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Re: End of Year I and II!

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Tue, 18 May 1999 17:50:59 EDT

Hi Christine,
Yes, I do find out a sad situation that a student is living with way too late
and it would have made me more tolerant. A couple of years ago I had a 5th
grader with behavior that went downhill after the 2nd term. Not focusing on
the task at hand, acting out, etc. That summer his dad dies from cancer. I
realize that there is an element of confidentiality that must exist but
information like this might help the student's teachers understand the sudden
change in behavior. This happens during a divorce, death of a loved one, a
new baby brother or sister, etc. Anyone else have thoughts on this issue?
Just wondering...
Carolyn in MA