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  • #609096
    Torah613Torah
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    What comments were written on your report cards most often when you were a kid?

    Mine always included a variation of “_____ is an active participant in class discussions”. I like to think this transferred into coffee room activity in my adult life. πŸ™‚

    #1030901
    playtime
    Member

    Talmud is an utter disturbance in my class.

    #1030902
    Vogue
    Member

    “Pays attention but does not comprehend material being taught in class” (I don’t think I was really paying attention though, but then again “fake it till you make it”)

    #1030903
    OneOfMany
    Participant

    Miss OOM is an insufferable know-it-all who continually speaks out of turn.

    #1030904

    Golem… Such an appropriate name!

    #1030905

    I think that my comments, along with the comments of everyone I knew, were invariably “could do better if he would take things seriously”. I think that if I would add up the number of such comments on my report cards and those of my friends, the total would literally be in the hundreds.

    On the other hand, when I was a teacher, I more commonly wrote things like “I’m glad he’s not trying, because if he did, he’d only be disappointed.” And the principal always edited them to say something about a heart of gold.

    #1030906

    In my school my principle goes through all the tests after the teacher marks them and gives her own comments. They’re usually like “great job” that type of stuff. but I’m really bad at math and on one test, I barely passed, she gave me an “ouch”-for real!!

    #1030907
    twisted
    Participant

    I was marked “indeed an individual” very young, a nice way of saying “smarter than the average bear, aloof and above the fray”.

    #1030908
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    Talmud: What is it with boys being proud of being disruptive?

    OOM: I have no trouble believing that was true, but I doubt they said that. πŸ™‚

    Veltz Meshugener: LOL. Is that a true story?

    Most of my teachers didn’t think of my class participation as a positive thing, especially during my less diplomatic years, even though I never tried to cause trouble on purpose.

    twisted: hmm sounds like a double meaning to me.

    #1030909

    i still get: ‘pays attention in class, and achieves good grades but doesnt seem to contribute to class discussions.’ My friend gets: ‘ contributes in ckass and acheives good grades but talks too much!’

    #1030910
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    need sem help: Sounds like you’re a good pair!

    #1030911
    playtime
    Member

    Torah- I wrote it with utmost regret and remorse. (and don’t be fooled by my subtitle) I may just as well wear pigtails.

    #1030912
    writersoul
    Participant

    In elem, I was always told some variation on “very smart, participates a lot in class.” The variations were very slight. I was sure there was an answer bank on the computer where you just pick the comment of best fit.

    In my high school, though, my comment for gym was “doesn’t study hard enough.”

    And then I knew.

    #1030913
    dotnetter
    Member

    My kid brother received a comment as a first grader “would do better if he’d only apply himself.”

    The class was learning how to read ‘see pat run’ and add 1+1. he’d sit quietly on the side. teacher thought he couldn’t read or do math.

    Meanwhile at home, he was reading ben hecht’s perfidy and mensa books:)

    #1030914
    popa_bar_abba
    Participant

    There is something mildly disturbing about a 1st grader reading Perfidy

    #1030915

    My comments were always like “Bright girl, we appreciate her participation in class. With more effort would do even better blah blah blah.” As a teacher I used the book “Teachers Comments for Report Cards” for help.

    #1030916
    dotnetter
    Member

    Hey, I didn’t say he understood what he read…

    To be honest, he stopped after about 50 pages because he didn’t understand what he was reading. Point was, he was able to read it, and his teacher thought he couldn’t read ‘see pat run’…

    #1030917
    TheGoq
    Participant

    I think you need to ask my sister in law she had possession of a box of my report cards and records and read them without permission.

    #1030918
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    dotnetter: When one of my siblings was 5, I paid them $5 to read Macbeth so they they could say that they read Macbeth at the age of 5 in preschool. πŸ™‚

    That sibling loves Shakespeare, so I suppose it had some effect.

    #1030919
    eman
    Participant

    Midaber V’eino Shomeah.

