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Writing Thank You Notes

The art of a thank you note… Miss Annechini, my sixth grade teacher, taught us how to write “Bread and Butter Notes,” which has stuck with me for years. However, for years before that, my parents always told me I had to thank someone when they gave me something.

In recent years, I’ve come to believe that it’s important to thank someone when they do something nice for you. Hence, last year I began thanking my students’ parents when they chaperoned a field trip. Since we went to the Skywalk Observatory last week (and thankfully stayed together in the City of Boston), I thought it would be nice to create thank you notes for each of them. Here’s what I came up with:

Has someone done something kind for you lately? Has someone given their time to you without asking for anything in return? If so, then send them a good ol’ hand-written thank you note today.

Stacey Shubitz View All

Literacy Consultant. Author. Former 4th and 5th Grade Classroom Teacher.

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