Students at East Lake Elementary School in the Massapequa School District understand the importance of having a positive mindset. They learn that every day is an opportunity for personal and intellectual growth.
Art teacher Patti Krakoff supported this Pinterest-inspired vision by adding inspirational messages to the staircase adjacent to the main lobby. The white lettering starts above the bottom step with the questions, “Which step will you reach to today?” The responses progress up the steps to “Yes, I did it!”
“We wanted our students to understand that every day is an opportunity to reach the next step, but it all depends on their mindset," said Assistant Principal Mary Velte. “Every time students walk up and down this staircase, it is a daily reminder that they have the power to achieve anything they set their minds to.”