Heartland's Best Teacher - Karen Jenkins - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Karen Jenkins

Karen Jenkins

Bell City Elementary School


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"She is the best teacher ever so that's why everybody loves her. She does lots of fun stuff like one time we went on an Easter egg hunt. She likes to read so she makes us read a lot. She likes everybody."

"She makes learning come to life with many hands-on projects. We get lots of treats as incentives to read, read, read. We learned to be creative by making life-sized paper dolls of ourselves. We got to collect real insects and frogs. We made real volcanoes in class and we had green eggs and ham when we celebrated Dr. Seuss' birthday. We also made Johnny Appleseed and Abe Lincoln costumes"

"She does 'school is cool' at the beginning of the year with ice cream. She has a unit on butterflies, hatching chics, frog races. Each child gets a scrapbook at the end of the year."

"She takes her time with every student and always gives them positive words to keep them motivated. The best way to teach is with love and she definitely does that."

"She gives everybody a fair chance and loves all the kids."

"She has been eligible for retirement for several years yet continues to teach because of her love and passion for teaching our youth. Mrs. Jenkins puts great emphasis on learning to read. My 1st grader is reading at almost a 4th grade level. I am so proud!"

"Whoever sends their kids to Bell City should know that she's the best teacher here."

"She is like family to pretty much everyone. She is loving and by far the best. I love her. She helps me through everything. If I need help she is there."

"I have taught with Mrs. Jenkins for more than 20 years and I know that you will not find a better teacher. She finds something special to love in every child."


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