(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...
("... 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 google.docs or just Click HERE!
Wishing you a wonderful week ahead...