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Students write appreciation cards to their past and present teachers here and learn the importance of being thankful




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Title – Teacher Appreciation
By – Christina
Primary Subject – Other
Secondary Subjects – Art
Grade Level – 6-8 or any grade level

Group Size – Any
Setting – Classroom
Time – 50 minutes


    Students will write thoughtful cards to their teachers, current and previous. They will understand the importance of learning to be thankful.


  • Construction paper
  • Markers

Procedural Overview:

  1. Warm Up: What do teachers do?
  2. Main Activity: Teacher Appreciations
  3. Debrief: Collect all cards
(15 mins)
(30 mins)
(  5 mins)

Procedure Step-by-Step:

  1. Warm Up: What do teachers do?
    1. Brainstorm, have someone be the scribe.
    2. What are some things that teachers do for you?
    3. Share about your favorite teacher.
    4. Why were they so special? What did they do?
  2. Main Activity: Teacher Appreciations
    1. Make a list of all your teachers that you have now. (You can do others too.)
    2. Students will take the time to make nice cards for their teachers.
    3. Include a memory you have of that teacher.
    4. Share a time where they did something kind for you.
    5. Write a poem, draw a picture, and make it colorful.
  3. Debrief: Collect all cards
    1. Tell the students they can give the cards to their teachers, or “I could hold them for you.”
    2. Review all cards before delivery.

E-Mail Christina !

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