Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My Teacher's Report Card for the End of the School Year

It's my husband's birthday! He's in Texas, though, while I'm in Indiana, and I'm sad I can't be with him to celebrate. But in celebration of his birthday, I'm sending HIM freshly baked cookies, and I'm giving YOU a freebie!

As I told my students, the principal evaluates me, but she's only in a few times a year. The kids who see me teaching every day can give me valuable feedback.
Had I just given them a survey, like I have in the past, I don't think they would've enjoyed it so much. But when I put out "My Teacher's Report Card" as our morning work on the last day, my class LOVED it. The idea of giving your teacher a report card had them in stitches, but I made them promise they would be honest and help me become a better teacher.

They did a great job. Some of the things they said I could improve on were definitely true- but hearing it from them helped me really start thinking about what I will do next year to make that happen.

Are you curious what grades your students would give you?

 I'm offering up the pdf file of My Teacher's Report Card free here, or the Word file (.docx) here if you'd like to change it up a bit (but it may look funny if you don't have the font ABC Teacher installed.)

One more thing before I go- if you are still looking for a memory book for the end of the year, I have to recommend this free end-of-the-year memory book from Cara Carroll. It's fantastic!

We just worked on a couple of pages a day until it was done. It includes an autograph section, so your students who don't get a yearbook don't have to be left out! I also took one of the pages and covered everything but the border to copy a few extra pages in the back for the photos I gave each student.

I had the joy of seeing students write things like "I learned it's okay to like pink" or "Now I really like reading" - and the joy of awesome pictures like this one to make me laugh.
I slept in yesterday and did NOTHING for school before I came in today, and I just got all of my cume files done. Now, it's time for filing and packing all of my things... not excited! But last year at this time, I was moving out of a school and looking for a new job, so I am extremely thankful to HAVE a classroom next year (and know where I'm living, and not be wedding planning). I'm crossing my fingers for all of you who are still looking!


  1. I love the teacher report card idea! I will have to do that next year. Thanks for sharing!


  2. I loved this idea when I saw it so I gave it to my students yesterday to fill out. It was great to see what they thought.

    I just blogged about it and linked to this post. I hope that's okay!! :)

    Thanks for the great freebie. My principal liked the idea too!


  3. This is an idea I could for sure use with my first graders. Thanks. (I'm following now.)
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

  4. I saw this link over at A B Seymour. What a great idea! Can't wait to try! I'm your newest follower!

    The First Grade Splash


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