Showing posts from February, 2018

Undercover learning!-By Madison

Undercover Learning-By Madison One of the questions we're often asked here at Blue Sky School is: "how are we learning math?" It can be hard for people to understand that we learn math without a sit-down class, so I want to tell you about some of our undercover learning with regards to math. At Blue Sky, we often go shopping and we learned about unit value. Another example of when we do undercover math is in our house meeting. In the morning, our coaches put out a little sign with some reminders and a riddle or a "would you rather" question. Our coach Brianne displays the results of the survey answers for the "would you rather" questions in a pie chart. At the house meeting, we convert the percents into fractions and do some math connecting to the pie chart. At Blue Sky School we also do lots of cooking which involves measuring!One more example is all of the building we do that involves math with measuring and weight. Our garden team is also learn

How I Came to Terms With The Villain in Our Society: Climate Change - by Grace Marshmallows

I've always tried to dismiss the obvious, I've always tried to convince myself that the planet is not heating up, and most importantly, ignored the effect it might cause on us, humans. When I was given the freedom to choose whatever project I wanted here at Blue Sky School, at first I had no idea! But then, the oblivious glasses that were concealing my eyes seemed to fly off as I looked out the windows every day to see that there were extremely weird weather patterns. I was getting really curious and decided to do some research on why this was. I figured out this was all due to a villain in our society: climate change, and climate change was all due to us. Maybe we’re the villains in our society! All of a sudden it hit me, the earth was heating up and as humans, we needed to clean up the mess that we made. I started brainstorming ideas that I could do and it all came down to inspiring others to take action with me. All heroes need to have an army, especially to

My Dream: A South Sudanese Women's Shelter - by Grack

With my school we went on this field trip to Future of Good. Future of Good was a two day event of 150 people from all over the world! It was about getting inspired and taking action to change the world and think about the future and how today might affect tomorrow. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget! What really made that field trip so special for me is I had the privilege of getting to know these two women named Atong and Alia. They are both advocates for women in their countries and overall role models for every girl in the world. I know that they both inspired me and therefore inspired me to take action! Atong is from South Sudan where women do not get a say in their lives. For example, some women are forced to get married at a very young age, forced to work at home, and most of the time, forced to have children. When I heard this, it broke my heart and I knew I needed to do something! I discovered what my heart break is. A heart break is something in the wor