The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: October, 2010

The Fall Festival, 2010

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, October 30, 2010,
Wow!  The fall festival was freaky, fabuslously frenzied fun!  How's that for alliteration?  I will gvie you two tickets if you can tell me where on the website you can find the definition for one of these words AND which word it is AND use the word in a sentence in blog comment to me.

I saw many kids from our class but I know I missed Rachel.  Did I miss anyone else who was there?  I didn't get there until 7 and I stayed until about 7:50.  Wow, it was bustling with activity.  People told me R...
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Halloween!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 28, 2010,
Tomorrow will be very scary!  You should see all the candy kids have brought in to share.  I'm scared already.
Tomorrow will be very scary!  The little kids are wearing costumes and having a parade.
Tomorrow will be very scary!  We are helping our little buddies with some "goolish" project.
Tomorrow will be very scary!  I am going to wear a Haloween T-shirt that has a skeleton walking a skeleton dog on it.  Cool
Tomorrow will be very scary!  I promised we could clean desks and that scares me--for...
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What?! There's More School This Week!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 27, 2010,

After 2 IN days in a row and 2 four day weekends in a row the kids may be a bit shell shocked at school tomorrow.  "Really, we have to come tomorrow?" I overheard some kid say in the bus line today.  Yes kids, you do have to come back tomorrow.

Nate, we still miss you!  Alex brought a ton of stuff home for you.  Just do what you can.

Tomorrow we will wrap up our monster poems and continue our work on our contributions poster for social studies.  I hope we can get some science in too.  With any ...


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Another Fast Track to the Prize Bucket

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 26, 2010,
If you blog a comment that explains what the perimeter measures and what the area measures then you can walk right in and go straight to the prize bucket tomorrow.

We missed you today Nate.  We started science--the human body has bones for a reason.  Anyone who blogs a comment regarding the reasons for bones can have a couple tickets.

IN days are so much more fun when Scooby Doo is here to entertain you!!  Scooby Doo, where are you?

Don't get blown away--see ya tomorrow.  Antonia, was that you w...
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It's Halloween Week! BOO!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 25, 2010,
We started IE reading today.  It is fun to get to try new things.  Our focus is on fluency and that means speed, flow, intonation, projection, and accuracy.

Today's BHTQ has to do with the social studies we've been doing and the project posters/timelines we've been making.  Blog a comment about your team's poster.  Tell what is on it as well as give your opinion on how your team is doing team work wise.  I think the posters all look great--especially after today.  Some teams who were behind di...
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MEA is Here!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 22, 2010,

I am writing to you from Lutsen, Minnesota.  I spent the day driving up the north shore.  My husband John and sons Jake and Jim golfed at Superior Nationaly Golf Course.  It is ranked the #1 golf course in Minnesota.  Vlad does not like to golf so he went with me out to lunch and out to find a place to stay tonight.  We are at the Caribou Highlands townhomes and it is a fun resort.  There is a pool and gym and a big bon fire going on right now and we just ate pizza and watched some tv.  Tomor...


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Monsters Turn Up in Room 2505!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 18, 2010,

Everything is coming up scary and monstery!  We started our monster poem project today.  We will work on it the rest of this week and into next week so be sure you have your stuff here.  Today we worked on the Art part only--tomorrow we will start working on the poem.

Today's BHTQ is a poll:  If you like making monsters and are excited to start your poem tomorrow, blog an "Absolutely can't wait to start my poem" comment and you can have 2 tickets.

For an immediate trip to the prize bucket write...


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The First of Two 4-day Weedends

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,
Does that title seem a bit confusing to you?  Two four day--what does that even mean?

We had a lot of fun today.  We got to help Mrs. Krocak with fitness testing and then we got to go on a leaf hunt and do a crayon rubbing of leaves art project with our 1st grade buddies in Mr. Bates' class.  Two big exciting things in one day.

Remind your parents about goal setting conferences this week.  They can e-mail me if they are unsure of their time or day.  THe conferences start tomorrow evening and th...
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Meetings, Shmeetings, I missed you Guys

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 13, 2010,

We accomplished a lot at our meetings today but really, I would have had a lot more fun hanging out with you guys.  You know how every day is fun in our room, well I realized how true it is after spending a day out of the room.  It really IS way more fun in our classroom.

Tomorrow we will have a leaf activity with Mr. Bates' class, our first grade buddies.  We are going to go on a leaf hunt and then we are going to make some leaf art.  It should be pretty fun.  Also, we are helping Mrs. Krocek...


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The Lap Top Lab

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 11, 2010,
So how was working with the lap top lab?  I would love to have it in once a week but...I checked with Mrs. Severson and it's NEVER going to do AR tests.  She said the ones that wouldn't go online had the button on the left pushed front instead of back (or back instead of front--just remember to check it if it happens to you next time).  Also, she's going to look into why you couldn't post a blog comment.  Very curious.

Today's BHTQ has to do with math.  Exlain one of the following in a blog co...
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Whew!! So much to do, so little time.

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 8, 2010,
I checked out the mobile lap top lab for Friday but we didn't get to use it!  We ended up going to see a way cool fire truck--walking through it ever--so we'll have to use it on Monday.

