Once in a lifetime opportunity being a zookeeper at the Ecomuseum
On October 2, 2019, we went on an immersive experience to the Ecomuseum, which is situated in Montreal. We all had to wake early to get to school by 7:00 AM (I was super tired). I traveled with a few other learners in Karen’s car, we listened to some roaring loud music of many different genres, it was exhilarating. When we got there, we were greeted by two of the most phenomenal zookeepers, Pier-Luc and Nickie. We then put our backpacks and coats away in our room and went to the restrooms. Our first exciting task was to prepare numerous gourmet meals for the animals, as they had different diets. It consisted of vibrantly coloured vegetables, slimy fish, and large delicious mushrooms. Once the meals were prepared, we went outside to feed some of the animals. My favourite animals were the merganser ducks which feeds on fish and the show-off fancy ducks. It was then time to clean our hands and eat our lunches. In the afternoon, we visited the gift shop, reptiles, and fish. We then made more meals for the rest of the animals, such as stuffed pumpkins and sausages for the Ravens and the Wolves. To finish off this experience, we went back inside to look at a snake, a turtle, and a big frightening bird with big claws. We thanked Pier-Luc, and Nickie for the wonderful day, and headed to Boston Pizza for dinner. After our scrumptious dinner at Boston Pizza, we got ready for the long drive back to school. On the way back, I even got the privilege to ride in a nice spacious quiet car. It was such a fantastic field trip.
Popular posts from this blog
I am going back and forth on how I feel about the Covid crisis. It’s controversial. I know it doesn't seem like it, but it is, for different people and different perspectives. It’s different from anything else we have endured in the past because a war is at least more black and white, for some, meaning war was generally known as brutally awful. For me, a fifteen year old white girl who is relatively living comfortably during this time, brutally awful is not the feeling that comes to mind. For healthcare workers it definitely might be, or for people vulnerable or suffering from coved, but for the majority of us we are not necessarily “suffering” from this in particular. Now I say “in particular” because heck, we are humans, we always find a way to struggle. As a matter of fact, going back now, the Covid crisis is exactly what some of the population NEEDED. To slow down, to rest. The planet needed this, that’s for sure, and are thanking us every day with every sunshine inst
I have been at Blue Sky School for a little over a year, and it has recently come to my attention that the core skills of Tae Kwon-Do and Blue Sky overlap in many ways. In Tae Kwon-Do, there are the five values, or as we call them, Tenets. The Tenets of Tae Kwon-Do are; Courtesy, Integrity, Perseverance, Self-Control, Indomitable Spirit At Blue Sky School, we also have values, or Ideals. We believe that the ultimate Learner will show all of these. The ideals of Blue Sky School are; Kindness, Curiosity, Responsibility At first, you might not think that these overlap, but once we get into dissecting them, they all work together to create the best learner there can be. First, let’s tackle Courtesy . This one was the easiest to dissect for me. First of all, it’s a direct synonym for Kindness, as seen on Thesaurus.com. Courtesy and Kindness can also be shown in very similar ways. In Tae Kwon-Do, courtesy is shown by saying ‘Yes Sir/Ma’am’, and standing straight with hands be
Hi. I’m Bella, I’m 14 years old, and I go to Blue Sky School. But let’s back-track a bit. I was homeschooled until I was 12, then I went to public school for grade 7, and ended up pulling out within the first semester. This was in 2017. Then I went back to being homeschooled up until October 2018, when I found Blue Sky, and I’ve been here ever since. But now that schools around the world are closed or closing due to COVID-19, I’ve been doing online school. It’s kind of full-circle. Anyway, this is what an average online school day looks like for me. My hours: On an average week, I do school through Google Meets on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am to 3:40pm. During these days I do what we normally do in person, because we’ve tried to translate as much of our in-person program to online. We have morning house meetings, independent work time (when we work on our goals or missions), lunch, numeracy, literacy and end-of-day house meeting. This is a pretty normal Blue Sky da