Skip to content
Activity and strategy

Writing a Thank You Letter

Teaching students to write thank-you notes gives them a chance to practice braille or print skills, as well as developing social skills.

Frequently the professionals I work with do not hear a thanks or a positive word from others. They typically hear complaints, with a list of what is needed or something they must do.
 
Our journal activity for today was to write a letter to the Orientation and Mobility instructor. This student also chose to add a photo to the journal activity to help her organize her thoughts.  The O&M will receive the letter tomorrow. The student wants to write more letters, as she remembered the O&M had once said he never receives anything from the students. She knows, “This will just make him smile!”
 
Thank you note in print and braille
 
 
Figure 1:  Braille letter reads:
 
“Dear Mr. Frank,
 
I want to thank you for being the best O and M instructor ever!  I love it when you come to visit me every Friday!
 
Your student,
Minnie”
 
 
 
 
 
 
Drawing of O & M instructor
 
 
 
 
 
Figure 2:  Crayon drawing of a girl handing a letter to a man with a hat, with handwritten note saying:  “Sorry I’m not very good at drawing you.”
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Teaching to give back or pay it forward only takes a few moments, but the lesson will last a life time!
 
SHARE THIS ARTICLE
Student wrtiing on an adapted handwriting paper with four lines and highlighted
Activity and strategy

Finding the Right Paper

Jessica Hayes
Activity and strategy

TVI Creates Braille Videos with Jack Hartmann

braille
Activity and strategy

A Braille Letter Song by Queensland Department of Education