Mr. Woolensworth is shown to be doing roll calls whenever his students are present in class. As a teacher, he does not tolerate any student doing inappropriate behavior according to him. In addition, he is shown to be sensitive to anyone who sneaks up on him as it can embarrass him; for instance, he was shocked whenever Abby Mallard snuck up on him. Whenever class begins, he tells his students to do their assignment by translating each word into mutton.
Role in the film
Mr. Woolensworth is seen doing a roll call to know if his students are present in class. Later when he knows Chicken Little is absent, he then begins class where he tells the class to translate each page into mutton, which is the sound of bleating like an actual sheep. He is later seen during the credits singing Don't Go Breaking My Heart where he sings one of the lines with one of his students saying "Baa", still translating as mutton.
When Mr. Woolensworth tells his students to translate each word into mutton, the word "mutton" actually refers to sheep meat; Mr. Woolensworth he was trying to teach his students to translate each word into the sound of a sheep's bleat.