At The Sierra School of Todos Santos (BCS) we had a fabulous French-American cooking lesson making pumpkin and pecan pies for Thanksgiving. Thanks to Jake, Bellamy, Emiliano, Diego and Zephyr for such gourmet panache! True to our thinker selves, we also wrote about being thankful. That's because we write daily in our journals, responding to questions that make us think and reflect. We follow the International Baccalaureate learning standard and honor the IB Learner Profile. Sharing international culture is also a key piece of our program. We asked ourselves what are you thankful for? as our English Class, journal writing topic on November 24th 2016. Some of our students share their thinking here:
Ana-Sofia Gallardo Herreros: What does it mean to be thankful? To be thankful means to appreciate things and people. To feel gratitude and to recognize something good that has been given to you. What am I thankful for? I am thankful for having a family who cares about me. I am thankful for having friends with whom I can share meaningful moments, and with whom I can talk, play and laugh. I am thankful for being at The Sierra School ith my caring teachers. I am thankful when someone does or says something nice to me.
Aliya Flores: Being thankful is feeling thanks and being generous. I am thankful for many things. I'm thankful to be alive in this wonderful remote world. I'm thankful to have great friends who really care about me and I was joke around with me. I am thankful for my education and my school; The Sierra School of Todos Santos. I'm thankful for my family who allow me to be myself. I'm thankful for my life pets who keep me company, But mostly i'm thankful for you all--my friends and teachers--and to be in your life and to experience my experiences with you!
Sebastian Kar: What does it mean to be thankful? For me, being thankful is to be happy or grateful for what you have. It means to be surprised and appreciative when you get more than you had expected at first. I also think being thankful is that when someone helps you, you're appreciative about it and not expect more. What are you thankful for? Most importantly, I am thankful for my family. They support me in many ways. I am thankful my family is not very serious and can joke around about each other. I am also thankful for my community and The Sierra School of Todos Santos.
Victor Chavez: Being thankful means to feel gratitude. There are many things that we could be thankful for, such as our life, our family, friends, pets, and everything that may bring hope, love, happiness, and joy to our lives. First of all, I am sincerely thankful for being alive at this moment, in which I am able to express the other things for what I feel extremely gratitude in life....I may not always talk about what other people do in terms of their effort for having a better world. Here, I would like to say that I truly appreciate their fabulous contributions to the human condition. Thank you dear teachers, doctors, community servers, artists, engineers, ecologists, scientists, mathematicians, and everyone who is strongly dedicated for doing their best as well as sharing their knowledge with people in need. I would like to conclude by sharing that I feel blessed by everyone that brings love and happiness to my journey.
Students and teachers edited this blog since January of 2018.