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

School Illustrated

               August 14,2019

Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to the 5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year. 

This letter is informational. First, you can access all newsletters and homework by going to I place homework on the website on Sunday and update it as needed. Go to the intermediate team for either Mrs. Underwood or for me. There is a separate space for homework.

 For Math, I  will sometimes give students different homework as needed as some students will need enrichment, while others will need more practice. Mrs. Underwood will be teaching Social Studies, Spelling, Grammar, Writing, and. Reading. Mrs. Mynsberge will be teaching Math, Science, and Religion. Mass will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Here is a specials schedule for Ms. Mynsberge’s class:

Monday- Art

Tuesday- Technology

Wednesday- Music

Thursday-Physical Education


I look forward to teaching your child. May God bless you and your family.

Ms. Gina Mynsberge 

Newsletter August 20th

Fifth Grade Saintly News
August 19, 2019
Important Dates:  
August 27-Back to School Night-6:30pm
August 30-1pm Dismissal for Teacher Faith Formation

This week’s tests: 
Friday: Reading, Spelling, Vocab Test Friday
Thursday- Short Science quiz over qualitative and quantitative observations. Students have notes to study in their  notebooks

AR POINTS:  Students must earn points this quarter.  Points are due October 7, 2019.

Adoration/Mass schedule for this week:

Tuesday: 8:15-8:30 Adoration followed by simple Reposition  8:30-9:00 Mass (no music)
Servers: Taylor Geiger, Harrison Miller, Isaac Gill

Friday: 8:15-8:30 Adoration and Benediction 8:30-9:15 Mass (music)
Servers: Taylor Geiger, Harrison Miller, Isaac Gill, Michelle Przybylski, London Grove

Math: I am anticipating this week to complete a lesson per class, if this does not work,  I will change my plans. We complete two pages as a class, two with partners which is teacher checked, and then students complete the Homework and Practice page for homework. Homework will be differentiated and written as so in their agendas.
This week we will study place value with whole numbers to the billions, and with decimals to the  thousandths place. We will write whole numbers and decimals in word form, standard form, and expanded form. We will write fractions as decimals, and decimals as fractions.
We will also learn exponents to write  powers of 10. 

Religion:  This week we will learn how God reveals himself. The vocabulary this week is: Sacred Scripture, Sacred Traditions, Divine Revelation, Divine Providence, and stewardship.
Sacred Scripture is defined inspired writing from the Holy Spirit  known as the Bible, and Sacred Traditions is God’s word to the Church. We will write compliments to our classmates this week.
Science:  We will learn the difference between qualitative observations which involve using the senses, and quantitative observations which use counting and measurement . We will have a lab where we write  3 quantitative observations, and 5 qualitative observations. We will next begin to study the design process as we design our solar cookers. All students need to  have a box in by this Friday.  Boxes need to be smaller and be able to hold heat.
A shoe box, pizza box, small cardboard box, etc. will do.

Reading/Writing/Grammar:   We will working on Story Structure.  We will read A Package for Mrs. Jewels. We will have a reading, spelling, and vocab test on Friday. Spelling words are on spelling city, in their reader's notebook as well given a list for students to study from.  They are listed by the title of the story we are working on. 

Vocab Words: speciality, collapsed, disturbing, wobbled, interrupted, pursuit, vigorously, tendency, jubilant, urgent

Social Studies: We will be discussing Focus on Foundations.

Thank you for the gift of your child.
Ms. Mynsberge

Website by SchoolMessenger Presence. © 2019 West Corporation. All rights reserved.