5th BowditchTrinitas 5th grade teacher Mr. Ron Gilley took his fifth grade class and their parents on the Nathaniel Bowditch, a classic sailing schooner named after the father of scientific navigation and author of The American Practical Navigator, a book still used by sailors today.  The class enjoyed sailing and the teaching of Captain Rex as part of their study of the book Carry On, Mr. Bowditch, a biography of Nathaniel Bowditch.  In the book, the students learned about Captain Bowditch’s tenacity, loyalty, and self discipline.  To accomplish what he desired, he even taught himself Latin, an inspiration for all students!