Legoboy has just not been a strong speller. I think he would have been fine if he had not been thwarted in his skill development when he was younger (see this previous post).
|trying to spell the words 'when' and 'watch'|
He wrote out the words in various attempts at spelling them, then he read it to himself to see if it looked right. Knowing he has advanced reading skills, he put those skills to work for his deficit in spelling.
So he wrote "wen" - and it didn't read right. So he wrote "when" (remembering that some w-words have wh) - that one was fine.
Then he wrote "whath" to come up with "watch" - he immediately realized that the h needed to be dropped; he tested a sound for the vowel-sound in the middle (oa he wrote) and that wasn't right.
Then he got the wath - before realizing it needed that c in there to change from /th/ to /tch/.
All this so he could ask me, via a note, "When can I watch Once Upon a Time with you? And can I have a peanut butter cup?"
And I tell you what: he's not mis-spelled those words since!