* is an enthusiastic learner who seems to enjoy school.
* exhibits a positive outlook and attitude in the classroom. * appears well rested and ready for each day's activities. * shows enthusiasm for classroom activities.
* shows initiative and looks for new ways to get involved. * uses instincts to deal with matters independently and in a positive way. * strives to reach his (or her) full potential.
* is committed to doing his (or her) best.
* seeks new challenges.
* takes responsibility for his (or her) learning.
* cooperates consistently with the teacher and other students. * transitions easily between classroom activities without distraction. * is courteous and shows good manners in the classroom.
* follows classroom rules.
* conducts himself (or herself) with maturity.
* responds appropriately when corrected.
* remains focused on the activity at hand.
* resists the urge to be distracted by other students.
* is kind and helpful to everyone in the classroom.
* sets an example of excellence in behavior and cooperation. Character
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* shows respect for teachers and peers.
* treats school property and the belongings of others with care and respect. * is honest and trustworthy in dealings with others.
* displays good citizenship by assisting other students.
* joins in school community projects.
* is concerned about the feelings of peers.
* faithfully performs classroom tasks.
* can be depended on to do what he (or she) is asked to do. * seeks responsibilities and follows through.
* is thoughtful in interactions with others.
* has a well-developed vocabulary.
* chooses words with care.
* expresses ideas clearly, both verbally and through writing. * has a vibrant imagination and excels in creative writing. * has found his (or her) voice through poetry writing.
* uses vivid language in writing.
* writes clearly and with purpose.
* writes with depth and insight.
* can make a logical and persuasive argument.
* listens to the comments and ideas of others without interrupting. Group Work
* offers constructive suggestions to peers to enhance their work. * accepts the recommendations of peers and acts on them when appropriate. * is sensitive to the thoughts and opinions of others in the group. * takes on various roles in the work group as needed or assigned. * welcomes leadership roles in groups.
* shows fairness in distributing group tasks.
* plans and carries out group activities carefully.
* works democratically with peers.
* encourages other members of the group.
* helps to keep the work group focused and on task.
Interests and Talents
* has a well-developed sense of humor.
* holds many varied interests.
* has a keen interest that has been shared with the class. * displays and talks about personal items from home when they relate to topics of study. * provides background knowledge about topics of particular interest to him (or her). * has an impressive understanding and depth of knowledge about his (or her) interests. * seeks additional information...