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Each Teacher Is A Flower

by Ihsana Shirazi
(England)

These teacher appreciation messages prove that students are very grateful to their teachers. Perhaps these words to describe a teacher, based on a metaphor that teachers are flowers, means that teachers help their students to bloom!


Life is a beautiful garden;
Each teacher is a flower,
Who fills our lives with knowledge
And teaches us every hour.

They fill our lives with knowledge,
Smiles and patience too;
Your flower is very treasured;
It's special just like you.

You're always there to teach
Learning that has no end,
Believing in my dreams
As teacher and also friend.

~~~

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First Prize Teacher

by Ryan Alezz
(uae dubai)

There are recurring themes in thank you notes for teachers: Feeling good in teacher's presence, mentions of smiles and other pleasant facial expressions, and, of course, good teaching. This teacher appreciation message has all of those.

When I first entered
At the start of the year,
I always knew you
Would make me cheer.

Your beautiful smile is
So blindingly bright,
I always knew
That you are just right.

You have your own way
Of teaching young minds;
A teacher better than you
Nobody finds.

And now I am sad;
Soon I'll have to leave you;
I sure know one thing
Nobody can replace you.

In the best teachers' competition
First prize will be yours;
There is no doubt,
No doubt is for sure.

Now please just continue
To put smiles on people's face,
As you always do
With class and grace.

Thanks a lot for teaching me!

~~~

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A Teacher Close to My Heart

by M.Aseebunissa
(Chennai)

This student will make a teacher very happy to get this teacher message.

Just by being a teacher
In all these wonderful days,
You have filled and touched my heart
In so many different ways.

I remember the times I came to you,
My eyes all filled with tears,
Sadness all around,
My mind beset by fears.

Every time I had problems,
You helped me through it all,
Coming to save me every time,
When I was about to fall.

You are such a special teacher;
No words can truly tell
How greatly you are valued
For the work you do so well.

I really do wonder
How will I stay apart
From you, who I deeply respect,
You, so close to my heart.

How will I forget you, Mam,
The things you helped me through?
I was blessed with inspiration,
And it has always been you.

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My Teacher, My Inspiration

by Isabella Wood
(Queensland)

This teacher note could also be used for a friend or a loved one. Most of us have people in our lives who keep us going in tough times. Apparently this teacher does that for this grateful student.

You are the one who keeps me sane,
who inspires me to get out of bed every morning.
If it weren't for you,
I don't know where or who I'd be.
You are the reason I am still alive.
If it weren't for you,
I wouldn't be here
or be the person I am today.
You are my inspiration,
and I am truly grateful.

~~~


Be sure to see a whole page
of teacher appreciation poems
on our Teacher Poems page.

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Knowledge Seeds

by Moira G
(Wonderland :))

This teacher message compares what is taught by a teacher to a seed of knowledge that grows and grows and blooms.

A little seed of knowledge
Was planted in my heart,
This tiny little seed
Is only just a start.

Little seeds of knowledge
Do not need rain and sun,
But interest, love and hope,
Attention, care and fun.

This tiny little seed,
Which you kindly gave to me
Has grown, and grown, and grown,
Higher than a tree.

The seed you gave of knowledge
Has now become a flower
Enriching all my life
With wisdom, skill and power.

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Who Is A Teacher?

by A. I. Fakir
(Dhaka, Bangladesh)

If every good teacher could see this teacher appreciation message, they would realize how important they are to their students. More than a friend, a guide, a leader, a teacher really does wield a lot of power.

A teacher is someone
who is more than our friend,
our guide, our inspiration.
A teacher is someone
who makes us find ourselves.

A teacher is someone
who can sense our feelings.
A teacher is someone
who can understand our problems
and can bring out the solution of the problem.

A teacher's purpose
is not to create a student in his own image,
but to develop a student
who can create their own image.

A teacher's role as a leader
is even more important
than she can imagine.
A teacher have the power
to help people become a winner.

A teacher plays an important role
in a student's life,
so students are wishing their teachers:
"Thank you, teacher,
for being our friend, like our parents."

