My kids finished school last week, and while I am VERY excited to have the summer off from school, I am also very grateful to the wonderful teachers that all of my children had this year. It was a crazy year with a lot of uncertainty and changes, but the kids had truly stellar teachers, and it made a huge difference!
We took the easy route and contributed to class gifts for all of the teachers, but I grew up writing thank you notes to teachers that I loved and it’s a tradition I have carried on with my own kids. Heartfelt thank you notes for teachers are always appreciated, and they don’t have to be complex! Eight-year-old Emma came up with both of these – she had two classroom teachers this year – and I love the work she put into them. I thought her use of the pinwheel (which she turned into a flower) to show how much she learned from her once-a-week Science teacher was particularly clever!
The teacher Emma had during the rest of the week had a wonderful personality and sense of humor, and I love that that influence shows up in Emma’s thank you note. Emma can be very reserved and quiet, and I think it was really great for her to connect with a teacher with a very different personality. She learned a lot, too – they did some writing activities that I particularly admired!
Johnny also made very nice cards, but in the chaos of getting the kids off to school at the end of the year with Mike out of town for the week meant they never got photographed. Next year!
Do you have a favorite way to tell teachers thank you?
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Are your kids on summer vacation yet? Do you have any fun summer plans? We are excited to travel back to Massachusetts later this month!
Please share you elementary school aged activities in the linky below (by doing so you are giving the linky hosts permission to feature your post and to pin it to our After School Activities board on Pinterest). I loved this mixed-up chameleon activity from Buggy and Buddy and these fun dye art activities for kids from Kids Activities Blog that were linked up last week!