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"Getting your period in the middle of seventh-grade English is awesome," said no girl ever.

That's why we're so on board with one teacher's plan to make things a little easier for her students. 

Kristin Heavner, a middle school teacher in Michigan, recently posted the above photo on Facebook to show other teachers how to help tweens who start their periods unexpectedly during school hours. 

In a discreet pouch that looks exactly like a pencil case, Heavner stashes a few pads, tampons and liners, as well as some prewrapped disposable wipes. She says her students know that they can come to her without making a huge deal out of it. 

If only this had existed back in 1994...

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