Welcome to Mr. Cooke's classroom page
Email address: RCooke@everettsd.org
To login to Canvas:Welcome to online learning 2.0! We are on uncharted ground, we are flexing-and-rolling, and we will make it through this and we will be stronger on the other side. Let me start by saying that I'm here for you. This is a stressful time, and I'd like to make learning as fun and stress-free as I can. If at any time it seems overwhelming, just stop and take a break. My email box is linked to my phone, so I can usually answer questions quickly.Please know that I'm here to help. My plan is to suggest learning activities that are engaging. I encourage students to talk about their learning with their families. I will also be working to make a connection with each of my students to be sure everyone is okay. If there's anything you need, please reach out and ask. I have plenty of resources and can find a way to get you what you need. My email address is: RCooke@everettsd.orgI know that many of you will be getting emails from multiple teachers, so I will try to limit my email conversations to about two per week. In the email, I will provide links to learning activities. If I have an assignment that must be downloaded, I will post it on the Canvas calendar ( https://www.everettsd.org/domain/3129 ) When you check the calendar, be sure you have selected the check-box next to each class period on the right hand side of the screen. If the check-box is not selected, the links will not show up.Ongoing activities--I encourage you to connect with your family. If you can talk with grandparents or even great-grandparents, please do. One of the most fascinating things you can learn in history is your own family's history (the history of your adoption is just as interesting). While you have time, try to build your family tree. There are several websites out there to help you, but one of the most helpful is Familysearch.org This is a free site with lots of research tools.When you talk with your grandparents, ask questions like:
- How was life different when you were my age?
- What did you do for fun as a kid?
- What was your favorite subject in school?
- What was the most difficult thing you went through in your life?
- What was the first car your family owned? How was it different from today's cars?
- How was your home growing up different from homes today?
- What were your parents and grandparents like?
- What did your parents/grandparents do for work?
- Are there any heroes in our family?
- How did our family come to the United States? What is our story?
- What was my mom/dad like as a kid?
- Did you own any pets growing up?
- What chores did you have growning up?
- What was your favorite home-made meal?
- How many places have you lived?
- What jobs did you have?
- What advice do you have for me?
- (and any other questions you might have)
Knowing your family history makes you stronger and makes you feel more connected.
While you have more time at home, learn as many skills as you can that will be helpful to you as an adult. Your parents are going to need your help around the house more than ever before. Learn how to make meals, do the laundry, mend clothes, plant a garden, do yardwork, fix things around the house. Please look for ways to be helpful. You are an essential part of your family and your family needs you to step up and help.