Pierce has been eagerly waiting for the day his kindergarten class would do the letter 'H'. His teacher promised that on the day that they talked about 'H' he could bring Misty the hermit crab to school. On the night before Misty was to go to school, Pierce was supposed to be practicing writing the numbers. Somehow, he got slightly diverted on his homework.
Pierce carefully packed Misty into her carrying cage and was ready to take her to school. Misty didn't say one way or another what she thought of the bus ride.
I'm pretty sure Pierce will be talking about the day Misty went to kindergarten for a very long time.