Kristen Collins is this week's Golden Apple winner

Published: Apr. 11, 2018 at 6:00 PM CDT
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If you were to walk into Kristen Collins' sixth grade science class at Deane Bozeman School this week, you may think you were walking into a broadcast course.

Ms. Collins is taking lessons out of the textbook and showing her students how to apply their knowledge of science to real life scenarios.

Their lesson this week is to create public service announcements to warn listeners or viewers about natural disasters, including tsunamis and avalanches.

In other words, these students might take the NewsChannel 7 team's jobs one day, however, we didn't visit their class to recruit new reporters.

In this breaking news story, Ms. Collins is this week's Golden Apple winner!

When we came into her class Wednesday afternoon, her students broke out into a round of applause.

"That is amazing. I'm really surprised and flattered," Ms. Collins said.

Amazing is a word we heard a lot, both from her and her students.

"Ms. Collins, you're amazing. I love you and you're an amazing teacher and thank you," Darci Wicker, one of her students, said.

Similarly, another student, Emma Tanton, said, "I love you, Ms. Collins and you're an amazing teacher and never let anyone else tell you different than that."

Not only is she an amazing teacher, but her students said she makes learning fun.

"She's fun and she always brings fun into the classroom without making it boring or anything," student Tommy Hedges said.

"She is one of the best teachers I've ever had. She's one of the best, like, there's no better than her. You can't get better than that," Trystin Jones, another student, said.

As a product of Bay District Schools herself, Ms. Collins said she hopes to inspire future educators one day.

She also hopes that in 10 to 20 years her students will remember what she instilled in them.