|I did know the meaning of all those words. Still, the list caused me to flex my brain for clear definitions.|
Was there complaining? You bet.
Still, when the kid sat down and actually began to move through the material I was proud he churned through the stuff at a good rate.
I don't remember my vocabulary being quite so eloquent at such an early age -- but then again I don't remember that much from fourth grade.
For the record, this is what a fourth-grader looks like: