books loaned to 5th-8th graders last year
students in the middle school
library/ technology classes per week
- Information literacy – Learning to find and use the right information efficiently and effectively.
- Information management – Modeling how maneuver through and choose from the vast information available online.
- Reading advocacy – Reading with students and sharing examples of good literature to promote student exposure to new, and tried-and-true books.
- Digital citizenship – Teaching students ways to stay safe, be aware, and navigate intelligently while interacting online.
- Media Literacy – Teaching students to understand and be aware of the multitude of advertising tactics used toward. Students learn to analyze, evaluate, and create appropriate media.
- Computational thinking – Students learn the initial steps of coding computer games while problem solving simple algorithms.
My name is Andrea Feige (pronounced “Fie-Jee”) and I am the elementary music teacher at Monforton School!
I grew up and attended college in Sioux Falls, SD (lovingly known as the “Upper Great Plains”) on the eastern side of South Dakota. I started playing trombone in 5th grade, piano in 6th grade, violin in 8th grade and mandolin in 9th grade. While in high school and college I played in concert bands, marching bands (high school only), pep bands, jazz bands, and chamber ensembles (like trombone choir). I love music and adore being able to share that love with students. I believe that music is more than just the stuff you hear on the radio or in the concert hall. I also believe that exploring other genres and ethnicities of music is a great way to travel the world while staying in Montana!
When I’m not teaching, there are a number of other things I could be doing: hiking, climbing, fly fishing, biking, cooking, baking, reading, traveling, camping, knitting, backpacking and generally enjoying life.