Thankful Thursday – Thank You, Teacher! Teacher appreciation ideas for year round. It doesn’t have to be teacher appreciation week to show your love and support. Low cost random acts of kindness and small teacher gift ideas including free printables!
As a former teacher (and survivor of a Virtual Teacher Appreciation Week in Quarantine), I have always instilled showing thanks for teachers. Often this comes with me picking up a candy bar at the checkout line or grabbing an extra cup of coffee “thanks a latte” before dropping my kids off at school. These are just because occasions.
There are many ways to show Teachers Appreciation without waiting until teacher appreciation week. One way to is adopt a Thankful Thursday. This does not have to be every Thursday, just choose a Thursday one a month or twice a year in send in something small.
Alternatively, the homeroom parent can create a classroom SignUpGenius. Easily organize a weekly Thankful Thursday with classroom signups for schools and classrooms. Promote a spirit of gratitude by gifting something small every Thursday.
How to Write a Thank You Note To Your Teacher
With electronics taking over, hand written notes are a thing of the past. Because of that, a handwritten note is more meaningful than an email or text. To show your upmost appreciation, use a pen or pencil to write your thank you note to your teacher.
First, start with blank canvas and outline positive words or phrases that come to mind when you think about this teacher. These are words you will want to put inside your letter.
Second, begin your letter with a salutation. This should be like with a “Dear _____,”
In your paragraph(s), give a reason your teacher has helped you or describe what they have done for you. Provide an example. Express the positive impact these words or actions had on you. How did this change you? Don’t forget your thanks.
End with a Closing. Choose a “Sincerely”, “All the best”, “Warm wishes”, “Deepest thanks” and/or “thank you again!”
Teacher Appreciation Thank You Messages
Thank you notes can be brief. They can short little messages with quick line of thanks. Consider some of these Thankful Thursday Quotes for Teachers when adding messages to your appreciation notes.
Thank you for believing in me.
You showed me how capable I am of achieving great things.
I don’t think you realize it, but you were such a huge influence on me this year.
I wanted to let you know how much of an impact you’ve made.
You are, hands down, the best teacher I’ve ever had.
Teacher Appreciation Quotes
This printable teacher quote can be found on Etsy at Soul Printables, “a truly amazing teacher is hard to find and impossible to forget.”
Sign off your letter with teacher appreciation quotes. Below are some inspirational quotes about teachers to share at the bottom of your message or on your gift tag. Sometimes no additional words are needed.
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry Brooks Adams
“When the teacher is ready, the student will disappear. When the student is truly ready… the teacher will disappear.” – Lao Tzu
“Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember us. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives.” – Andy Rooney
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
“A good teacher is like a candle—it consumes itself to light the way for others.” – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk
Thankful Thursday Small Teacher Gift Ideas
These thankful Thursday ideas come with instant downloads and some free printables. Show your teacher love and support with small teacher appreciation gift ideas year round or 52 weeks a year. It doesn’t have to be teacher appreciation week.
Pull through that coffee run drive through, and pick up an additional gift card. Pair with our “thanks a latte” teacher appreciation gift tag.
Thank them for helping you grow with our succulent gift tags . Perfect for succa good teacher.
Did you find a good educator? Pair a sweet treat with this s’more teachers like you gift tag.
You are appreciated teacher gift tag. Pair with a small token of your choice from Frog Prince Paperie.
Personalize your thank you teacher gift with this “thanks for helping me grow” teacher appreciation plant gift tag on Etsy.
C is for caffeine gift tag. Remind your teacher with a cup of morning joe!
Pick up an extra candy bar at checkout and add these candy bar gift tags for teachers from Fun Squared.
It doesn’t have to cost money. Print this thank you note for teacher printable from Frugal Novice and have your child personalize it to his/her teacher.
“One child, one teacher, one book and one pen can change the world.” Turn this Malala Quote into a printable teacher gift from Amy Latta.
Use this free SVG file to turn teacher quotes into teacher gifts with this clip board idea from Happiness is Homemade.
Have a Cricut Maker? Grab this free SVG file from Happy Go Lucky Blog; “I teach, what’s your super power?”
Do your kids need direction with their thanks? This teacher thank you card allows you to fill in the blank.
Alternatively, download these free thank you notes for teachers from Pickle Bums. Color the card, make a cute hand print craft or fill in the blank.
Don’t forget to leave with a high five. This hand print art certificate allows you to award your teacher a huge high five for a great year!
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