Gina Mynsberge


Mrs. Mynsberge 5A
Mission Statement: 
Mishawaka Catholic School builds disciples of Jesus Christ through faith formation, academic excellence, and service to others, in accordance with the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

Hello,  I am Ms. Gina Mynsberge. Welcome to the fifth grade. I am excited as this will be my twenty-third year teaching fifth grade. I have a degree in elementary education with a minor in French and an endorsement in Reading. I have a graduate minor in mild disabilities. Both of my children attended St. Joseph Grade School before the consolidation, and they graduated from Marian High School and Ball State University. Joel ,my son, is traveling to Sweden to attend Lund University to complete his masters degree. I am also excited that my daughter Laura is moving to Indianapolis from Louisville.
I enjoy walking, gardening, and traveling as I went to Washington DC last summer. Last year  I adopted a dog named May May, and she is  my walking buddy.  
This year I will be teaching Math, Science, and Religion. I believe in challenging students to problem solve as they learn. I value open communication, so please email me if you ever have any  questions or concerns.

Current Newsletter:

Fifth Grade Saintly News
February 18, 2020

Important Dates:  

2-17-2020-No School Presidents Day

Please send in pencils and grading pens with your students.  

Fifth grade is signed up for the WSBT Reading challenge this year.  This WILL count for a grade for all students. IT is worth 10 points. Please keep the calendar and turn it back in to your teacher  on March 2, 2020. 

BATTLE of the Books:. Students are asked to read  all 6 books and do no other outside reading. All six books will have questions in the final battle. Students should prepare  15 questions from their book. We will meet this week as last week we had many extra activities.

Be sure to read the CE or talk with your child about the saint house competition:)

Important Reminder- Students will be going outside for recess if the temperature is 15 degrees Fahrenheit or above. Please have them dress for the weather wearing coats, hats, and gloves.

This week’s tests

Friday- Spelling Contract due Friday; Reading, spelling. Vocab test Friday

Students should be studying Rocket Math 5-10 minutes nightly. 

AR POINTS:  Students will have the same points for third quarter as second quarter.   Points are due March 10, 2020. Keep Reading:) Please keep reading at home as this is part of their daily homework.

Adoration/Mass schedule for this week:

Tuesday: Harrison M, Ssm K, Brooklyn

Friday: Aryana, Bella, Brynn, Brooklyn, Timmy

Cantors: Priya, Lucia

Religion: Students will begin a two day  project where they map their way through Lent using images that  remind them of their Lenten journeys. Students will know that Lent is a time of  change where \they practice fasting, almsgiving, and purify their hearts and lead them to ongoing conversion.The word Lent means “Spring,” and Lent is the pringtime for the Church where catechists prepare their students to become Catholic.During Lent, we also renew our Baptismal promises at Easter.


We will begin a short unit on dividing fractions. Students will learn how fractions and mixed numbers  relate to division in the first two sections. Then, students will divide whole numbers by unit fractions and  divide unit fractions by whole numbers using models.


We will continue to learn how  Earth travels in space and begin to study the  planets in our solar system. We will learn that the inner planets are smaller and have a core, while the outer planets are gas planets. Pluto is no longer considered a planet, but is a sub-planet. We will next begin a slide presentation with a partner studying each planet's length of day, temperature, moons,  weather, topography , and their name origin, plus any additional interesting facts about the planet.

 Reading/Writing/Grammar:  We will be reading Lunch Money this week.  We will be working on author’s purpose and quoting from the text..  Reading, spelling, vocab test Friday

Vocab and Spelling Word: Vocab words this week: mental, record, episode, develop, feature. Reading, Spelling. Vocab test Friday.  Spelling contract due 

Grammar we will be working on pronouns, adverbs, and writing 

Social Studies: We will continue learning about the Revolutionary War. Tentative test date 2/27/2020

**Homework is subject to change**




















Social Studies

Mynsberge and 




NO School

Spelling contract-due Friday. 

Reading, Spelling, vocab test Friday

Read for AR

Spelling contract-due Friday. 

Reading, Spelling, vocab test Friday

Read for AR

Spelling contract-due Friday. 

Reading, Spelling, vocab test Friday

Read for AR

Projected Homework for Ms. Mynsberge:

February 18-February 21

Due Wednesday-  Math Study Link 8.12

Due Thursday- Math 1 483-484

Due Friday- Math 10.2 489-490

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