I thought I would share some of my "parent-friendly" report card comments, strengths and next steps. Hope they are helpful!
(By the way, *N* = name of student, *4* = He/She, *2* = his/her)
In Music, *N* creates and performs for a variety of purposes. This was demonstrated through a performance of “The Magic Hat” to show differences in tempo and by making a found instrument to perform an ostinato pattern based on the theme of recycling trash.
*4* participates positively and with enthusiasm in all of our activities.
*4* is a cooperative member in our group activities and discussions.
As a next step, *4* will be encouraged to remain focused and pay close attention to instructions to ensure *2* full participation.
In Music, *N* described how to use the elements of music when performing and creating. This was demonstrated by reflecting on the use of themes in a “Musical Fairytale” and by using movement and writing activities to respond to music.
*4* very thoroughly describes *2* feelings and ideas when completing assignments.
*4* clearly describes *2* feelings and ideas when completing assignments.
As a next step, *N* can benefit from listening to a variety of music and discussing with a family member how and why the music made *6* feel a certain way.
*N* used the elements of music to create and perform and responded to music in a variety of ways. This was demonstrated through a Word Composition and by detecting the changes in a Theme and Variations activity.
(Strengths and Next Steps are similar to Grade 5)
In Music, *N* creates and performs by playing a variety of simple pieces using the first five notes on *2* instrument.
*4* plays notes and rhythms with very few errors and has shown great initiative this term.
*4* plays notes and rhythms with very few errors.
As a next step, *N* will be provided with modelling and reminders to play *2* instrument correctly and should practice daily at home or at school.
As a next step, *N* is encouraged to make sure that class work and homework assignments are completed and handed in and to ask for help when *1* needs clarification about the task at hand.