Edgar is a school teacher, and there is a somber mood at the school he works at.
Where did they all go?
As a school project, his students planted trees. After planting the trees, they die unexpectedly.
This is inspriring
This school year had been fairly odd because class projects kept dying. A few weeks before, the snakes died. Before that, the herb garden, the fish, the puppy, the Korean orphan, few family members of students all died.
Yay a new class pet!
The students don't understand death, and want more information on the subject that Edgar had been avoiding. Eventually, Edgar and his students had a discussion about death.
Then, the students demand that Helen (the teaching aid) and Edgar show them how to make love. Helen and Edgar end up kissing, and all of the students become extremely excited.
There is a knock at the door, and Edgar goes to open it. On the other side of the door is a new gerbil. The class becomes ecstatic.