Holly Caffarel’s first-grade class at Bains Lower Elementary School in St. Francisville recently invited parents and community members to an afternoon event showcasing their reading skills.

Student performances included reader theater, poetry, fractured nursery rhymes and songs.

A rendition of “I’m Being Eaten by a Boa Constrictor” included a snake costume, and a rap version of “You Are My Sunshine” was sung by sunglass-wearing students with attitude.

After the performances, students were served cookies and teacups filled with pink lemonade.