The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: May, 2012

Valley Fair was a BLAST!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, May 30, 2012,
Who went on Wild Thing?  Who got wet?  Who drove the bumper cars?  Did anyone win a big stuffed animal?  So many questions, so little time.  Blog a comment about our Valley Fair day and you can win the opportunity to do some fun jobs to prepare for our carnival on Friday.

Hey, does anyone have any good prize ideas?  Blog an idea and get a ticket.  Hmmm...we are in crunch time right now.  The next two days are CRAZY!!

Finally, I think my book will be here tomorrow or Friday.  You can buy a copy ...
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Valley Fair or Bust!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 29, 2012,
Don't forget your sun screen, sweatshirt (I think it's going to be cool, like today), bag lunch and be ready for FUN!!  You've worked hard all year and now the pay off day is finally here.  Tomorrow we go to Valley Fair for a day of fun and more fun.  Are you ready?  The good times never end.

Thursday is your Living History Museum.  FUN!!
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Tomorrow We Play Barnett

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 22, 2012,
Yikes!  Spread the word!!  I forgot to mention that tomorrow we play Barnett!!  Bring your bats and gloves and balls and be ready to go.  We have a morning double header.

See you tomorrow.  Come ready to play ball, study and review math, and learn and think all about our carnival.
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Congrats to Kovacs 1 on the Big Win!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, May 21, 2012,
The two Kovacs teams faced off today but that is the end of us being competitors.  From here on out we are cheering for each other!!  Maybe we can ROCK the tourny and come in 1 and 2!! 

Some of us need to study up on softball and baseball rules.  If that's you, do a little google educating of yourself and how to play ball.

Tonight focus on area and perimeter and unit 2 of our volume 1 math book.  We are starting with our review of unit 3 tomorrow.  Nice job on the math homework for most of you...
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Can You Believe It? A Black Bear!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, May 18, 2012,
We didn't get to see it but it was terribly exciting anyway.  If you do some research about black bears and blog a comment about what you find out you may have 5 tickets on Monday.

Enjoy the weekend.  We have lots of math review to get in but you are good teachers so I am confident you will teach your unit well.  I am excited to start that on Monday.  Thursday we take the math MAP and then we can finally say we are DONE!!!!! with testing.

Remember, gloves and bats and hats and sunglasses and wa...
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Science MCA Testing Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, May 14, 2012,

By now you know the drill--get good rest tonight, eat a great breakfast with protein involved tomorrow, have a snack at the ready, have a book here, have your headphones know.

Today we took the MAP reading test.  For the most part kids did great.  Thanks to those of you who blew the top off your goal!!  Love it!!

See you tomorrow, ready to go.

Mrs. Kovacs

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Happy Mother's Day!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, May 11, 2012,
Thanks for coming to our Mother's Day luncheon.  We LOVED showing our mom's our school and our friends.  It was a really lovely time.  I know it was a lot of extra effort for moms to take off work and I know the kids really appreciated it.

I am excited to have the college boys moving back home.  I bet I'll be more tired--they stay up late and sleep late.  Yikes!!

Remember that we have lots of testing next week.  Please please please keep that in mind on Sunday evening when you are thinking abou...
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Joe Blogged Us!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 8, 2012,
Be sure and go to page 207 and hit reply to Joe's blog so he knows we are thinking of him.  I think we have wondered about him every single day since he's been gone.  We miss him.

The homework is to chip away at the two big projects we currently have going.  First, we need to wrap up our Discovery Ed learning and review of ALL the science we've ever had.  Next, we need to stay in line with the deadlines for the Living History Museum Project.  How are you personally doing on that? 

Today for fu...
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Hope This Posts

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, May 6, 2012,
I have been having trouble getting a message to post.  Been trying since Friday.
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Two Girls Hospitalized

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 1, 2012,
Oh my!  We have two classmates in the hospital in unrelated yet at the same time surgeries.  Weird!!  I hope they are both doing really well.  We miss them.

Tonight blog an upbeat cheerful comment to both our two patients and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.  Girls, get healthy and know that we are thinking about you.
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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 28, Jake age 26, Vlad age 23. 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 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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