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The Teacher Gets A+

I look forward to your class
When I come to school.
You're an awesome teacher;
I think you're very cool.

You're smart and fair and friendly;
You're helping all of us.
And if I got to grade you,
From me you'd get A+!

By Joanna Fuchs

The following teacher verse is for a teacher appreciation card or to go with a gift.

Number One Teacher

(Name of teacher),
I'm happy that you're my teacher;
I enjoy each lesson you teach.
As my role model you inspire me
To dream and to work and to reach.

With your kindness you get my attention;
Every day you are planting a seed
Of curiosity and motivation
To know and to grow and succeed.

You help me fulfill my potential;
I'm thankful for all that you've done.
I admire you each day, and I just want to say,
As a teacher, you're number one!

By Joanna Fuchs


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I am always surprised at the popularity of some of my free verse poems about teachers, since I prefer rhyming poems. When I look at the teacher poetry stats, there are lots of requests for thank you teacher poems, and I write for my audience, however, not myself, so here's a free verse teacher thank you poem.

I Want To Be Like You

Thank you, teacher,
for being my life's role model.
When I consider all you've taught me
and reflect on the kind of person you are,
I want to be like you—
smart, interesting and engaging,
positive, confident, yet unpretentious.
I want to be like you—
well-informed and easy to understand,
thinking with your heart as well as your head,
gently nudging us to do our best,
with sensitivity and insight.
I want to be like you—
giving your time, energy and talent
to ensure the brightest possible future
for each of us.
Thank you, teacher
For giving me a goal to shoot for:
I want to be like you!

By Joanna Fuchs

The most popular teacher poems are student poems for teacher, like this teacher greeting card message. Teacher poems can compare teacher to a force of nature, as this teacher poetry does. You can attach this free poem for teacher to a teacher appreciation gift or use it as a teacher greeting card saying. Looking for an inspirational poem for a teacher? This might be the one.

A Teacher for All Seasons

A teacher is like Spring,
Who nurtures new green sprouts,
Encourages and leads them,
Whenever they have doubts.

A teacher is like Summer,
Whose sunny temperament
Makes studying a pleasure,
Preventing discontent.

A teacher is like Fall,
With methods crisp and clear,
Lessons of bright colors
And a happy atmosphere.

A teacher is like Winter,
While it's snowing hard outside,
Keeping students comfortable,
As a warm and helpful guide.

Teacher, you do all these things,
With a pleasant attitude;
You're a teacher for all seasons,
And you have my gratitude!

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher poems can be rhyming poems or they can be in free verse, as this free teacher appreciation poem is. This thank you teacher poem is a Teacher Day poem that can be used by students or by administrators as teacher greeting card wishes. To make this teacher appreciation poem usable by a principal or adminstrator, change it to say, "I'd show you the positive effect you have had on this school." This is certainly a teacher inspirational poem--an inspirational poem for a teacher.

If I Could Teach You, Teacher

If I could teach you, teacher,
I'd teach you how much more
you have accomplished
than you think you have.
I'd show you the seeds
you planted years ago
that are now coming into bloom.
I'd reveal to you the young minds
that have expanded under your care,
the hearts that are serving others
because they had you as a role model.
If I could teach you, teacher,
I'd show you the positive effect
you have had on me and my life.
Your homework is
to know your value to the world,
to acknowledge it, to believe it.
Thank you, teacher.

By Joanna Fuchs

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Looking for a Teacher Appreciation Week idea? This sonnet is a teacher poem for older students and adults to give to their teachers or professors. Put this inspirational teacher poem on a classy looking card for a teacher greeting card verse. It's a teacher appreciation poem certain to make an impact.

Sonnet For An Unforgettable Teacher

(Teacher's name),
When I began your class I think I knew
The kind of challenges you'd make me face.
You gave me motivation to pursue
The best, and to reject the commonplace.

Your thinking really opened up my mind.
With wisdom, style and grace, you made me see,
That what I'd choose to seek, I'd surely find;
You shook me out of my complacency.

I thank you now for everything you've done;
What you have taught me I will not outgrow.
Your kind attention touched my mind and heart;
In many ways that you will never know.

I will remember you my whole life through;
I wish that all my teachers were like you.

By Joanna Fuchs

Inspirational poems for teachers are in demand as teacher greeting card poetry. This free verse thank you teacher poem is perfect for National Teacher Appreciation Day. Use it in a card or with a gift.

