David, you would love Mo. Mo is absolutely fascinated with guns.
He's in there right now modifiying his toy rifle -- a gatorade bottle is the scope
and this little case thingy is his "fast reloader". I have no idea how
he even knows about these things. Maybe he'll grow up to design guns.
He 'll be your answer to the beloved John Moses Browning! (2 fertile minds!)
Before I was 8, I was still in NY and had no access to functional firearms.
(My eyes locked onto the revolvers on the hips of police and bank guards.)
With an odd scrap of wood I found and my imagination
, I had a neat new gun!
I 've known pacifistic parents (who have kept toy guns away from their children)
complain that thay make guns out of twisted bread, or their fingers.
I wonder if it woud be helpful to find him literature that has an allure
for him? We have many bookstores here in NY, to which I 've been drawn in,
as a pedestrian. (I 'm not sure if it says in the Bible that u r not supposed to pass
a bookstore without going in, but IT SHOUD
Some of them have had beautifully illustrated books with color pictures
of antique and of modern guns (rifles, revolvers and pistols)
with explanations of their history and of how thay function, including diagrams.
Ofen, these books (publishers' over runs) were being sold very cheaply; maybe $5.
Perhaps u can find a bookstore or public library where u are
whose literature will interest Mo?
Boomer, have u seen those TV commercials from "Hooked On Phonics" ?
That system purports to be good for teaching children to read.
Maybe u can Google it. (Maybe u have done that years ago.)
Anyway.... he was here when one of the tutors I left a message for
called back which set of a new round of anger.
What is his objection concerning tutors?
I remember your having commented that Mo has a strong work ethic.
However, I think he's coming to terms with the fact that this is going to happen.
I have one other call out to a tutor for an interview and this is where it will get hard for me.
I'm trying to ignore the price per hour so that it doesn't become the deciding factor.
One has a Masters degree in Education. She sounds great.
She doesn't have a lot of experience with special needs kids.
She didn't know what a non-verbal learning disability is.
The other has been a teacher's aid at a tony private school for 15 years.
She knew immediately about NVLD. She's tutored many special needs kids
and has a packed tutoring schedule -- she's VERY in demand.
(And she cost less than the other.) We meet her next week.
I must join in the opinions of the other posters who favor the 2nd tutor.