My oldest is in 7th grade now, Grasshopper and Sensei, and this was a gift each 5th grade kid received. Each child wrote one sentence to each of their classmates on why they appreciate that person. Their teacher typed it up and printed it on beautiful paper.
It reminds me of what she was like in 5th grade and who she is now. It’s a special keepsake that she keeps pinned to her bulletin board in her room.
I was also thinking that this would make a lovely gift for anyone:
- colleague departing at work
- birthday gift (for my mom who is about to turn 90!). Must think of way to do this will all party guests!
- for any grade as a graduation gift from preschool to high school
- a classroom gift to a teacher
- a gift to a coach
I appreciate you because …
You are a funny, nice and caring person.
You are a great artist.
You have been a great friend to me since Kindergarten and you always know how to pick me up when I’m down.
You are a great friend and are very forgiving.
You are a great artist and awesome at soccer.
In art class, we were always having a fantastic time together.
You took the time to make sure that my name was spelled correctly in the talent show phamplet.
For being funny and kind to people.
For knowing what your dreams are and working towards them.
You are a funny, generous person.
You express your opinions and feelings to everyone.
You always helped me in Social Studies.
You love to laugh and are good in groups.
You are really good at typing to type the program for the variety show.
You offer help when others don’t notice.
You are really focused on the task at hand.
You made a great program for the talent show.
For chasing me.
You can get the job done in Project Adventure in gym.
For being so generous letting me borrow some books you thought I would like.
How would you use an I Appreciate You list? Please share your ideas for I Appreciate You Gift Ideas! Thank you!
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