The other problem child is your standard, run of the mill, I-don’t-wanna but he’s making me crazy. Little Miss Snippy was much better today, which gave me more time to focus on Mr. Uh-uh. He doesn’t want to do anything, which would be fine if he would actually sit and do nothing. What he really wants to do is distract the students who are actually working.
The most frustrating thing is that when I sit down to talk to him, he’s interested, engaged and has good ideas. He just has no follow-through. His grandmother runs the camp and says that she doesn’t know what to do with him either.
Tomorrow, I’m going to try giving him two things. One sample for him to copy, and the other a small scale drawing project. I’ll let him bounce between the two things when he gets bored.