This file was created as a quick activity for my students to show appreciation to a former teacher. I had each child pick a former teacher who they remember as being special and they used a circle map to brainstorm what they appreciated/are thankful for about what that teacher did for them.
They then went ahead and wrote a thank you letter to them and drew a picture.
I felt that it's important, also extremely nice for the students to show thanks to their former teacher. I know that the teachers will be extremely touched and grateful for this. We are also sending out letters for those students who are writing to a teacher not from our school or out of state.