An elementary art teacher from Texas, United States paid homage to her students by wearing a dress featuring their drawings during their school art show.
The heartwarming sight was shared on Twitter by Charlece Lake, the teacher’s daughter, last March 22. In the post, Lake’s mother can be seen wearing a dress which had been drawn on by her students.
“My mom is the cutest art teacher ever!!” she said. “She made a dress and had every one of her students draw one thing on the dress for her to wear. This was her at her student’s art show tonight.”
The art teacher was identified as Rebecca Bonner, a teacher at the McAuliffe Elementary School in Highland Village, as per TV show Good Morning America on March 25.
Bonner apparently got the dress idea from a private Facebook group of art teachers. The group is an avenue for educators to “share ideas, inspire each other and try to lift each other up.”
“I got fabric markers and Sharpies. I laid out my dress for two weeks and just let them doodle on it,” Bonner said in the report. “Being their teacher dressed up in their doodles is always fun.”
She also said the project was a great way to get her 580 students, whose ages ranged from 3 to 11 years old, “excited about art.”
“I think it’s really important for kids to have that outright, to have that place to create, and that freedom to create,” added Bonner.
Lake, meanwhile, who simply thought the picture of her mom was cute, had no idea it would blow up on social media. As of this writing, Lake’s tweet has amassed over 107,000 favorites and 12,000 retweets.
“[My mom is] really passionate about showing how important teaching is, and the arts are, in school,” she said in the report. “I think she just inspires students to be creative and just make their mistakes into something beautiful.”
Lake, who is currently in college and aims to become a teacher as well, credits her mom for inspiring her. Cody Cepeda/JB
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