Dear Mrs. Henson,

Thanks so much for a great school year. Teaching is a difficult job and we want to take this opportunity to say we appreciate the job you do.

Our son has enjoyed your class and he has learned — even some life lessons! Thanks for having high expectations and patience!

Have a wonderful summer, and again, thank you!

High school teachers don’t get many letters like this. It seems like such small gesture, but really, finding this letter in my classroom helps me have faith that I can, in fact, face the new school year.