So, a BHTQ is needed.  Hmmm...what should I do? I guess I will give you 4 tickets if you blog a response to the question: "What are a few of the really cool things we did last week in school?"  Of courese this is "really cool" in your opinion.  No right or wrong answer.  Your comment must be at least 2 sentence...
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Mentors are so FUN!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 5, 2010,
Gotta love getting together with 5th graders for a dose of mentoring!  Most of us found out what we should strive to be like in 5th grade and a few of us found out what to avoid being like in 5th grade.  Either way a worthwhile discovery.  Thanks to Ms. Case and her class for agreeing to mentor us.

Today's BHTQ has to do with "Composite Numbers."  Please blog a comment on what a composite number is (2 tickets).  Then you can tell how it is different from a "Prime" number (2 more tickets).  Fin...
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This and That

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 4, 2010,

A little bit of this and that:  Still a problem in the girl's bathroom that we share with 5th grade.  Ms. Dahlem says we have to take classroom breaks--no exceptions.  We'll give it a try for a week.

We had a math quiz today and I'm not sure what happened but it wasn't pretty.

We have a social studies quiz tomorrow.  Hopefully that will go better.

Today's BHTQ has to do with Prime Numbers.  You can earn 5 tickets by blogging a comment that lists 3 prime numbers.  You may NOT use a prime number s...


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Can You Believe it's October?

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 1, 2010,
Well ok, with the temperatures as they are, it feels like October.  I just love this weather--sunny but cool.  Perfect in my opinion.  My favorite temperatures start with a 6 like 63 and 67 and then I like things in the 50s then the 70s, then the 40s then the 80s then the 30s.  I do NOT like it hot.  I like it cool. I will give 4 tickets to EVERYBODY who comments on the blog about their favorite weather.  What season do you like and what temperature is your favorite?  [Note:  This is the BHTQ...
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Oops--Sorry

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 1, 2010,
No BHTQ today kids.  Sorry.  I was so busy after school and didn't even go home until 6:30 and after all of that realized I had forgotten to update the site.  Sorry!  It's updated now, kids, but you better be in bed.  See ya all tomorrow.
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All About Me


Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 33, Jim age 31, Joe age 26, Jake age 24, Vlad age 22. I also have 3 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Baby Kennedy who is the newborn of my second son and his wife. The older kids are 5 and 2. My family lives in White Bear Lake. ____________My son John is married and lives in Turkey with his wife Pamela and son Jack and daughter Lydia. Hey, that makes me a grandmother--yikes! John is a teacher too. A couple years ago he taught at White Bear Lake but for the last couple years he's been teaching social studies to middle school kids at Hope Academy in Minneapolis. He also has taken classes at a seminary. He wrote a book called "The Historia" which you can buy on Amazon.com. He was a hockey player and played college hockey at Bethel. His wife is a lawyer worked at a big law firm in Minneapolis. Cool! Hey, guess what. I am a lawyer too!! This will be my 13th year teaching as I practiced law for over 15 years. Teaching is way more fun!! Now they are living in Turkey and simply trying to learn the language and make connections. This year my son will be teaching high school world history at an international school. __________My son Jim lives in Blaine with his wife Courtney. They both graduated from Winona State where they were star pitchers on their baseball and softball teams. Jim graduated from St. Thomas School of Law. He clerked for a judge and now he works for a law firm in Golden Valley. His wife graduated from Des Moines University Medical School where she studied to be a physical therapist. She works for Twin Cities Orthopedics. You can check out pictures of their wedding on the summer vacation tab. __________My son Joe graduated from Moorhead State. He, like his brothers was a good athlete and loved sports. He also is a great singer and performer and was Danny Zuko in Grease, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and Curly in Oklahoma--all in WBL high school. He has a teaching license and did some long term subbing in WBL most recently at Hugo Elementary School. Next he worked at Infinite Campus training teachers on software that his employer makes. He got to travel all over the United States. He is married to Emily, and there are pictures of them you can check out on the vacation tab as well. Emily is a pharmacist for CVS in Targets. They just moved to Washington DC so he could attend George Washington University and get an MBA. __________My son Jake graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science. He is a superstar in math. He was a TA for a professor in the computer science department. He really likes to golf and was on the White Bear Lake golf team. He worked at Gem Lake so if you ever golf there, you may have seen Jake. Do you like golf? As soon as he graduated he started working full time at a company that writes online computer games. He spends his day writing code to create games. He loves that kind of writing, do you? He taught many of my students to write code in Scratch. _________Vlad officially became our son in June of 2010 although we have loved him since we met him a couple years before that. We traveled to his homeland, Latvia, 3 times to make him ours. He has been living with us since March of 2010. He graduated from WBL High School too. He traveled to China with the high school a couple years ago and wants to go back. Can you believe that you can travel with your classmates and friends when you are in high school? He is currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. He spent a semester in Seoul, S. Korea in a study abroad program through River Falls. We will officially be empty nesters. _________My husband John works for Collins Electrical Company as a project manager but he is amazing with computers. He set up this web site for me!! Thanks John. He is the IT guy for my mom, his parents, and our whole family!! My husband and I have a cute teddy bear puppy who is 1 and a half years old. He is very spoiled.

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