Report Card Comments & Phrases—General and Handwriting


  • All of _______'s basic skills are at grade level, but he is not working to the best of his ability.
  • _______'s school work has shown improvement over the past quarter. I hope this effort will continue.
  • _______'s behavior continues to be inconsistent. She is still having difficulty following the school rules and respecting the other students. Please call to set up a conference.
  • Thank-you for your continued support and help from home. The amount of extra time you have been spending with _______ on his schoolwork is evident.
  • _______ has improved since the last time we met. I suggest that you continue to work on _______ nightly.
  • _______ is a polite and alert _____ grader. Because he is a quiet boy, he needs to be encouraged to participate in class. Any help you can give from home would be very beneficial.
  • _______ has adjusted nicely to her new school environment. Could you call to set up a meeting as soon as you are settled into your new home?


  • _______ is gaining more self-confidence.
  • _______ is maintaining grade-level expectations.
  • _______ performs well in everything he undertakes.
  • _______ is doing strong work in all areas.
  • _______ is a clear thinker.
  • _______ has good organization of thoughts.
  • _______ should be encouraged to _____.
  • _______ needs frequent encouragement.
  • _______ exhibits creativity.
  • _______ has excessive tardiness.
  • _______ has excessive absences.
  • _______ has failed to turn in makeup work.
  • _______ is a good student who appears to be a deep thinker.
  • _______ grasps new ideas promptly.
  • _______ talks excessively.
  • _______ needs to spend more time on assigned tasks.
  • _______ does not put enough time into the assignments.
  • _______ needs to improve self-discipline
  • A conference is requested.
  • Please call to set up a conference.
  • Your constant cooperation and help are appreciated.
  • It is possible for _______ to exceed grade expectations.


  • _______'s handwriting needs to be improved.
  • _______ has good (poor) fine-motor skills.
  • _______ is able to print on the lines.
  • _______ spaces letters and words correctly.
  • _______'s work is not neat.
  • _______ does not form letters correctly.
  • Some of _______'s printing is excellent, but it is often untidy in daily assignments.
  • When printing, _______ often reverses letters, such as __, __, etc.

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