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Report Cards, Student Feedback, and a Freebie!

Happy Hump Day Everyone! It's Marie from

I'm not sure when you have your first batch of report cards/conferences, but I'm just finishing up mine for our first trimester. Every year around this time I feel an odd sense of calmness because I've just finished a week-long marathon of parent-teacher conferences. This year, I had 38 conferences!!! Don't feel too sorry for me...I don't have 38 students....I do, however, have 24 in my regular homeroom and we switch for math and so I meet with those families too.

Anyways...when I'm giving my students their scores and handing out report cards it always reminds me that it's time again to give my students a chance to GRADE ME! :)

I started doing this a few years ago, and believe it or not, I got some really good feedback! You know what they say, "Kids say the darnedest things!"...but they also speak the truth (for the most part!).

Here are a couple samples from this year:

Now, I'm not sure how well this would go over with an older crowd, but my guess is...if you give this to Kinders, 1st, or 2nd graders, you are going to be just fine :)

I always tell students that they are NOT to put their names...this way they are more likely to tell you what they really think. AND...I encourage comments! I read each line and then give students time to put in their answers. Then, I have them put them into our finished work box and promise not to look at them until the end of the day when they've all gone home. 

After that, I sit back and settle in to read all about what they think I'm doing well and not-so well...

I shared this on my FB page and so many of my followers seemed interested that I wanted to share it here with ya'll! AND....I made a freebie for you guys so that you can all let your students grade you! 

I hope you'll give it a try!

Just click the image above to grab your free TEACHER REPORT CARD!

Don't forget that throughout the month of November all of us Chalkies will be posting some fun ideas and resources for you as we work our way up to a BLACK FRIDAY surprise! Check in often and PIN what you like to save it! :)


  1. What a great idea!!!!


  2. I think I'll save this for an end of the year type thing. I kinda had some kiddos get notes home today so I'm sure my grades wouldn't be spectacular, lol.

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  3. I've done this every year with students ranging from K-6. Yes, the sixth graders are WAY tougher. However, we just start the conversation with, "I HAVE to teach you certain things whether you like it or not. There are standards and rules that I have to follow, just like you have procedures and rules to follow". With that out of the way, I typically get some really good feedback. And I know when I taught K I absolutely LOVED what they would write down for me! =) Great post, I'm sharing the freebie with my followers!

  4. I love the thumbs up/thumbs down one, but do you have a copy of the one where the students write the grades in (your pictures). That one is so cute! I am student teaching and need the kids to grade me as a requirement before I go.