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posted by Claudia at 8:37 AM
Michelle, an adoption worker in TX, suggests:Only things that affect the classroom. If the child will be missing a lot of school because of therapy or something, the teacher should know so that she/he will be more likely to help get work ready for that child. If the child has issues related to the adoption, let the teacher know, but if nothing affects the teacher, then she doesn't need to know anything.
I think you have to look at it on a case by case basis, remembering that what you may share with this years teacher is likely going to become part of the child's permanent record. Next years teacher might not be one you would trust with the information. I do think things that are effecting the child should be shared.
Melody, a TX caseworker, in Texas advises:It has been my experience that at least giving a "nut shell" version of the child's history is a positive. It helps the teacher understand where the children are coming from, perhaps what they might be dealing with and why there might be holes or gaps in the child's learning. Too much information is probably not needed [all the ugly details] but just a condensed version is helpful.
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