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This Mom Asked Her Son Why He Was Crying. Then He Showed Her This Letter From School.

A teacher’s letter to her third grade class is going viral with its inspiring message that students are much more than any test score. The letter came to Abby Martin’s attention when she picked her son up from school. The boy was crying and when she asked him about it, her son showed her the amazing letter. Now Martin has posted it to her Facebook and we’ve reprinted it here, as well. Martin told Buzzfeed that the letter brought her son great comfort and helped him feel less anxious about upcoming tests.

“When it comes from your teacher, and it’s something that’s so poignant, it really stuck with him,” said Martin.

“Rylan got in the car today and told me he was embarrassed because he cried at school. I asked him what upset him, and he told me he cried because he was happy about a letter his teacher gave his class before they take ISTEP. Needless to say, when I read it, I cried too. We need not just more teachers like her, but also more people like her in this world. ‘These tests do not define you. There are many ways of being smart. YOU are smart! YOU are enough! You are the light that brightens my day and the reason I am happy to come to work each day. So, in the midst of all these tests, remember that there is no way to “test” all of the amazing and awesome things that make you, YOU.’”

Rylan got in the car today and told me he was embarrassed because he cried at school. I asked him what upset him, and he…

Posted by Abby Martin on Friday, February 26, 2016

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