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School Teacher Makes Beautiful Dress Out Of Artwork By Elementary School Students

  • Rebecca Bonner, an art teacher who works at McAuliffe Elementary School in Highland Village, Texas, is inspiring her students by letting them draw all over her dress.

For two weeks, Bonner let her 580 students, some as young as three, others as old as eleven, draw all over a white dress she purchased from Amazon to help get them excited about the arts.

She told CNN:

"My kids loved taking part in designing my dress. We talked about how we had to be respectful of each other's artwork and chose images that I would like on my dress. I loved watching my kids design it."


Bonner had her students "design" her dress before last year's art show so she could fully embody the children's work.

When this year's art show arrived, she decided to wear it again!

"This year as the District Art Show approached, I decided I would wear it again. My kids loved that I wore it again. A lot of the new students and my kindergartners want me to make a new one for our end of the year school art show!"



The teacher's 20-year-old daughter, Charlece Lake, posted photos of her mother on Twitter.

The images quickly went viral, with many people praising Bonner's creative idea and supportive spirit!









Bonner herself is somewhat taken aback by her sudden viral fame, saying:

"Not really sure how it went so viral. But I sure am glad that it put some positivity out into our world about public school, the fine arts, and teachers."


The elementary school teacher was especially happy to see that her dress has inspired many college-aged future educators.

"I have loved art since I could hold a paintbrush! Art has always been my passion and I am so glad I get to share that with my students every day."



Well done, Ms. Bonner!

You're inspiring us all.