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Families attend Riley Reading Night
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Riley School fifth grader Even Guerra shows his mother and little brother Erick some of his school work during Reading Night, Thursday at the school. - photo by Susan Thacker/Great Bend Tribune

Riley School’s motto is “The School that Reads,” and last Thursday students invited their parents to come to their classrooms and see what they’re learning.
Fifth grader Even Guerra showed his mother a work basket full of notebooks and paper.
“I showed her the words we write,” Evan said. Students put a “?” next to words they don’t know, and a “+” if they know the words.
He also had a poetry book. In class, he said, students each read a poem and then they talk about what it’s about.
Third-grade teacher Parker Gross, who chairs the Parent Involvement Team, organized Reading Night, which also included a pot-luck dinner in the gymnasium. Parents were invited to bring food and a recipe for a school cookbook.
“In the spring we’ll have a Math Night and use the cookbook,” Principal JoAnn Blevins said.
Gross noted there will be several no-bake recipes that students can use to practice measuring.