Save time drafting remarks for your little ones by using this list of kindergarten report card comments. 

Here you’ll find phrases for all instructional areas, distance learning, plus social skills. 

Related: For phonics and needs improvement comments, see our varied collection of student remarks for primary teachers

Kindergarten Report Card Comments

As you review the kindergarten report card comments, a great tip is to add a qualifier before phrases in order to make each more or less positive/negative.

Examples of qualifiers to use with your kinder student remarks include…

  • Easily 
  • Has difficulty
  • Shows limitations with…
  • Rarely
  • Routinely
  • Typically
  • Frequently
  • Occasionally

Conduct and Social Skills

  • _____ follows oral instructions. 
  • _____ demonstrates positive character traits. 
  • _____ has a hard time getting along with peers. 
  • _____ bites peers when he/she becomes frustrated.
  • _____ collaborates well with classmates. 
  • _____ is becoming more independent with tasks. 
  • _____ has difficulty accepting consequences.
  • _____ is eager to participate in class activities. 
  • _____ shares ideas by speaking clearly.
  • _____ is eager to assist peers.
  • _____ has to be redirected several times before he or she is able complete a task.
  • _____ requires frequent reminders to remain on task throughout the day.
  • _____ works collaboratively by taking turns.
  • _____ introduces himself or herself using common greetings.
  • _____ uses kind words towards classmates.
  • _____ is very inquisitive.
  • _____ keeps hands and feet to self during circle time. 
  • _____ listens attentively. 
  • _____ thrives in the classroom, socially and academically. Examples of this include…
  • _____ respects others’ personal space and belongings.

English Language Arts

Reading Habits

  • _____ listens attentively during read aloud time.
  • _____ identifies front and back cover of a book.
  • _____ reads from top to bottom, left to right.


  • _____ produces and identifies rhyming words.
  • _____ uses letter-sound relationships to decode. 
  • _____ spells grade-appropriate words using correct patterns. 
  • _____ reads with accuracy most or all of the terms from the high-frequency word list. 
  • _____ recognizes spoken alliteration or groups of words that start with the same onset.
  • _____ identifies syllables and individual words in a spoken sentence. 
  • _____ blends syllables to form multi-syllabic words.
  • _____ spells high-frequency words with high proficiency.
  • _____ applies studied spelling patterns. 
  • _____ segments multi-syllabic words into syllables.
  • _____ blends onsets and rimes to form basic words.
  • _____ recognizes the difference between a letter and a word. 
  • _____ identifies lowercase and uppercase letters.
  • _____ blends phonemes to form one-syllable words. 
  • _____ uses a picture dictionary or digital resource to locate new words. 

Reading Comprehension

  • _____ excels in (insert any skill or behavior).
  • _____ is making good progress in (insert any academic or social skill).
  • _____ asks questions to clarify understanding of the text.
  • _____ answers questions using multi-word responses.
  • _____ uses picture and word clues from the text to clarify meanings of unfamiliar terms. 
  • With the assistance of an adult, _____ makes inferences using evidence from the text. 
  • _____ generates questions about the reading. 
  • Using text features and with an adult’s help,_____ makes and adjusts predictions before, during, and after reading.
  • With an adult’s help, _____ makes and confirms predictions using text structures. 
  • _____ creates mental images while reading.
  • _____ uses background knowledge to make sense of the text. 
  • _____ asks questions when understanding breaks down. 
  • _____ makes text-self connections. 
  • _____ describes the main character(s), setting, problem, and/or solution in the story.
  • _____ gains information using the title and text graphics.
  • _____ follows the steps in a sequence. 
  • _____ is able to discuss the author’s purpose for writing a text with an adult’s help. 
  • _____ retells the story in a meaningful way. 
  • _____ is able to respond to text orally, pictorially, or in written form.


  • _____ generates ideas for writing through drawings.
  • _____ develops writing drafts.
  • _____ revises drafts by adding details in words and pictures.
  • With the help of an adult, _____ edits writing pieces focusing on a specific skill.
  • _____ capitalizes the first letter in a name and sentence.
  • _____ places punctuation marks at the end of statements.
  • _____ composes a variety of literary texts. 


