Bailly Elementary second graders, left to right, Madisyn Stimmel and Alaina McGrogan pet 'Leggies' the cat as owner Ruthann Sanders and mother of second grader Madison Buckley explains their cat's good nature at Bailly's annual pet parade. Second grade students bring a pet to school for the class to enjoy. The parade coincides with learning experiences about pets that the second graders have been reading about in their reading series, and the character education pillar of responsibility that is discussed at the beginning of the school year. This year the parade capitalized on both of these areas of study. Second grade students will culminate this unit with a trip to the zoo and a timed writing on 'the perfect pet'.