The Best Teachers

Teachers open up young minds,
showing them the wonders of the intellect
and the miracle
of being able to think for themselves.
A teacher exercises
the mental muscles of students,
stretching and strengthening,
so they can make challenging decisions,
find their way in the world,
and become independent.
The best teachers care enough
To gently push and prod students
to do their best
and fulfill their potential.
You are one of those.
Thank you.

By Joanna Fuchs

This teacher appreciation poem says it all. Your teacher would love getting this teacher poem as a teacher greeting card message or attached to a gift.

The Most Admired Teacher

(Name of teacher),
The most admired teacher
Would be caring, kind and smart.
She'd always have her students'
Best interests in her heart.

She'd help us love to learn.
Her lessons would be clear.
She'd motivate with praise,
And always be sincere.

She'd be upbeat and supportive,
And a great role model too.
She'd be the perfect teacher;
She'd be just like you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a short teacher appreciation poem perfect for a card or gift tag.

Rainbow Teacher

A good teacher
is a brilliant light,
illuminating the prism of life,
revealing to students
a rainbow of possibilities.

By Joanna Fuchs

This message to a teacher in the form of a teacher poem is perfect for teacher appreciation.

Good Guide

A smart and really good teacher
Should be a good guide, not a preacher.
She’d open each mind
Therein treasures to find;
Encouragement would be her best feature.

You have this good quality and more;
You inspire each brain to explore.
Our respect you are earning;
You’ve made us love learning,
As no teacher has before.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher poetry and verse is very popular. This poem for teacher, in free verse, is a teacher appreciation poem and a thank you teacher poem.

I'll Remember You Always

Rarely does someone
get to influence a person's life
in a positive way
for a lifetime,
as a teacher can,
fostering optimism and confidence,
providing knowledge that leads to success,
and being a good role model,
as you have,
and you are,
and you will...
forever.
I'll remember you always.
Thank you.

By Joanna Fuchs

This favorite teacher poem is a thank you poem for a special teacher. Use it as a teacher greeting card saying or with a gift. Rhyming poems like this are especially popular.

Thank You, Teacher

Thank you, skillful teacher,
For teaching me to be
A stronger, smarter person,
Academically.

Thank you, favorite teacher
For acting like a friend,
And taking time to show me,
Lessons hard to comprehend.

Thank you for your caring
And lots of other stuff;
For all the things you gave me,
I can't thank you enough.

By Joanna Fuchs


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Teacher poetry should make the teacher feel good. This poem for teachers in free verse lets the recipient know how special he or she is.

I Wouldn't Know...

If I hadn't had you as my teacher,
I wouldn't know
how much fun learning can be,
satisfying to the brain and heart,
filling me with essential knowledge
I can use all my life.
I wouldn't know
some teachers stand out from others
in their desire to maximize
students' potential
for educational fulfillment,
success and happiness.
If I hadn't had you as my teacher,
I just wouldn't know.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher poems can talk about different kinds of teachers. We've all had teachers we remember all our lives, the star teachers. This teacher appreciation poem is for that kind of teacher. This fits well in a card, or you could print and frame it and use it as a teacher appreciation gift idea. A rhyming poem like this is a great poem for teacher!

Star Teacher

I always love your class;
Your teaching helps me see,
That to have a happy life,
Learning is the key.

You understand your students;
You're sensitive and smart.
You're a skillful teacher;
I knew it from the start.

I'm grateful for your wisdom
For the teacher that you are;
You're a very good person,
And as a teacher, you're a star!

By Joanna Fuchs

Here's a poem about teachers that emphasizes how important a good teacher can be in a student's life. It's a thank you teacher poem sure to make your teacher feel good.

Some Teachers

What we learn forms the filter
through which we view the world.
What we learn
determines how we live our lives.
Some teachers teach us the right things
and make them easy to understand.
Some teachers make learning fun,
a joy that enriches all we do.
Some teachers help lead us
toward success and happiness.
Some teachers are very important to us;
we will always remember them.
You are one of those teachers.
Thank you for being my teacher.
I really appreciate you!

By Joanna Fuchs

Poem From Teacher To Student

During National Teacher Appreciation Week, while students are looking for teacher thank you poems, perhaps teachers might like this rhyming poem from teacher to student to give to their best and brightest, or even to the whole class.

