Scene - kidney table, teacher and student reviewing flashcards of sight words
Me: We're going to go over your sight words now
Student: Why do we always do this? I don't want to. Its BO-RING
Me: This is how we practice to get better at reading, so you can read fast like teachers!
Student: I don't want to read fast like a teacher - I want to play a game.
Me: (completely frustrated and ready to pull the recess card) I know, but this is what we have to do. Ready?
Student: (reluctantly)Fine - the, am, go, please, pretty - like you!
This is the same student that told me that people who kill birds to hunt are bad because without birds "how could we learn music?"
It doesn't take much to make my day!