~~~

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Teachers Are Everything

by Sabah Zahra
(Dhanmonndi, Dhaka., Bangladesh)

If every teacher were similar to the one described in this teacher appreciation message, students' lives would probably be greatly improved. A lot of parenting goes on in the classroom, and these appreciative words for a teacher could also describe the best kind of parent.

A teacher is someone who understands us,
loves us, inspires us, guides us
and takes care of us.
Teachers understand our feelings,
and help us when we have problems.
Teachers show us the right path.
They treat all of us equally,
love us equally, like their own children.

Teachers try their best to explain to us
what is right and what is wrong.
They help us to find our creativity.
They become sad when we are sad,
and they become happy when we are happy.

Teachers are like our friends.
They take second place in our life, after family.
They are kind, friendly, responsible,
honest and loyal.

We are lucky to have a wonderful, loving,
kind, honest, helping, caring, loyal,
responsible teacher like you.

~~~

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Best Friend Teacher

by Fatima Ahmaid
(Surrey)

This note to a teacher describes in detail the kind of teacher everyone appreciates. She seems like an angel!

You are the best teacher I have ever had.
Your heart is bigger than the world.
You are the smartest, strongest
most skillful teacher ever.
You look prettiest when you smile,
like a beautiful princess,
and when you talk to us, you always smile!

When I talk to you,
I feel I am talking with my best friend.
Although I make many mistakes,
you try to teach me the right ways.
You teach me how to be successful in my life.
You let me know myself,
who I am and what I can do.

I don't know how to say thank you.
I am always glad I have a teacher like you.
I love you and will remember you forever.

~~~

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A Note To My Teacher

by Eleonore
(CANADA)

This teacher note echoes the feelings of so many students for their teachers, that their lives would not be the same, now or in the future, if they had not had the advantage of good education. Beyond education, many students develop very positive feelings and a personal bond with their teachers in gratitude for what those teachers gave, from the heart, to their students.

Thank you, my teacher, for all you have done.
You always are nice to me wherever I am.
I am happy that you are my teacher;
With your kindness you always make my day.

Thank You for teaching me everything,
Thank you for all those lessons.
Thank You for being my teacher,
You are my number 1!

~~~

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The Days Were Quick

by Erika
(Holyoke, Massachsetts, United States)

This teacher appreciation message is for a student teacher who bonded so intensely with his students that they dread the day when they must move on, apart from this special person.

We watched the days fly like birds;
If only they passed slower.
Once we thought of you leaving,
our feelings, they got lower.
But as the time came,
like we knew it would,
we made you a poem, and you deserve it,

We'll miss you, yes miss you,
with all of our hearts.
It won't be the same, knowing you're in another classroom;
we're apart.
You taught us the most, and not to boast.
We feel like we got something extra.
You had work to do,
but we grew to love you,
just like a parent or friend.
You were a role model, a teacher too.
Your last day was around the bend.
Through tough days, and simple,
we clearly knew,
that you were meant to be our student teacher.
Yes, we mean YOU.

~~~

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Kind-Hearted Teacher

by Zamanci Nompumza
(South Africa)

This teacher note proves that students appreciate teachers who require them to do what they should, even if teachers have to shout in order to influence students to act correctly. It's a good, basic sample for others who want to write a simple thank you note for a teacher.

Teacher, you are a very kind-hearted woman
and a very wonderful teacher.
Even though you shouted a bit,
I honestly didn't mind.
You were always focused on us.
If we did not pay attention,
you sent us to detention.

I wish I could turn back the clock
to be back in your class.
You are an admirable teacher,
and as a teacher you are a star.
I love you very much.
I wish you would be my teacher next year.
I will really miss you.

