How to Write a Thank You for a Gift From a Class


Although teaching is one of the most stressful jobs, it can also be one of the most rewarding. Sometimes it is common to receive a gift from a class as an expression of their gratitude. This can be both honorable and flattering. One way to show your appreciation for a gift is by writing a thank-you letter to the class. Even though this is not necessary, it is simply repaying one kind gesture with another one.

Step 1

Pick out a style or design that expresses how you feel. Do not randomly select a card. A generic card may seem like you did not put in effort while choosing it. Although you can print cards off of your computer, it is not recommended because the designs tend to look tacky and unprofessional.

Step 2

On the the first line write, "Dear Class," and on the second, "Thank you for the (gift)." Use a pen and write neatly. Print your message if your class consists of younger students so it is easier for them to read.

Step 3

Explain how you will use the gift and why you are grateful for receiving it. Make note if you have started using it already.

Step 4

Say thank you once more and close with "Sincerely," followed by your name. Seal the card in the accompanying envelop and present it to the class the next time that you meet.

Things You'll Need

  • Purchased thank-you card and envelope
  • Pen


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About this Author

Ian Moore is a graduate of The Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor's Degree in English and holds certifications in TESOL and Creative Writing. Ian has been writing for three years and has published work for the Transitions Abroad website as well as Demand Studios since February of 2009.

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