I am so very pleased with Ella's report. Not the "academic" stuff, though I am very glad to hear she is above the expected range in all areas of literacy. She's only average for maths apparently, so maybe I did just imagine that she is good with numbers.
But the things that
please me most are her being described as a "courteous listener", that
she follows instructions carefully, shows empathy and helps others and - probably my favourite -
participates enthusiastically and confidently in a variety of
There were some less positive things in there which
were all about how she deals/dealt with conflict with friends ("she
often requires teacher assistance to resolve social issues in the
playground") and being bossy ("she is reminded to allow others to assist
in the decision making process"). The first one will hopefully not be an issue
anymore next year when she is in a class with different kids (and a different teacher).
The bossiness... only child, what else can I say. Hopefully she'll grow out of it one day.
But apart from those little issues, I felt very proud indeed when I read the report. And some of the things that were mentioned are so "Ella". Like "She has demonstrated an extensive general knowledge and regularly shares information with the class, especially concerning animals".