The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: March, 2014

I Missed You!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, March 29, 2014,
I was sick to my stomach, just like st. Martin was the day before.  Yuck!  I am better now.  Hope none of you get sick.

This is a big weekend for you.  You should be going to bed on schedule (no staying up too late, please) and eating healthy, protein filled meals and shopping for brain mints!  You need to be at the top of your game on Monday at 9:30 as that is when we start the MCA test.

You are ready.  We worked hard cramming all those language arts skills into you for 2 weeks.  We reviewed e...
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MCA Prep Work

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 25, 2014,
We are wrapping up our review (finals cramming) of language arts skills with a quick look back at poetry, punctuation, and parts of speech (to list it with alliteration).  Last week was figurative language and genres and main ideas with supporting details.  At the end of the week we will review making judgments, drawing conclusions, making inferences, summarizing, and comparing and contrasting, and fact v. opinion.  

Today in Punctuation we noted the importance of the coma through something I ...
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Online Homework Tonight

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 18, 2014,
Science Maps of the school yard are due on Friday.

Tonight the kids are to go to the school website homepage, click on student resources, scroll down and click on weblinks, scroll down and click on testing and then choose MAP reading. Then use the Foundational Skills and Vocab section and pick something to do.  THEN blog a comment about which thing they did and what it required them to do.

Also be sure and do your math homework.

Wow.  We are swamped with getting geared up for the MCA test which ...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 34, Jim age 32, 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 Kennedy who is the one year old daughter of my second son and his wife. The older kids are 6 and 4. 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 14th 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 has started free lance writing for many different publications. __________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 moved to Washington DC so he could attend George Washington University and get an MBA. This last summer he did an internship with the Washington Nationals baseball team for his MBA program. __________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. He is engaged to a darling girl named Molly who works at his same company. She is a game tester and plays the games the guys like Jake write. They are getting married January 2. _________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. He just got back from a semester in China and is back at RF for a 5th year. _________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 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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