Lewis becomes obsessed:
very intelligent, but he displays odd and compulsive behaviors. He is really
funny though. He is very good at spelling, and even won his classroom spelling
bee, which made him a participant in the school spelling bee. He practiced like
an anorexic ballerina for the entire week before the school spelling bee. On the
big day, he told me he could not be more ready.
There are about twenty contestants in the
spelling bee. One of the students walks up to the microphone to spell, and Lewis
gets up out of his chair and walks toward her, staring intently at her shoes.
The girl had the kind of shoes on that light up
when you walk. Lewis is fixated on these shoes like I have never seen him fixate
in anything before. He immediately gets up and walks over to her, gets on his
hands and knees and stares, places his face about 8 inches from her shoes, and
stares right at them. He is literally on his hands and knees, at the microphone,
staring at this girls shoes. Snickering could be heard faintly throughout the
The administrator of the spelling bee warned
Lewis that he needed to return to his seat. He may have heard her, but he was
not listening. He was asking the girl questions about her shoes, and she just
stared at him in silent disbelief.
him one more time to return to his seat, he pays no attention to her and is
disqualified. He still will not leave the stage. I had to go up there and remove
him. It was not pretty. I lied to him and told him that I had a pair of the
light up sneakers in my classroom. This was the only reason he followed me off
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