From: Mercedes Monaco
Submit: Post Field Note
Date: 20 Nov 1996
Remote Name: tsa-27.ucsc.edu
Filogonio, Male, Age 10
This was my first time being there on a Friday. There weren't many kids so I paired with Annie. She and I were with Filogonio as he was playing the Lion Kings matching game. Annie asked to play and they played a few games. I noticed that he had a really high concentration level and was really in to the game. He consistantly beat Annie. I would watch as they played and when he would get a match he would sing for joy. When he didn't or when she did he would just sit there quietly. I was paying close attention to the non-verbal cues because he only spoke Spanish, and I only speak English, so the non-verbal cues were all I could comprehend. I watched him point to the wrong square and tell Annie it would give her a match and then make that match on his next turn. Annie stopped playing after a while so I started. The first game I beat him (it was difficult though). I was surprised to see he wanted to play again. But towards the beginning of he second game, he left me, and went across the room to Annie and told her he didn't want to play anymore.
I tried to win on purpose to see how he would react, because he seemed very into his game. But the way he left made me think maybe he didn't want to play anymore because we weren't able to speak in Spanish as he and Annie were.
How do I go about understanding why he stopped playing if I can't ask him?