The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: January, 2014

Friday, Friday, Friday

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, January 30, 2014,
Tomorrow we have a spelling test and I will be collecting January Reading Logs and Book Projects.  Also tomorrow you will get a chance to make final revisions (after parent editing tonight, please) on your Train research project.  Also, don't forget a baby picture of you for the ginormous Train timeline that's out in the hall.

I feel like we are finally on a roll and making some headway with work.  YEA!!

Tonight's ticket question is for you to blog a comment telling what you like about glogster...
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Wow It's Cold!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, January 27, 2014,
I can't even believe how cold it is.  Some of you said that you took hot water, boiling water, and threw it outside and it vaporized before it even hit the ground.  My sons did that too so then Vlad and I and my husband John tried it and it worked for us too.  Why does that happen?  Do a little research and blog a comment about what you find out and you will earn yourself 10 tickets.

So how many of you voted "NO" we won't have school on Monday.  You were right.  You earned 10 tickets and one l...
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Students Get a 4 Day Weekend--Teachers Work

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, January 18, 2014,
Enjoy your big long weekend and think about poor old  Mrs. Kovacs working ALL day Monday and All day Tuesday with no kids to play with and no student teacher helping out.  Do you feel bad for me?  It's ok, I'll get lots of stuff done.

What will you be doing?  Look on the homework tab for a ticket winning opportunity.  Also, there is reading to be done and some math.  Take your time, it's not a race.  Slow down, chew your food!  (That's a line from Ghostbusters)  But really, we need to slow it ...
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I Can't Believe She's Gone

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, January 16, 2014,
It was a rough day, having to say good-bye to Ms. Goertzen and all.  She will be sadly missed.  I bet she will keep checking this website and blogging with us.  I will let her know we would love that.

I think Ms Goertzen loved her two books that we made her.  They really turned out cute, don't you agree?  Blog a comment about what part of the books we made you liked the best and you can have 10 tickets tomorrow.  Wow!  You could earn 20 tickets if you find both ticket opportunities.  ...
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Next Week is a Busy Week

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, January 11, 2014,
Next week is going to fly by as we won't have a minute to spare.  First, on Monday we start preparing for our "I Have a Dream" choral reading in honor of the upcoming MLK day.  Did you know you have next Monday off for that?  Then we have our first even DARE lesson on Tuesday.  On Wednesday we have Art with Lisa and Ms. Goertzen is gone so we will be busy with our top secret project which is part Art, part writing.  Thursday is Wargo Nature Center, outside, and then a good bye party for Ms. G...
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I Miss You Guys

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, January 7, 2014,
Thank goodness we had school on Thursday and Friday or it would be about 20 days since I'd seen you.  Yikes!

Today does't feel too bad.  I think we are on the warm up trail.  I am sure we will have school tomorrow. Still, I bet it will be an IN day as it is still supposed to be quite cold.  Then, bring your outside stuff the rest of the week as we are going to hit the pond on Thursday and Friday.  How fun will that be after being cooped up for so many days.

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Stay Warm!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, January 6, 2014,
Man is it cold.  Vlad had a root canal appt. at 8:00 am and so I was out driving by 7:30 even though there was no school.  Bad timing.  We are home now and I am tucked into the big comfy chair thinking about school and writing to you.

Please have your work done so you can get on the photo story project.  We will be doing some fun science stuff in the next couple of weeks as well as moving on to fractions.  Are you ready for a fun fraction book writing project?  Get ready!!

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2014 Here We Come

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, January 2, 2014,
Happy New Year!!  Hope you all had a great vacation and are ready to come back to school and get right to work.

Feel free to check out the fun Long Lake pics on the student tab.  The kids are shopping through over 300 photos to create a photo story book on the computer.  If they bring in a flash drive or a disc we can copy their project onto it and they can bring it home to share.  They are really fun to watch.

We have many things to turn in:  holiday brainwork, holiday  math review, Dec. readi...
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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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