Household, pals, pets: College students grateful for all of it

Household, pals, pets: College students grateful for all of it


SANDPOINT — For some, it is all about household.

Others are most grateful for his or her pals. And for nonetheless others, Thanksgiving dinner and all its bounty is that for which they’re probably the most grateful.

And actually, in some methods its all a part of the identical parcel.

Family members spherical a desk, snuggled on a sofa, speaking, consuming and laughing — some coming from simply across the nook, others from half the world away. Having fun with a feast of turkey and ham (or possibly tofurky, stuffing and mashed potatoes, a smörgåsbord of savory and candy treats lining the countertop ready for his or her activate the desk.

Laughter, tales of days passed by and particular moments fill the air. After dinner, soccer video games and vacation classics make their means onto the TV screens as households collect shut.

And, whereas the specifics could differ from household to household, from house to house, the spirit of Thanksgiving — the gratitude and thankfulness for all our blessings and all they entail — carries from one space to the subsequent, from one household to a different, filling the nation.

For college kids at Sandpoint Waldorf, the checklist of what they’re grateful for is as different as the scholars themselves. Some discover the spirit of the vacation of their households and pals, others by way of the love of the household pet.

Favourite meals? Once more, they make a frequent look on the scholars’ checklist of issues for which they’re grateful.

For some, the checklist displays their love of a selected sport or staff, some a favourite reminiscence. Others aren’t as particular of their Thanksgiving hopes, providing an all-encompassing want such for kindness and all the great the world has to supply.

So, under, the scholars of Sandpoint Waldorf College share what the numerous issues for which they’re grateful. We’re glad to share them, as soon as once more, with you.

SWS Thanksgiving Gratitudes 11.18.22

Thimbleberry Kindergarten

Ella — “I’m grateful for my piggy financial institution.”

Koa — “I’m grateful for my blocks.”

Jackson — “I’m grateful for vehicles.”

Erik — “I’m grateful for Sissy.”

Liam — “I’m grateful for my stomp rocket.”

Tilly — “I’m grateful for taking part in.”

Amelia — “I’m grateful for my stuffies.”

Finn — “I’m grateful for Legos.”

Claire — “I’m grateful for my mommy kitty.”

Kekai — “I’m grateful for Blacky and Idaho (my cats).”

Skylar — “I’m grateful for mountain goats.”

1st Grade

Artemis — “I’m grateful for all the time being beloved.”

Kate — “I’m grateful for all of my pals.”

Matea — “I’m grateful for my family and friends.”

Wesley — “I’m grateful for the entire world.”

Finn — “I’m grateful for my household.”

Malia — “I’m grateful for my household and what I’ve.”

Whit — “I’m grateful for the world.”

Shiloh — “I’m grateful for my household and animals and for all times.”

Luca S. — “I’m grateful for the entire world.”

Luca A. — “I’m grateful for my household and all my pals.”

Luca A. — “I’m grateful for my household.”

Savannah — “I’m grateful that God is with me.”

Lincoln — “I’m grateful for the meals.”

Izabell — “I’m grateful for the entire world.”

Charlotte — “Be pleased about what you could have and I’m grateful for God.”

Layli — “I’m grateful for the world and all it’s meals.”

2nd Grade

Ever — “I’m grateful for God, the earth, individuals, Thanksgiving, my life.”

Benji — “I’m grateful for meals, water, heat, shelter, blankets, mattress.”

Indie — “I’m grateful for Thanksgiving, consuming meals, sunshine.”

Dominic — “I’m grateful for Mother and pa, gramma and grandpa, Mr. and Mrs. Robust, my pal, Bennett.”

Ally — “I’m grateful for folks, faculty, my life, being alive.”

Iylish — “I’m grateful for Earth, air, sunshine, moon.”

Whitney — “I’m grateful for pigs that gave their lives in order that we will eat them, household, blessings.”

Fox — “I’m grateful for my life, water, issues surrounding me, artwork.”

Skylar — “I’m grateful for household, horses, forests, household property.”

Sufi — “I’m grateful for felt kitty, mother, dad.”

Katmai — “I’m grateful for household, to be alive, Jiu Jitsu.”

McKinely — “I’m grateful for household, pals, sunshine.”

Aspen — “I’m grateful for household, Munchie (the kitten) Olver (the canine), Veta (the fish).”

Eliza — “I’m grateful for sunshine, flowers, Lavender (our rabbit).”

Aylah — “I’m grateful for animals, God, crops.”

Bennett — “I’m grateful for having my life, a heat home, fishing.”

Abella — “I’m grateful for return of Brother Torrien, the solar, that there’s a lot nature.”

Mark — “I’m grateful for that I used to be born, mother, dad, sister, canine, Jui Jitsu, pals.”

Sylvie — “I’m grateful for household, pets, house, mother and pa.”

third grade

Scout — “I’m grateful for my mother and pa and canine and chickens and my faculty.”

John — I’m grateful for oxygen, crops, my mother and my dad.”

