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What is the most memorable comment from your child's school report?

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fridayschild Mon 21-Jul-08 18:53:31

DS1's report mainly says that he does X, enjoys Y and really enjoys Z. But the best comment of all, and the one that means we will keep his report from Reception for ever and for always is

"[DS1] does not always know what his arms are doing"

What's your classic comment?

NigellaTheOriginal Mon 21-Jul-08 18:55:57

DD2 is quite possibly the nicest, cleverest, most splendid child I have had the priviledge to teach. Please Mrs Nigella, could I keep her in my class for another year.

Smithagain Mon 21-Jul-08 20:06:03

That's classic fridayschild! Nothing so witty in DD's. The headteacher's comment started with a "Wow!", which we will remember for some time.

Mainly I like the ones that damn with faint praise. Like "R likes joining in with singing." Which clearly translates as "unfortunately she can't hold a tune and that's the best that can be said" grin

saadia Mon 21-Jul-08 20:08:33

he has demonstrated some creative dance sequences

Buckets Mon 21-Jul-08 20:10:12

'DD is learning to control her emotions' PMSL she is such an old crybaby/fishwife, always has been. DD's own comment was 'I need to work on playing Puppy Power' (ie playground game with friends)

Rachmumoftwo Mon 21-Jul-08 20:24:39

Science- DD2 likes to predict what is going to happen during investigations and likes being proved right.

General- DD1 has her own opinions and enjoys sharing them with the class.

I think they take after me!

feelingharddoneby Mon 21-Jul-08 20:58:18

Haven't got any reports for DD yet but thought I'd share a comment on my own school report when I was 9 - it damaged me forever grin and I never sing to this day:


Joins in with gusto. Unfortuntely out of tune

fishnet Mon 21-Jul-08 21:01:42

My grandmothers house had to be cleared recently and we came across some old school books of my Dads. On practically every piece of work was written "bad work" shock

No wonder he left school at 15 to play football!

tiredemma Mon 21-Jul-08 21:02:05

From Headmistress-

" I have enjoyed our little chats at dinnertime"

To Ds2 (reception)

Toothyboy Mon 21-Jul-08 21:05:55

Nicest comment "I am incredibly proud of Ds1 and it has been a pleasure to have taken part in his develpment"

My personal favourite "He is expressive in dance and can move rhythmically to the music"!! No idea where he gets that from!

Doobydoo Mon 21-Jul-08 21:06:58

Some lovely ones on here and somegrin ones.Mine were always dull but ds1 had one that said great start etc and if you carry on like this[name]you can touch the stars which I thought lovely.

Ellbell Mon 21-Jul-08 22:28:23

I think dd1 needs some sort of award for having the phrases 'away with the fairies' and 'head in the clouds' used about her on the same report.

Her 'maths' section starts with 'What a girl!' and I nearly fainted dead away; but it turned out that her maths teacher was also the director of the Year 3 play and the comment referred to her thrilling cameo as 'the green witch'. It was when we actually got to maths that the 'away with the fairies' comment came out.

Guadalupe Mon 21-Jul-08 22:30:22

'sometimes dd drifts off into a beautiful and wonderful place where finishing her work in a reasonable amount of time is no longer a priority'

seeker Mon 21-Jul-08 23:20:38

With both of mine I always hunt for the teacher euphemism for "If X sat down and shut up occasionally she/he would do much better" This year it was "X sometimes lets his enthusiasm run away with him"

I love the comment on my godson's report "Once we worked out who was the teacher and who was the pupil we got on very well indeed!"

leosdad Tue 22-Jul-08 10:14:17

HER handwriting needs to improve - 14 year old six foot tall rugby playing DS is not impressed with this

macwoozy Tue 22-Jul-08 10:22:46

Not on ds's school report but a comment written by his teacher in his topic book.

'Ds got stressed over the pencil. Then the words, then the mistakes, then life!!!'

hotcrossbunny Tue 22-Jul-08 10:27:48

For Design and Technology, dh got 'Does not possess much talent in this area', which he quotes at me as a reason not to do any DIYgrin

notwavingjustironing Tue 22-Jul-08 10:29:47

DS1 got an award for "sharing his ideas with us" - to me, this translated as "opinionated, just like his mother"

Martha200 Tue 22-Jul-08 13:49:59

ds1 (who is 5)'does have a tendency to distract and get distracted by others'

Apparently most of the boys in the class had the same comment! hmm

Hassled Tue 22-Jul-08 13:55:58

"DS1 has a bull-in-a-china-shop approach to art"

Sobernow Tue 22-Jul-08 14:03:55

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Hulababy Tue 22-Jul-08 20:08:24

DD: She really is a joy to teach......

herbietea Tue 22-Jul-08 20:14:26

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Dynamicnanny Tue 22-Jul-08 20:15:51

Sobernow - she shouldn't be a tart shock

hobnob Tue 22-Jul-08 20:16:46

'DS has worked very hard on his felt penguin.'

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