The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: September, 2013

I'm Back!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, September 25, 2013,

Man, the cold, stuffy head, cough, sore throat thing that is going around got me.  I was down and out Sunday - Tuesday.  Yikes.  But I am getting better and back in full force.  I missed you kids.

Sometime before MONDAY, September 30, you need to watch the order of operations video that is on the math playground video library.  Remember, go to the links tab above, go to math playground and it is listed there.  It is in the 5th category down which is labeled " Algebra and Pre-algebra".  After y...

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Wow! 3 Weeks Gone!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, September 20, 2013,

Don't blink--you'll miss it.  This year is already running by at warp speed.  We had a great week and lots of fun with the book fair and outdoor classroom activities and a visit from a professor from River Falls and more.  Next week we have homecoming and dress up days, our first field trip and many other super exciting things to look forward to.

Lots of homework--sorry but class time was given and it wasn't used so...consequence is it gets to be done at home.  Sorry mom and dad.

Don't forget t...
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The Parts Are Assigned

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, September 19, 2013,

Ryan, don't wet your pants, you are the big bad wolf!!

The good news is that Mrs. Voss said if you aren't in the play this time, you can be next time my class is up.  I kept your forms so I know who you are.

This time it's:       Haley V. is Goldilocks
                          Sophia W. is the girls scout
                          Torin, Jack, and Rachel are the Pigs
                          and Bryan Kue is the narrator.

Good luck to all of you.  Tomorrow you practice at recess. Friday you pract...

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Tomorrow, Bring Your A Game

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, September 18, 2013,
As wonderful as Tuesday was today was a bit rough.  It was hard to get on a roll what with ART and all but still...come ready to jump in and get right to work tomorrow.  I just know tomorrow will be WONDERFUl!  A day full of wonder and learning. :)

Blog a comment about your super cool art project and you can have 2 tickets tomorrow.

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What a Wonderful Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, September 17, 2013,
"When you are good you are really, really good but when you are bad you are"...that is a quote from a poem where the little girl is good but when she's bad she's awful.  This class is never awful you were really, really good and that was really, really fun.  Was it fun for you too?

Please blog a comment about how you felt about our day and you can have 6 tickets in the morning.

Keep up the great work!!  Mrs. Kovacs

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The Outdoor Classroom

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, September 13, 2013,

You have been doing a very good job working outside.  It is so good for you too!!

Remember that the homework for math this weekend is on the homework tab and requires you to go to the links tab and watch a video.  Here are the steps:   
                            1.  Got to the links tab and click on math playground
                            2.  Find the list titled "Numbers and their properties".
                            3.  Find the last video listed which says "Word Problem-GCF"
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Week 1 In the Books

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, September 8, 2013,
We had a wonderful, successful, just plain FULL 1st week of school and it is now in the books.  Or, you could say the kids are in the books--they are into lit circle groups and reading classics as well as writing in journal books and solving problems in math books.  Wow, what a week.

I forgot to post the peek of the week.  My husband keeps telling me I should save it in drop box but I didn't so it's not available to me at home.  Sorry about that.  I will have to post it Monday.  Teachers have ...
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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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