Bel Kaufman. Up The Down Staircase
For Thea and Jonathan
1. Hi, Teach
Is this 304? Are you Mr. Barringer?
I'm supposed to have Mr. Barringer.
You the teacher? You so young.
Hey she's cute! Hey, teach, can I be in your class?
Good afternoon, Miss Barnet.
O, no! A
You want I should slug him, teach?
Is this homeroom period?
I don't belong here.
We gonna have you all term? Are you a regular or a sub?
There's not enough chairs!
Hey, where do we sit?
Is this 309?
Someone swiped the pass. Can I have a pass?
What's your name?
I can't read your writing.
I gotta go to the nurse. I'm dying.
Don't believe him, teach. He ain't dying!
Can I sharpen my pencil in the office?
Why don't you leave the teacher alone, you bums?
Can we sit on the radiator? That's what we did last term.
Hi, teach! You the homeroom?
Pipe down, your morons! Don't you see the teacher's trying to say something?
Hey, the bell just rung!
How come Mrs. Singer's not here? She was in this room last term.
When do we go home?
The first day of school, he wants to go home already!
Can I have a pass to a drink of water?
You want me to alphabetize for you?
What room is this?
English! No wonder!
Who needs it?
You give homework?
No. Mr. McHabe wants Ferone right away.