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-second 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. I enjoy walking, gardening, and traveling. This year  I adopted a dog named May May, and this is the first time I  have  had a dog since childhood.










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.

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 Current Newsletter April 22

Upcoming Events

** Students may wear jeans each Friday for a $1.00 donation for

 Fun Friday. This is our fundraiser for teacher computer replacement.

*** I Learn begins this week and we test DAILY through Amy 8th. Please make sure appointments are not made for students, especially in the morning, and that students arrive at school well rested, with a good breakfast, and that they arrive on time.

**Progress reports go home this Friday, April 26th.

Math- we completed lesson 1 on Chapter 12 earlier this semester, and we will continue to learn how to graph on the coordinate plane. We will graph and interpret data, relate points and find distances on the coordinate plane. Next, we will draw and identify polygons on the coordinate plane. Lastly, we will use data tables to make and interpret graphs.

 I will be giving Math homework, but it should never be more than 30 minutes nightly.

Religion- we will complete a study guide on these words and have a quiz on them this Friday: Annunciation, Assumption, Body of Christ, catechist, doctrine, Fruits of the Holy Spirit, infallibility. Holy, magisterium, Mother of God, Pope, salvation, and Second Vatican Council. We will also study the marks of the church: One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic.

Science- we will complete the standard that some matter is too small to be seen with the “naked eye.” We will make Frayer cards on atom, compound, electron, neutron, and proton.

Have a great week. Thank you for the gift of your child.

Ms. Mynsberge

 Projected Homework week of April 22

Due Wednesday-  Math 581 and 582

Due Thursday- Math 587-588

Due Friday-Religion Quiz and 593-594 if needed.

 Newsletter April 15, 2019
 

Upcoming Events

** Students may wear jeans each Friday for a $1.00 donation for

 Fun Friday. This is our fundraiser for teacher computer replacement.

** April 18th- Faith Family Day at the St. Bavo Campus

** April 19th - No school on Good Friday.

**April 22nd- No school on Easter Monday

**April 26th  -Progress reports go home

Math- we will take two days to review for the Math test on metric and customary conversions and to complete the Chapter 12 Performance

Assessment. So, homework will consist of reviews or enrichment. On Thursday, students will learn the relationship between a radius and a diameter fulfilling that standard. We will have a short lab drawing three circles and discovering the relationship between a radius and circumference. Students will learn how to use a formula to find the circumference of a circle when given the radius and diameter.

Religion- Through watching the Catholic Relief Service video, we will

discuss the story of Ona in Gaza. Students will explore a Catholic social teaching principle, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, and how they can uphold the dignity of others. We will discuss the challenges the people in Gaza are facing as they are blockaded. We will also learn about the Triduum and discuss Holy Week. We learn that during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the gift of the Eucharist shows us how to love. And, we are brought back to God’s sacrifice on the cross in the Eucharist. When Jesus washed the feet of the apostles, he showed his followers how to serve one another.

Science- we will continue a unit on chemical and physical change. We will complete a messy lab on making “Elephant’s toothpaste” and see if peroxide and yeast react. We will review the Experimental Method and have a quiz on it on Wednesday. Students will have a study guide a sheet describing two experiments to use for a reference, and the chalk lab in their notebooks to refer to. Students should be able to look at a “new” lab, write a question, complete a hypothesis, and name the variables and controls.

Have a great week. Thank you for the gift of your child.

Ms. Mynsberge

 

 Projected Homework week of April 15

Due Tuesday –review sheet on multiplication, division, or enrichment algebraic equations for Math

Due Wednesday- Science quiz and Math Test Chapter 11

Due Thursday- volume review sheet.

 

discuss the story of Ona in Gaza. Students will explore a Catholic social teaching principle, The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers, and how they can uphold the dignity of others. We will discuss the challenges the people in Gaza are facing as they are blockaded. We will also learn about the Triduum and discuss Holy Week. We learn that during the Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Holy Thursday, the gift of the Eucharist shows us how to love. And, we are brought back to God’s sacrifice on the cross in the Eucharist. When Jesus washed the feet of the apostles, he showed his followers how to serve one another.


 


Science- we will continue a unit on chemical and physical change. We will complete a messy lab on making “Elephant’s toothpaste” and see if peroxide and yeast react. We will review the Experimental Method and have a quiz on it on Wednesday. Students will have a study guide a sheet describing two experiments to use for a reference, and the chalk lab in their notebooks to refer to. Students should be able to look at a “new” lab, write a question, complete a hypothesis, and name the variables and controls.


Have a great week. Thank you for the gift of your child.


Ms. Mynsberge


 Projected Homework week of April 15


Due Tuesday –review sheet on multiplication, division, or enrichment algebraic equations for Math


Due Wednesday- Science quiz and Math Test Chapter 11


Due Thursday- volume review sheet.


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Newsletter, April 8



** Students may wear jeans each Friday for a $1.00 donation for

    The Fun Friday fundraiser for teacher computer replacement.

**March 18th field trip to the Homeless Center. Please return field trip slips.

**March 19th Faith Family Day at the St. Joseph Campus. No Homework day

** March 20th- Battle of the Books at Penn High School.  Participants please

                     Be there by 6:40.

**March 22 Report cards go home.

** March 29th- No School Spring Break begins.

 

 

Math- all students need a Math notebook. In order for me to prepare them for next year, students need a separate notebook for Math, and they can use it for their quizzes. Notebooks will receive a grade bi weekly.

