I don’t have my homework done for English. I’ve been trying so hard to keep up, but my dyslexia is really getting in the way of my idea of success. I emailed Mrs. Murphy to tell her that I need help because I wasn’t able to complete my work at my dad’s house. I am so thankful that she said she will help me and even give me an extension, which is such a relief! It’s so nice to be at this school where I have technology to help me be successful in class and awesome teachers who are patient and willing to go above and behind.
Reading is hard for me because I have dyslexia. I've been homeschooled for most of my life because the teachers I had before didn't care that I had dyslexia, they just expected me to read and write. I started a new school this year, and my new English teacher, Mrs. Murphy, is much more willing to help me. She helps find audio versions of the books I want/need to read and she also helps find notes about the book to make sure I'm understanding what I am reading. The library at this school even has kindles I can check out, which is cool because the kindles have a feature that reads the text to me. When it comes to writing, Mrs. Murphy is very flexible about meeting with me so we have time to go over my work together. I'm really excited about her working with me because she is showing me that I am better at reading and writing than I gave myself credit for; she helping me to build my self confidence which is also making me a stronger student - I'm so glad that I am came to this school!
We are getting ready to start our WWII project in Mrs. Murphy's class, which really scares me because we have to read at least two novels on our own! But I need to remember to take a deep breath; Mrs. Murphy has already told me that she will help me find a book just right for me AND chapter summaries to help me as I am reading. She also said that most of the books have a audio version and that since there are many copies of most of the books, I could team up with a partner to at least bounce ideas off of. I'm really loving this class and the support my teacher and this school gives me! So much better than my last school!