Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Moments with Joey - Welcomings

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SCENE 1, INTERIOR. MORNING, CLASSROOM.
The class is taking a three-minute restroom and drink break. As they head back to the classroom, the teacher is lost in thought…as of the first two and a half weeks of school no ‘Joey’ has emerged from the classroom ranks. The teacher is beginning to consign himself to the appalling thought that there just might not be a Joey this year after all. As he comes closer to the classroom door, he notices that the students are entering more slowly than they usually do. As the teacher gets within full visual range of the door, he notices one of the fifth-grade boys—one who was absent the first week and a half of school—standing just to the side of the door bowing to each student before they enter the room.

JOEY: [Spoken regally]. Welcome to the classroom…welcome to class…I’m so glad that you’ve returned from break…come in…please come in and take your seat…

[The teacher stands for a silent beat as the boy ushers in the last few students with a few final bows and then motions with his hands in a flourish for the teacher to enter the room].

JOEY: Welcome to your classroom, Mr. Z.

TEACHER: Our own, personal classroom greeter? Wow, I feel like I’ve just arrived at Walmart…

[The boy grins].

JOEY: Well, you are my favorite teacher.

TEACHER: Oh, really? You know this even after you’ve only been here for four days?

JOEY: Yep. [Pause]. What can I say, Mr. Z? You’re pretty hilarious…

TEACHER: Thanks.

[The teacher smiles at the boy and walks to the front of the classroom to begin the lesson as the boy moves to his seat].

TEACHER: [Whispered to himself]. And you’re pretty hilarious too, Joey…welcome to the classroom.

[Fade to black].




On a final note, the 16th will be the last day to order a Joey Dosen't Like Kitty's Shirt (as seen on the sidebar). I have a feeling that this will be the final printing of this T-shirt.

13 comments:

Joan said...

Yay! I cannot wait to get to know this new Joey.

I have a few "Joeys" this year and a "Josephine" or two. =)

Karen Peterson said...

I love it! So glad you found your new Joey. He seems delightful. I wonder if he'll tally your funny moments one day...

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Oh a royal character this year. Let the fun begin!

Stef said...

Phew. That was a close call...having no Joey and all. You would have some pretty disappointed readers.

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

It could have been worse. You could have ended up with 12 Joeys. :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Joey knows how to play his cards right! lol

tammy said...

Yep. I'd say he's arrived.

Connie said...

So glad he finally showed up. I can't imagine what your year would have been like with Joey.

Annette said...

:) What a hoot! I love how apparently no one thought it strange to be welcomed in by said student :)

Teachinfourth said...

It turns out, Annette, that several of them were in a class with him last year...this type of behavior is the norm.

Mindy said...

So glad that Joey finally arrived... and in royal style, no less... :) Let the joyful rumpus begin... :)

Richard & Natalie said...

YAY! A new Joey to love....and a gentleman, no less!

wendy said...

Just goes to show, life never lets us down
there is always a Joey somewhere....
glad yours arrived
I can't wait to hear of his antics.
and I am sold
You Really must be a Great Teacher

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