Captain, Crew, Owners & Author
Today, students participated in a "Naval Review Board Hearing" where a ship captain's rights were put on trial. Should they continue to have nearly unlimited power? Should they be allowed to whip their crew? Should they be allowed to say whatever they want, no matter how it makes others feel? Listen to the videos to find out!
Spoiler alert! The Naval Review Board's decision is below!
An email I just sent out...
I just wanted to let you know about a few activities/events that are upcoming in our classroom. This will give you an opportunity to ask your child about what they learned or if they had any fun while doing them!
Hope all is well with everyone - talk soon!
Paul A. Solarz
5th Grade Teacher
Westgate Elementary School
500 S Dwyer
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Erin's Law Presentation
Just a reminder that your child will be participating in the yearly Erin's Law presentation on Tuesday, January 24th.
Ask your child about our culminating activity that demonstrated how America won the Revolutionary War! We focused on about eight aspects of the war, including things that affected the British side. Hopefully, students were able to express those factors in their video on their ePortfolios!
Below their video, they have been asked to explain any mistakes that they may have made in their video in writing.
Just a quick head's up...
I was recently invited to attend the Varkey Teacher Ambassadors Programme (March 16-17) and the Global Education & Skills Forum (March 18-19) in Dubai, due to my association with the Top 50 Global Teacher Prize Finalists. This is an incredible opportunity to work with educators from around the world on key issues in education (and they have even offered to pay for all my expenses)! Therefore, I will be missing the following four days of school:
Prior to this opportunity, I already had a district meeting scheduled on March 21st in the morning that I will also need to attend, but I will return to class that afternoon to be with the kids.
All that being said, the school is trying to get a consistent substitute to cover the four days that I will be in Dubai. The additional half day has already been picked up by one of my favorite substitutes, Mrs. Noble. If you have any questions for me, just drop me an email! :)
Additional Information on the events:
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