Harper — “I’m grateful for form actions as a result of peace is every little thing.”

Emerson — “I’m grateful for basketball, household, the world, oxygen, animals, crops, meals, and my home.”

James — “I’m grateful for badminton.”

Brock — “I’m grateful for baseball and martial arts.”

Daphne — “I’m grateful for my cat Bella, my mother and pa and my dance staff, Gems.”

Lincoln — “I’m grateful for my pals.”

Charlotte — “I’m grateful for my canine, Freddy.”

Liam — “I’m grateful for my household and my house.”

Annabelle — “I’m grateful for my cat named Fluffy. He’s very fluffy and cute!”

Emelia — “I’m grateful for my pony named Rosey, my canine named Birch and my chickens and my household.”

4th Grade

Georgia — “I’m grateful for the place that I stay in and the college that I’m going to.”

fifth Grade

Griffin — “This yr my household goes to Spokane. We’re going to go to a leather-based store and a toy store and we’re going to discover the parks.”

Rosie — “Most years, my household and I’d go to my auntie’s home for Thanksgiving. This yr I’m going to three homes for Thanksgiving: my grandma and grandpa’s farm, my different grandma’s home and my different grandpa’s home additionally. I really like Thanksgiving!”

Isaac — “On Thanksgiving one yr, we went to my grandma’s home and ate turkey and venison, which is deer meat that my uncle shot. It was actually good. And all of us had fun.”

Kai — “Thanksgiving is an excellent vacation of unforgettable recollections and most essential for me, consuming! Most of my aunts and uncles would drive midway all over the world simply to come back and be with household for Thanksgiving. They hope to do the identical this yr! Certainly one of my favourite Thanksgiving recollections is when my nana would make the perfect turkey and mashed potatoes in gravy ever made! I all the time hope to have a brand new and totally different Thanksgiving yearly.”

Rhys — “My favourite half about Thanksgiving is the meals. Specifically, I actually just like the turkey!”

Gray — “Thanksgiving is a really big day. We all the time have turkey, stuffing, potatoes and buns for dinner.”

Elsa — “I really like Thanksgiving as a result of my complete household comes out and we’ve got an enormous Thanksgiving dinner, however this Thanksgiving, I’m going to New York with my dad and we can be stunning my grandparents.”

Kaylie — “One thing I actually love on Thanksgiving is my grandma (Gaga) makes the perfect stuffing. It’s to die for and in the event you don’t imagine me, then it’s important to strive it!”

Winslow — “Thanksgiving is a particular time as a result of my household and I’m going to Tennessee the place my aunt lives. She has three boys and it’s actually enjoyable. We went to the Nationwide Civil Rights Museum. It was so attention-grabbing. We additionally noticed ‘The Lion King’ play. That was my favourite Thanksgiving.”

Theo — “This Thanksgiving goes to be totally different in comparison with each different one. It’ll be totally different as a result of we simply moved right here from one other state and all of our household nonetheless stay there. Which means we don’t see them fairly often anymore except we go to them (which is a really lengthy drive). SO now we received’t have the ability to have Thanksgiving with them anymore.”

Marin — “There are such a lot of Thanksgiving recollections. In my home, my dad and mom all the time make cranberries, turkey, gravy, and a lot extra! My aunt, my neighbors and generally my grandparents come. After which after all people eats, there are the DISHES … oh the horror!! Thanksgiving is such a beautiful vacation.”

Blakely — “Thanksgiving is time the place you get along with household and do enjoyable actions. One of many enjoyable issues we do on Thanksgiving is the Turkey Bowl (Thanksgiving soccer recreation). One other factor I like about Thanksgiving is the meals. So that’s the reason Thanksgiving is enjoyable.”

Evelyn — “That is my first Thanksgiving that I’m going to a spot that isn’t my house. Me and my household are going to the British Virgin Islands. I’m so excited to go on a catamaran for the primary time. Blissful Thanksgiving!”

Rowan — “I all the time stay up for Thanksgiving due to the meals and that my household involves my home. I all the time love pumpkin pie as a result of it’s the solely time of yr I get some. I all the time make sandwiches with buns, mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey. Typically it may be a mad home as a result of there are 11 individuals and 4 canine. My aunt’s canine will assault my cat which might be laborious once we are transferring meals round.”

seventh Grade

Nameless — “This lovely fall, with Thanksgiving across the nook, I wish to categorical my gratitude for the blizzard and the approaching pleasure that I’ll definitely really feel as I ski in the course of the winter.”

eighth grade:

Leo — “Good day! That is my second and final yr on the Sandpoint Waldorf College. It’s good to be an official eighth grader, particularly when you find yourself a member of the oldest class within the faculty and do huge issues you could have by no means executed earlier than. You study cool issues like what occurred in our nation 200 years in the past and the way the climate does its factor. It’s good to begin studying how algebra works earlier than studying extra about it in highschool. In eighth grade, we carry out an enormous play, current an enormous unbiased mission, and get to go on an enormous journey to far locations on our continent. I’d actually like to be an individual forward in work and I’d like to be understanding extra issues which might be fairly cool for eighth grade. I’m additionally grateful that we will all the time cling with one another exterior at recess.”

