Elementary P.E. Report Card Comments (Includes Kindergarten)

These report card comments for elementary physical education teachers will save you time.

Whether you teach kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, or fifth grade, you’re sure to find phrases and remarks here to help you communicate with parents how their child is performing in P.E. class.

And if you’re struggling with discipline issues during P.E class with your elementary learners, see these conduct report card remarks, and add a few next steps so parents know how to help their child improve. 

Report Card Comments for Physical Education

Physical Education Comments for Kindergarten

For the following kinder p.e report card remarks, consider using the rating levels of … 1) beginning to meet the standard, 2) meeting the standard, and 3) exceeding the standard, to denote at which level the child is performing. 

  • _____ shows respect towards peers when playing games.
  • _____ throws underhand and catches.
  • _____ starts and stops activity upon hearing or seeing a visual/auditory cue.
  • _____ listens to the instructor without interrupting.
  • _____ kicks a stationary ball.
  • _____ consistently maintains personal space while moving.
  • _____ can jump, skip, and hop continuously.
  • _____ understands pulse and its connection to activity. 
  • _____ works independently. 

Work Habits/Conduct

These next set of physical education report card comments work well with all grade levels, from kindergarten up to fifth grade. 

Tweak the remarks as needed, adding/deleting qualifiers such as consistently, rarely, frequently, always, often, etc. to show how well or how much improvement is needed with the respective standard. 

  • Overall, _____ is doing a fantastic job meeting grade-level expectations in physical education class.
  • _____ is easily distracted by others. 
  • With a bit more effort, _____ would perform better in P.E class.
  • _____ continues to perform well with (insert any P.E. behavior standard). 
  • _____ embraces sportsmanship.
  • _____ shows more confidence during team sports.
  • _____ works well with a team. 
  • I suggest that _____ learn to be more gracious in defeat. 
  • _____ considers and respects others’ feelings. 
  • _____ is reluctant to take part in team activities. 
  • _____ shows respect and care for P.E equipment.
  • _____ consistently follows directions, procedure, etiquette, and rules. 
  • Even without teacher prompting, _____ works well independently. 
  • _____ is extremely motivated to do well in physical education class. 
  • _____ shows an ability to work well with others. 
  • Some days, _____ puts forth more effort than others. This lack of consistency is affecting her progress. 
  • _____ shares space and equipment with others. 
  • _____ transitions from one physical activity to the next without issue. 
  • _____ is overly competitive. 
  • _____ actively participates in most or all physical education activities and lessons. 
  • At all times, _____ fully engages in the lesson. 
  • _____ listens attentively to the teacher’s instructions. 
  • _____ does a great job remaining focused during lessons. 
  • _____ demonstrates ability to play games and activities within set boundaries. 
  • _____ applies safe movement practices. 
  • _____ resolves team conflicts in a way that’s socially acceptable such as through talking or asking a teacher for help. 
  • _____ interacts respectfully with peers. 
  • _____ shows perseverance when not successful the first time at learning new P.E skills.
  • _____ respects the differences in physical abilities between self and peers. 
  • _____ responds to losing and winning with understanding and dignity. 
  • _____ displays good sportsmanship.
  • _____ always treats others with respect during play. 

P.E Report Card Comments (Skills)

  • _____ is progressing well with the standard of (insert any P.E learning standard).
  • Throughout the year, _____ has developed greater control and coordination.
  • _____ is still performing below grade-level expectations in physical education class. 
  • _____ has shown skill progression in all areas.
  • _____ continues to perform well with (insert any P.E. learning standard). 
  • _____ responds appropriately to different styles of music. 
  • _____ comprehends and can explain the importance of teamwork. 
  • _____ knows how to bend and stretch well.
  • When playing a sport such as basketball, _____ is able to travel without bumping into others. 
  • _____ is able to balance on one foot. 
  • _____ tosses a ball with good aims. 
  • _____ exhibits knowledge of health-related fitness concepts. 
  • _____ can clearly explain the rules for simple games. 
  • _____ explains boundaries for simple games. 
  • _____ consistently catches a ball with good form. 
  • _____ actively participates in appropriate flexibility exercises.
  • _____ shows quick thinking during team activities. 
  • _____ regularly participates in moderate to vigorous physical activities that increase the heart rate.
  • _____ can describe the benefits of daily physical activity. 
  • _____ is able to locate the lungs and explain their purpose. 
  • _____ understands the importance of sleep and rest. 
  • _____ applies safety practices associated with physical activities. 
  • _____ understands and can explain the role of proper gear in preventing injury when playing games and sports.
  • _____ clearly demonstrates appropriate reactions to emergencies in P.E class. 
  • _____ describes food as a source of energy. 
  • _____ understands the negative effects of poor eating habits, smoking, and lack of sleep on the body. 
  • _____ shows balance control such as when leaping, hopping, jumping, and skipping. 
  • _____ distinguishes between inactive and active lifestyles.
  • _____ accurately describes the function and location of the heart. 
  • _____ can describe how bones and muscles work together to produce movement. 
  • _____ understands the importance of physical activity to the lungs, heart, and muscular system.
  • _____ identifies foods that promote a healthy heart. 
  • _____ demonstrates proper form and technique when doing exercise. 
  • _____ knows that effort and practice are needed to improve skills. 
  • _____ distinguishes between anaerobic and aerobic activities. 
  • _____ identifies good posture. 
  • _____ explains the importance of warming up and cooling down. 
  • _____ makes appropriate changes in performance based on feedback.
  • _____ selects physical activities that he or she enjoys. 
  • _____ names exercises that promote flexibility. 
  • _____ identifies ways to measure cardiovascular endurance.
  • _____ can name and point out the major muscle groups plus the movements they cause. 
  • _____ describes the connection between calories consumed, calories expended, and physical activity.
  • _____ explains the link between stress and physical inactivity/activity. 
  • _____ is able to locate sources of P.E and health information such as in books. 
  • _____ regularly practices a specific skill in order to improve. 
  • _____ makes the connection between healthy eating and a healthy body. 
  • _____ routinely exhibits appropriate form for various sports. 
  • _____ often demonstrates use of tactics when playing sports and games.
  • _____ confidently knows when and why to use specific tactics/strategies within a game.
  • Quarterly, _____ sets physical education goals and accepts feedback. 
  • _____ accurately performs simple skills safely. 
  • _____ comprehends how alcohol affects coordination and movement.

Remarks for Elementary P.E Teachers That Save You Time

Complete your student notes faster using this handy list of report card comments for elementary physical education educators. 

Simply tweak, and then use.  


Reference: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education