50+ ways to say thank you to your teacher

As the end of the school year nears, you might be thinking about the best way to thank that extra special teacher for all their hard work over the last year.

From spending late nights marking homework and dealing with classroom drama on a daily basis to patiently answering a billion and one questions, teachers certainly have a lot on their plate. One great way to show your appreciation for everything they’ve done is by writing them a thank you note.

Whether you’re looking for something cheeky or perhaps something a little more inspirational, you’ll be sure to find something that suits you in our wide range of original teacher cards. And then, all you need are some thoughtful thank you messages for teachers to scrawl inside your brilliantly thortful card!

But for anyone who may be struggling with exactly what to write in a teacher thank you card, we’ve come up with 50+ thank you teacher card messages for you– so go grab your pen and let’s get writing!

Searching for the perfect card to thank your teacher? Have a little peek at our wonderful range of options below!

Classic thank you messages for teachers

Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple, and if you’re not sure what sort type of card you want to get then you can’t really go wrong with a classic thank you card accompanied by a lovely message inside:

  • You’ve been such a big help to me, and I have learned so much in school this year due to your support, thank you!
  • I’m going to miss having you as my teacher and your future students are lucky to have you.
  • Thank you for coming into class every day with a smile on your face.
  • I couldn’t have asked for a better teacher, thank you for always going the extra mile for your students.
  • Thank you for being the best teacher in the whole wide world!
  • You made learning fun, and I wanted to let you know that all your hard work and patience hasn’t gone unnoticed.
  • Thank you for always believing in me and encouraging me to reach my full potential!
  • Your kindness, patience, and enthusiasm for teaching is inspiring.

Funny thank you notes for teachers

In every class, there’s always going to be the class clown and if you think you’ve earned that title then you might find it fitting to get a funny teacher card. And to top it off you can add an extra tongue-in-cheek note that will be sure to bring a smile to the teacher’s face:

  • Thank you for giving my parents a much-needed break during the week!
  • Psst! I know I’m your favourite student… don’t worry, I won’t tell the others.
  • Let’s just hope you don’t have to teach my little brother in a few years, he’s much worse than me!
  • I pinky promise to hand in that long overdue homework next time we have class together.
  • Thank you for teaching me all the things my parents never could.
  • Congratulations, you made it through the school year!
  • I hope you like this card… that my mum bought.
  • Another school year complete, fingers crossed the next one is a bit easier!

Thank you messages for teachers using quotes

We’re not all wordsmiths and when it comes to expressing gratitude it can be tricky to figure out what you want to say. So, if you’re feeling a bit stuck on what to write, why not let someone else do it for you? Including thank you quotes for teachers from students is a great way to show your appreciation!

Below are some of our favourite teacher-related quotes you might want to include in your card:

  • “One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai
  • “Your heart is slightly larger than the average human heart, but that’s because you’re a teacher.” – Aaron Bacall
  • “Teaching is the greatest act of optimism.” – Colleen Wilcox
  • “Education is the key to success in life, and teachers make a lasting impact in the lives of their students.” – Solomon Ortiz
  • “It’s the teacher that makes the difference, not the classroom.” – Michael Morpurgo
  • “Teaching is more than imparting knowledge; it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts; it is acquiring understanding.”—William Arthur Ward
  • “The best teachers are those who show you where to look but don’t tell you what to see.” – Alexandra K Trenfor
  • “The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery” –Mark Van Doren

How to thank a teacher as the parent

Looking for some thank you messages for teachers from parents? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. It might be that you as the parent are feeling particularly thankful to a certain teacher who has gone above and beyond, or you might just simply be impressed that they’ve managed to put up with your child’s antics for the past year.

Either way, sending thank you words to teachers is hugely important, and there’s no reason why they can’t come from the parents! But, if you can’t quite find the right words, here are a few suggestions:

  • Thank you for everything that you’ve done for our child, we really appreciate it.
  • Make sure to enjoy the summer holidays, you deserve it!
  • Thank you for creating a great learning environment and encouraging our child to reach their full potential.
  • As a parent, I just want to say that you’ve been a brilliant teacher and I can’t thank you enough.
  • Our child has grown so much and always comes home happy since you started teaching them, thank you for believing in them.
  •  We’re so grateful for your patience, wisdom and encouragement this year!
  • Your efforts definitely don’t go unnoticed in our household, so we just wanted to say thanks for all you’ve done.
  • I wish I’d had a teacher like you in my school days!

How to thank a teaching assistant

We all know that teaching assistants have a huge impact on a student’s life, so it’s important to recognise their special efforts. Here are eight creative ways you can express gratitude to the teaching assistant in your life!

Some of these messages are also perfect for any teacher figures, such as mentors, coaches, or particularly wise family members!

  • Thank you for all your help this year, you’ve truly helped me grow into the person I am.
  • To the world’s best teaching assistant, you’ve been an incredible mentor to me!
  • I hope you know that you’ve truly made our classroom feel like home.
  • To my amazing teaching assistant, you’ve made this year one I’ll never forget.
  • Who knew learning could be so much fun? Thank you for always brightening my day.
  • Thanks for never doubting me and always believing in me! Your encouragement is greatly appreciated.
  • Every classroom needs a teaching assistant like you!
  • Sending you some much deserved appreciation for all you’ve taught me.

End-of-year thank you messages

Rather than buying an expensive end-of-year gift, why not write a sentimental message to express your thanks. Words often have more of a lasting impact, making them the perfect way to express gratefulness!

Whether you’re moving up a school year, going to a new school, or graduating university, here are some thank you messages your teacher will treasure:

  • Thank you for a truly memorable year of laughter, growth, and learning!
  • Thanks for going above and beyond this year, your lessons have been invaluable.
  •  I’ll forever remember your wisdom and guidance, thank you for all you’ve taught me over the years!
  • Your patience, kindness, and encouragement have shaped me into the person I am.
  • What an adventure! Thanks for making this year one I’ll never forget.
  • I’m beyond grateful for this past year of fun, learning, and enjoyment.
  • Thank you for being an important part of my schooling story.
  • You’ve inspired me to become the best version of myself, so thank you for all you’ve done!

Short and sweet thank you messages

Sometimes less is more, and you might be looking to express your thanks in just a few simple words. If so, don’t worry, we’ve got plenty of brief thank you messages for you! Here are some short and sweet ways in which you can say thank you:

  • You’re the teacher everyone wishes they had.
  • Who knew learning could be so much fun!
  • Thank you for sharing your knowledge this year.
  • I think you’re a truly fantastic teacher.
  • You inspire me to be better every single day!
  • Your guidance has shaped me into the person I am.
  • To the best teacher ever, thank you for all you’ve done.
  • Because of you, I’ve looked forward to coming to school this year!

Sending thank you notes to teachers is a great way to show your appreciation, and receiving a little thank you card from grateful families is bound to brighten any teacher’s day. Hopefully, with these thank you card messages for teachers suggestions, you now know exactly what type of message would be right for your favourite teacher!

Perhaps you’re on the lookout for a little extra something to complement your thortful card but want to avoid adding yet another novelty ‘World’s Best Teacher’ mug to their giant collection? If you’re currently looking for inspiration, you should definitely check out our guide on the best gifts for teachers.

Maybe they’re leaving for one reason or another? Well, our blog on what to write in a teacher’s leaving card might be better if you want to send them off knowing what an impact they had on you.

Perhaps you have another celebration coming up soon? If so, you should definitely take a look at the rest of the thortful blog where you can find even more special occasion articles including other ‘what to write’ guides and our gift ideas section.