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Teacher, baker use cookies to teach persuasive writing

A group of Lafayette second-graders were tasked with designing cookies and using their words to persuade a bakery to make them. It worked.

Cookie Mama, a home bakery in Youngsville, brought their designs to life as a surprise treat for the students at Episcopal School of Acadiana. Teacher Emily Theriot called Kay Broussard, owner of Cookie Mama, last month to set up the surprise.

Theriot’s students were completing an assisgnment called “Design a Cookie Contest,” inspired by a donut contest she’d seen on social media. The worksheet called for students to not only provide a drawing of their finished cookie, but also to give it a name and to detail their inspiration.

“I have a pretty creative group this year,” Theriot said. “They’re always drawing.”