Communicate with parents how well their little ones are progressing against pre-k standards with this collection of preschool report card comments and phrases. 

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Related: If you’re doing distance learning, you might find helpful our remote learning remarks.

Preschool Report Card Comments (All Subjects)

As you review the preschool report card comments that follow, keep in mind that you can make most of them more negative or positive by simply inserting key qualifiers such as…

  • Infrequently
  • Seldom
  • Has difficulty
  • Shows limitations with…
  • Rarely
  • Habitually
  • Routinely
  • Has a hard time
  • Typically
  • Frequently
  • Sometimes
  • Occasionally
  • ______ struggles to (insert any skill).
  • With ease,
  • Easily
  • ______ is progressing very well in…
  • ______ is not progressing well in…
  • ______ is meeting standards with…
  • ______ needs improvement with…

Pre-K Report Card Comments for Online Learning 

  • ______ interacts with digital books by clicking on appropriate icons, navigating through the online program, and closing the app when done. 
  • ______ learns new information using technology. 
  • ______ demonstrates understanding of a digital story by retelling what was read or heard.
  • When listening to audio books, ______ follows along in the book by turning the pages at the appropriate times. 
  • ______ creates drawings and writings using digital tools. 
  • ______ uses appropriate terminology to describe work on digital devices.
  • ______ has a hard time accepting consequences.
  • ______ follows digital instructions in order to perform various gestures or movements.
  • When understanding breaks down, ______ asks the meaning of the words encountered within digital books.
  • ______ follows visual and oral cues in order to navigate through learning applications.
  • ______ interacts with storybooks in election forms. 
  • When using technology, ______ follows instructions established by the teacher.
  • ______utilizes a variety of digital resources such as video and audio to communicate. 

Behavior/Conduct Preschool Report Card Comments

  • ______ is eager to help peers.
  • ______ bites peers when he/she becomes frustrated.
  • ______ collaborates well with classmates. 
  • ______ has to be redirected several times before he or she is able complete a task.
  • ______ takes care of classroom materials. 
  • ______ respects others’ personal space and belongings.
  • ______ understands that the teacher is a helpful resource of support.
  • ______ performs classroom helper job without issue. 
  • ______ clearly comprehends the consequences of not following instructions. 
  • ______ comfortably shares classroom materials and supplies. 
  • ______ takes accountability for clearing up messes and spills. 
  • ______ thrives in the classroom, socially and academically. Examples of this include…
  • ______ patiently take turns when sharing materials or completing activities. 
  • ______ respects the teacher’s authority. 
  • ______ shows kindness towards others. 
  • When communicating, ______ makes eye contact.
  • ______ naturally images in conversations with the teacher about experiences inside and outside of school. 
  • ______ actively participates in individual, partner, and class activities. 
  • ______ has an inquisitive nature.
  • ______ consistently stays in designated personal space without disturbing others. 
  • ______ participates verbally during circle time. 
  • During circle time, ______ listens attentively to instructions and read alouds. 
  • ______ respects others’ work space and materials. 
  • ______ regularly greets and says goodbye to the teacher upon entering and leaving.
  • ______ uses words to express feelings about specific events. 
  • ______ requests assistance from an adult when needed. 
  • When frustrated, ______ uses appropriate communication to express himself/herself. 
  • ______ easily moves around the classroom without disrupting others or stepping on materials.
  • ______ makes the effort to solve a problem independently before seeking the help of an adult. 
  • ______ shows satisfactory progress in describing his/her basic characteristics and actions.
  • ______ exhibits caution in dangerous situations. 
  • ______able to easily follow a familiar routine such as (insert any routine such as washing hands or sitting on carpet, etc.)
  • ______ smoothly transitions from one activity to the next. 
  • ______ patiently waits his/her turn.
  • ______ enjoys participating in activities such as singing and playground games. 
  • ______ identifies the feelings of characters in big books or picture books. 
  • ______ never or hardly ever displays aggressive behavior towards classmates or self. 
  • ______ eagerly tests out new materials and activities.
  • ______ demonstrates concern for peers. 
  • ______ responds in a positive manner to adult guidance in using calming strategies. 
  • ______ asks an adult for help as appropriate.
  • ______ naturally socializes and interacts with classmates without regard to gender, ability, or race. 
  • ______ responds to signals for moving from one task to another. 
  • ______ able to independently choose a play or work partner.
  • ______ participates in individual tasks and activities. 

Listening Comments

  • ______ responds to read aloud stories. 
  • ______ follows verbal instructions. 
  • ______ accurately responds to questions verbally, through signals, or using objects. 
  • ______ able to repeat directions to a partner. 
  • ______ follows directions in songs. (e.g. Put your hand on your head., etc. )
  • ______ demonstrates understanding of a story by retelling what was read or heard.
  • ______ points to correct objects or images when prompted. 
  • ______ fully participates in games such as (insert any listening game). 
  • ______ easily follows a set of routines for activities. 

