The Thank You, Teachers Project
A heart-filled project to lift up teachers,
one thank you letter at a time.
Every day in classrooms across the country, dedicated professionals put in long hours educating students, preparing lessons, grading homework, engaging with families, collaborating with colleagues, and overcoming obstacles. Their work is vital to children, parents, communities, and our future, yet rarely do teachers receive the thanks they deserve. We want to change that – so we created the Thank You, Teachers Project.
Join the Thank You, Teachers Project in sending a wave of gratitude
to teachers across the country!
We invite you to write a thank you letter to a special teacher in your life: from kindergarten through college…. from in the classroom, on the field, in the art studio, on stage, in the library, or even in the principal’s office. Parents are encouraged to help their children participate.
While our main focus is on the teachers in the schools, it’s likely that we all have many people who have been important teachers in our life – in the classroom and beyond. You can choose any teacher you’d like to thank and you can thank more than one of them.
We’ve created two ways that you can use to send a thank you letter to a special teacher.
#1 Online Thank You Letter:
To post a Thank You Letter to your special teacher, fill out the Online Thank You Letter Form.
Please keep your letters under 200 words, so it will fit on the page. Once we receive your submission, we will format the letter, and post it on the Thank You, Teachers Gallery and on Pinterest. We will then email the link to you and your teacher.
We will post your letter within a week of your submission. If you want the letter posted by a particular date (Staff Appreciation Day, the last day of school, your teacher’s birthday etc.), please let us know the date and we will do the best we can to post it by that date. (Please give us plenty of lead time.)
There is no charge for this option. We give our time to this effort as our part of our commitment to support and honor teachers.
#2 Thank You Letter & Gift Book Package:
With this package, in addition to posting your letter on the Thank You, Teachers Gallery webpage and on Pinterest, we will send your teacher a printed copy of your thank you letter and an autographed copy of Teaching with Heart – a poetry anthology in which teachers reflect on their favorite poems and how these poems help them sustain their energy and passion for teaching. We will also send a copy of the letter to your teacher’s principal or supervisor to ensure that your teacher receives additional recognition.The cost for this gift package is $30.00, which covers the cost of Teaching with Heart, the letter, and shipping and handling.
We will post your letter and send the book within a week of your submission. If you want the letter posted by a particular date (Staff Appreciation Day, the last day of school, your teacher’s birthday etc.), please let us know the date and we will do the best we can to post it by that date. (Please give us plenty of lead time.)
For this option, please fill out the Thank You Letter and Gift Package form.
Help us build the wave of gratitude!
You can follow our progress – and help spread the news about this project – via the Teaching with Heart, Fire and Poetry blog, our Facebook page and on twitter @poetry4teachers. Please like, share, follow, tweet and share this project with your friends, colleagues, schools, PTAs, and other networks.
Contributions are welcome to help support and expand this effort so that it reaches teachers across the country.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you for making a difference in your teacher’s life
– and in the lives of all teachers!