What to Write in a Teacher Thank You Card

Last updated: August 4th, 2021 Published on: June 19, 2019

The school year has almost come to an end, so before everyone is off to enjoy the summer holidays, why don’t you take five minutes to get a little something to thank a special teacher? Whether your child had some specific issues, or you improved as a student on a subject, or your kid simply adores his teacher this year – we have collected a few message ideas to help you write a positive and thoughtful message in your thank you teacher card.

Messages from a Parent

1. To a wonderful teacher – Thank you for everything, Miss Smith!
2. Thank you for creating such a fun and positive learning environment for Thomas!
3. Thank you for all your hard work, and the help you provided for our child this year. His results and attitude improved for the best. We are grateful for your support. All the best.
4. For all the moral support and guidance you gave our son/daughter over the past couple of months – many thanks! You’re a true star, Mr Millard!
5. You’ve been such a positive influence on our son/daughter, so please accept our small present and card as a thank you for inspiring him/her every day.
6. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into your job. Your passion is inspiring to us.
7. Thank you so much for being so caring and patient with our son/daughter. We are so grateful, and we know he/she will remember you for many years to come for it.
8. For all the time you spent crafting your interesting and joyful classes that our child absolutely loved, we want to say thank you! We wish you a well-deserved holiday.
9. Good teachers teach, great teachers inspire. Thank you for going the extra mile every single day! We appreciate your support and guidance over the past year.
10. Big hearts shape little minds! Thank you Mrs/Mr/Miss Simpson!
11. Thanks for putting up with my child! I know he/she can be a handful but I really appreciate your hard work.
12. You took a shy little boy/girl and made her more confident. You are the best kind of teacher, and I can’t thank you enough.

Messages from a Student

1. Thank you for all the motivational and positive words you’ve given me this year. I will forever remember how you made me feel more confident.
2. Thank you for always believing in me, and never giving up even when things were tough for me to understand.
3. Keep calm, it’s the summer holidays?
4. I’ll never forget you, thank you for all the ways you made a difference.
5. Thank you for making me and my future look brighter!
6. You are an inspiration, Miss Johnson! Thank you for such a memorable year. The world needs more teachers like you!
7. I am grateful to you for everything you taught us this term. I enjoyed our talks in class, and your assignments were hard, but I learned a lot from you. You’re the best teacher I’ve had. Thank you.
8. Thank you for challenging me to think further, work harder and dream bigger. Without you as my teacher, I wouldn’t have been able to achieve what I have. I don’t think people say thank you to teachers often enough. So I’ll say it once more: THANK YOU!
9. Words cannot express how much you have influenced me this term. You came into my life at a very difficult time, and if it wasn’t for you being my teacher, I may have followed a dangerous path. Thank you for caring about me, I’ll always remember you.

Messages from a Child

1. Thank you Miss/Mr/Mrs Brown! You have been such a magical teacher
2. Thank you to a wonderful teacher!
3. Thank you for being: kind, patient, funny, and crazy Mr Keane!
4. I will never forget you and your positive energy. Thank you for making learning so enjoyable!
5. Thank you for helping me grow.
6. A big thank you to my favourite teaching assistant – I’ve grown to love languages thanks to you.
7. You really are one in a million – a fabulous teacher I’ll always look up to!
8. You rock my world Mrs Emerson! Thank you for this brilliant year we spent with you
9. Thank you for teaching me how to shine!

Other Sentences to Go the Extra Mile

Be specific on lessons, or activities your child love and talked about the most for the message to become more personal.
Include a funny and memorable quote that your child said once he/she came back from school one day.
Refer to their character, energy, or ideas to tell them what quality and positive trait of their personalities have been beneficial for your child.
Get a tasteful present you know they will like, something in their style! If they love chocolate you could get them a box of personalised chocolates with a sweet photo of a school trip they had, or a fun and colourful notebook for the classroom, or quirky mug to drink their tea in every day.

For more card ideas, visit our teacher cards or to find them a thoughtful gift they’ll love check out our teacher gifts.