Speaking Comments

  • ______ presents to the class during Show and Tell.
  • ______ requests assistance from the teacher.
  • When describing an experience from the past, ______ uses the correct tense. 
  • ______ responds to open-ended questions with appropriate responses. 
  • ______ actively participates in class discussions. 
  • Within a conversation, ______’s retelling of an event shows a clear sequence of events. 
  • ______ rarely interrupts others during conversation. 
  • ______ uses an appropriate tone of voice for the situation. 
  • ______ naturally joins conversations in progress. 
  • ______ adjusts voice when appropriate such as during quiet time
  • When appropriate, ______ whispers during nap time. 
  • ______ clearly expresses himself/herself to peers.
  • ______ actively participates in oral language activities such as sing-a-longs. 
  • ______ communicates in a way that others comprehend what he/she is saying.
  • ______ points to the appropriate image when prompted.
  • ______ is able to produce age-appropriate consonant and vowel sounds. 
  • ______ sprinkles in new words introduced by the teacher when retelling a story. 
  • When interacting with peers during play or work time, _______ uses new vocabulary terms introduced by the teacher. 
  • ______ is able to describe an event with lots of detail. 
  • ______ can participate fully in a long conversation about the task she/her is performing.

Reading Report Card Comments for Preschool

  • ______ excels in (insert any skill or behavior).
  • ______ is making good progress in (insert any academic or social skill).
  • ______  identifies rhyming words. 
  • When understanding breaks down, ______ asks for the meaning of words. 
  • ______ re-enacts a favorite part of the story.
  • ______ is aware of writing found in environment print (e.g. signs, food packaging, etc.)
  • ______ names letters on books, signs, and posters. 
  • ______ comprehends letter/sound relationships. 
  • ______ explains favorite parts of a book. 
  • ______ respects and cares for the classroom books. 
  • ______ able to put two words together to create a compound word. 
  • ______ chooses a book independently. 
  • ______ produces the correct sound when shown the first letter of his/her name. 
  • ______ reads from top to bottom, left to right. 
  • ______ appropriately uses a pointer to read big books and for “Read Around the Room” activities. 
  • ______ identifies two or more words that begin with the same sound. 
  • ______ claps the syllables of his/her own name or of familiar terms. 
  • ______ uses the pictures in a book to help read or retell favorite parts of the story. 
  • ______ creates alternate endings for stories. 
  • ______ sequences and retells key events of a story.
  • ______ responds appropriately to questions asked about the text including the setting, characters, problem, and solution. 
  • ______ able to identify a period at the end of a sentence. 
  • ______ is able to tell about the story during a picture walk. 
  • ______ recognizes that the first word and letter of a name are capitalized. 
  • When prompted,______ points to specific letters within a word.
  • ______ asks appropriate questions about the events and details of a story. 
  • ______ accurately justifies answers to questions using picture and word clues from the text. 
  • ______ makes text-to-self connections to events in a book. 
  • ______ actively participates by making predictions before, during, and after the story. 

Preschool Remarks for Writing

  • ______ writes about a favorite part of an experience.
  • ______ makes labels for items in the Dramatic Play center. 
  • ______ is able to write his/her first name. 
  • ______ writes from top to bottom, left to right.
  • ______ copies letters from print seen around the classroom in order to compose a message. 
  • ______ actively participates in Interactive Writing. 
  • ______ writes a few letters as a caption under a drawing. 
  • ______ seeks the Word Wall to assist with spelling of simple and more complex terms.  
  • Whether individually, in a group, or as a class, ______ rereads what has been written after drafting.  
  • ______ contributes ideas for adding an ending or details to a writing piece.
  • ______ notices when something written doesn’t sound right or make sense when reading aloud.
  • ______ is aware of a lack of punctuation marks in shared writing pieces. 
  • ______ habitually places a period at the end of a writing piece. 
  • ______ uses descriptive words with ease. 
  • ______manipulates letters by matching, sorting, and categorizing.
  • ______ shares a family experience using a mix of complex and simple sentences. 
  • ______ able to retell the main events of a field trip. 

