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Mission Statement

Concordia Lutheran School provides a Christ-centered, academically challenging education to equip students for lifelong discipleship.

Andrew Monkemeyer

CLASS ACTIVITIES
8th grade United States History will research major events from the United States Civil War and create a game board that students play in class; 8th grade students create a Ken Burns-style documentary about the lead-up to the Civil War, 8th grade Physical Education students create their own games that our class will play, 7th grade Geography students make radio advertisements for tourism of Canada, 7th grade Geography students will create travel brochures for visiting an island in the Caribbean, 6th graders create models based off what they learned in ancient Egypt 

TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
As a Social Studies and Physical Education teacher for 6th-8th grades my first objective is to share the love of God and model what He teaches through His Son, Jesus Christ. Throughout all areas of my teaching, Christ must be the foundation of all I do. Through this foundation, I will teach my students to develop academically, socially and emotionally. Each of these will be taught through educating my students to create new ideas, work together, grow through failure, overcome challenges, speak publicly, show effort in their work, and strive to do the best to their abilities. 

MISSION STATEMENT
My mission as a Social Studies and Physical Education teacher, along with coach and athletic director is to teach Christ as our Savior. I have dedicated my life to God and to serving children he has placed in my care. I strive to educate children by showing love, working hard, and building relationships, so my students seek to be life-long learners.

WHY YOU WANTED TO BECOME A TEACHER
First, to have the opportunity to teach faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Second, I have a passion for helping children and teaching them how fantastic learning is! Third, I absolutely love history. It teaches us so much and. through it, can give us a guide into the future. Last, I enjoy incorporating technology into the classroom! 

HOBBIES/INTERESTS
Chicago sports (especially the Cubs), learning about History, traveling to historic locations, eating pizza, and celebrating Christmas!

Class activities: 8th grade United States History will research major events from the United States Civil War and create a game board that students play in class; 8th grade students create a Ken Burns-style documentary about the lead-up to the Civil War, 8th grade Physical Education students create their own games that our class will play, 7th grade Geography students make radio advertisements for tourism of Canada, 7th grade Geography students will create travel brochures for visiting an island in the Caribbean, 6th graders create models based off what they learned in ancient Egypt 

Teaching philosophy: As a Social Studies and Physical Education teacher for 6th-8th grades my first objective is to share the love of God and model what He teaches through His Son, Jesus Christ. Throughout all areas of my teaching, Christ must be the foundation of all I do. Through this foundation, I will teach my students to develop academically, socially and emotionally. Each of these will be taught through educating my students to create new ideas, work together, grow through failure, overcome challenges, speak publicly, show effort in their work, and strive to do the best to their abilities. 

Mission Statement: My mission as a Social Studies and Physical Education teacher, along with coach and athletic director is to teach Christ as our Savior. I have dedicated my life to God and to serving children he has placed in my care. I strive to educate children by showing love, working hard, and building relationships, so my students seek to be life-long learners.

Why you wanted to become a teacher: First, to have the opportunity to teach faith in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. Second, I have a passion for helping children and teaching them how fantastic learning is! Third, I absolutely love history. It teaches us so much and. through it, can give us a guide into the future. Last, I enjoy incorporating technology into the classroom! 

Hobbies/interests: Chicago sports (especially the Cubs), learning about History, traveling to historic locations, eating pizza, and celebrating Christmas!

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