Shout Out to Teachers

Grade Level: 
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Acts of Kindness
Letter Writing
A Simple Safe Service project from home: Let your teacher know you appreciate them and send a positive note through the online platform. The best gift you can give them is your attention and hard work ... and turn on your camera. Do your best and have patience in a tough situation.


Simple Safe Service activities are designed to spark generous action and youth and family conversations for the good of all. 

Teachers across the world are learning to teach in a whole new way as school shifts to a virtual environment. They miss their students and their familiar ways to teach and support their students. They are working hard to teach from home, and many are also caring for their own children.

  1. Sign in to your online platform and pay attention to all the messages your teacher sent you and the other students. This is how you can prepare best for class and let your teacher know you care. Do your assignments.
  2. Make a list of things you know about your teacher. You hear stories about their pets, hobbies, favorite books, and family. You see how they spent their time and what they liked to wear. Now, use your empathy to reflect on what your teacher likes. Dogs? Reading? Travel? 
  3. Draw a picture of your teacher doing something they like. Or write a note to your teacher or make a video. Tell them you appreciate or miss them. Ask them a question that shows you were paying attention to them personally. (How is your dog? What book are you reading?) 
  4. Send the letter through the online portal you are using for classroom learning. If you are not using an online portal, send your letter via email or regular mail. 
  5. Learn more with a Learning to Give lesson Thank You!

Reflection: Write a journal entry about how it felt to write your teacher a letter or draw a picture. Were you surprised how much you remember about your teacher? What do you think are the best things about being a teacher? What are the hardest things?


Find more Simple Safe Service activities.

Simple Safe Service

Learning to Give ... 

  • educates youth about philanthropy, the civil society sector, and the importance of giving their time, talent and treasure for the common good (knowledge),
  • equips youth by encouraging philanthropic behavior and experience (skills), and,
  • empowers youth to take voluntary citizen action for the common good in their classrooms, lives and communities (behavior).