These meaningful science and social studies report card comments will help you write quality comments for your elementary students.

While science and social studies subjects aren’t the key areas that elementary schools tend to focus their efforts on, they do require attention.

Plus, if you have learners who aren’t necessarily strong in the traditional subjects of reading, writing, and math. . .

They may excel in the more hands-on plus engaging areas of social studies and science.

Here are some quick tips to keep in mind as you draft your science and social studies report card comments…

Focus on the Positive.

First things first. . . start on a kind note.

Some of your students may not be strong in math, reading, and writing, but science or social studies may be the place where they shine!

If so, be very clear about the child’s natural knack for these subjects within your science and social studies report card comments.

Parents love to hear positive notes about their child.

Highlight Projects and Project-Based Learning Activities.

As a teacher, it can be hard to fit every teaching objective into a day.

Quite often, science and social studies get sent to the back burner.

What I’ve loved to do is to make my science and social studies blocks project-based with projects that last up to a month.

You can read more about project-based activities here.

Here’s another positive . . .

When you begin your report card comments for social studies and science, you can focus on these projects.

While doing these projects, you’ll cover lots of learning objectives and have more than enough material to use for your science/social studies report card comments.

An added bonus?

Parents love reading about project-based learning activities their kids are doing in class!

Review Before Submitting.

Additionally, always edit and revise your science and social studies report card comments before they go out to parents.

Glaring grammatical errors aren’t good and writing in an unfriendly tone is even worse.

If possible, have a trusted colleague check out your comments, too.

End on a Good Note.

Let me admit . . .

Writing comments for struggling students is not my thing ~ at all.

I’m always thinking about what parents are going to think as they read my notes.

Offending someone is the last thing I want to do.

Whenever I do have to draft comments that aren’t so pleasant, regardless of the subject area, I always make a point to end on a positive note.

Do the same, and you’ll lesson the blow of a less-than-glowing report card.

Make Science and Social Studies Report Card Comments a Priority.

Last but not least, do include science and science comments in your progress and end-of-year reports!

It’s so easy to neglect sharing with parents how their child is progressing in science or social studies because schools tend to focus so much on the core subjects.

With all due respect, don’t be that teacher!

Share at least one or two science or social studies report card comments if you can.

We want parents to know that we’re helping to create well-round learners!

Now let’s dig into exactly what you can here to look for… social studies and science report card comments for elementary students.

I’ve used these comments countless times over the years and with great success.

I hope they make the task of writing comments a bit easier for you and also save you some time.

Science Report Card Comments

  • _____ puts forth a lot of effort. However, (insert any science skill, strategy, or behavior) is still difficult for him/her.
  • _____ is exceeding in the science learning objective of (insert any science skill or strategy).
  • _____ is progressing well in applying science inquiry skills. 
  • _____ does not ask for help when he or she does not understand a concept.
  • _____ lacks understanding of the steps of the scientific method.
  • _____ requires repeated explanations to understand foundational scientific concepts. 
  • Using models and graphs aids ______ in comprehending science concepts such as . . . 
  • _____ is unclear how to apply the steps of the scientific method to complete an experiment.
  • Even with accommodations and/or modifications, _____ struggles with (insert any science skill or strategy).
  • _____ rarely uses nonfiction text features to aid in reading comprehension of science or social studies text.
  • _____ seldomly uses anchor charts to assist with learning.
  • _____ is performing below grade level in (insert specific science skill or strategy).  
  • _____ indifferent and/or unmotivated to maintain grade-level expectations in the areas of science or social studies.
  • Though _____ is making gradual steps to improve (insert science skill or strategy) progress is delayed due to…
  • _____ continues to make good progress in. . . (target area).
  • _____ is naturally inquisitive.
  •  _____ has met all science standards for this quarter. 
  • _____ looks forward to developing new experiments. 
  • _____ enjoys hands-on science projects. 
  • _____ accurately and regularly uses the scientific method to solve science problems. 
  • _____ takes accountability for his work. 
  • Even though _______ is very attentive in science and loves to explore new ideas, his low reading comprehension impacts how much he understands. 
  • _____ is getting better at evaluating hypothesis and retesting when necessary. 
  • _____ regularly uses science vocabulary within context. 
  • Within science groups, ______ takes feedback positively and gives suggestions respectfully.

