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
October 14, 2019


Important Dates:  

October 11-End of first grading period

October 23-All School Mass at ND

October 31- Fall Party

November 21-Dare on Thursdays -Dare Essay due 11-21-19

November 14-Field Trip to Snite Museum and South Bend Museum of Art (we will need drivers:)

November 20th -Field Trip to Amish Acres (we will need drivers)

*If you have any empty cereal boxes AND an empty paper towel rolls, please send them with your child.  I have some, but not enough for everyone.

This week’s tests: 

October 21st- Test over the seven sacraments spell and memorize ( students will be given a blank sheet of paper to write the the seven Sacraments on and spell them correctly)

Wednesday- Science test over Lessons One and Four Chapter 4. 

Friday-Spelling, Vocab Tests, Math test Chapter 5


AR POINTS:  Students have been or will be given (if they have not received them yet) their points for second quarter.  Points are due December 15, 2019.  Keep Reading:)  Please keep reading at home as this is part of their daily homework.

Adoration/Mass schedule for this week:

Tuesday: Michelle P, Bella J, Tristan H

Friday: Michelle P, Bella J, Tristan H, Maggie F, Allie V

Cantors: London G, Anna P

Math:  Students will continue to multiply decimals by decimals and  decimals by whole numbers.  Students learned that  they multiply decimals like they do whole numbers, and that  the number of  decimal places in the product is equal to the sum of the  decimal places in the  factors. We will NOT use partial products to multiply decimals.We will also solve multi-step word problems with money which includes multiplying decimals.

Religion: We will have a quiz on October 21st over naming and spelling the 7 Sacraments. I gave the students a sheet with the correct spelling and the acrostic MR BEACH to memorize the sacraments.We will learn how to live the Cardinal Virtues which help students  live according to their conscience, to know right from wrong, and to act for the good of God.Students will choose a Cardinal Virtue to practice for a week and fill in a chart on how to follow the  virtue.

Science: We will learn about producers, consumers and decomposers. Students  will learn the different types of consumers being herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores. They will learn how all life and energy begins with the sun.We will complete a  teacher made page on Indiana decomposers as it is an Indiana standard. We will talk about fungus, insects and nails, and bacteria. 

Reading/Writing/Grammar:   We will continue reading a Novel called “View from the Top.”  We will read this in class and students will have activities to complete with the novel study. We will be working on describing two or more characters, settings, or events in a story or play, drawing on specific details in the text, and how they impact the plot.

Vocab and Spelling Words: Know definitions and spelling.  Students will be given a list on Monday with words and definitions:  immortal, pessimistic, barbaric, tragic, sulk, compassion, mortal, recoil, optimistic, vain, gargantuan, hoodwink

Students will complete a spelling contract with the words this week

Social Studies: We will work on our Native American Project in class. 

Homework for Ms. Mynsberge:

October 14- October 18

Due Tuesday- Math 5.6  209-210 or Math enrichment

Due Wednesday- Science test. Math P.216 if needed

Due Thursday- Math-  221-222

Due Friday- Math- 227-2281-3 solve all, 8,9.  Religion sheet on prayer

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