State Street 5th and 6th grade assembled to hear our Superintendent, David Baker discuss the importance of reading and writing and how he has modeled this with his children and now grandchildren. He shared his own personal history of not having much support for reading at home, when he was young, and how he found opportunities elsewhere including utilizing his school’s library. Dr. Baker also held up a recent $5 book he had purchased and encouraged students to look for free or inexpensive books at yard sales. He had simple advice for the students. “You know how you get better at reading? You read.” With the encouragement of our Early Literacy Coach, Regina Davis, International Literacy Day was celebrated throughout the school in variety of ways including in the second grade where student’s brought in their favorite book to share with their classmates.