Students Like You

With students like you, teaching is easy
I look forward to each day;
Your wondering minds keep me on my toes;
You make teaching more like play.

Students like you make teaching rewarding;
When I go home, I'm content;
You pay attention, you learn—giving me
A sense of accomplishment.

Thank you for being the way you are,
For making my job so much fun.
I'll remember how good you made me feel,
Even when my teaching is done.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Retirement Poems

Teacher appreciation poems should include poems for teachers who are retiring. This teacher poem is a free teacher retirement poem. Those of you who are typing that search term or teacher retiring poem or retired teacher poem, I hope this works for you. You can use this as a teacher greeting card wish or attach it to a gift. This is a poem for a special teacher.

Now That You're Retiring

Now that you're retiring
We can tell you how we feel;
Our heartfelt admiration
Is deeply felt and real.

You've been a great role model
For teachers and each kid;
You showed us how to be
In everything you did.

We'll miss your fine example;
We'll miss the things you gave;
Our pleasant memories of you
We'll recall and carefully save.

We wish for your retirement
The best of all your days;
May you discover sweet fulfillment
In new and rewarding ways.

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher retirement poems are in great demand. This teacher appreciation poem should linger long in the mind of the retiree.

As You Retire

As you retire,
know that we will miss you.
Every day, we will feel a gap,
an empty space in our lives
that used to be filled
with the pleasure of seeing you.
As you retire,
look back on your major accomplishment:
the lives you touched, influenced,
and improved forever.
As you retire,
know how important you are to everyone,
a gem, a unique treasure
that we could never replace.
As you retire,
be fulfilled, be happy, be at peace;
you deserve it.

By Joanna Fuchs

Preschool and Kindergarten
Teacher Poems

teacher with preschoolers for poems teachersTeacher poems can be for students of different ages. Just as I designed "Sonnet For An Unforgettable Teacher" for advanced high school or college level students as a poem for teacher, I also wrote poems from child to teacher. I tried to write this kid poem for teacher for the youngest students—a kindergarten teacher poem, for example. Keeping the vocabulary simple while saying something heartfelt (plus making it rhyme) wasn't easy. Here's the result: a poem for the preschool teacher. For little kids, it has to be a rhyming poem, of course.

Special Teacher

Thank you special teacher
For helping me to know
The things I need to learn
To live my life and grow.

I feel good with you because
Your teaching makes me see,
If I work at it, I can do it.
Thanks for showing me!

By Joanna Fuchs


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Poems for teachers that are written for young children are very popular. These teacher appreciation sayings, messages and wishes can be used by kids on cards or with gifts.

Lessons Are Fun

I'm happy you're my teacher;
Thanks for all you do.
You make learning easy;
Your lessons are fun, too!

By Joanna Fuchs

And here's another teacher poem for a younger child, a poem for Teacher Appreciation Week. It's suitable for an end of the year poem for teacher or a goodbye poem for teacher.

We'll Remember You

Thank you teacher for helping us
To learn what we need to know
We'll all remember you
No matter where we go.

Thank you, teacher, for being
So nice and kind and good;
We like you so much, teacher,
We'd stay here if we could!

By Joanna Fuchs

Teacher Prayer

Many thousands of people are typing teacher prayer into their search box, so I wrote a free verse teacher poem to be used as a teacher prayer or teacher appreciation saying. Here it is.

Teacher Prayer

Dear Lord, bless these teachers mightily
as they seek to teach, enrich and guide
Your precious children.
Grant them abundant resources to do their job,
intelligence, wisdom, sensitivity, kindness,
and the material things that make it possible
to turn some of these tender green plants
into the strong, stable trees that will lead our nation,
to transform some of these buds into brilliant flowers
that will bring light, color and happiness
to all who encounter them,
and to give every one of them the tools
to be creative, and productive and to develop
their own kind of success in the world.
Lord, wrap Your loving arms around these teachers
who give so much of themselves to grow our youth
into creative, responsible adults.
We pray that You will immerse them
in your boundless, transcendent love.
We pray that You will strengthen and soothe them
when they have given so much of themselves
that they need Your extra attention, Your extra care.
We love, respect and admire these teachers, Lord
and we pray that you will watch over them always--
these special people who hold our children
and our future in their hands.
Amen.

By Joanna Fuchs

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