In first grade I began to have trouble learning how to read and write. I had a hard time keeping up with the rest of the kids in my class. I became very frustrated and I did not want to go to school anymore. I was always trying as hard as I could; it’s just that what I thought was right usually came out wrong!
My first grade teacher noticed that I was having problems learning in class but knew that my difficulties were not because I was lazy or because I was not trying. My teacher talked to my parents and told them that I should be tested for a possible learning disability. My parents were a little scared because they were scared that my learning problems were because they were doing something wrong at home. But later on they realized that it didn’t really matter how or why I had a learning disability. I was told that I have what they call VPP or Visual Perception Problem, which is when I see something on the sheet of paper and the words turn upside down, or sideways. I know that VPP actually stands for Very Pretty Person, which I think I am.
It was important for me to get the help I needed in school in order become the best I could be. Now, my teachers have made a special plan for me and my school work, and when I work with my resource teacher I believe that I am really learning a lot, because she teaches me the way I learn best.
When I’m not at school I love playing soccer and listening to music. I don’t have to worry about any one bugging me at home either, because I don’t have any brothers or sisters. I do try and help around the house doing chores, and I also try to help get supper started because my mom and dad work late sometimes.
My favorite food that I love the most to cook is cinnamon toast, and celery with peanut butter on it! Do any of you like those too? Even though I have a learning disability, that’s okay because it just means that I learn in a different way, but that I am able to learn everything you do as well.