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Mrs. Ferguson from Flatgap KY is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

With One Pen...We Can Open the World of Reading!

My students need scanning pens that can allow them to function in the classroom with their peers and be able to do the same activities that they are. They won't have to be excluded from activities!

  • $2,424 goal

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My Students

I teach in a resource room setting to a group of 15 amazing students who receive special education services. Out of the 15 that I provide services to 8 of them have a specific learning disability to reading, 5 of them have ADHD and are struggling in all areas. 1 student is hearing impaired and 1 student has Autism. All of my students are eager to learn and just what to find their place and have a chance to grow and succeed like their peers. The most rewarding part of my job is celebrating even the smallest victories with my students. Last year I got to experience one of my students move up in reading an entire grade level and it was something I will never be able to forget, his face and how it lit up when he read the 2nd grade passage all by himself (he is a 4th grader).

My Project

I have 8 students with severe reading disabilities. They read at least 2 grade levels below their current grade. Getting a pen for these students would open up so many more possibilities for them in the classroom. They could read the same stories as their peers in class and get to talk with them about it. Currently I experienced these students class was reading Harry Potter a very popular book but my students were given a much lower level book to read because of their reading level so they didn't get to experience the same thing their classmates did and this really upset them. I don't think having a disability should be a punishment and I feel like these pens could make a difference in their comprehension, it will increase their social skills, it will increase self-esteem and much more! At their fingertips will give them opportunities they could possibly never have. It also will take away the embarrassment of having a person have to read to them in front of all their friends. This is a device that could be used for the rest of their lives! If we can even get one pen we are beginning the process of giving my students access to a world where they can be successful in.

Mrs. Ferguson
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

This project will reach 15 students.

1 donor has given to this project.

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C-Pen Reader • Amazon Business $250.00 8 $2,000.00

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