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What is Teacher Appreciation Week
You might wonder what is teacher appreciation week and why do we celebrate it?
Teacher Appreciation Week is a designated week to honor the hard work of teachers. Teacher Appreciation Week is celebrated this year from Monday, May 2nd till Friday, May 6th.
Being a teacher is hard work, especially over the past couple of years. Since 1984, the PTA (Parent Teacher Association) appointed a special week to show gratitude to teachers and their passion to educate our children.
During this week children in the USA say thank you to their teachers with cards, crafts, and small gifts to show their appreciation.
Teacher Thank You Card Ideas
Making a small card with a handwritten appreciation note to your teacher doesn’t take a lot of effort but makes them feel valued and loved. Here are 5 adorable teacher card ideas for your thank you letter to your teacher:
1. Flower Pot Card
This first teacher thank you card idea is pretty easy to make and suitable for preschoolers.
You start off by printing our Flower Pot Templates. I recommend using our medium-sized printable. Let your toddler color, cut them out, and glue them on a nice thicker piece of paper.
Then you use finger colors and color your child’s hand and use them as a stamp to create flowers for your pot. After letting them dry, draw a stem for your flower and some leaves.
Then add our Teacher appreciation note: “Thank you for helping me grow!” and let your child sign it. You could even buy her some flowers as a gift with your card, it is totally up to you!
2. Ladybug Thank You Card
The next thank you card project is pretty simple as well. Download your medium ladybug template in the link above, color, and cut it.
For cards, I always recommend printing the templates on thicker paper. Then add our Teacher appreciation message: “Thank you for helping me spread my wings!” and let your child sign it. Super easy isn’t it?
3. Tea Pot Printable
I also love this adorable teapot idea. This also just needs to be printed, colored, and cut. As with the two other teacher thank you cards you should use the medium-sized printout.
After your card is done, add our Teacher appreciation saying: “You are a TEA-riffic Tea-cher!“. Attach a teabag to your card or buy a cup of tea with it.
What do you think? Isn’t it cute?
4. Heard Thank You Card
For this heart teacher appreciation card, you do not need any printables. Just follow the instruction in the link above and add the following thank you note to your teacher: “It takes a big heart to shape little minds.”
Instead of using one of our thank you notes for teachers, you could also try our 50+ Gratitude Quotes next.
Did you enjoy our teacher messages from kids? Then you might also like our library of 100 Days of School Quotes, Back-to-School Quotes, Reading Quotes, Play Quotes, Craft Templates, Good Morning Quotes, Self-Confidence Quotes, Glitter Quotes, Birthday Wishes for Kids, Aunt Quotes, Preschool Worksheets and Printables, Tuesday Quotes, Godmother Quotes, and Back to School Activities.
5. Sun Template Card
This sun template comes in three different sizes and can be used in many different ways. For our teacher appreciation card, we will use a small-sized sun.
Your children can color and cut it first. Then glue it on a plain card and write this adorable teacher thank you note on it: “Thank you for making my year so bright!“
For visual learners, go check out these DIY cards for teachers but do not forget to use one of our thank-you notes for teachers.
25 Best Thank You Notes to a Teacher
Why not show your gratitude to your teacher with one of our thank you card ideas above for our adorable teacher thank you notes.
Here are the 25 Best Examples of Thank you Notes to a Teacher:
- It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
- Teachers change the world, one student at a time.
- Thank you for helping me grow!
- You made learning come alive!
- A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
- Teachers can change lives with just the right mix of chalk and challenges.
- To the world, you may be just a teacher, to your students you are a star!
- Thank you for planting the seeds of knowledge.
- The influence of a great teacher can never be erased.
- They may forget what you said, but they never forget how you made them feel!
- Thank you for being a great teacher!
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- Real heroes do not wear capes, they TEACH!
- Thank you for lightening the way.
- How sweet it is to be taught by you!
- From small seeds grow mighty trees.
- You do not just teach, you inspire!
- Every teacher is a superhero. Thank you for being mine this year!
- Thank you for helping me fall in love with learning!
- My future is looking sharp with you as my teacher!
- A good teacher is like a candle – It consumes itself to light the way for others!
- A teacher like you is truly a gift. Thank you for helping me to believe in myself!
- Thank you for going the extra mile!
- Our fingerprints do not fade from the lives we touch!
- It is the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom!
Don’t forget to get your free printable teacher quotes print out below and check out our Teacher appreciation craft ideas in the link.
How to Write a Thank You Card for Teachers
Some of our inspiring teacher quotes could use some more personal notes added. Or maybe even you and your child prefers to write their own teacher appreciation note.
Here are 5 steps to take while writing a thank you note:
- Start with a salutation
- Express your thanks
- Mention specific details (what are you thankful for)
- Look ahead
- Wrap it up with more gratitude and a warm sign off.
First, you should address your teacher by name on your cards. Afterward, you show your gratitude and say thank you followed by specific details of what are you thankful for.
After looking ahead, show more gratitude and sign off.
If your children can not write yet, you can always let them at least sign the card or draw a picture to give a personal touch. To find out more about the 5 steps of writing a thank you note, go check the full article here.
Teacher Appreciation Gifts
If you like a little something extra to your DIY thank you card for your teacher, why not consider one of the following items or ask your teacher direct what she could need for her classroom?
Nevertheless, here are some cute ideas for your teacher:
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