Cook Elementary School


Over the past year, using the Scanning process, our experienced staff noticed several things about the students they taught:

  • they are friendly, social and caring 
  • they need time and support to settle/calm down and to focus
  • they enjoy hands on learning experiences, especially those outside
  • they struggle to regulate their emotions
  • they lack background knowledge/experiences

These hunches were confirmed through the data collected from student surveys that focused on 5 key questions:

  1. Can you name at least 2 adults at school who care about you?
  2. Who would you go to for help at school?
  3. What are you learning about? Why is this important?
  4. What is your next steps in learning?
  5. What is one thing you would like to share that is great about Cook School? 

Cook school Inquiry:

How can we better support our students with “hands on, minds on” learning opportunities to increase student engagement and communication skills?