Teachers are the ultimate givers — they give their time, energy, and care to their students day in and day out. Even on the most tiring days, a teacher is always there, coffee in hand, ready to create a fun, interactive, and challenging learning environment for their students.
Through all the hard work, the good and the bad, what makes being a teacher so rewarding? What makes it all worthwhile? So many teachers we talk to say it’s the little things. And these little things are actually the biggest — and most meaningful — things of all. Like a handwritten note from a student, crafted straight from the heart. It’s these words of thanks or praise or recognition that help you remember, right there in that moment, you’re exactly where you should be. And you’re doing exactly what you should be doing.
We compiled some of our favorite notes from students to teachers to remind you that you are a hero to someone, you are loved, and you have the best, most important job in the world!
Who else agrees with Teaching 3rd with Mr. G?
“If it was possible, I’d be okay with getting paid in student notes for this profession,” says Teaching 3rd with Mr. G.
Try not to smile as you read this…
“This. This is just one of the reasons I love my job. I love my kids so much. I’m so lucky!” says Mrs Smith in 5th.
You da best!
“This is why I teach,” says Teaching in Rain.
We’re not sure who Lilly is, but Mrs. Shelton is LOVED.
“These notes. Make my day,” says Sarah Shelton.
You really are your students’ best friend.
“Why I teach first grade!” – First Grade Fun Times
A moment Mrs. Miller will never forget.
“So… this was my interactive whiteboard today. This idea was from one of my students and brought tears to my eyes. They make me feel so appreciated!” – Joanne Miller
They say pictures are worth 1,000 words. – KABB Educational Resources
All the feels.
“Love them. Seriously just love them.” – Lucky Little Learners
When you get a note from “maybe your fav student.” – Teaching in Room 6
Notes that have you have to decode are the best ones!
“I’m not ready to send them to ‘secent grad’!! Love these kids so much!” – Jennifer Crisp