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Mr. Sonntag's Classroom

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

Welcome to Mr. Sonntag's Classroom Homepage! 

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 due to COVID 19  - Please check back often for updated resources

Weeks 5 & 6 - April 20th & April 27th
Religion - Devotion Writing
/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Writing a Devotion activity.docx

Math Resource Links Pages

/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Math Resources - week 5 and 6.docx

Science Resources

Cow Heart Dissection Lab
Label the heart using your textbook and the online lab. Terms are on the back of this sheet – use this video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUwm84HGS6E&ab_channel=RenHartung
Answer the question about the video on the next page too.
Another good resource: https://www.biologycorner.com/anatomy/circulatory/heart/heart_dissection.html

16.1 - 16.3 resources
cow heart lab video link - use video up to 16:15 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUwm84HGS6E&ab_channel=RenHartung
Mr. Parr video -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mDSFxcf2UgQ&ab_channel=ParrMr  
Harvard Step Test Lab video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mekPTS_LVv4&ab_channel=Stacie

digital copies of 16.1-16.3 worksheets
16.3 /home/140007559/140007633/Images/lsrr163.pdf
16.1 /home/140007559/140007633/Images/lsrr161.pdf
16.2 /home/140007559/140007633/Images/lsen162.pdf

World Geography Resources
masks - https://cultureofmasks.weebly.com/egyptian-masks.html
examples - /home/140007559/140007633/Images/African Masks.jpg 
                  /home/140007559/140007633/Images/African Masks 2.jpg

Tom Sawyer Audio Files

















Science Resources
/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Skeletal System Powerpoint.pptx

/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Chtr 14.2_14.3Joint_Injury_Fractures_sprains_tears.ppt

World Geograph59/140007633/Images/skeletal and muscular system notes updated.ppt




Math Resource Links Pages
/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Math Resources - week 1 and 2.docx

Weeks 3 & 4 - April 6th & April 13th

Religion/Bible Study Links
/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Seven Words from the Cross Personal Devotion.docx


Math Resource Links Pages
/home/140007559/140007633/Images/Math Resources - week 3 and 4.docx

Science Resources
Food and Energy/home/140007559/140007633/Images/FoodandEnergy[1].ppt
Nutrition - /home/140007559/140007633/Images/nutrition.ppt
Nutrition/Digestion Jeopardy Review - /home/140007559/140007633/Images/Digestion-Nutrition-Jeopardy.ppt

Fast Food Lab and Food Log
Nutritional values of all foods
Nutritional values of fast food 

World Geography Resources
Chpt 18 - Alternate Assessment resources
Video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b3ykZZXAgh4&ab_channel=tbro
PPT - /home/140007559/140007633/Images/chpt 18 RootsofArab-IsraeliConflict_ppt.ppt