me: Let me read your homework before you submit it, okay? (Google docs is the site of choice in 6th grade).
Jack: Yeah, ok here it is.. (he pulls up a question and answer sheet for Science)
me: Good answers Jack. Wait, for this one, instead of saying you found it boring… here when you answered “What did I like least about this assignment”… (he wrote, “It was boring when I had to … ” something or other about the project), I think you might want to say “I found it tedious” or something.
me: Instead of sounding like a dumb 11-year old all “I’m bored”, and “That’s Boring”, you can use a bigger word and sound smarter. Kay?
Jack: Okay. There done. (he submits the paper again online)
me: So, for the record, you know what “tedious” means, right? In case they ask?
Jack: Yeah, it means it was boring.