Mr. Gocool 5th grade Science & 6th Grade Social Studies

I am excited to be teaching at Lorca Elementary School. I am entering my 19th year in Chicago Public Schools and 8th year at Lorca. I graduated from St. Norbert's College and continued with my studies to earn a master's degree from National Louis. I began my career teaching in Wilmette, Illinois. I also worked for Belding Elementary School (CPS) for ten years before arriving at Lorca.

I look forward to inspiring our students to master the foundations of Science and conduct the Scientific Method. Students will be exploring elements of matter and participating in experiments on solar energy. I will motivate students to become passionate about Science by researching alternative energies. Finally, students will learn how to write properly within the discipline of Science. At Lorca, our 5th 6th team of teachers is easily accessible by phone or email. You can reach me at msgocool@cps.edu. You can also call our main office to leave me a message at 773 534 0950.

For Social Studies, our focus will be on Ancient Civilizations. Students will "travel" through history and explore Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and the Roman Empire. We will master the art of persuasive writing focusing on major ancient historical events.

At Lorca, we grow our students to be leaders. Positive communication is essential. I value your questions and concerns so please reach out to me at msgcool@cps.edu.


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