SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MIDMORNING, CLASSROOM. The class is working in small groups on math review problems as the teacher moves from group to group checking over their work. As he moves across the room he is approached by a 5th grade boy.
JOEY: Mr. Z, I’m going to the rest room, okay?
TEACHER: Oh, are you tired?
[The boy looks confused before an expression of dawning comprehension flashes across his face].
JOEY: What I meant is that I’m going to go to the bathroom.
TEACHER: You’re going to take a bath? Here at school?
[The boy shakes his head and tries to hide a smile. He rolls his eyes and tries to use a sarcastic tone].
JOEY: Yeah, I thought I’d take one in the toilet.
TEACHER: Well, you better flush twice then...
[The boy chokes on a laugh as he picks up the basketball hall pass filled with rocks and moves out into the hallway].
[Fade to black].