Sherri Price's kindergarten class at Bartow Elementary is designing a street scene, using basic shapes like rectangles and circles.
Mrs. Price has been teaching "the basics" now for 11 years.
"I love working with the 5-year-olds and 6-year-olds because they are very impressionable at this age, and I think when I have the opportunity to start at this very young age, then you kind of mold them," said Price. "They come here not really knowing how important education is, so I think that I have an opportunity to instill that in them."
She does that through lessons that "keep it real."
She teaches in way they can relate the lessons to their everyday lives outside the classroom, and according to paraprofessional Betty Moore, the students learn those lessons and so much more.
"She not only teaches them kindergarten skills, but she teaches them life skills so that they can go on to become better citizens in our community," said Moore.
And as they continue to develop into positive citizens while advancing their education, Mrs. Price wants them to always remember more than their numbers and shapes.
"They are special," said Price. "They're just like everybody else. They may learn at a different pace, learn differently. But I want them to always remember that they are able and they can do whatever they strive to do."
So for being an inspiration while teaching more than just the basics, Sherri Price is this week's WTOC Top Teacher.
Reported by: Karla Redditte, email@example.com