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Teacher on ISTEP: You are smart! You are enough!

Posted at 4:47 PM, Feb 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-29 16:55:03-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- It's the first day of ISTEP testing across Indiana.

Because of the importance that is put on the test results, kids can feel pressure and anxiety to perform.

A third grade teacher at Pleasant Crossing Elementary School in Whiteland didn't want her students to feel that way, so she wrote a letter to them which is now going viral.

Abby Fallis' son, Rylan, got one of the letters and she posted it on social media. Abby says she tried everything to ease her son's anxiety about ISTEP but nothing helped. 



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

Abby says the teacher found exactly the right words, "As a mom, there are not enough words to thank a teacher for a gift like that."

We agree!!