  • _____ quickly grasps new concepts.
  • _____ uses tools and manipulatives to solve math problems.
  • _____ counts backward and forward to at least 20 with and without objects.
  • _____ reads, writes, and represents whole numbers from 0 to 20. 
  • _____ can count a set of objects up to 20.
  • _____ generates a number that is one less or one more than another number up to 20.
  • _____ uses comparative language to describe two numbers up to 20. 
  • _____ composes and decomposes numbers up to 10 using pictures and objects.
  • _____ solves word problems using drawings and objects to find sums and differences up to 10.
  • _____ identifies U.S coins by name. 


  • _____ identifies two-dimensional shapes. 
  • _____ able to identify two-dimensional solids. 
  • _____ names attributes of two-dimensional shapes using geometric language. 
  • _____ sorts and classifies regular and irregular two and three-dimensional figures. 
  • _____ creates two-dimensional shapes using drawings and materials.
  • _____ compares two objects with a common attribute. 
  • _____ sorts, collects, and organizes data into two or three categories.
  • _____ uses data to make picture and real-object graphs.
  • _____ draws conclusions from real-object and picture graphs. 

Social Studies

  • _____ shows a keen interest in a wide variety of topics.
  • _____ identifies national patriotic holidays and customs associated with them. 
  • _____ uses spatial terms to describe relative location.
  • _____ locates places on a school campus. 
  • _____ is able to use geographic tools to assist in finding locations on a map.
  • _____ identifies physical characteristics of a place such as the weather, bodies of water, and landforms. 
  • _____ explains the differences between wants and needs. 
  • _____ lists jobs in the home, community, and school.
  • _____ explains the purpose of having rules. 
  • _____ identifies the basic human needs of shelter, food, and clothing.
  • _____ is able to identify authority figures in the school and community.
  • _____ identifies the U.S flag and the state flag. 
  • _____ recites the U.S Pledge of Allegiance. 
  • _____ compares traditions among families.
  • _____ identifies examples of technology used at school and in the home. 
  • _____ describes how technology helps us accomplish specific tasks. 
  • _____ categories and sequences information. 
  • _____ places events in chronological order. 
  • _____ uses social studies terms such as “before”, “yesterday”, “last”, “first”, “next”, “after”, “tomorrow”, and “today”. 
  • _____ creates and interprets maps.


  • _____ shows a keen interest in a wide variety of science topics.
  • _____ conducts classroom and outdoor investigations following school safety procedures. 
  • _____ demonstrates safe practices by wearing safety goggles. 
  • _____ knows how to conserve resources by recycling. 
  • _____ inquires about objects, organisms, and events observed in the natural world.
  • _____ plans and conducts simple investigations. 
  • _____ collects data and makes observations using simple tools. 
  • _____ records plus organizes data using words, pictures, and numbers. 
  • _____ communicates observations while performing simple investigations. 
  • _____ makes predictions based on patterns in nature. 
  • _____ differentiates between living and non-living things.
  • _____ collects information using scientific tools. 
  • _____ explores interactions between magnets and a range of materials. 
  • _____ uses the 5 senses as an observation tool. 
  • _____ describes the location of an object in relation to another.
  • _____ is able to record properties of matter in regards to color, texture, and shape. 
  • _____ uses the 5 senses to explore different forms of energy. 
  • _____ sorts rocks by texture, size, color, and shape. 
  • _____ describes the physical properties of water. 
  • _____ identifies events that have repeating patterns. 
  • _____ illustrates objects in the sky.
  • _____ sorts plants and animals based on their physical characteristics. 
  • _____ identifies basic parts of animals and plants. 

Distance Learning

  • _____ uses a digital resource to locate new words. 
  • _____ follows digital instructions in order to perform various gestures or movements.
  • _____ learns new information using technological devices. 
  • _____ utilizes a variety of digital resources such as audio and video in order to communicate.
  • Using digital tools, _____ creates writings and drawings. 
  • _____ follows instructions from the teacher when participating in remote learning. 
  • _____ knows how to navigate through an online program and click on appropriate icons.
  • _____ uses appropriate terminology to describe work on digital devices.
  • When comprehension breaks down, ______ asks the meaning of unfamiliar words encountered within digital books.
  • _____ is able to retell the main events of a digital story. 
  • _____ follows visual and oral cues from the teacher while learning online.

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Reference: Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Kindergarten