Preschool Report Card Comments for Math

  • ______ quickly grasps new concepts.
  • ______ identifies common shapes and informal solids (e.g. boxes, cans, balls, etc.).
  • ______ recites number words in order up to (name a specific targeted number goal). 
  • ______ counts a pile of items in more than one order. 
  • ______ creates verbal word problems. 
  • ______ utilizes ordinal numbers to count objects or people. 
  • ______ able to visually compare numbers and use the terms “equal”, “less”, “fewer”, or “more”. 
  • ______ understands that each finger represents one count.
  • ______ names the numerals 0 to 9 written on paper. 
  • ______ differentiates written letters and numbers.  
  • ______ recognizes that a shape remains the same across various orientations.
  • ______ can sing a counting song with no assistance from the teacher.  
  • ______ identifies patterns in nature and in the classroom setting. 
  • ______ accurately compares height, volume, and/or weight using objects. 
  • ______ arranges items from largest to smallest and smallest to largest. 
  • ______ predicts the next class activity by using the daily schedule.
  • ______ categories, sorts, and/or and organizes items by a common attribute. 
  • ______ uses mathematical language such as “more”, “same”, “less”, “longer”, and “shorter” to describe data on a chart or graph. 
  • ______ recognizes repeating patterns in a predictable book. 

Science Comments

  • ______ is interested in a wide variety of topics. 
  • ______ observes, records, and predicts daily weather changes. 
  • ______ describes the relationship between a light source and shadow.
  • ______ notices seasonal changes.
  • ______ uses the 5 senses to describe properties of materials. 
  • ______ participates in recycling projects. 
  • ______ describes the effects magnets have on other objects.
  • ______ investigates the mass of a variety of items. 
  • ______ measures using non-standard units. 
  • ______ observes indoor and outdoor temperature of materials.
  • ______ describes sources of heat and light such as the wind, sun and water. 
  • ______ demonstrates the many ways objects can move. 
  • ______ identifies equipment that needs electricity and toys that need batteries. 
  • ______ describes the shape, color, and size of organisms. 
  • ______ able to describe why plants and animals need food. 
  • ______ observes and records the life cycle of an organism. 
  • ______ compares and contrasts differences of animals. 
  • ______ observes and discusses characteristics of clouds.
  • ______ comprehends the differences between living and non-living things. 
  • ______ matches parent and baby animal names correctly. 
  • ______ observes and compares earth’s materials. 
  • ______ ask questions about the moon, sun, and stars.

Social Studies Comments

  • ______ is interested in a wide variety of topics. 
  • ______ describes self as being part of a family.
  • ______ identifies differences and similarities among self and others. 
  • ______ explains family traditions and cultures.
  • ______ understands the concept and need for shelter.
  • ______ identifies school and community helpers. 
  • ______ able to describe how school and community helpers help us. 
  • ______ is able to identify common routines and events within the school day. 
  • ______ accurately uses time intervals such as “tomorrow”, “today”, “yesterday”, and “next time” when discussing past, present, and future events. 
  • ______ participates in activities that involve trading money for items. 
  • When asked, ______ is able to point out the U.S flag. 
  • ______ compares the similarities between the U.S flag and their state’s flag. 
  • ______ is able to discuss the significance of the Pledge of Allegiance. 
  • ______ participates in the daily Pledge of Allegiance. 
  • ______ explores a variety of geography resources and tools. 
  • ______ votes in classroom decisions. 

Art Report Card Remarks for Pre-K

  • ______ explores and investigates a variety of materials such as markers, paint, crayons, and clay. 
  • ______ plays the classroom musical instruments.
  • ______ uses props to create musical movements. 
  • ______ creates musical instruments using classroom supplies.
  • ______ selects a variety of materials in the art center to explore.
  • ______ dramatizes a read aloud story. 
  • ______ creates props to act out a particular mood or story read aloud.
  • ______ actively engages in dramatic play with peers. 
  • ______ mixes colors to make other colors. 
  • ______ plays or sings songs from different cultures. 
  • ______ expresses moods with a variety of music. 
  • ______ uses appropriate vocabulary to discuss artistic experiences. 
  • ______ moves to the beat of musical patterns and simple tunes. 
  • ______ discusses different types of music. 
  • ______ uses movements to mimic animals. 
  • ______ adjusts voice pitch to differentiate characters in a story. 
  • ______ recognizes books illustrated by the same illustrator. 

Health and Physical Development Pre-K Remarks

  • ______ performs a sequence of movements to complete certain tasks. 
  • ______ demonstrates body coordination (e.g. hopping on one foot)
  • ______ identifies healthy snacks.
  • ______ categories foods as unhealthy and healthy. 
  • ______ discusses the need to remain healthy. 
  • ______ maintains balance while standing on one foot or walking on a balance beam.
  • ______ follows safety procedures when utilizing common materials and tools. 
  • ______ habitually sneezes and coughs into his/her elbows. 
  • ______ washes hands before lunch, after the bathroom, and before snack time. 
  • ______ exhibits comprehension of fire safety and shelter-in-place procedures.
  • ______ able to discuss pet safety and care.
  • ______ identifies key body parts.

You’re All Set With These Preschool Report Card Comments 

Save time and headache with these remarks that help you highlight the progress of pre-k learners.

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Reference: Texas Prekindergarten Guidelines

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