When I went home at Christmas, I was reading through my old school reports. I thought it would be interesting to see what the teachers said about me and if it rings true to how I am now. So I’m going to pick out some of the comments that stand out and just talk about how they are or are not true to how I am an adult.
This was actually quite fun to do!
By this age, I could apparently count to 10 and add and subtract. I also knew nearly all the letters and their sounds.
Corinne’s handwriting shows an increasing amount of control over letter and shape formation.
LOL. Okay, I must have got to age 5 and never got better with my hand writing because it’s so scruffy. Typical left handed terrible writer, I am.
Corinne shows care and consideration to her friends.
Look, I’ve always been kind 😀
I attended school EVERY DAY in year one. Go me!
Corinne works hard at reading, but I feel it is not always easy. Some confusing with direction.
This is pretty much the way I still am now. I mean, I can read now but I find it hard to retain the information I’m reading. I also struggle with direction sometimes because just like how I don’t retain information I’m reading, I don’t always retain information I’m hearing. It’s very common for me to switch off when someone is talking to me and get lost in my head.
This can make it hard at work because sometimes I’m so focused on making sure my body language is normal, that I’m not actually listening. I’m socially awkward so these things don’t come easy!
Corinne is developing a good moral sense. She is a caring and loving little girl.
Awww. I think this is true about moral sense. I’m very good at helping people by giving them advice with problems, always looking at the moral side of what problems or conflicts they may be having. It’s a pity I struggle applying this advice to my own life though as I’m very much the type of person that will make decisions with my heart when it comes to a situation I’m in, but my head when it comes to someone else! Hypocrite.
By year two, I had improved my reading and apparently this made me enthusiastic. I was also starting to use multiplication.
When she doesn’t rush her work, she produces good results.
Again, this is something that I still struggle with today. I just want to get things done as fast as possible and hate it when something gets in my way!
I’m in year three now and I’m noticing a pattern. The teachers tend to see me as a trier. I try hard with spelling but I basically suck at it haha. I try hard in art. I give good effort in expressive moment.
This did make me laugh though:
Corinne tries hard and is anxious to do well. She shows interest in her work and a perseverance with any task set.
This is totally what I’m like. I’ve always wanted to please teachers and have them praise me and this has run into my adulthood. I want my managers to see I try hard and getting praise is something that really keeps me motivated to do well. If I’m criticised for something, it knocks any motivation and care out of me and I just want to give up.
Enjoys music. Especially singing.
LOL I’m so bad at singing. Please don’t encourage me on that. I’m pretty sure this was a passive aggressive comment?
Corinne is able to work determinedly in order to complete a given task.
Again, I’m a trier. BUT DO I GET RESULTS?
In year 5 I was reading with expression. I was also aware of the passive of time and other cultures, which is pretty cool.
The teacher said I have a lovely smile. Oh, stop it.
This is my final year of primary school.
In maths, my report says that I’m capable of better results and I need more confidence in my ability. Having confidence in my knowledge is one of the things on my Personal Development Plan at work. If I can’t get it right after 20 years, will I ever? Haha.
There’s also the first time IT was mentioned. Bearing in mind this was 1997. I remember having a computer on wheels. One of those old Mac ones that had the big discs. I could create, emend and present ideas on the computer.
They also mentioned how I was involved in the play, Scrooge. I was the understudy. For like, everything. And every night one of the main characters backed out and I had to memories the lines! I remember one night I was the ghost of the Christmas past and the costume was a big net dress with chains on it and as I went up the steps onto the stage, I tripped over the dress and fell on my hands and knees and all the parents laughed at me. DICKS.
The end of my final report at my primary school goes:
She is a polite, well mannered girl who has worked very well in all areas of the curriculum. She is a well motivated purple who has made positive contributions throughout the year.
I guess I wasn’t that bad!
Much better than my brothers reports, that basically say he was attention seeking, disruptive and product satisfactory work when he could be bothered. Haha! My personal favourite is:
Stephen has indulged in many forms of anti-social behaviour in order to disgust, irritate or upset other members of the group. His attention seeking behaviour prevents others from getting the help they need.
Haha what an arsehole.
How werw you at school?