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    Default Is this appropriate for a 6 year old's report card?

    I got DS1's report card at the end of last week, and I was shocked (understatement of the century) to see how bad it was. I had no idea that was coming. I have been told throughout the semester he was doing well These words are used throughout the report several times
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    • Narrow Minded
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    • Limited
    Then they go on to say he is only reading level 1 books by himself which is garbage and so is that he only knows 7 out of 100 sightwords.

    He also has no knowledge of other cultures religious beliefs and apparently thinks that the only important thing about Christmas and Easter is presents and easter eggs - HE IS ONLY 6 - give him a break!!! (We are not religious so why would he know any different?)

    He also got a D for achievement & a C for effort for Phys Ed (Along with every other subject ) This is a child who is excellent at sport - He was Age Champion at athletics day (That's another thread), He is great at Cricket, Football etc...

    I am quite dumbfounded - I don't expect straight A's but really is he that bad???

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    Wow - those words I wouldnt think appropriate but it was explained to me that most children will get Cs, sometimes a B and very rarely an A. Apparently an A means the child is academically a grade above where they are.

    Hope this helps.

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    I'd have a word with the teacher when school starts, they should tell you beforehand of any issues!

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    How can those words describe a 6 year old???

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    Superficial? Narrow minded? I'd be meeting with the principal and the teacher.

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    Well if a child is getting Cs they are doing well as that means they are at their grade level. As for the comments I'd be having words with the teacher and the parent. I'd be ****ed off to put it bluntly if I received a report card like that about my child. I'd be wondering if the teacher has a personality clash with your child and is now being unprofessional?

    Those words are insults not something you should see on a report card. There are ways to word things that children need to improve on and ways that shouldn't be used and that's one of them. (I'm a teacher by the way).

    I would even consider skipping the teacher and going straight to the principal and normally I'm against that sort of action but from what you've said this teacher obviously has a problem with your child. I'd even consider moving him to a different class if that's a possibility.

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    A narrow minded superficial 6 year old???? WTF!!!

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    I would be making an appointment with the teacher. I am disgusted that they are even allowed to use words like that! Does the school expect little einsteins?

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    superficial & narrow minded are very strange and in my opinion inappropriate words to describe a 6 year old. As for not understanding religion, well isn't that what school is for? So, he doesn't know that from his family, that's fine, most don't, but if that is important at the school then they should teach it, not criticise him for not understanding.

    Bear in mind that children at school are different to children at home. Last year my ds got a comment on his kinder report that he was beginning to use scissors at a basic level. What a laugh, he was cutting out really complex shapes/designs and had been doing so for over 12 months! He just wasn't doing it at Kinder!! He could also read quite well last year, but he gave no hint of it at Kinder, never mentioning that he knew words the teacher was reading/writing, or asking to do any writing. A year later he's writing letters to his friends, writing names of things on creations that the group makes and of course, he's cutting out with scissors very well (but he is in his 2nd year of kinder for social reasons). I'm looking forward to his report next week to see what the teacher thinks of him this year (different teacher).

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    http://www.bubhub.com.au/community/f...ou-handle-this

    This is the thread from his Athletics Day. It will give you an idea what the situation is

    The principal has signed it so obviously she is OK with what his teacher has written.

    Thankyou for your opinions - I am glad DH and I are not the only ones who think it's inappropriate for these things to be written.


 

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