Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Something to think about regarding a CHILD's report card.....

Aviva came home with this from her teacher today because report cards come this week. It is so true and I thought it needed to be shared. Every child is DIFFERENT and we need to embrace the differences and not compare them.

Thoughts on Report Cards:

Dear Mom and Dad,

In the next few days, you are going to receive a "snapshot" of me. This picture will be a time exposure of me that's been developing during the past nine weeks at school. Considering my many likes and dislikes, my mood changes from day to day , I think it's a pretty good likeness.

When you see my snapshot, remember this is a picture of someone who is growing and changing. Please don't get upset if it is not yet a "perfect picture." Remember, I'm in the process of development.

Please do not picture me as being better than all the other children. Remember that all children do not learn to talk or walk at the same time, nor do they math and reading at the same rate. I ask you NOT to compare with my borther, my sister, or the kid next door. You can set realistic goals for and help me reach them.

I want you to understand that my report card is a picture of my school progress. Wen you meet with my teacher, you will learn many things about my life at school, even some things that might surprise you.

My teacher knows me as I am at school. You know how I am at home. The "real" me is somewhere in between. When these two pictures become blended with acceptance, support and understanding, I hoe my "snapshot" will be a shining portrait.

You Child


Anonymous said...

Gosh, that's really nice how they put that. It's very true - and how easy is it to jump on a kid for not doing something we think they should be doing. I know this is something I'll be thinking about.

Het said...

That's awesome.

Wilma said...

That is a nice way to think about it--an incomplete snapshot. I like that.

BStrong said...

I like it. Thanks for sharing.

Michelle said...

what a great reminder notice the school sent home!