Monday, May 14, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Thank You Note FREEBIE

I hope that you felt well appreciated and celebrated last week during Teacher Appreciation Week!
(In case you're pressed for time...  There's a freebie at the bottom of the post!)

Last Wednesday, the sixth graders signed Brain Asselin's song ("You Have Made A Difference") during the Teacher Appreciation luncheon and their performance went beautifully. I find it amazing that even the shyest or least communicative child can sometimes perform so eloquently in sign language.  I bought blue and white shirts for all of the performers, so their hands really stood out (Oops. I think I may have twisted up some figurative language in that sentence... hands and stood?!) Forty-five sets of hands moving in (almost) synchrony. I was SO proud. One of my students e-mailed me the next day and said, "Let's do that again!"  And here's what one of my colleagues shared...

On Thursday, the members of the Student Council went to each classroom. It was one officer's responsibility to chat with the teacher and keep him/her occupied while two other officers handed out the "secret surprise": special Teacher Appreciation stationery to be filled out and returned the next day with a message of thanks to their teacher.  Although there were a few comments such as "Do I have to do this?" the Council members did a great job deflecting the complaints... "It's a nice thing to do." "Here's a chance to say thank you for free!" and "You can just draw a (nice) picture and sign your name." I love when kids talk to kids. It really is magical.
On Friday, the Council members worked together to assemble and deliver "Care Packages"
("... because we CARE so much about you!") The bag was filled with treats like cookies and Dove chocolates and goldfish crackers and other yummy things. Part of the sentiment read "You find a way to teach and love all of us... big and small, "salty" and "sweet"... I think our teachers felt appreciated--and well-fed!

What happened at your school? Were there treats? Presents? Starbucks cards? My bucket was overflowing after reading sweet notes from sixth graders and munching on chocolate and sipping coffee. You already know my history with thank you notes, so I grabbed some of my favorite Scrappin' Doodles graphics and made an easy thank you card.

And I am sharing the notes with you too! You can run off two copies on a page on some white cardstock, cut them in half, fold once, and you're ready to go (Don't forget to set the printer on landscape). You can put the recipient's name in the space on the front and add a quick sentiment inside. You can guess what is at the top of my To Do list tomorrow afternoon.

Click on the graphic to get your own thank you notes at or just Click HERE!
Finally, before I am too terribly tardy, I wanted to say thanks to my BloggyPals too. I APPRECIATE your words of wisdom and kindness and I feel blessed to have found such sweet friends in BlogLand.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead...


  1. Wow! That sounds like a great week! Performance sounds incredible! I bet your students are especially thankful to have you as their teacher : )

    Tales From a Traveling Teacher

  2. Goodness, these are AmAzInG note cards - thank you, thank you! You obviously bring SO much JOY to that school and your bucket deserves to runneth over!!!


  3. I'm so happy you had a wonderful appreciation week - you DESERVE it!!! I'll bet there wasn't a dry eye in the room during your students' performance!

    Runde's Room

  4. These are perfect for me!! We are the Turner Tigers :)
    Thank you!! :)

  5. So glad the kids spoiled you!!!! I did get a Starbucks card last week and thought of you :) I actually used it this afternoon to treat both the office manager & secretary at my school to their favorite java.

    Summer is almost here!!!

  6. I am officially divorcing blogger! Well, we don't really have a relationship yet! I am not getting your posts AGAIN! And it has happened with a running blog that I'm trying to follow. Ugghhh! At least you are special enough in my mind that I can remember to check your blog on my own! :)

    You sound like you had a fantastic teacher appreciation week. Mine was just another week. Nothing from the principal or kids or anyone! Sigh. :)

    Guess what? We have 6 more days of school til summer! Woohoo!! Time to relax, reflect, and revamp my teaching!

    This is my new blog that is a combination of the other 3!!

  7. Thank you, Kim, for the kind words posted on my blog. The end of this school year has been so busy, that my blogging sort of slacked. I'm back and will be posting more tech stuff! What do you like to see?

    I have thought about taking my list of goals and doing a post and linky every two weeks about a specific goal. How does that sound to you?


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