SCENE 1, INTERIOR. LATE MORNING, CLASSROOM. The class is returning from the Science rotations at the other fifth grade teachers’ classrooms. As the kids file back to their desks, the teacher is approached by one of his students.
JOEY: Mr. Z, do my eyes match my shoes?
JOEY: My eyes. I was wondering if they matched my shoes.
[The teacher looks down at the boy’s shoes – black with green stripes – and then back up at his brown eyes. As he opens his mouth to answer to the boy’s question, the boy feigns a look of shock and his voice takes on a tone of disbelief].
JOEY: Mr. Z…were you just checking me out?
[The teacher stands for a silent beat as the boy breaks into laughter].
TEACHER: Nope, I was just trying to decide which orphanage to send you to…
[Fade to black]