If you thought Ms. Frizzle from the Magic School Bus had some unique (amazing) dresses, this teacher is going to blow you away!
An elementary school art teacher in Texas came up with a creative, collaborative assignment for her students: to color on a white dress, which she later wore in celebration of each of them. Little did she know, the dress would go viral.
Rebecca Bonner teaches art to 580 students ranging from 3-11 years old. She loves to find new ways to get them excited about art and engage their creative sides. Recently, Rebecca came across the idea of having her students color doodles on a dress through a Facebook group she is part of. She simply thought it was a fun way to get the kids interested in a new project, and work together.
When the dress was done, Rebecca loved it so much, she decided to take it to the next level by wearing it to her students’ art show.
Her daughter, Charlece Lake, loved the dress so much (and loved how joyful her mom was wearing it) she shared a few images on Twitter.
It didn’t take long for people to take notice of Rebecca’s wonderful dress. The tweet quickly went viral and has racked up nearly 13,000 retweets and more than 111,000 likes.
Both Rebecca and Charlece had no idea the dress would gain this much attention, but they are using as an opportunity to spread the word about the importance of art in elementary education. Rebecca told Good Morning America, “I think it’s really important for kids to have that outlet, to have that place to create, and that freedom to create”.
While Rebecca is busy being teacher of the year (as far as we’re concerned), people on Twitter are astonished by the creativity the students showed on the dress, not to mention the talent that was evident in some of the doodles.
Rebecca truly accomplished her mission to find a way to excite her students and trigger creativity – and the result is truly incredible!
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