It takes time and effort to say thank you, but it’s just so darn important. While we know we should constantly be acknowledging and appreciating teachers – the selfless men and women who care for our children and preparing them to be the responsible, independent thinkers and doers of tomorrow – sometimes we slack off until the end of the year or during holidays. If you haven’t had a chance to say thank you yet, here is one idea to get you started.
start with a note
a simple, yet effective way to genuinely say thank you that’s always appreciated. Go ahead and ask your kid to write a thank you note too – then maybe you’ll be inspired to buy a gift. But if not, at least you took the time to think though and appreciate your children’s teachers. After all, it’s the thought that counts and most likely, they really don’t need another World’s Best Teacher mug.
Here are a few writing prompts to get them both started:
- What did you learn from her/him this year that surprised you?
- Describe a moment you laughed at school this winter.
- Describe a tough day at school for you and how your teacher helped you.
- Think back and describe how you felt on your first day, what do you remember about your teacher.
- What’s a phrase your teacher says that you will never forget?
- Tell about a day that you smiled a lot, did your teacher smile too?
- If you could be the teacher for a day, what would you want to teach your teacher?
- Describe how you feel when your in your classroom first thing in the morning, lunch, end of the day.