The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: October, 2012

BOO!! Happy Halloween to YOU!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 30, 2012,
Wear black, or orange and black stripped socks, or a spider ring, or a Halloween t-shirt!  Get your Halloween on in some way or another.  I will be wearing my skeleton t-shirt where the skeleton woman is walking a skeleton dog.  Let's see how creative you can be in representing your Halloween self without wearing a costume.  You can do it!!

Tomorrow we will read in the dark (flashlights needed), tell spooky stories, eat our witches brew, and watch Puss In Boots.  Bring yourself a lovely cool c...
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Fall Carnival Time is Finally Here!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 26, 2012,
Wear your costume, come eat junky food, play on the inflateables, watch the sumo wrestling matches, and more.  FUN times ahead!  Remember that our cardboard games WILL be played so they may not survive the weekend.  But that's ok, right?  You made them to be played and the fun is in the making and playing and they are cardboard after all so...it's all good.

I will be at the carvnival on Saturday and I hope to see you all there.  This weekend I will give 10 tickets to everyone who blogs a comme...
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Tomorrow You Blog

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 25, 2012,
We have the computer lab tomorrow and one of the things  you are going to be required to do is BLOG a comment and look through the site for fun information you didn't know before.

How did your paper airplane fly?  Which model do you think will win the farthest flying airplane contest?  You could shop around on the internet for ideas on how to modify yours or ideas of how to make a new one.  Good luck.
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Picture Day Again on Friday

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 24, 2012,
Wear a blue shirt Friday.  We have picture day AGAIN on Friday.  The whole 5th grade will be pictured with each classroom sporting a different color.  We were assigned BLUE.  What will you wear?  How will you remember to wear it?  Use your planner!!

Today it was a bit chatty in our room.  Oh my.  School behavior is different than home behavior, right?  Remember to leave your volcanloes at home tomorrow and come ready to listen and learn.  We can do it!!...
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Cardboard Arcade Games are so Fun

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 23, 2012,
They are fun to make, they are fun to play and they really only need to cost pennies!!  Use stuff you have sitting around already.  Use cardboard you get for free.  Have some fun with this assignment and be creative!!  Didn't you simply LOVE the games we tested today?  How amazing were they?  I hope they inspired you to put in some time and build your very own really cool really fun arcacade game.  You can do it!!

Tomorrow is Wednesday already.  How is your Ogre tale coming?  Are you including...
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It's Vlad's Birthday!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 22, 2012,
I can hardley believe his is 17 years old already.  Wow!!  The first birthday I knew him for was when he turned 13.  I mailed him some cards from my class and now he goes to school with those kids.  I also sent him Naruto cards and the Balto book and gum and some money and other fun things.  He still lived in Latvia at that time.

Tonight we are taking Vlad out for a birthday dinner.  I will let you know how the Russian food at Moscow on the Hill tastes.  I am kind of excited to try it.  Doesn'...
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The Long Awaited Long Weekend

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 17, 2012,
It is finally here.  Now rest up and rejuvinate.  Have some fun building a cardboard arcade game.  Be creative and enjoy the process.

Please don't let the homework ruin your weekend.  It really was given to 1. catch us up in science and keep your informational text reading skills up and 2. keep cobwebs from forming on your math brain.

Enjoy your extra days off and come back Monday ready to rock and roll.  By the way, if you blog a comment on what you are up to you can have 2 tickets.  You can h...
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Jackpot!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 16, 2012,
If you happen to stumble across this and write a blog comment today, I will give you 20 tickets!!  Write whatever you want to write about but it has to be AT LEAST 3 sentences long.  You can do it.  Stretch your writing skills, that's what we're working on, right?
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So You're Just Not Bloggers, Huh?

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 15, 2012,
I am really wondering what to do to make you blog.  I guess I will try making it homework.  Do you think that will help?  I would love to hear your ideas on the subject.  Thanks for checking in and I love love love it when you let me know it was you by stopping by the blog and writing a little message.

See ya tomorrow.
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Three Day Weekend for Kids!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, October 13, 2012,

While students get an extra day off, teachers actually are working longer hours meeting with parents and getting to learn more about their kids--you.  I have really enjoyed meeting with your parents and sharing the wonderful work you have been doing in class with them.  They love you very much and were thrilled to see your power points and hear all about your effort in all our classes.  What a fun week for us all to get together.

Next week we start our Ogre study.  It is fun and I can hardly w...


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Wear Orange to show you are Anti-bullying!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 9, 2012,
I am against bullying behaviors, are you?  Show you are against bullying behaviors by wearing orange to school on Wednesday, Oct. 10.  Hey, that's tomorrow!!  You can have 2 tickets for remembering to wear orange.

Remember, I will give ou 5 tickets if you successfully work the math word problem on the back of the peek.  Don't know where your peek is?  Don't worry, it's on this website!!  You could also work this problem:

               I have pets.  Ms. Stamson has 3 times as many pets as I do ...

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Happy Weekend!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 5, 2012,
Stay warm and make sure you get outside to build your stamina for Long Lake and outdoor coldness.  Blog some advice about how to stay warm when you are outside and it's cold and I will give you 3 tickets.  Blog a "wonder" you have about Long Lake and I will give you 1 ticket.  In fact, I will give you a ticket for every wonder you have about Long Lake.  I wonder if the kids know Mr. Doebler is going to Long Lake.  Hmm....

Wrap up those science fair projects.  Practice your math and READ READ R...
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WARGO Field Trip tomorrow!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 3, 2012,
Don't forget to dress for the weather, bring a bag lunch from home (unless you are one of a small handful who ordered the school bag lunch), and come ready to be outside in nature ALL day long!! 

After we get back from Wargo we will have read aloud and record in our life journals our adventures at Wargo.  Then we will have Spanish and call it a day!  Wow, that will fly by!!

Have a nice evening and remember that although you have many things due Friday, there is nothing due tomorrow.  See ya!...
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Research and Writing, Project 1

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 2, 2012,
We will be starting to research a fury of nature tomorrow.  Know which one you want to research please.  Come in the door knowing.  Tomorrow we will be spending our reading time reading in the computer lab on the computers.  You will be reading about the fury you choose.  You will also be taking notes.  Hey, we practiced that today with our science reading!  Wow, it's almost like I planned it that way.

Thursday is our big nearly all day field trip to Wargo Nature Center.  I am excited, I love ...
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What a Beautiful Day!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 1, 2012,

Blog me your game schedule people.  I want to see some football and soccer and maybe even some fall ball.  I need to know when and where.  I want to come watch you in action.

Today was another fun day at school.  You are a great group and I am loving being your teacher.  What a great set of minds!!  Let's keep up the good work and put the pencil to the paper and get some stuff done.  And I guess we'd better clean out those desks tomorrow.

Have a great night.  Everyone who blogs tonight gets 5 t...


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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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