SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, CLASSROOM. The students are completing an assignment on the Promethean board. One student punctuates a portion of the incorrect sentence and then passes on the pen to another child to fix something else. The teacher is observing from the reading table as he is approached by a fifth-grade boy.
JOEY: Hey, Mr. Z?
TEACHER: What, Joey?
[The boy leans in a little bit].
JOEY: Can I go to the bathroom?
[The teacher shakes his head as he looks at the boy—he recalls the incorrect usage of this particular word –the same mistake he used to make all the time as a kid and recollects the response HIS teachers always gave to him].
TEACHER: I don’t know, Joey, can you?
[The boy looks at the teacher, unfazed].
JOEY: Yeah, I can prove it…you wanna see?
TEACHER: [Surprised]. Uh, no, not really.
JOEY: So, can I go?
TEACHER: Yeah, I guess you can…
Fade to black.