially those having to do with [behavior/attitude/norm]. I am confident that with ongoing support and reminders, [he/she] will make quick improvements in this area.

  • ____________ frequently has difficulty staying seated during instruction time, which can distract others. Practice in maintaining focus and self-control would be beneficial.

Social Emotional Learning Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ is thoughtful, pleasant, curious, and demonstrates strong social-emotional skills through active participation and cooperation. Keep up the good work!

  • ____________ shows respect for teachers, students, and staff most of the day, demonstrating strong emotional intelligence. Well done!

  • ____________ is a leader and the rest of the class looks up to [him/her]. This shows a positive influence and emotional maturity.

  • ____________ enjoys participating in class activities, working in groups, and helping others, showing strong social skills and empathy. [He/she] contributes significantly to our classroom community.

  • ____________ treats the property of the classroom and others with respect, demonstrating responsibility and respect for others.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ loves to ask questions and is interested in what [he/she] is learning throughout the day, but could work on listening skills to balance [his/her] curiosity and respect for others' contributions.

  • ____________ [needs reminders for] when it’s time to use [his/her] inside and outside voice, indicating a need to develop better self-regulation and understanding of appropriate behaviors in different settings.

  • ____________ is enthusiastic but may interrupt others. [He/she] could benefit from practicing patience and waiting for [his/her] turn to speak.

  • ____________ often reacts impulsively to situations. Focusing on thoughtful responses and controlling impulses would be beneficial.

  • ____________ occasionally struggles with respecting personal boundaries. Developing an understanding of personal space and boundaries would improve [his/her] social interactions.

Group Interaction Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ participates in class discussions [most of/some of] the time. [He/she] shows an interest when we talk about ____________.

  • ____________ cooperates well with others in class. The other students love doing group time with [him/her].

  • ____________ does well during centers or circle time and doesn’t complain when it’s time to transition to a new activity or place in the classroom.

  • ____________ is always looking for ways to be helpful to other students and members of the school community.

  • ____________ actively engages in group activities, demonstrating excellent teamwork skills and respect for fellow students.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ sometimes has trouble sharing with [his/her] peers.

  • ____________ has trouble with cooperative play and would rather play alone. After observing [him/her], I'm a bit concerned and would like to schedule a conference to discuss this with you.

  • ____________ often struggles to take turns during group activities. Encouraging [him/her] to respect others' turns would be beneficial.

  • ____________ tends to dominate group discussions and could work on allowing space for others to contribute.

  • ____________ finds difficulty in actively participating in group tasks, it would be beneficial for [him/her] to further develop collaborative skills.

Class Participation Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ participates during ____________. He/she puts in [his/her] best effort most of the time.

  • ____________ needs little prompting to participate in what we’re doing in class.

  • ____________ listens attentively during carpet/circle time and loves to ask questions!

  • ____________ actively contributes valuable ideas during class discussions, enhancing the learning experience for all.

  • ____________ demonstrates an infectious enthusiasm during lessons, inspiring peers to participate more fully.

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ doesn’t like to or want to participate during ____________ time. [He/she] needs several reminders to stay on task.

  • ____________ often distracts others during ____________ time. Encouraging [him/her] to stay focused would improve [his/her] participation.

  • ____________ is hesitant to engage in group activities during ____________. Boosting [his/her] confidence could improve [his/her] active participation.

  • ____________ tends to withdraw during group discussions. Encouraging [him/her] to share [his/her] thoughts could enhance [his/her] class involvement.

  • ____________ often needs assistance to stay on task during ____________. Increasing [his/her] independence and focus would aid [his/her] class participation.

Time/Task Management Remarks for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ transitions well between activities during class and/or in the hallway.

  • ____________ keeps [his/her] area organized and [his/her] materials put away nicely. Great job!

  • ____________ completes [his/her] work on time. It isn’t rushed or hurried through and [his/her] work is well thought out.

  • ____________ shows excellent focus and determination in completing tasks and assignments. Your dedication is commendable!

  • ____________ does a great job finishing tasks and always does them on time. Keep up the awesome work!

Needs Improvement Comments:

  • ____________ sometimes needs a 5 minute warning when it’s time to transition between ____________ and ____________.

  • ____________ needs to work on transitions during ____________ and ____________. [He/she] struggles with leaving that area to go on to the next activity.

  • ____________ often needs reminders to complete tasks within the given time during ____________.

  • ____________ struggles with managing time effectively during ____________, further practice and guidance would be beneficial.

  • ____________ struggles with maintaining focus on one task at a time, frequently shifting activities before completion. Encouraging [him/her] to persist with tasks until finished could improve [his/her] time and task management skills.

End of the Year Summary Comments for Preschool Students

Positive Comments:

  • ____________ has made significant academic and social progress over the year. It's been a joy to witness [his/her] development.

  • ____________'s keen enthusiasm for learning has radiated throughout the classroom, positively influencing their peers.

  • ____________ has blossomed into a confident communicator, frequently sharing [his/her] thoughts during class discussions.

  • ____________ has successfully built a strong foundation in basic literacy and numeracy skills. [His/her] hard work is commendable!

  • ____________'s artistic abilities have come to the fore this year. [His/her] unique, creative expressions in art have been a delight to observe.

  • ____________ has shown excellent collaboration during group activities, truly embodying the spirit of teamwork.

  • ____________ has shown a steady improvement in focus and attention, especially during individual tasks. [His/her] progress is noteworthy.

  • ____________ has been working well on developing patience, especially when waiting for their turn in activities. [His/her] efforts are appreciated.

  • ____________ has made strides in improving listening skills during story time. [His/her] continued effort to improve is commendable.

  • ____________'s handwriting skills have shown signs of improvement over the year. [His/her] dedication to practicing is admirable.

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Jessica Peresta


About Jessica

Jessica Peresta graduated with her Bachelor's of Music Education in 2004 and earned the top music educator award. She went on to build a music program at a low-income… Read more

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