Most of students stress out each time an exam is held, because it is the time when they have to do their best and test their skills to get the best grades. At that moment, they get under huge pressure than ever, especially when it comes to standardized testing.
The fifth-graders at Evergreen Avenue Elementary School in Woodbury, NJ, were preparing for the annual PARCC exams, a statewide test that evaluates each student at the end of the school year. Their teacher, Chandni Langford, knew they were feeling stressed, so she decided to do something drastic.
“To motivate her 5th grade students, Mrs. Langford at Evergreen Avenue prepared inspirational, growth-mindset messages for every one of her students,” explained Woodbury City Public Schools on Facebook.
“Each personalized note was written in dry erase marker on students’ desks so they could be cleaned up prior to starting PARRC.”
She also placed two donut holes on top of yellow paper with the message “Donut stress. Take your time and do your best”
Exams are always a stressful time for students, so to be greeted with inspirational messages and a treat must have helped a lot!
After the school system’s official Facebook page posted pictures, they quickly went viral. Obviously, Mrs. Langford’s personal touch is appreciated by more than just the students and parents.
Personally, I think the donut stress relievers are an excellent touch! Share this thoughtful teacher’s gesture with your friends if you think teachers like Mrs. Langford deserve applause!