8th Grade: Mrs. Kromminga

Welcome to the Eighth Grade Classroom!

I am Joyce Kromminga, the home room teacher for seventh and eighth grade.

From early on, I always planned on being a teacher. I planned on being a public school teacher. God had other plans for me! My favorite Bible passage is Jeremiah 29:11. . “ I know the plans I have for you . . .” God has called me into the teaching ministry at Faribault Lutheran.

I attended Golden Valley Lutheran College in Minneapolis and graduated with my AA degree. I transferred to Concordia University, St. Paul where I received my BS in Elementary Education with a minor in physical education and a concentration in social studies. I continued my education beyond my BS at Concordia University in Irvine, California.  I have completed my 37th year of teaching.  I taught 17 years at Zion Lutheran School in Anaheim, California. I have been blessed to teach the last 20 years here at Faribault Lutheran. My approach to educational ministry puts children as number one. Their salvation as a child of God is top priority.   I love getting to know my students.  My goal is to get the best out of each individual by encouraging them and raising expectations as needed.

During your child’s eighth grade year, your child will experience:

1st Grade

Spiritual Development

  • Emphasis on applying Christian faith in daily life
  • Examining Lutheran teachings and morals and values set out in the Bible
  • Planning and leading chapel services and classroom devotions
  • Leading and facilitating of devotions in other classrooms
  • Christian life application through service projects in the community
  • Attending weekly chapel services

Academic Development

  • Pre-algebra and Algebra and more advanced problem solving
  • U.S. History
  • Literary study through short stories and novels
  • Persuasive topic research, organization, documentation, writing and oral presentation
  • Essay writing on various topics
  • Earth Science
  • Technology integration into curricular areas

Social Development

  • Team Building Activities
  • Chapel family leaders
  • Interactions with first grade partners
  • Friday Fitness leaders
  • Organization and implementation of service projects for the entire school

Physical Development

  • Improvement in strength, endurance and agility training
  • Developing skills for team sports
  • Preparation for lifelong physical health and fitness opportunities

Unique Opportunities

  • Fall Retreat for team building and values clarification
  • Leadership of school activities
  • High school academic preparation
  • Academic Fitness Awards
  • One to one technical device use
  • Live theatre experiences
  • Upper grade drama presentation
  • Graduation worship service and celebration
  • Class trip

Parental Partnership Opportunities

  • Beginning of school parent meeting
  • Communication of student successes and areas for improvement
  • Planning for high school classes
  • High school recommendations for math and English
  • Parent committees for class trip and graduation