The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: April, 2014

Wild at the Wild Game!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, April 29, 2014,
It really was a WILD time.  They won!!  Now they play on Wednesday in Colorado.  I brought some Wild Playoff Towels home from the game and will be putting them in the prize bucket for a special drawing on Wednesday.  I will be handing out tickets liberally today and tomorrow and then we will hand them out so kids can wave them around at home while they watch the game Wednesday night.  Hopefully it will be exciting.

There are several living history due dates this week--check out the homework ta...
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Science is on the Horizon

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, April 24, 2014,
With math and reading MCAs behind us we are moving on to preparing the the MCA Science test.  We take the test on May 7 and 8.  The students are tested on science concepts they have learned throughout their elementary career--from plants to rocks to electricity to magnets to sound to landforms to ecosystems to animal life.  YIKES!!  To help them prepare for this event we have been using Discovery Ed videos and online investigations.  Ms. Case lays this out and we plow through it.  Additionall...
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Tomorrow's the Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, April 15, 2014,
Thanks goodness--our strenuous math review is OVER and we actually get to put all our math knowledge to use.  YES!!  We are going to show what we know.   We are going to rock it out.  We are going to put ALL our math energy into the MCA math test to prove we know what we are doing.  Then, in the afternoon we are going to kick back and relax.  We will read our baseball books, do some zentangle, and work on our stream tables.  It is a relief to be done with math review.

Next week, back to a more...
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Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, April 5, 2014,
The Happy song is on the links tab--check it out.  video yourself singing along and dancing and bring it to school for us all to see.  We will be using the best/funniest/most exciting clips in this years class video.  No worries if you can't do it at home, I will be taking some video of it at school as well so you will ALL have a chance.

Wasn't it wonderful to see Ms. Goertzen?  That made me happy!

Isn't it good to be done with the MCA reading test--that makes me happy!

Isn't it great that we ha...
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April Fools!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, April 1, 2014,
Oh ya, sorry...the whole no recess thing WAS an April Fools joke.  Ha Ha  Of course we are going to let you have recess.  Dylan is right, you have too much energy NOT to have recess.

Have a great night.  We rock and roll again 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 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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