Great Messages To Write In A "Thanks Teacher" Card

By Ali + Julie on 6 Apr 2023

Think about it: Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions. Without teachers, what would any of us be able to accomplish?

Despite that truth, teachers (and their hard work) are almost always underappreciated. Whether you’re a parent with kids in school or you’re a student yourself, it’s time to take a moment to say, “Thanks teacher!”

In this post, we’ll give you some ideas for thank you notes, including teacher appreciation quotes and gift ideas. Read on for the perfect thing to say to the special teacher in your life.

Teacher Message Ideas (From Parents)

  • Thank you for being a guiding light in our child's journey. Your passion makes the world of difference.
  • Our family is incredibly grateful for the positive impact you've had on [child's name] life. Your influence reaches far beyond the classroom.
  • We know you go above and beyond every single day! You make learning fun. Thank you for nurturing our child's curiosity and love for learning.
  • You are more than just a teacher for [child's name]; you are a mentor and a role model. Thank you for all that you do.
  • In you, we've found a teacher who truly understands and cares for our child. Thank you for being exceptional.
  • Your enthusiasm for teaching is infectious, and it's made our child excited about school. Thank you for being an inspiration.
  • Your classroom is a place of growth, respect, and learning, and we're grateful that our child is a part of it.
  • You see the potential in every child and help them realise it, it's an exceptional talent and we're truly grateful to have had you as [child's name] teacher.
  • When [child's name] can't wait to tell me about their day with you, I am so grateful that you can make learning fun and engaging. Your love for teaching is evident in every lesson and interaction.
  • Our child has grown so much as a person this year, thank you for helping them develop and build confidence in themselves. Your class is a place where our child not only learns but also feels valued and cherished. Thank you for creating that environment.
  • In a world where teachers can make a lifelong impact, you stand out as one of the best. Thank you for everything you do.
  • Big hearts shape little minds. We feel blessed to have you as their teacher. Thanks Miss Thompson!
  • You took our shy little [child's name] and made them more confident. You are the best kind of teacher, and we can’t thank you enough.
  • “A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others.” Thank you for lighting the way for my [child's name] this year!
  • Thanks for all the moral support and guidance you’ve given our [child's name] these past few months. You’re a star!
  • Thanks for going above and beyond this year. I know it's been challenging, but I really appreciate all of your hard work to engage [child's name] – she is really going to miss you!

Teacher Message Ideas (From Students)

  • I love your class because you make learning so much fun. Thank you for being the coolest teacher I've ever had.
  • You're like a magical superhero unicorn teacher. You make every day great.
  • I used to be scared of math, but now I like it because of you. Thanks for being patient with me and helping me.
  • You make school a happy place. Thank you for being so kind.
  • Can you PLEAASE be my teacher again next year? I'm going to miss you so so much.
  • I love our dance parties when it's raining outside, and meditation time after lunch. Thank you for making school so great.
  • You're more fun than lunchtime! Thanks for being the BEST teacher ever.
  • We'll have many teachers throughout out life, but a special few leave a lasting impression. Thank you for being one of the teachers I’ll always remember.
  • “The good teacher explains. The great teacher inspires.” Thanks for being an inspiration to me this school year!
  • The passion you have for your job and what you teach is contagious. We always look forward to your classes. Here’s a big “Thanks, Teacher!” from all your students.

Quotes About Teachers

  • “A good teacher can inspire hope; ignite the imagination, and instil a love of learning.” – Brad Henry
  • “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” – Japanese Proverb
  • “Teaching kids to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.” – Bob Talbert
  • “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
  • “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry B. Adams
  • “All students can learn and succeed, but not in the same way and not in the same day.” – William G. Spady
  • “I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework.” – Lily Tomlin

Create A Group Card Online With GroupTogether

  • It’s free to create.
  • It’s easy to organise – simply create online in 2 minutes then share a URL with parents.
  • Parents just click a link to sign the card and upload a photo. Easy!
  • You can give it to your teacher digitally or print and give it.
  • No downloads, apps or sign-ups for other parents. Yay!

Gift Ideas For Your Teacher

Including a gift for your teacher is a wonderful idea, but don’t rush to the store just yet. Most teachers have a closet full of dusty candles and mugs, so why not find out what kind of gift they actually want?

If you’re stumped for ideas, why not send the teacher a short questionnaire to get feedback about what they like? Once you know their interests and preferences, you can get them a gift that will be truly valuable.

Gift cards are always a great idea too, allowing the teacher to buy something for themselves. Classroom gifts or a heartfelt card from the student are sure to be highly esteemed as well.

Need Help Organising Your Cards & Gifts?

Are you a busy parent trying to organise a group gift for a special teacher?

You have enough on your to-do list, so let us take the hassle out of your mission. Use GroupTogether to set up an invitation and share the link with other parents. They’ll pay and sign the card online, then choose from hundreds of gifts or withdraw the funds.

Say Thank You to Your Teacher with GroupTogether

If you're a busy parent needing to organise a group gift for a teacher, use GroupTogether to take care of all the hassle and deliver a great gift.

Ali Julie Square

Ali + Julie

Co-Founders, GroupTogether

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