To the best teacher in the world,
Mrs. A. M. Wiltshire.

~~~

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You Will Be My Teacher Forever

by Kyla Hernandez
(Philippines, Manila )

This teacher rhyming poem describes a teacher who fulfills many roles for this appreciative student, as parent and friend, as well as teacher. Isn't it amazing to read about all the feelings students have for their teachers?

You stood as my second parent;
You loved me as your child.
You taught me from your heart,
So willing and so mild.

I express my gratitude to you,
for always guiding me through,
For helping me make decisions,
To carry out my missions.

I hope you know as this school year ends
I treat you as one of my best friends.
You are also like my angel
And will forever be my teacher.

~~~

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A Teacher Is...

by Tate
(Ladera Ranch, California)

Any teacher would be happy to receive this teacher message, in the form of a rhyming and free verse poem.

A teacher is someone who guides you along,
With all of your points weak,
And all of your points strong.

A teacher is someone who knows how to inspire,
One that gives us important life lessons,
That never expire.

A teacher is there when you need them most,
Keeping you on the right path,
So that you are never lost.

A teacher is someone who can get our attention,
Planting seeds in their students,
Of curiosity and motivation.

A teacher is a role model,
Knowing how to lead us forward,
Without having to coddle.

A teacher is someone, to whom we owe gratitude,
For putting up with so many kids,
Who don’t always have the best attitudes.

A teacher is someone who helps us see,
What kind of people we are meant to be,
That is something on which we all can agree.

A teacher is someone who deserves the best,
Not just from me,
But from all the rest.

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Teachers: Our Most Valued Resource

by Raveena Rajkumar
(Trinidad&Tobago)

This student shows a great deal of respect and admiration for his teachers in this teacher appreciation message.

Teachers are a student's most valued resource.
They are like our parents.
They are there for us
through good and bad times in our lives.
They teach us right from wrong.
They know what we are capable of doing,
and they encourage us
to accomplish our goals in life.
and to reach our full potential.

Although they may get angry at us,
They only want what is best.
They mold our future for us,
and they push us to become
positive contributors to society.

Our teachers are our most valued resource,
so respect an cherish them,
and show them you appreciate
the sacrifice they make
to ensure we grow up
to be independent and respected in society.

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Teacher Dot, You Rock!

by Jenny Smith
(Johannesburg, South Africa)

This personal teacher appreciation message can serve as a sample for those who are looking for what to say in a teacher thank you note. From the parents of a student whose life was enriched, these lovely words for a teacher will always be cherished by the recipient.

Dear Teacher Dot,

A little thank you note from Gavin and Jenny Smith.

Your dedication to teaching has touched all our hearts.
You have helped to inspire Angie’s love for arts and dancing.
We know everyday she looked forward to your class.
You were more than a teacher – you were an inspiration.
We know in many years to come
she will still remember the lessons you taught her.
You have taught Angie how to dream
and express herself freely.
From the bottom of our hearts we thank you
for the hours spent with Angie
and for the many hours you spend after school
preparing classes, cutting, printing, and writing reports.
We thank you for taking the time to teach Angie.
We we thank you for making her feel safe,
and for making Angie believe that she can reach goals
and that she should always strive to do her best.
Thank you for making Angie reach her own amazing potential.

Teacher Dot – you ROCK!


We are sure Angie will never have a teacher quite like you ever again so thank you for setting the standard high. You will be missed!

~~~

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Thank You, Teachers

by Chhimi S Wangmo

This thank you note for a teacher shows just how wide the influence of teachers can be on a receptive student. For some teachers, "thank you" really seems inadequate for the amount of gratitude we feel.

Thank you, teachers, for everything,
for being nice and kind to us,
for always staying near us.

Thank you for teaching us good new things,
for making us new, better people,
helping to erase the old, bad parts of us.

Thank you for making us comfortable and happy,
for being friends with us,
for sharing your past.

I know my simple words, "Thank you,"
are not enough for all you have done,
but know that I am really very grateful to you.
Thank you very much for everything.

Thank you, teachers.

