Monday, May 6, 2013

National Teacher Week - A Letter to Mrs. Beard

Illustration of female teacher holding a pointer

Goood Morning! & Happy Monday!

May 6-10th is National Teacher Week and Sunday, May 7 is National Teacher Day.

Teachers deserve at least a week's appreciation from society and from their students! A teacher's job can be a rewarding but thankless job. How many times has a teacher helped us or made a difference, but we never thanked him or her? Sometimes we don't get the chance, and other times we put it off. This week is the perfect opportunity to express thanks to your teacher.

The exercises in this worksheet will help your students compose a letter to a teacher.  Students examine verb tenses and adjectives related to the topic, and then write a letter to a teacher.

I get the ball rolling by asking students to talk about how a teacher has helped them or made a difference in a small or big way. Then I explain the purpose of the worksheet and go from there.


Write each verb in the simple past and past progressive.

Verb Tense Table


Choose verbs above to write 3 sentences like the one below.

I was reading my book when the teacher called my name.


Write a word or phrase in each space that relates to the adjective.  One is done for you.

Table of Adjectives

Letter and Envelope

In groups, discuss a special incident or characteristic about one of your favorite teachers. Write a letter to your teacher expressing thanks to her for something she did, or explaining why you liked her so much as a teacher.

Here is an example letter. It is to my first grade teacher about a true incident. I met my first grade teacher Mrs. Beard in a store one day and told her how much I had enjoyed having her as my teacher. I also told her this story, which is a perfect example of just how supporting and caring she was. Thank you, Mrs. Beard, wherever you are!


                                                                                                                          May 6, 2013

Dear Mrs. Beard,

I wanted to thank you for being a wonderful first grade teacher. When I was in first grade, I wrote a story about my father's apple tree in the garden. You liked it so much that you showed it to the other teachers in first grade. I still remember you saying, "Look at what this child wrote!" The best part was when you put an apple sticker on my paper before giving it back to me. I was so proud of myself that day! And I felt so grateful to you for making me feel that way. I will never forget you or that day.

                                                                                                                        Yours truly,

                                                                                                                        Faiza Raintree

Thank you for visiting!
Faiza Raintree

To download the worksheet for this lesson, click below.
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