The walls, stair railings, and bulletin boards were covered at one elementary school in an attempt to have positive Post It Notes help spread kindness among students.
At Pettit Park Elementary School, thousands of the small sticky notes covered open spaces.
18 fourth grade students in Holly Mann’s class has been secretly working on the project of writing positive messages on the Post Its for over a month. The result was a uplifting surprise to the rest of the school.
“This was just a small discussion that exploded into something big,” said Manns, giving her students full credit for the idea.
The class discussion that inspired the students was about a Positive Post It Note Day movement that was started by 17-year-old Caitlin Haacke. Haacke had been the victim of a bully who broke into her locker and used her iPad to post hate messages to her Facebook page. Her response was to post hundreds of positive Post It Notes on all the lockers at school.