Avery — “I’ve been within the Waldorf College for a decade now and I’ve to say that I’m very grateful for the enjoyable adventures and folks I’ve been with alongside the best way. After I moved right here, we lived in a small city home and deliberate to construct our dream home on a small vacant lot up by Jimmi’s (my dad’s greatest pal). I’ve to say rather a lot has modified since that small dream we had. Now we stay on a 20-acre farm in a store home. After we moved on to this property about 1.5 years in the past there was nothing, solely naked land. Now we’ve got a barn which we truly lived in whereas the store was being constructed; whereas the barn was being constructed we lived in a journey trailer. We now have 13 cows and 5 calves, three horses, three goats, 40 chickens, and about 5 pigs. I’m so grateful that this superb farm is ready to be part of my life. I’m additionally grateful for all of the folks that helped it turn out to be one thing, particularly my dad and mom. They’ve been there for me all these years and I’m very grateful to have them as my mother and pa. They began what’s now my ardour and dream of being a horse particular person. They acquired me my horses, Gambler (the horse that I experience) and Pedro and Taco (my liberty horses) and helped me fulfill this dream that began on one single day once I first noticed a horse. I’m additionally so grateful for Jessie, my horse coach and greatest pal, for instructing me all these years, in order that I might be the place I’m now. So thanks to Jessie, all my pals, and particularly my household. ‘It’s not about how unhealthy you need it, however how laborious you’re prepared to work it.’”

Claire — “I’m grateful for my canine and my household and likewise the college which I’m now in my second and final yr at. I’m grateful for my pals and snow and the colour black and the odor of laundry detergent. I’m grateful for the library and the web.”

Josie — “These previous few years have been a blur. I barely bear in mind sixth grade, however since then rather a lot has modified. I’ve been at this faculty just a little over a decade and can be very unhappy once I go away. This yr, I’m very grateful for my class and the buddies that I’ve made who’ve all the time been there for me once I want them. I’ve spent nearly 12 years with a couple of of them they usually’re simply the perfect. My dad and mom have additionally been an enormous a part of my life, driving me from place to position, to the barn and again and serving to me with my horse, Banjo. Banjo is the perfect horse on the planet and I really like him dearly. ‘Worry kills extra desires than failure ever will.’ (Suzy Kassem) ‘The one not possible journey is the one you by no means start.’ (Tony Robbins)”

Leah — “I joined Waldorf for the eighth grade yr. My mother and I made a decision to offer Waldorf a strive after I had a tough yr for seventh grade within the center faculty. That will have been one of many best choices after I visited my now class in seventh grade. The individuals at this faculty are so form and considerate, and it is among the most welcoming communities in Sandpoint. I’m so glad to have joined the category. Life isn’t a simple journey by any means, however Thanksgiving is really a time to get pleasure from your environment, as a result of there’ll all the time be one thing there that will help you alongside the best way, even whether it is laborious to see. That has been a continuing in my life. Irrespective of the place I’ve been, I’ve loving individuals. So, I’m grateful for everyone in my life for getting me the place I’m right this moment, and I’m grateful for everybody prepared to get me the place I dream to go.”

Polina — “This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for fairly a couple of issues. I’m grateful for the superb alternatives of going to the Waldorf College for 11 years and all the buddies I made alongside the best way. I’ve my very own horse title Ace and a canine named Misha and I really like them each very a lot. Most of all I’m grateful for a form and loving household and for all of the methods they’re there for me.”

Hint — “I’m grateful to have been blessed with an incredible life. I’m grateful that my dad and mom have been in a position to get again on their really feel and have given me and my sister alternatives for a terrific childhood after their divorce. Certainly one of these alternatives for me is figuring out at Sandpoint Power and Conditioning of their youngsters class (and now their teenagers class). I’m grateful that I’ve been in a position to keep comparatively caught up with my faculty work. I’m grateful to have lived in lovely Sandpoint all my life. Lastly, I’m grateful to have such humorous, form, and charismatic individuals in my life.”

Izzy — “That is my final yr within the Sandpoint Waldorf College. I missed sixth grade due to the pandemic, however in addition to that I’ve been within the faculty since first grade. I’ve had good experiences on the faculty and am grateful that I’ve the chance to be right here. My dad and mom have been tremendous supportive of me my complete life, driving me to and from sporting occasions, all the time cheering me on. I’m particularly grateful for them and all that they do for me. I’m grateful for my animals, my complete household, and all people else in my life who’ve gotten me to the place I’m right this moment. Thanks guys!”

Phin — “All my life I’ve had a blessed life and that I’m grateful for. I’m grateful for my household blessing me with every little thing in my life: my meals, my home, my garments. I’m grateful for my pals and folks in my life who’ve made a distinction. I’m additionally grateful for chips.”

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