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 not 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.

Current Newsletter

Upcoming Events

** Students may bring Valentine cards and candy if they like to pass out
    to their classmates this Thursday. 
** Progress Reports go home this Friday
** No school for President’s Day February 17
** 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 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 fractions. 
Students will multiply fractions by fractions using models, multiply fractions by whole numbers, and use fractional units to find the area of a rectangle. We will also use an algebraic formula to find the area of a rectangle.


Science- we will continue to make a model of the layers of the sun labeling the corona, chromosphere, photosphere, radiative zone, core, convective zone, a prominence, and a sunspot. We will learn about the three types of galaxies as being spiral, elliptical, and irregular. Students will learn the ancient Greeks named the constellations, which are like a star’s address. Students will make a model of their own constellation and name it.

Religion- We will have a test on Wednesday over the Unit 3 Study guide Vocabulary words include: Kingdom of God, incarnation, parables, Paschal Mystery, Original Sin, miracles, conversion, sacrifice, liturgical year, Savior, and free will. Saints we will review are Saint Maria Vincenta Rosal, Catherine of Sienna, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and St. Paul Mikki. 
The next chapter focuses on students knowing the four marks of the Church that distinguish Christ's Church: one, holy, catholic, and apostolic. 
Students will be taught that know the Holy Spirit makes the church one by uniting the members of one faith.

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

Homework Week of February 11-15
Due Monday – page 427-428 Big Ideas Math
Due Tuesday- 433 434 Big Ideas Math if needed
Due Wednesday- 5a Unit 3 Religion Test and page 439-440 if needed
Due Thursday- Everyday Math fraction model workbook pages
Due Friday- 451-452 Big Ideas Math






Ms. Mynsberge’s Newsletter


Upcoming Events

** Progress reports to go home February 15
** Our field trip to the Homeless Center will be rescheduled.

Math- we will be continuing our unit on fractions. Students will subtract mixed numbers by either renaming them as improper fractions or by regrouping them. Students will solve multi-step word problems involving fractions and mixed numbers. We will review for the Chapter 8 test, and take the test on Thursday. Next, we will learn to multiply whole numbers and fractions.

Science- we will learn about stars and the life of the star knowing their size, temperature, and distance affects how we see them from Earth.  Students will learn blue –white stars are the hottest, and red stars are the coolest. We will learn our sun is a medium sized star, and we will make a model of the layers of the sun labeling the corona, chromosphere, photosphere, a prominence, and a sunspot.

Religion- we will watch 3 short videos by St. Teresa heeding her advice how we should love God and others. We will read about the life of St. Paul Miki and his companions and how they followed God and were martyred. 
We will complete the Chapter 9 test. We will begin the Unit 3 Study guide and review the vocabulary words: Kingdom of God, incarnation, parables, Paschal Mystery, Original Sin, miracles, conversion, sacrifice, liturgical year, Savior, and free will. Saints we will review are Saint Maria Vincenta Rosal, Catherine of Sienna, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, and St. Paul Mikki. We will make cards for the homebound of St. Joseph Parish. 

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

Homework Week of February 4-8


Due Monday- pages four hundred and seven and four hundred and eight Big Ideas Math
Due Tuesday- Lesson 17.4 and 3 multiplication problems
Due Wednesday- page 414 
Due Thursday- p. 420 test today 
Due Monday -427- 428 Big Ideas.

   



































           
   

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