~~~

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Teacher Appreciation Message

by Devante
(New York, United States)

This teacher message describes a long relationship with a much admired teacher.

I'm thankful that I had the opportunity to be your student.
You have a quality that brings out the best in people;
This quality amplifies everyone's work ethic and overall effort.
You've been supportive and more than patient with me.
I have known you since I was in Kindergarten.
I had heard wonders about your teaching,
And I have seen these wonders and find them amazing.
I would like to thank you
For holding me to such a high standard
And never accepting less
You are the best.

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Tell Your Teachers Now!

This is like a high school assignment on an enjoyable topic, an essay on memories of school and favorite teachers. This lengthy group of words, sayings and phrases about teachers evokes nostalgia for our own school days. Do you share any of these kinds of memories?


Most of my teachers have faded from memory, so much that I couldn't write a teacher poem about them. I remember a few names, but not much about the teachers themselves. I remember a high school teacher, Mrs. Dowling, who taught advanced placement English, because I recall her requiring us to memorize a passage from Shakespeare. I memorized some lines from Macbeth. I still remember them:

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow,
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle!
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury,
Signifying nothing.

I sure don't agree with that passage! Signifying nothing? I hope not! I think everyone leaves his or her mark in some way, even if it's to eventually have a descendant who does great things long after the original parent is long forgotten.

I don't remember his name, but my Driver Training instructor taught me how to parallel park perfectly, and I can still do it.

My Home Economics teacher taught me how to sew, and using what she taught me, I won the regional Singer Sewing Contest. The prize, awarded in Chicago, was a sewing machine and $300. I still have and use that indestructible, all-metal sewing machine. What's amazing is that another student she taught, younger than I, won the national Singer Sewing Contest the same year!

The teacher I remember most fondly, now that I am older, is our choir teacher, Mr. Carr. Quiet and reserved, he nevertheless coaxed amazing music out of a bunch of ordinary teenagers. No easy pieces for us, no sir. We sang only classical: Beethoven's Ninth, Polovetsian Dances by Borodin, (from which the melody for the popular song "Strangers in Paradise" was taken), Handel's Messiah (I can still sing the alto part to the Hallelujah Chorus today). One of our favorite pieces was Randall Thompsons Alleluia. Every year, the choir would go on a picnic to some place, I don't remember where, that had a big cave, and we would all go into that cave and sing that "Alleluia."

Oh, one more thing. I remember that a friend and I caught a little mouse (by hand) in the hall and we took it to our science teacher, Mr. Johnson. I don't know what he did with it, but I was proud of myself (a girl!) for catching that mouse and not running a way from it!

