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Bathroom break motivational stickers inspire South Middle School students

Eau Claire (WQOW) -

Sixth grade students at South Middle School may notice little tid bits of inspiration during their rest room break this school year.

Inspirational stickers were placed in both the boys and girls restrooms in the sixth grade wing. They are meant to act as little reminders for new middle school students who may be a bit nervous about the transition into a new school.

A sixth grade teacher saw a post in a national teacher's group on Facebook about "positivity stickers" over the summer and thought it would be a great idea to share with their students.

Principal Dianna Zeegers says the stickers are placed above the mirrors in the rest rooms. The sticker in the girl's rest room says, "she believed she could so she did," while the sticker in the boy's bathroom says, "be the best version of you."

Zeegers said placing the stickers in a place students visit frequently, allows students to see the positive reminders multiple times a day.

"We know one of the things that's important for learning is repetition of a message. So in this way, all of our kids when they use the restroom which they do often during the day will be inspired by the messages that are there. They are going to look in the mirror to see how they're looking for the day and above that mirror is going to be a positive inspirational message that let's them know that the staff here really care about them," Zeegers said.

The stickers were made and donated by signs spot in Eau Claire.

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