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The Waldorf End-of-Year Report
What parents want
- to know that you know and understand their child.
- an update about how academic skills are progressing.
- confirmation that their child is doing well and that they made a good decision to send their child to a Waldorf school.
What you want
- to reinforce parents’ confidence in you as a teacher — make sure the report is professional, free of spelling or grammar mistakes.
- to document results of assessments, questions and concerns.
- to convey your enthusiasm and pride for the student and everything that he or she has accomplished.
- to give well-wishes for the summer, along with summer reading suggestions, activities, etc.
What the report is NOT for
- Finally expressing the big concern or worry you’ve never spoken about. There should be nothing in the end-of-year report that the parent has not heard before. No new information. No big surprisees.
- Conveying big concerning information in a more powerful way, hoping that the parents will finally listen this time.