SCENE 1, INTERIOR. NOON, CLASSROOM. RECESS. Only a few students remain in the classroom finishing up assignments. One boy approaches the teacher who is working on the day’s Social Studies assignment.
JOEY: Mr. Z, do you know who’s going to be in your class next year?
TEACHER: Now, just why in the world would that matter to you?
JOEY: I just does. [Pause]. So, do you know who’s going to be in your class?
TEACHER: Yep, and I’m really excited to have you again.
[The boy’s eyes grow wide for a second].
OTHER STUDENTS: Moted! Ooooooo. You got that, Joey!
JOEY: I get to be in your class again? That would be fun!
[The teacher is a bit surprised].
[Joey nods and grins].
JOEY: Yeah, I like to be punished.
Fade to black.