Terrific memories. I'm sure I'm leaving someone important out, but my Teacher Message would be that I regret not having told my teachers how much I appreciated them back then. If you are reading this while you are still in school, do it!
~~~

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Thank You, Teacher

by Ananya D.
(Bangladore, India)

Here is a teacher message of sincere thanks from a grateful student.

Thank you dear teacher,
For what you have taught me,
For making me a better person,
And teaching me to be me.

Thank you friendly teacher,
For being there for us,
For giving us knowledge,
And for reaching out to us.

Thank you smart teacher,
For guiding our minds,
For making us better people,
And good things of all kinds.

Favorite teacher,
For all that you have done,
For all that you have given us,
We cannot thank you enough!

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My Teacher is The Best

by Addyson
(Ankeny, Iowa)

How could I resist posting this teacher message? I'm wondering if this is written by a fifth-grader, however, because this person can actually write a sentence, capitalize and punctuate correctly. Usually I edit submissions (often a LOT), but I did not do anything to this submission, to show you what I mean. If this is a fifth-grader, kudos to her teacher! I laughed aloud at the "grow up" part, since I have advanced senior citizen status!

My teacher is the best teacher in the world.
She can do the Sid Shuffle amazingly, and is so understanding.
True, she is strict, but she has to be,
otherwise her students would grow up to be nothings.
I have the best teacher in the world,
which is actually quite interesting,
because I was dreading fifth grade
because I thought my teacher would be strict and no fun.
She is anything but serious,
and I wish she could be my teacher
for the rest of my life.
In this poem, I just want to acknowledge Joanna Fuchs,
who has written poems that touch my heart
more than anything in the whole world.
I have no doubt that someday she will grow up
and someday be a more famous poet than Shel Silverstein!
I have the best teacher in the world!!!!!!
Now, to end this really long poem,
I am going to encourage students to write poetry!
I always dreaded having to write a poem for a writing unit,
but as it turns out, poetry can actually be really interesting!
so get out there and show the world what you got with poetry!
(My teacher is still the best!)

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You Are Our Mentor

by Mauwaz Ahmed
(Delhi, India)

This teacher appreciation message details the many important roles a teacher plays in the life of students.

You Are Our Mentor

When we do mistakes,
You are our escort.
When we are hurt,
You rejuvenate our wounds.
You are our mentor.
When we are lost,
You guide us.
When we need help,
You help us.
When we are in distress,
You stand by us.
You are our mentor.
You are like spring,
As you nurture tiny green sprouts into trees,
But there’s one unique quality within you:
You also turn weeds into trees.
You are like winter,
As you make us shiver
With your deep thoughts and teachings.
You are as bright as the sun,
Lighting up lessons so we can see.
You are our mentor.
You are precious to each one of us;
If you were not there
We wouldn’t exist in the same way.
You are a burning flame;
You are the lotus in a bay.
You are our mentor.
So on this joyful occasion,
We wish you a very happy teachers’ day.

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At The Ending Of The Rainbow

by Felix C. Nnorom
(Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria)

This student must have had an extraordinary teacher to write a teacher message like this one!

Endless opportunities and possibilities
you showed me
have become the pillars of my destiny,
just like the ending of the rainbow,
where the mountains kiss the sky.
Now I know I am limitless,
a treasure to my nation!

You taught me with passion;
Now with passion I write to you:
You are a giant in the sun,
a brilliant brightness.
You are my teacher,
a blessing beautiful to behold!

You helped me see the vast horizon before me,
showed me how to rise
from the mire of mediocrity
to the lofty heights of knowledge.
I now understand that many pundits
are not the most popular,
but I solemnly pledge, dear Teacher:
I will teach others as you have,
showing them the ending of the rainbow
where the mountains kiss the sky!

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I'll Never Give Up

by Karen Renay Byrd
(Trona, California)

My grades go up; my grades go down.
It makes me want to fret and frown.
My teacher never gets cross or mad
Or tells me that I'm dumb or bad.

He says I have the essential tools,
But it's up to me to follow the rules.
Nothing but fear stands in my way,
So I'll stomp it down and out today

I'll always choose to do my best
When I am challenged to the test.
Thank you teacher for showing me
Just what I can be
If I believe in me.

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Special Needs Teacher

by Brandy
(Farmington, WV USA)

Forever in our hearts you will be;
The love we needed, you could see.
You were our voice when we couldn't speak;
You were our strength when we were weak.

We will miss you as you go your way,
There is so much more we can say.
Always remember, every day
We'll love you forever for your caring way.

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Thank You, My Teacher

by Niah lynch
(St. Lucia)

Here's a teacher appreciation message from grateful students.

We just want to say thanks
For everything you've done,
For teaching us the right way,
To do everything we can.

Thank you for always helping us,
Encouraging us to persevere,
For always standing by our side,
Saying "You'll get there."

Thank you,for all your hard work,
For all your love and care.
You always treat us right,
And good and loyal and fair.

We really love you, teacher
And everything you do.
With all that being said,
We just want to thank you.

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