SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - It's all about hands on activities in Mrs. Griffin's fifth grade science class.
We found the students going on a scavenger hunt in the classroom, choosing the animal and then hunting for the food.
"I want them to enjoy coming to school above all I want them to learn I think there are ways at having fun especially at elementary and early years," said Griffin.
For 22 years Mrs. Griffin's been teaching middle school aged children.
A graduate of Savannah high school and Armstrong Atlantic State University, she never went to school thinking she would become a teacher, but when she had children of her own, the notion of teaching seemed pretty appealing.
Mrs. Griffin says it only took one day in the classroom and she fell in love.
"They give me my go in life, I love my job," said Griffin.
"I have a love for science and I love it when I can't answer questions and we have to look it up and stop and we have to find the answer and keep going," said Griffin.
Her students say it's her positive attitude that keeps them going.
Just ask Caroline Cole. Cole nominated Mrs. Griffin to be a Top Teacher.
"She's such a great teacher and she doesn't want any recognition, but she deserves it," said Cole.
We think so too which is one of the many reasons Judi Griffin is a WTOC Top Teacher.