Lately though, he’s been doing better (better being relative here, lol) and though not perfect, he has been cooperating more. So I am trying to be more accommodating.
Yesterday, I called him for spelling. To my surprise, he had a good attitude. He asked me could he type the words on the computer. My first instinct was to say no, get a pencil and paper, but since he was cooperating, I thought, why sour the punch?
But………………….. I was at my desk and he was way over on the other side of the room (ok, well it wasn’t that far) and I couldn’t see the words that he typed…….ok, he could have come closer but we had just fooled around earlier getting Yahoo Messenger on his computer so that popped into my head.
And boy what a winner that was!
So I IM’d him and called out the spelling word. He typed it in and sent it. Boy did he get a kick out of that (no writing!) and he said, you know, this can help my typing skills too!
If he misspelled a word, I typed it in correctly. I even had him type misspelled words several times in a row.
He didn’t want to stop when it was time to break for lunch!