You wave a hoof and ask how it works.
"Simple! Anyone wishing to take part will write their name on a slip of paper and give it to me. Then, just go out and get a present! Make sure it's wrapped, bring it to class on Friday, and we'll draw names that each gift will go to. Don't worry, you won't get your own present. I'll just redraw a name if that happens.">>247782>>247780
You're excited! Parties are great, and since it's winter, there's gonna be a bunch of cookies and hot drinks! Probably!
And Miss Cheerilee is pretty awesome, you have to admit.>>247784
You look around.
Brynn is writing something on a notepad in front of him, a faint smile on his face.
Apple Bloom is likewise drawing or taking notes, though she has to hold the pencil in her mouth since she can't wield magic like Brynn.
Sweetie Belle is smiling and bobbing in her seat excitedly. She must really love this idea.
Scootaloo looks kinda bored, though when you get her attention she's all smiles and nods. Seems she'll participate too. Probably.
Other classmates murmur and pull out paper to write their names down. A few nervous looking ponies in the back don't.
Maybe they'll come around, but for now about one quarter of the class isn't participating.
But Sweetie, Scoots, Apple Bloom, and Brynn are.