Duckie's teacher had the class do a persuasive letter writing assignment with the idea that she would try to accept and implement one of the kids' ideas presented in a letter. Duckie's idea was sweet: Bring your pet to school day. She clarified by saying parents would bring in pets one at a time throughout the day. Kids could bring photos and share stories about their pets if their animal couldn't be brought to school or had died. She didn't win, though I think she did a nice job. The girl that won got several classmates to also write letters with her idea: chew gum at school week. Her argument was that she's getting braces this weekend and won't be able to chew again until she's a teenager!