Report cards are always tricky for me, and each time I fill them out there are different tricky parts to it. Second trimester report cards are due soon.
Wednesday we had a minimum day to work on them. As usual, I used that time to grade papers and input grades into my grade book. I worked on them a little on Thursday and Friday, but honestly, I am so busy during the week, I haven’t had a lot of time to do it.
Plus with my wife working full time (she usually isn’t), I feel I need to get home to help out more, so I haven’t been able to stay late much.
So now it’s Sunday afternoon. I’d rather be napping, but I find I need to get working on report cards. I’m hoping to get a lot of the behavior grades put in, and then get through a lot of the comments. I’m trying to go minimal again, like I did last trimester.
There’s two ways to do comments. I could use the districts prewritten comments. That’s easy, once you find the right comments. A lot of them don’t quite fit. And honestly, using those comments is incredibly boring for me. I find myself literally falling asleep doing them.
The other way is to write my own comments. But when I do that, I have to go to Google Translator and get them translated into Spanish. And I know the comments I write are not getting translated perfectly. I’m afraid to hear how incorrect the comments are when they are translated into Spanish.