Craig Sonntag was born in Nebraska, but lived in Manitowoc starting at the age of 3. His father and mother are both retired WELS teachers each with over 40 years of service to WELS congregations and high schools. He graduated from Manitowoc Lutheran High School and went on to Doctor Martin Luther College. After graduating from DMLC in 1989 he was called to St. Matthew’s in May of 1989. He has taught 7th & 8th grades at St. Matthew’s since 1989. While teaching in the late 1990’s, he went back to school and earned his Wisconsin State Teaching License. In 2008, he graduated from Walden University with a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in technology integration. He loves to coach and enjoys teaching the skills of any sport.
In his free time he loves to be outdoors, play golf, go up north, and travel with his family.
Craig says, "I consider it a privilege to teach God’s Word to His precious lambs at St. Matthew’s. May God bless the work that the congregation, parents, and staff do here at St. Matthew’s."
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Personal Mission Statement
My mission is to lead students to know Jesus, their Lord and Savior. I want my students to see Gods’ caring and concern for them through me. I will be a patient teacher and coach , rejoicing in my students’ successes and supportive in their failures. I will empower my students to be life-long learners who are willing to be leaders and make decisions. I will teach my students to be active, contributing members of society by researching current events and issues. I will help my students achieve the goals and dreams they have for themselves. I will establish and maintain high expectations for my students. I will stress to my students that they are accountable and responsible in the areas of: conduct, classroom performance, and peer relationships.
“Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.” William Butler Yeats(1865-1939)
On this page you will be able to find updated classroom information, ideas for parents to help their children succeed in school, assignment links, and a trove of other important information.
Classroom resources - Please check back often for updated resources
12.7.20 Block plans
American History Resources/Assignments - 12.7.20
Pearl Harbor Video
Government: A Godly Perspective Lesson 1
Government: A Godly Perspective - Lesson 2
Government: A Godly Perspective - Lesson 3
Literature - My Brother Sam is Dead
Chapter 10 - 11 questions
Chapter 12 questions & vocabulary (week of 10/26)
American History Resources/Assignments
6.2 PowerPoint 6.2 quiz
6.3 PowerPoint 6.3 quiz
6.4 PowerPoint 6.4 quiz
Chapter 7 activity sheets - due at the end of the chapter
Primary Sources - Shays Rebellion
Primary Sources - Bill of Rights
Articles of Confederation vs. U.S. Constitution
7.1 PowerPoint 7.1 quiz review
Science Section Activity sheets
5.3 - 5.5 PowerPoint review with Flood references
6.1 Forces in Earth's Crust
6.2 Earthquakes and Seismic Waves
6.2 Comparing Richter and Moment Magnitude Scales
6.3 Monitoring Earthquakes PPT
6.3 Monitoring Earthquakes activity - due Wed
6.3 Earthquake probability activity - due Wed