Teachers are so amazing, right? I just don’t think they get enough thanks. I’m not talking about just giving them flowers, gift cards, lip balm, or the latest Pinterest-inspired mason jar gift. I’m talking about actual words from the heart. Words of thanks.
Teacher appreciation from students is best when it’s heartfelt words of thanks. There’s nothing better than a handmade cards with scribbled crayon words and sideways hearts. As a former teacher, those are the gifts that last a lifetime.
So, today I’m here with some thank-you letters that I’ve written to teachers who’ve made a difference in my life.
A group of us Kid Bloggers decided to show our former teachers thanks by writing them letters from our heart. Many chose to write just one letter, but I had many teachers who shaped me into the person I’ve become today. Below, you’ll find the many other letters written by some of your favorite kid bloggers.
After my “school days” were over, I went on to college to get my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a few years later went further to get my Master’s degree in Reading Education. I found my calling in life at an early age and had many, many teachers who helped shape me into who I am today.
Truly, teachers make a difference!
Dear Teacher, You Made a Difference In My Life
Dear Mrs. Powell,
You were such an amazing 3rd grade teacher. You were so kind and caring, and it was because of being in your class that I really started developing a desire to become a teacher. Thank you for embracing me for who I was, the quiet and shy girl, and fostering my love for reading. I’ll never forget you or your classroom, that’s the impact you had on me. You made me feel special and that I mattered, regardless of my health circumstances at the time. Thank you for just being an incredible teacher.
Dear Ms. Gautreaux,
You were an awesome teacher! I vividly remember your class and loved it! The chinchillas, lizards, and other animals in the classroom really brought a whole new level of science to our class and a new love of science in me. You were so passionate about what you were teaching, but even more passionate about your students. Thank you for the smiles and hugs everyday. You were so much fun and I’ll always remember 6th grade because of you. You could really tell that you just loved teaching, and I’m so grateful I got to learn from you.
9th and 10th Grade:
Dear Mrs. Speers,
Oh, what can I say? You were an awesome teacher! You were hard on us, but awesome! I never enjoyed a reading class as much as I did yours, and I’ll never forget you! Thank you for the amazing books you had us read. I’m more of a well-rounded reader because of it. You had such a passion for teaching and reading great literature, and that shined out of you daily. In fact, I still have my “poet-tee” hanging in my closest. You made learning fun and really developed my love of reading. I still have many of those books on my bookshelf now waiting to be passed down. I loved your caring, loving heart and I know you’re no longer with us, and I’m honored to have been one of your many, many students impacted by your teaching. Rest in peace!
Senior Year, College:
Dear Ms. Crook,
Wow! How can I say this any differently? YOU ROCK! Thank you for being who you are and developing us into the teachers you saw in all of us. You were so fun to learn from, and I just loved each and every assignment we had to do. Because we were in your class for 1 year, we really all developed into a little family, and I was pretty sad on the last day of class. I have since purchased many of the books we read in class and love reading “Meanwhile, Back At The Ranch” to my own son now-you forever changed the way I read that book! You made a huge impact on my life as a budding teacher, and I am so much more “smarter” now after having learned from you. How to write lesson plans, which incredible books to own, Scientific Spelling, Phonemic Awareness, all of it–I loved it all! You taught me so well that when I went on to get my Master’s degree in reading education, I had a strong background of much of the material already! So, there are no words for me to say, other than, THANK YOU! Thank you for being a teacher and sharing your love of teaching with us.
This is just one of many thank you letters to some amazing teachers. Read more here:
Thank You, Madame Obadia by No Time For Flash Cards
Thank You, Miss Swett by Carrots Are Orange
Thank You, Mr.Blanchard by Not Just Cute
Thank You Mrs.Goetz by Thriving Stem
Thank You, Mrs.Ulrich by JDaniel 4’s Mom
Thank You, Ms.Austin by MultitaskingMaven
Thank You, Mr.Spencer by Education To The Core
Thank You, Mrs.Anderson by Mac-N-Taters
Thank You, Mrs.O’Neill by Encourage Play
Thank You, Mrs.Fox by Simply Kinder
Thank You, Third Grade Team by The Educators Spin On It
Thank You, Mrs.Johnson by Mrs.Jones Creation Station
Thank You, Mrs. Ratto by Sparkling Buds
Thank You, Mr. Brant by Bare Feet On The Dashboard
Thank You, Ms.Barry by Inspiration Laboratories
Thank You, Mr.Rouland by Clever Classroom