Chris-ShaRee Castlebury, 27, shared proud pictures on Facebook to celebrate the last day of school with her "precious Picassos".
"My first idea that is original," she wrote.
"This is all artwork courtesy of MY first grade class! Who am I wearing? ROOM 219💜💗💙 Happy last day of school with my precious Picassos."
Castlebury uploaded snaps of her white wraparound dress decorated with colourful doodles and messages from the six- and seven-year-olds in her class.
The teacher called it a "memory" dress.
"I don't want to lose the beauty of the kids as they have to grow up and move on from me," Castlebury told TODAY.
"It is a wonderful thing, but so sad each year to fall in love with these kids and then have to say 'see ya later.'
"They become one big family to me. I never want to leave them. I cry happy tears every year seeing them grow so much."
Castlebury's creative idea was later shared on the Love What Matters Facebook page on Monday 6 June, where it was shared nearly 6,000 times in four days.
"What a fabulous teacher you are," one person commented.
"You spent hours outside of the school day working on this. Your students will appreciate all the time you spent."
Another wrote: "What a great way to share and admire what your students feel and how they express their feelings.
"I'm sure those kids will never forget having you as their teacher."