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May042009

Teacher Appreciation

Teacher Thank You © 2009 Cameron BlazerThis week is teacher appreciation week all across the United States. Did you forget? I know, me, too. Which is kind of ridiculous since a) my mom has been a public school teacher for 39 (!) years and b) I designed these teacher appreciation cards about 3 months ago. Oy.

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It takes a lot of guts to stand up in front of a room of kids (whether they're 5 or 15) and take on the responsibility of teaching them to read, to write, to add or subtract, to question--to THINK. I know that I am a better person for every teacher who patiently answered my third or fourth question on a subject--and better yet, for the teachers who returned my barrage of questions with a few of their own. I've spent more than half of my life in school, and I have quite a few teachers for whom to be thankful. So, to Sallie Ballard, Susan Skelton, Courtney Sommers, Kara Gwynne-Vaughn, Cathy Woods, Geri Sklarz, Carolyn Matalene, Roy Schwartzman, Keen Butterworth, Peter Sederberg, Lorri Unumb, Mike Seekings, and John Simpkins, thank you, thank you, thank you.

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I designed these cards to be their own envelopes, and there are two on each page--I printed mine on cardstock, but they'd be just fine on plain paper, too. When you print the file, be sure to print the page with no scaling, or the cut and fold lines will be all wopsy. Make a vertical cut down the center at 4.25". Then make a fold 2" from the bottom and another 6.25" from the bottom--that should leave you with two flaps and a 4.25" square in the middle. Fold the two white flaps over one another and seal with tape or a dot of glue or a sticker. As always, print as many as you like and give them away freely, just don't sell or redistribute them electronically, s'il vous plaît.

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Reader Comments (8)

Yay for teaching! (When does vacation start?) I love these.

May 4, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterteacher Emily

These are beautiful! Thank you -- I will be using these this week for both of my children's teachers. Thanks again!

I love these! Now I don't have to make my own:-) Thanks!

I'll be linking:-)

These are just adorable. I've bookmarked them to use later! Thanks for sharing.

May 11, 2009 | Unregistered Commentergeek+nerd

Wonderful idea. I have a few friends who are teachers, and am amazed at their stamina. It's go-go-go all week, and they are always "on". I could deal with standing in front of the class, but I don't think I could deal with the daily grind of it, and the after hours of prep and marking — it's just a ton of work. So kudos for you for putting something together to thank teachers. They deserve it!

May 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermchen

Thanks, Cam! I love your cards, and I'm touched to be on your list. :-)

May 15, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLorri Unumb

Hi!

Today I posted an entry on my blog with a link to this printable tutorial.

Would you let me know if that's OK?

Thanks,

Nancy Ward
http://paperfriendly.blogspot.com

May 26, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Ward

Thank you so much for this printable
I have featured it on my blog today at http://thatcutelittlecake.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/printable-teacher-thank-you-notes.html

July 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVirginie

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