More Science Report Card Comments

  • ______ loves science and always looks forward to exploring new science ideas. 
  • ______ has mastered the key scientific concepts this quarter. 
  • ______ shows a keen interest in science.
  •  _____ When collecting resources to test her hypothesis, _______ uses a wide variety of resources.
  • ______ seldomly conducts science experiments using the scientific method. 
  • ______ makes relevant connections when reading science texts. 
  •  Science block is a time where ______ shines. Her eyes light up when doing class experiments. 
  • ______ effortlessly applies the scientific method with each new experiment.  
  • ______ is highly proficient in using research skills to carry out science investigations. 
  • ______ has trouble distinguishing meanings of multiple-meaning words within science texts.
  • ______ consistently follows the safety guidelines when working in the science lab. 
  •  ______ routinely executes the scientific process when conducting experiments and science projects. 
  • ______ struggles to understand basic science concepts.
  • ______ collects and documents data appropriately. 
  • ______ habitually shows respect for science materials. 
  • ______ research is organized and follows a clear sequence. 
  • It is evident that ______ possesses strong problem-solving skills and applies them when needed. 
  • ______ analyzes science ideas easily. 
  • ______ frequently thinks critically of science concepts. 
  • ______ attempts to create graphs to aid in analyzing collected information. 
  •  With ease, ______ asks thought-provoking questions related to the subject matter at hand. 
  • ______ did a fantastic job presenting her research in the science fair. 
  • ______ expansive science vocabulary is impressive. 
  • Though _____ enjoys working independently, he collaborates well with others when working in groups. 
  • ______ performs an outstanding job of being the classroom’s pet handler. 

Report Card Comments for Weak Students in Science

  • Because _______ is not too interested in science, he tends not to put forth maximum effort into all the activities.
  • _____ puts forth much effort. However, (insert any skill, strategy, or behavior) is still difficult for him/her.
  • ______ struggles with higher-order thinking of scientific concepts and ideas. For e.g. …
  • _____ does not ask for help when he or she does not understand a concept.
  • I believe that if _______ science vocabulary were stronger, she would progress faster in comprehending science texts.
  • _____ lacks understanding of the steps of the scientific method.
  • _______ has a solid grasp of our grade level’s science concepts. However, he rarely uses text features to comprehend when reading. As a result, he struggles when reading science selections.
  • _____ is unclear how to apply steps of the scientific method to complete an experiment.
  • _______ poor attitude affects his science performance.
  • Even with accommodations and/or modifications, _____ struggles with (insert any science/s.s. skill or strategy).
  • _____ rarely uses nonfiction text features to aid in reading comprehension of science or social studies text.
  • _____ seldomly uses anchor charts to assist with learning.
  • _____ is performing below grade level in (insert specific science/social studies skill or strategy).  
  • Though ________ progressed well in science in previous grade levels, the depth of information and need for a much a higher level of critical thinking causes him to struggle a bit when performing science experiments.
  • _____ indifferent and/or unmotivated to maintain grade-level expectations in the areas of science.
  • ______ low performance in science is due to her frequent absences from class this quarter/semester.
  • Though _____ is making gradual steps to improve (insert skill or strategy) progress is delayed due to…

Science Report Card Comments PDF

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As a bonus, I’ll include the social studies report card comments, too. Score!

Social Studies Report Card Comments

  • _____ puts forth a lot of effort. However, (insert any social studies skill or strategy) is still difficult for him/her.
  • _____ is exceeding/progressing well in the following social studies skills this quarter: 
  • _____ does not ask for help when he or she does not understand a concept.
  • In order to turn in assignments before a deadline, _____ needs to work on time management. 
  • Even with accommodations and/or modifications, _____ struggles with (insert any social studies skill or strategy).
  • _____ actively participates in social studies discussions.
  • _____ rarely uses nonfiction text features to aid in reading comprehension of social studies text.
  •  _____ effectively uses social studies tools such as maps to aid understanding. 
  •  _____ seldomly uses anchor charts to assist with learning.
  •  _____ grasps social studies vocabulary and concepts quickly. 
  •  _____ is performing below grade level in (insert specific social studies skill or strategy).  
  • _____ needs more practice with hands-on activities in order to recall basic facts such as historical dates and geographical locations. 

More Social Studies Report Card Comments

  • _____ indifferent and/or unmotivated to maintain grade-level expectations in the areas of science or social studies.
  • _____ social studies vocabulary is expansive and used correctly within context.
  • Though _____ is making gradual steps to improve (insert social studies skill or strategy) progress is delayed due to…
  •  _____ is enthusiastic about doing social studies projects and activities. 
  • _____ continues to make good progress in. . . (insert with social studies learning objective).
  • ______ takes accountability for his work. 
  • ______ works well independently and with others. 
  • Within a group environment, ______ takes feedback positively and gives suggestions respectfully. 
  •  ______ possesses a clear understanding of key social studies concepts presented this school year/this quarter. 
  • Consistently thinks critically about ideas and concepts as they related to social studies. 
  •  _____ frequently expresses how social studies concepts connect to real-life and is able to give examples. 
  • _____ consistently keeps his social studies materials and notebook organized. 
  • A strong reading comprehension level helps ______ understand social studies concepts on a deeper level. 

Looking for Other Meaningful Report Card Comments?

For the past few years, I’ve compiled a library of quality report card comments for elementary teachers.

Don’t reinvent the wheel! Save yourself headache and time by using what’s already available. I’ve got you covered on this one.

Find those comments here.

Wrapping Up

As you can see, there’s no need to start from a blank slate when drafting your science and social studies report card comments.

This list of meaningful, clear, and elementary-focused comments will help you get your student reports done in less time.

Get started now. Before you know it, you’ll be done!

Sending you all the best,

~Missi

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