Allegra Boverman/Gloucester Daily Times. Gloucester Daily Times features writer Gail McCarthy participates in the First R Reading program on Monday at West Parish Elementary School. She read "Scaredy-Cat, Splat!" by Rob Scotton to several kindergarten classes as part of the program, which includes the Gloucester and Rockport school districts. Each class received a copy of the book following her reading. Listening from left in back are kindergarteners: Annika Allison, Lukas Albano, Jaleesa Middleton, Matthew Rex and Keagan Jewell.