Several students are using their Science notebooks or have no notebooks for Math.

 

Math- we will begin Chapter 14, a geometry chapter. First, we will classify angles by their sides as equilateral, isosceles, or scalene. Then, we will classify them by their angles as acute, obtuse, right, or equiangular. Students will next classify quadrilaterals by their angles and by their sides. Then, we will study the geometric properties of polygons to classify trapezoids; squares, rectangles, rhombuses, and parallelograms  .We will complete a hands- on lesson from Everyday Math to further this activity.

 

 

Religion- we will continue watching our CRS Rice Bowl videos.  Through the story of Annet in Uganda, students will explore a Catholic social teaching principle, Option for the Poor and Vulnerable, and learn how they can care Upcoming Events  

Next, we will go to Chapter 13 learning all Christians are called to be holy, just as God is holy. All Christians are called to the fullness of Christian life and to the perfection of charity. Our lifetime task is to grow in the holiness of our baptismal call by living a life of love and service to others.

We will relate this chapter to our Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

 

 

Science- this is the last week we will be completing measurement in Science. First, we will use the Extra Practice to review converting centimeters to millimeters and meters to kilometers. This week we will compare milliliters to liters and grams to kilograms. Students measured a milliliter of water and compared it to a liter.

 

 

Have a great week. Thank you for the gift of your child.

Ms. Mynsberge

 

 Projected Homework Week of March 18

Due Tuesday- 663-664 as needed

Due Wednesday- No homework due

Due Thursday-Extra Practice  11.1 Triangle page with area for 10 problems

Due Friday- Study Link 3.7

 

  

 

March 11,2019
 

Upcoming Events  

** Students may wear jeans each Friday for a $1.00 donation for 
    The Fun Friday fundraiser for teacher computer replacement.
**March 18th field trip to the Homeless Center. Please return field trip slips. 
   More drivers are needed. 
**March 19th Faith Family Day at the St. Joseph Campus
**March 22 Report cards go home.
**Please return all report card envelopes from Progress Reports. 


Math- we will be completing work on algebra and measurement standards learning to find the area of a triangle, rectangle, and parallelogram. And trapezoid. We will complete the 4th grade project assessment for Math this week to get students used to the format.

Science- we will have a unit on measurement beginning with a two- day lab measuring mass, volume, weight, and finding the density of objects. We next measured our body in centimeters and drew it in scale. We will continue a unit on measurement using our Big Ideas Math book on Chapter 11. We will complete this chapter taking two days for each lesson. First, we will convert millimeters to centimeters and kilometers to meters. 
We will use Science time to complete the Math practice test and work on some PARC practice tests for Math. 


Religion- we will complete our lesson on Mapping Our Way through Lent. We will use symbols to map our six- week journey. We will use the CRS Rice Bowl website to complete Week One which features the country of Guatemala. The objective for students through the story of Norma, is to learn about the Catholic Social teaching principle of the life and dignity of the human person.  Students are asked to reflect how Norma’s experience changed after contact with Catholic Relief Services. Students will explore how they can uphold the dignity of a person through a worksheet showing how they can care for people they have contact with. CRS Ricebowl  is a great website which has a family version. Please sit down as a family  during Lent.  Google CRS Ricebowl and Lent.

Have a great week. Thank you for the gift of your child.
Ms., Mynsberge

 Projected Homework Week of March 11 
Due Tuesday- Common Core worksheet area of a triangle
Due Wednesday- Kuta math worksheet area of rectangle and parallelogram
Due Thursday- Worksheet on mean, median, mode, range 
Due Friday- to be announced








 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 














Upcoming Events  

 

** Students may wear jeans each Friday for a $1.00 donation for

    the Fun Friday fundraiser for teacher computer replacement.

** There is a field trip to Charlotte’s Web this Thursday, February 21.

   Please return field trip slips and money. We are still in need of    

   drivers.

 

Math- we will be continuing our unit on fractions by multiplying mixed numbers. There are several steps involved in multiplying mixed numbers.  We will make the mixed number into improper fraction, reduce if possible before multiplying, multiply, place the answer in simplest form, or make the product back into a mixed number. We will also complete performance task 9 in class, and review for the Chapter 9 test.

 

Science- we will complete and review for the test on Chapter 16 this Friday. Students will define astrolabe, black hole, constellation, galaxy, light year, nebula, sunspot, prominence, supernova, star, and know the 3 layers of the sun. Students should be able to draw a solar and lunar eclipse, and know facts about Stonehenge, Chomsongdae, Chichen Itza, and Big Horn Medicine Wheel. Students should know 4 discoveries by Galileo, what affects how we see the brightness of stars, and why we put telescopes in space.

  

Religion- In Chapter 10, we will learn the first of the Marks of the Church is unity. Important signs of the Church’s unity are: The oneness of her faith, Her common celebration of worship, especially in the Sacraments, and her close connections to the Apostles, The authority of the apostles has been handed down to the Pope and bishops.

Have a great week. Thank you for the gift of your child.

Ms. Mynsberge

 

Homework Week of February 18

Due Tuesday-  Big Ideas 457-458

Due Wednesday-463-464 Big Ideas

Due Thursday- Lesson 18.4 both sides Scott Foresman multiplying mixed numbers

Due Friday- Unit Review for Math test today 473-474 odds

 

Due next Tuesday, February 26, Science test

 

  

 




 
 










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