August 11, 2006

Back To School....

This weekend, I will be racing around getting the last bit of school supplies for my daughter who is entering Pre-K 4! Wow, she is growing up so fast. In addition, I think of all the little things that I need to print off for my child's new teacher and/or the school's files (which can apply to daycare, as well).

1 - Mongolian Spots Article. Unfortunately, there HAVE been cases where DFACS was called because a teacher mistook Mongolian Spots as bad bruising. Its best to have information about Mongolian spots in your child's file as well as discussing with any new teachers. Also, make sure you have your doctor make a note in your child's file. While misunderstandings are easily corrected....a misunderstanding can be traumatizing to you and your child.

2. Teachers' Resources on Adoption. I will steal this from the recent discussion on the BigList, but here are some articles that are extremely helpful:

Adoptive Families Magazine Article: Adoption and School
Teachers Guide to Adoption
Professional Education Report

If there is something you would like to mention, PLEASE make other suggestions. I anticipate that we will keep growing this particular post as more parents share their experiences.

Posted by Kelly at 12:28 PM