This teacher let her students draw on her white dress and the result is PRICELESS!
Gone are the days when ‘school’ just meant books, books, and books! Teachers these days are going out of their traditional ways to make learning a fun process for kids. Haley Curfman, one such teacher did her bit to ensure the same and her out-of-the-box act has already made her an internet sensation.
What did she exactly do? Haley, who teaches second-grade students, knew that kids immensely enjoy doodling and art. The world is a literal canvas for them! Walls, furniture, books, clothes – kids spare no place when it comes to drawing. So what this teacher did is, she bought a new white dress and cheered her lil students to draw on it.
She provided them with markers, paint and a pristine white dress but with one condition – no one was allowed to cross anything. She wore the masterpiece created by her students and here’s how it looked!
One of my favorite things from this past year was this white dress I bought that my students filled with their artwork. . . . #thewearyteacher #teacherlife #teacher #teachersfollowteachers #iteach #teachersofinstagram #lifeofateacher #teachthemyoung #primaryteacher #highschoolteacher #elementaryteacher #teachergram #teacherappreciation #sharpie #art
Isn’t it so soul-soothing?
Well, this is not the first time she has done this assignment with her kids. In fact, it is the second year in a row that she completed this project with her kids. Just like us, she drew inspiration from Pinterest! The US based teacher sets up a special station with the dress and stationery for the kids to draw. And it takes around 2 weeks to 1 month to complete.
She also took it to Facebook and shared her experience about this project. She revealed the dress cost her less than $20 and encouraged every teacher to undertake this fun activity. “It’s the second year in a row I’ve brought a white dress to school and my students have filled it with their artwork. This is one of my favorite things to do in my class! #thewearyteacher
This is something I’d seen on Pinterest a few years ago and I fell in love with the idea. I think every teacher should do this! It’s a great project and an even better keepsake,” she wrote.
Here’s the full post!
It's the second year in a row I've brought a white dress to school and my students have filled it with their artwork….
In an interview, this amazing teacher revealed that she does this project to keep a memento from her kids. She further said, “It’s a great project, and an even better keepsake. I hope to do one every year. Facebook users have suggested I wear them at the students’ graduation one day, and I think that’s a great idea!”
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