A simple "thank you" poem for an elementary school or prekindergarten teacher could say, "Thank you teacher for helping me to grow. You guided me and showed me lots of things I didn't know. I learned so much from you and I can't wait to share my knowledge. I'll always remember your very kind ways, even when I get to college!"
Thank you poems for teachers of older students may take a little more effort and should come directly from the student. An example of a simple rhyming poem from an older student is, "It's been a great year, thanks for all you've done. I appreciated your class much more than you know — I actually had lots of fun."
An example of a free verse poem for an older student's teacher is, "I'm better than I was last year, your class taught me so much. I'll always remember the impact you've had on my life and my growth. I'll take your lessons with me wherever I go."
Not Profit Central notes that the end of the school year is a popular time for kids to give thank you poems to their teachers. Although rhyming poems are common, Poem Source says it has received a number of requests for free verse thank you poems about teachers.