SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, CLASSROOM. The teacher is getting the math lesson ready for the day when a young boy enters the classroom. He pauses at the door for a second and scans the room. Upon noticing the teacher, the boy begins to walk towards him.
JOEY: Hi, you’re Mr. Z, right?
TEACHER: Joey, you know exactly who I am.
JOEY: Oh, no I don’t. You see I’m a new student.
TEACHER: Oh. [The teacher feigns surprise]. Well in that case, what’s your name?
JOEY: Joey; it’s spelled J-O-E-Y.
TEACHER: Well, it’s nice to meet you, Joey. So, is there anything I should know about you?
[The boy looks thoughtful for a second, and then cracks a whisper of a smile].
JOEY: Yeah, I’m a slacker.
[The teacher grins].
TEACHER: Well, now that is some important information.
JOEY: I thought you would want to know.
TEACHER: Yeah, though I probably would have eventually figured it out on my own...
JOEY: Yeah, probably...
[Fade to black].