Sunday, May 15, 2016

Fifth graders appreciate encouragement

When students in Ms. Langford's fifth-grade class at Evergreen Avenue School in Wooodbury, NJ, entered their classroom to take their PARCC standardized tests, they were surprised. Each of the 17 student desks had an encouraging note from Langford. When pictures of the desks were uploaded to Facebook, they quickly went viral. Here's one.

Each note is written with a dry erase marker, so it can be cleaned up prior to starting the test. She wrote the notes after many students expressed concern about the test, fearing they would be "held back" if they did not pass. Langford feels students are sometimes tested too much. She believes we should let kids be kids.

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