Friday, June 13, 2008

School reports...

School reports came home today.

The boys seem to be doing ok, both of them got kudos on their maths skills, which was a bit of a surprise to Dave, for some reason. He claims that doesn't come from his side of the family, but his mum is very good with numbers as far as I can tell and his dad used to work in the Beaureau of Census and Statics... I, myself, am not imcompentant when it comes to numbers (give time, hahaha), so I'm not really surprised that the boys are doing well in their area of their learning.

The biggest gain was for Luey, who went from not reaching the mark in prep, to being right on the mark in grade 1. Honestly, I think this reflects more on the differing attitudes of his two teachers than anything else. His teacher from last year tried to tell us that Luey struggled with number over 20, when we knew he was quite confident with 3 digit numbers... His teacher this year commented specifically that he is confident with two and three digit numbers...

Luey's reading is good, his writing needs a little practice.

Erik's reading needs a little work, but his writing is going great guns, rofl.

Both boys are active participants in class discussions (should we be surprised), and Erik's teacher commented specifically that Erik is now showing greater ability to listen for longer periods during discussions as well (HAHAHAHAHA - like mother, like son).

Erik's teacher commented that Erik often turns to negative behaviour to gain the attention of his classmates (class clown type of activites - must ask her to clarify), but is learning to make better choices.

Luey is learning to make good seating choices in order to give him the best opportunity to get on with his work. Luey is also being encouraged to get straight into his work (sounds like he's a bit of a slow starter, again not unlike his mum at school).

Anyway, both boys got "very good" for effort and "good" for classroom behaviour - this is an improvement for Luey (which again, I feels reflects on his teacher's attitude more so than his actual behaviour in class)...

3 comments:

Leah said...

Sounds like great reports, are the boys happy with them too? :)

Sif said...

I don't think they even know what the reports say... We don't do the whole, sitting with them and reading it to them, and commenting on it thing. They just bring them home and we read them privately and say nothing - is that bad? We don't praise them on them, or use them to start convos about how they could improve their behaviour/work...

Leah said...

Nah I don't think it's bad - I just remember being all up in my report in PS so assumed they were as well! I will have to wait and see how much attention Audrey gives it :) She didn't give a shit about her dancing exam results past the shiny badge LOL

I definitely think it's good not to use it as "evidence" of where improvement is required, kids certainly shouldn't feel like communication between home and school is a source of anxiety.