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
January 13, 2020


Important Dates:  

We signed up a record three teams for the Battle of the Books. Ms. Micola made the teams in a very unbiased way to be even based on reading records. I have a manger’s meeting this Saturday where the  six books to be read will be unveiled. We are looking for parent volunteers to help. Thanks, Ms. Mynsberge and Ms. Micola

Mrs. Underwood will be having a cadet teacher starting January 6-February 14.  We will also be welcoming a new student, Molly!

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

Wednesday:  MAth- Test on adding and subtracting fractions and placing them  in simplest form.

Friday-reading, spelling, and vocab Test Friday; Spelling, Contract due Friday 

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

AR POINTS:  Students will have the same points 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.

**Please have an AR book )3rd quarter read by January 24 as we will be doing a project with their book January 27th.

Adoration/Mass schedule for this week:

Tuesday: Millie M, Brynn M, Allie C

Friday: Millie M, Brynn M, Allie C, Isaac G, Noah S

Cantors: The schedule is yet to be made for second semester.

Math: This week, we will subtract fractions with unlike denominators and place them in simplest form.We will have a test on Wednesday over adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators. Next, we will delve into adding and subtracting mixed numbers where we have to take mixed numbers and write them as a fraction in simplest form.

Religion: We will learn about  Celebrating the Paschal Mystery in CHapter 9. Students will learn the Paschal Mystery is a series of events that brought about Salvation- the Passion, Death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Christ. Students will learn each time the Church celebrates the Sacraments , Christ makes the Paschal Mystery again.Key vocabulary words  for this chapter are:Original Sin, sacrifice, Paschal Mystery, and liturgical year. We will also learn how Saint Teresa of Calcutta was a witness to Jesus’ love for all by founding the Missionaries of Charity which assists people all over the world.

Science: We will complete some of last week’s work on  finding the qualities of solids, liquids, and gasses. We will next learn about solutions being saturated, concentrated, or diluted. We will learn the difference between a  mixture and a solution.

Reading/Writing/Grammar:  We will be reading James Forten. We will be working on main idea this week.  Reading, Spelling, vocab test Friday. 

Vocab and Spelling Words: Know definitions of words: aspects, persuade, apprentice, provisions, tentative. Spelling list #14.  Students were given a list and they are listed in the reader’s notebook on page 196.  The spelling words are also on spelling city. Spelling contract is due Friday. Vocab and spelling test Friday. 

Social Studies: We will continue working on Chapter 3 Settlements.  Students have a study guide for chapter 3 so they can study as we go along.  

**Homework is subject to change**

 Projected Homework for Ms. Mynsberge:

January 13-January 17

Due Tuesday- Math 8.5 395-396

Due Wednesday- Math Homework p. 194 Everyday Math Math quiz today

Due Thursday- Religion, Chapter 9 Word search Math p. 115 odds 

Due Friday- Math 8.6 1-7, 11-12, 13-15

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