Mr. Wilkes is amazing the the kids. This is the first year that my son is excited to go to school. He struggled in the past few years. He has lots of energy and would constantly get in trouble for having a wandering imagination. Not this year! Mr. Wilkes used his energy as a teaching method. For example, they were studying the middle ages, he took the kids outside and worked like the middle ages. My son came home so muddy, but with the biggest smile on his face, telling me all about the middle ages and the work and the feast that they used to have (Mr. Wilkes brought in a feast for the kids too.) it is so heart warming to see this kid so exited to learn. Grades? Well, report cards just came out. He went from a straight C level report to all A's except for one B and on C. To me and my kid...mr. Wilkes at GWA is THE BEST TEACHER ON THE PLANET!
Our other big accomplishment is....ASHLEY EARNED HER MEDALLION! I'm so proud of her for this. She worked so hard. I didn't get a good picture of her face in with the medallion so...
Here is the medallion
and here is Ashley on the same day