So last year I had a really cute (stuffed) leopard for our class pet. He was a traveling pet and spent a weekend at everyone's home. Each family took pictures Leo the Leopard and wrote in the journal telling all about Leo's adventure. Leo was so fortunate to go all over the place. He went to the football stadium, birthday parties, church, shopping, the zoo, dinners. I have to say he was probably a favorite for my kindergarten students. By the end of the year he was totally ready to retire. I am on the lookout for a fresh, new pet.