Report Cards and Kindness

My son came home with his first grade report card last week, and I am thrilled. He loves school, and his grades demonstrate just how hard he works.

I was, of course, interested to see how he is doing in math, language arts, science, and social studies, but I am most proud of the tiny plus signs indicating that he exceeds expectations in the following:  Demonstrates respect with words and actions, Accepts responsibility for behavior, and Willing to try new ideas/skills.

20171114_221009In a way I feel that these are my grades. I’m on my way to raising a good human, and here is my proof.

I wrote about his grades on his kindergarten report card last year in an article recently published on Parent CoThe Most Important Grade on the Kindergarten Report Card.

I was very excited to have this one published because in the essay I try to relay something I think cannot be stated enough:  kindness matters.

What grades were you most happy to see on your kids’ report cards?

3 thoughts on “Report Cards and Kindness

  1. LOve this Sarah!
    Although our Elementary school does not hand out regular report cards for Kindergarten (something I’m still trying to understand), Ashton’s teacher did express at our parent teacher conference 2 weeks ago that Ashton is the student they pick to help any classmates who are struggling friendwise. “Ashton is friends with EVERYONE.”his teacher exclaimed. Sometimes a little too much so that it gets him in trouble during quiet independent work time! Lol
    But yes, kindness matters. More than a Letter on a piece of paper.
    Bravo Sarah! And Bravo to all the parents out there trying to make a difference in the world by raising kind and loving children.

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