    #1030920
    haifagirl
    Participant

    My report cards always said something like “can’t sit still and is easily distracted.”

    Meanwhile . . .

    When one of my siblings was 5, I paid them $5 to read Macbeth so they they could say that they read Macbeth at the age of 5 in preschool.

    I know one “they” was supposed to be “that,” so I let it go.

    In my school my principle goes through all . . .

    I’m very happy your school has a principle. So many don’t these days.

    #1030921

    T613T, yeah, she talks to everyone else. dont think im such an angel though. we pass notes instead……..

    #1030922
    Sam2
    Participant

    OOM: Hey, they said the same about me…

    Dotnetter: Do you mean See Spot Run, the classic kid’s book?

    #1030923
    benignuman
    Participant

    While I am sure that at the time I read my report cards, I cannot remember the comments on a single one.

    I do remember one rebbi throughout the year confiscated dozens of drawings and doodles from me. The rebbi stapled my drawings to my report card, added a category to the report card for “Art” and gave me an “A+”

    #1030924
    sw33t
    Member

    ” sw33t is a pleasure to have in class”

    EVERY SINGLE YEAR

    #1030925
    TheGoq
    Participant

    sw33t you are such a teachers pet!

    #1030926
    sw33t
    Member

    haha! I sat in class and spaced out all day!!

    #1030927
    SaysMe
    Member

    haifagirl- did you ever edit your report cards? πŸ™‚

    #1030928
    Torah613Torah
    Participant

    Haifa: Google “epicene they”.

    I just out-grammared the grammarian. πŸ™‚

    #1030929
    OneOfMany
    Participant
    #1030930

    beniguman, you think thats bad. my teacher said she used to teach in a school where if you were found chewing gum in class, you had to put the gum in a jar and take out a different one and chew it.

    its prob not true though….

    #1030931
    benignuman
    Participant

    NSH,

    Probably not. I didn’t think that was bad, I thought it was funny (and fortunately so did my parents).

    #1030932

    my parents would NOT have found it funny…….

    #1030933
    hahahaha
    Member

    my comments were always about “my smiles that brightened the classroom”– nothing else to say? Unfortunately,I seem to have learned from this experience and my students have had the same sort of comments

    #1030934
    just my hapence
    Participant

    “The richness of his talent is equalled only by the paucity of his effort”

    #1030935
    Patur Aval Assur
    Participant

    My humble beginnings:

    “Patur Aval Assur has much ability but he must not blurt out answers”

    “Patur Aval Assur is restless but still does well”

    “Honor student but must improve behavior”

    “Please call to discuss”

    “Behavior and/or attitude affecting learning”

    “Grade modified due to excessive lateness and/or cutting class”

    “Disruptive”

    #1030936
    ari-free
    Participant

    Mine was

    “Practically perfect in every way”

    #1030937
    wallflower
    Participant

    “Wallflower needs to participate more in class”

    or

    “Wallflower needs to learn to keep her comments to herself”

    depending on the teacher, subject, classmates, or mood…

    #1030938
    πŸ‘‘RebYidd23
    Participant

    Something like “RebYidd23 is intelligent and able. If only he wasn’t so obnoxious and rude, I would be glad he’s in this class.”

    Or “RebYidd23 is very intelligent but has never yet written any answers to anything related to math. He often reads, draws, or writes poetry instead of participating, and is also very disrespectful. With improvement, he can be a great asset to our class.”

    #1030939
    Patur Aval Assur
    Participant

    Some more of my humble beginnings:

    “Inattentive in class”

    “Easily distracted in class”

    “Patur Aval Assur is clearly very bright and when he wants to he can excel”

    “Displays little effort”

    #1030940
    GG yekke
    Member

    _______ is a lovely boy with big potential…. BUT….

    _______ works well when he puts his mind to it, what a shame about this year

    all of them start off ____ is a lovely boy ect ect and then continue with a ‘but’ or ‘if only’

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