School Reports Are Out!

@maddysmommy (16243)
United States
February 6, 2008 5:38pm CST
Did your child get their school progress report today? My five year old son got his today from Kindergarten. I must say he is doing quite well considering English is not his first language, and this is his first time in a school setting. There are still areas of improvement in the social-emotional development area as most of the behaviors were "demonstrated most of the time." Overall his scores are at level 3-4 (Progressing toward Mastery of Kindergarten Objectives in Oral Language and Mathematics and Mastery of Kindergarten Objectives in Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies). He is also "consistently demonstrating" behaviors in PE, Art and Music, his favorite three classes of all. I am so happy with his progress report considering some of the behaviors he does demonstrate at home, are far from what is mentioned in his report. I wonder why that is? LOL Job well done son and sorry for blowing my horn, I'm just so proud of him and wanted to share it with everyone :)
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• United States
7 Feb 08
My sons teacher thinks he is the best little boy she has ever taught. I asked her where she keeps him and why isn't that the little boy who gets off of the bus every afternoon. LoL But my son did great too. I am so proud of him. Good job to your little man too. Kindergarten can be tough.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
7 Feb 08
Congratulations to your son too and thanks for your comment.
@SViswan (12095)
• India
12 Feb 08
My son gets his school report once in 3 months and we have to go to school to get it and meet the teacher/teachers. My son always gets a very good report....except the last time...it wasn't really bad...but the school has high expectations of my son..lol He's quite popular at school and participates in everything that comes his way....so he's a darling among ALL the teachers at school....not only the ones who teach him. He gets straight A+s in everything he does. Enough of blowing my own trumpet...lol Congratulations to you and your son...I'm sure he wouldn't be able to do what he does without his mother's support and encouragement. Both of you keep up the good work:)
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
12 Feb 08
Isn't it exciting when you get his first report ever and you see how well he has progressed since starting kindergarten? its really exciting for us!! Congratulations on your son for his achievements too :) I hope my son keeps it up. He loves school!
@squaretile (3835)
• Singapore
11 Feb 08
congratulations! sure you should blow your horn! it's not everyday that you get good news and you should definitely share it with your friends here on mylot and spread the cheer around. so what is his first language if english is not? just curious. ;) all the best and may he continue to do really well!
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
11 Feb 08
Samoan is his first language. Even though he was born in New Zealand (July 2002)we were living in Samoa at the time. Six weeks after the birth, we flew back there and lived there until we moved to USA in August 2006. Now he refuses to speak Samoan and only wants to converse in English (go figure) :)
@Madona1 (2097)
• Gibraltar
8 Feb 08
Hello there, the best reward for the parents who have children are the children are doing well on their study and achieving goals to make the parents proud. So I can fully understand how much you are proud of your son’s achievement and the effort he makes so far. And I am pleased that you share such good news with us. All your hard work is worth. Well done!
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
8 Feb 08
Thank you Madona for those kinds words. I am very proud of him considering it is his first school report in kindergarten. I scanned it and sent a copy via email to his Nana and Papa in New Zealand.
@mummymo (23709)
8 Feb 08
I don't blame you for being proud and wanting to share it sweetheart - I feel the same about my 2! The fact that English isn't his first language makes it even more impressive sweety. We don't have our school reports out - we tend to have a parents meeting half way through the school year and a written report at the end of the year! I am very lucky as both my kids do brilliantly at school but they do have different behaviour at home - I would rather that though than the other way around! xxx
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
8 Feb 08
I agree. I would rather he play up at home than at school. I really like his teacher and I think she is doing a great job. I've volunteered several times in his class and it can become a handful even with five children at one activity. So many different personalities and all excited to tell you what's happening in their lives. I come home really tired but thankful that I was able to spend time with them and help them to learn. Thanks mummymo!
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
8 Feb 08
Actually, you are doing the right thing. Praise them for the good things that they do. Go over board and let him know how proud you are. This will make him work hard to see you proud of him again. Be gentle with the areas that need improvement. You are his number one cheerleader, so bounce off a wall and encourage him with admiration for a job well done. Glad to hear he is doing so well.
@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
8 Feb 08
Your absolutely right Rozie. Praising him will only encourage him to do better. We both are really proud of him. Thanks my friend!