-- MARK --
WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT A TEACHER WHO'S RETIRING
AFTER 41 YEARS?
-- MICHELLE --
WELL THIS MONTH'S TOPNOTCH TEACHER HAS PLENTY SAY
AND SING ABOUT TO NEWS' 3'S CHARLOTTE DELESTE.
WHEN YOU'RE TEACHING 3 YEAR OLDS.. YOU HAVE TO GET
DOWN ON THEIR LEVEL..
"anybody ready for hugs? welcome back hugs?"
FOR DEBBIE KONKOL, IT ALSO MEANS GETTING INTO THEIR
MINDS AND IMAGINING WONDERFUL THINGS..
(debbie and cole in the toy jeep)
"have a good trip! where you driving to? the airport.
where you flying to? well, to disneyland."
"debbie has been teaching 2 and 3 years olds here
at orchard ridge nursery school for 24 years now and
according to this nomination.. that alone should qualify
her for sainthood. "
IT'S A HARD JOB WITH A LOT OF PHYSICAL WORK.. BUT
SHE SAYS SHE'S BEEN BLESSED WITH GOOD KNEES.
AFTER 41 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS, SHE'S LEARNED HOW
TO CONNECT WITH EACH CHILD WHO'S COME INTO HER CLASSROOM
AND HERE'S WHY.
you learn 40% of everything you're going to know about
life before your 4 yeaRs old.. so these are really
important years 5:20 i'm not talking abc's and numbers..
i'm Talking about how you relate to people , how you
empathize with others.
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW TO LOVE AND BE LOVED..
you want them to love you b/c you love them so much
.. i got that on an intelectual level but now i get
it.. thumps heart.4:04
and the one thing that i always know even when adult
kids i had come back .. all i have to do is put my
arms out and i get a hug. they remember that i love
them 26 i'm going to start crying.. they felt safe
with me. so that's my most important job.. is to make
them feel loved and they're worth everything.
I'M CHARLOTTE DELESTE WISCTV NEWS 3.
-- MICHELLE --
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