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 21, 2020


Important Dates:  

1-20-2020-No School

1-26-2020-Open House 10-12:30

1-26-2-1-2020-Catholic Schools Week!

1-27-2020-Service field trip to Mishawaka Food Pantry. We will walk there and back.

1-31-2020-Faith Family Day drop off at St. Bavos

Be sure to read the CE or talk with your child about the saint house competition:)

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-Science test Chapter 11 Sections 2,3,4

Thursday-Social Studies chapter 3 test

Friday- Spelling Contract and Test 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.

Battle of the Books- We had three teams sign up-a record.  Ms. Micola and I went to the manager’s meeting on Saturday and will distribute the books this week. Books will be color coded and should NOT be lent to other teams.  A letter will be sent home with the book titles and AR points for each book.

Adoration/Mass schedule for this week:

Tuesday: Aryana G, Anna M, Gabe D,

Friday: London G, Millie M. Jaxton, Gabe D, Sophie S

Cantors: Anna Mitchell, Ally Callan

Math: This week, we will continue our unit on fractions subtracting mixed numbers for two days. We will then solve word problems involving fractions and mixed numbers, then begin the CHapter 8 review reviewing simplest form, estimating fractions,  solving word problems with fractions, and adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.   

Religion: We will learn about Jose Sanchez Del Rio by reading an article and watching a video of his life. We will read a letter he wrote to his Mother before his death. Students will be asked to write ten facts about Jose Sanchez Del Rio due next Tuesday, January 22nd. Jose Sanchez Del Rio visited the tomb of  martyr in 1927 and asked God to let him to be a martyr. He became a martyr in February, 1928 as he was assassinated for the cause of Christ. As he died, he shouted, “Long live Christ the King, Long live Holy Mary of Guadalupe.” We will begin our Unit 3 review having a test next week.

Science: We will review for the test taking the test on Wednesday. Students have a study guide with these words and concepts: atom, compound, element, electron, neutron, proton, know the  qualities of solids, liquids, and gases, condensation, evaporation, know how the atmosphere, lithosphere, and hydrosphere interact, know the Law of Conservation of Mass, dilute, concentrate , and  saturated. Know why salts are different from the elements that make them, and be able to explain our evaporation, condensation,precipitation lab. 

Reading/Writing/Grammar:  We will be reading James and the Giant Peach in class.  We will be working on main idea, citing evidence, and quoting from a text. 

Vocab and Spelling Word: NO vocab words this week. Students will be given a spelling contract and spelling list that goes along with James and the Giant Peach.  Spelling contract and test are due 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.  Chapter 3 test is Thursday Jan 23

 Projected Homework for Ms. Mynsberge:

January 21-January 24

Due Tuesday- Religion- write ten facts about Jose Del Rio Sanchez.

Due Wednesday- Science test  Chapter 11 sections 2,3,4.

Due Thursday- Math Mixed number review-Scott Foresman

Due Friday- Math 8.8 Homework and practice 3-6 8,9 and mixed review on bottom of page.

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