Teachers are really the underrated heroes of our time!
They can shape young minds and make kids want to go to school, teach them about the world and teach them to be good. Basically, other than the parents, teachers have the second-greatest influence on children, so if you get a really good teacher, you are a very lucky kid indeed.
A group of very lucky kids are the students of Rebecca Bonner, 46, an art teacher at Mcauliffe Elementary School in Highland Village, Texas as it is obvious that she is very passionate about both her work and her students. Why?
Well, recently, her daughter Charlece, 20, took to social media to share a series of pictures of her mother wearing a very pretty and unusual dress. The dress was white, but the skirt was covered in hundreds of colorful drawings, which yes, her students had drawn!
Here’s a picture of her below:
“My mom is the cutest art teacher ever!” Charlece wrote. “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. I’M SOBBING.”
Apparently, the teacher purchased the dress on Amazon and then for the next two weeks had her students draw and doodle on the skirt with markers and sharpies.
Speaking to Good Morning America, the teacher said that her inspiration came from a private Facebook group for elementary school art teachers, and this was her way of making her students “excite about art”. She has 580 students aged 3-11, and thinks it’s “really important for kids to have that outlet, to have that place to create, and that freedom to create.”
Rebecca’s passion and enthusiasm for art and teaching has inspired her daughter Charlece to pursue a teaching career as well, and she is currently working towards an education degree.
“I think she just inspires students to be creative and just make their mistakes into something beautiful,” the 20-year-old told the morning show.
After Charlece shared her mother’s pictures, they quickly went viral, receiving over 100,000 likes, and people replied with heaps of praise, with one person calling her a “national treasure.”
Another said she was “inspiring,” and “you can tell she loves what she’s doing and cares about her students!”
While another person added that Rebecca is the “type of teacher that [changes] a child’s life.”
Apparently, after the pictures received so much attention, Rebecca was surprised but said, “I’m not worried about being famous or anything like that but I do think it’s great to promote the arts, because elementary art is not everywhere.”