The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: November, 2012

A Couple of Tough Days

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, November 30, 2012,
We can't really seem to get our groove back after the Thanksgiving break.  All 3 of the specialists really complained about behaviors during their time with you.  It's the talking and the silly noises and goofy remarks.  We really need to weed our garden.  Like with real weeds, the weeds are choking out the flowers and I know some of you darlings who would rather be sick then be naughty are starting to feel choked out.  You are also sick of all the lectures on behvior you have to hear.  It wa...
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Bekaha's Off to Haiti

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 27, 2012,
Wow, I hope she has a safe and successful trip being a helping hand in Haiti.  We are so lucky to have her in the class since she will no doubt come back and tell us all about it.  And we'll get to see pictures too. 

Tomorrow we will read outside.  How will you prepare for that?  I am bringing something to sit on.  Wait until you see it!!   You should come prepared because we will read in the long grasses.  We will be acting out our books!!  My Side of the Mountain, Ice Girl, A Week in the Wo...
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That's What I'm Talking About

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 27, 2012,
Now that's what I call blogging.  Love it!! :)  You guys are doing a fantastic job blogging now that it's homework.  Or at least about 1/3 of you are.  Hope the rest of you get on board before tomorrow morning or it's going to cost you a ticket. 

Keep those comments coming.  Sisters can blog too.  Love it.  I wonder if Jordan won her hockey tournament this weekend.  Jordan, did you?  Hope she blogs us too.

Tomorrow we are going to start some adventure/survival books to help get us geared up fo...
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Enjoy Turkey Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, November 21, 2012,
Enjoy your turkey day and I look forward to hearing all about it on Monday.  My family may go golfing tomorrow [well, you would, wouldn't ya?] which will be fine with me.  I will stay home and try a recipe I have for sugar free cheese cake.  Doesn't that sound almost good?

I sure had a fun Thanksgiving Taste fest with ya all.  Hope you enjoyed it too.  Watch for pictures under the student tab on this very site.  It may not happen until Friday, but it will happen.  Also, think of fun captions a...
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I'm Back

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 20, 2012,
I was down and out with the flu but I am back, people.  It was good to see you all today.  It is lonely being sick.

Tomorrow is Jump Rope for Heart.  You will get some good exercise and a great workout jumping off some calories first thing in the morning.  Then, we are going to head up to the room to finish our Thanksgiving Placemats, our read aloud book, and our thank you notes.  We will deliver the ones that go to school people.  After that we will head outside with our life journals to do a...
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Been Awhile

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, November 16, 2012,
I guess I was getting discouraged cause no one was blogging so I kind of took a week off and didn't blog either.  I did learn some interesting things though, as you complained at school about not having any blog way to earn tickets.  You may not blog, but you DO check the website.  I guess that is going to have to be enough. This got me thinking about how it is not very much fun to write things no one reads.  The reader is as important a part of writing as the writer is.  Do you agree?  What ...
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A Day Off for the Kiddies--You Luckies

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, November 8, 2012,
So think of your poor old teacher slaving away tomorrow over all your report card grades while you sleep in and play outside and have fun fun and more fun.

Get outside.  If it's nice like today, read outside.  Get some fresh air in your veins.


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Who Will Be Our President?

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 6, 2012,
It is so exciting.  It will be a very close call, I bet.  I haven't seen this many people vote in years.  That is good but it also indicates things are very tight.  The country is really divided and people have really strong opinions about which man would be best as our next President.  I am sure they would both be fine, I mean really, they are both capable men.

Funny story, yesterday Dr. Lovett stopped in to visit a classroom in our school.  A girl was crying and said her foot hurt so he offe...
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Decimals Can be Tricky

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, November 5, 2012,
So who is bigger, Mr. Bigger or his son?  His son is a little Bigger!!  Ha ha.  Ok, which is bigger, .07 or .11?  That is the kind of stuff we will be working on tomorrow.  We started working with decimals by looking at what their equivalent fractions are and tomorrow we will start to size them up. 

Blog a comment about decimals and where in the real world you use them and see them and you can have yourself 5 tickets tomorrow. 

Have a great evening and Give It All You've Got!...
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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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