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Hand-made Gestures of Appreciation. As those of us with children are nearing the end of the school year, why not show a little appreciation for the teachers who have held their hands when we haven’t been there? I encouraged my son to do something for his teachers (he is 5, in a Montessori class and has three teachers) and since he loves drawing/making we thought cards would be a great idea. Writing letters / cards is a great way for kids to show appreciation and put effort into something simple for someone else AND they get to practice writing and spelling – which in our case is something my son DOES NOT enjoy in the slightest…however when I put it across to him like this ~ ‘how about writing a special message for each teacher to read?!’ suddenly it didn’t seem like ‘practice’ or a ‘chore’ anymore! I asked Ismail to think about just one thing he could say about each teacher then we ended with thank you and love from. He tried to write everything himself and asked me for spelling help when he was stuck. I had this pack of blank white cards and pink envelopes which …