SOUTHPORT, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - When you step into Mrs. Infinger's classroom, you'll be welcomed by bright colors, bright students, and a bright smile.
You'll also notice her mantra on the wall.
"I think the most important thing is 'mistakes are proof of learning,' and that at the end of the day, I want them to know that I love them, the whole child, and they are more than just a test grade," Savannah Infinger, a second-grade teacher at Southport Elementary School, said.
Infinger is this week's Golden Apple winner.
"I'm shocked. I mean, I feel so grateful. I love these kids so much and I'm just so happy that one of them picked me to be the Golden Apple," she said.
In fact, this Golden Apple winner was freshly picked by one of her own second graders, Wyatt Evans.
"She does a lot of stuff with us and it's always very fun, so I nominated her," Evans said.
When you're in second grade, fun is part of the rubric when it comes to being a great teacher.
"She's always sweet and she always makes our activities really, really fun," Hadley Buchanan, a student in Infinger's class said.
Not only can her students break down math problems and sentences, but they can break down some dance moves too.
"Dabbing, they love to dab, yes," Infinger said with a smile.
Her kids know dances to the "Patience" song and the water cycle too.
Mrs. Infinger is showing her kids it's fun to "dab," rather, dabble in finding different and fun ways to learn.
Congratulations, Savannah Infinger!