For teachers who want to participate in the Note Project by sharing a lesson on appreciation with their students, we offer a Lesson Plan on “The Importance of Appreciation” that can be completed in 30-60 minutes. The lesson plan includes discussion questions, activities, and inspiring quotations about appreciation and gratitude. The goal is to help students understand the “why, who and how” of appreciation, and for each student to complete the lesson with a note of appreciation that they can send to someone.

As an additional assignment (which could be for extra credit!), students can also participate in the Note Project. There is no cost to participate. The students simply pledge to send at least one note of appreciation to someone – a pledge they can fulfill by sending the note they write as part of this lesson.

To download the Lesson Plan, click here: Note Project Lesson Plan


  1. Deborah May 3, 2011 at 7:53 am #

    My son’s class at Canadian International School Singapore participated in The Note Project. He just emailed me his appreciation note
    Thank you!

  2. jess nowakowski March 29, 2011 at 7:19 pm #

    I chose to write to my best friend Corey because he has been their for me when everyone else was not. He stayed by my side and never let anything get in the way of our friendship. We have only been friends for a few years, but we made alot of memories in thoes years and he changed my life completely. I do not know what i would do with out him in my life.

  3. Israa A. Mahmood March 6, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Your lesson plan reminded me of the other side of teaching which is beyond the simple pouring of information into students’ heads. It’s an experience that touches people real life.

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