Semester Summary Examples
These examples are offered as a reference and to give you an idea of how much information to include in a simple narrative summary. You may include more detail if you wish.
Sarah has learned a lot about math and science this semester. She spent a good deal of time outside and used this time to practice counting and testing how things fall when we dropped them from different heights. She also learned to recognize several different types of birds. We enjoyed daily read-aloud time and made some crafts to go with the stories. She has started to recognize letters and has learned sounds for some of them.
4th grade student
John has continued to improve his reading and comprehension. We take turns reading books aloud each day. We have watched some movies to go with the books and talked about how the stories are the same or different between the movies and the books. He has practiced cursive writing several times per week and is learning to type using an online program. He has written a number of stories and plans to make a book with drawings to go along with them. In math, he has been learning about multiplication and long division. He nearly has all of his multiplication facts memorized. He has enjoyed listening to audio books and stories about events in history. This semester, he helped us plant a garden and is interested in learning more about how seeds sprout and grow. We have spent a lot of time making things this semester, including soldering circuit boards in electronics kits. He has continued to take piano and gymnastics classes.
11th grade student
Amy started taking several art classes this semester, including drawing, painting, and sculpting. She continues to pursue her dream of being an artist and has found a studio where she may be able to start working soon. She completed geometry and chemistry and did well in both. She completed a research paper and submitted poetry to an online contest and won 2nd place. Her fiction writing has continued to improve. She looks forward to participating in NaNoWriMo again during the summer camp program. She took online classes for health and American History and received a B in each. Amy has started to look into colleges to study art but has not decided if she will enroll or not.