The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: October, 2014


Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 30, 2014,
Tomorrow is the big day!  Bring a costume--wear any parts you can and bring the rest.
Bring a drink for just you.
Bring something fun to mix in our witch's brew--popcorn, cheese corn, etc.  We have m n m's and some fruit stuff already!  

Bring your reading calendar all filled out and signed by your parent.
Bring your book project if you haven't already turned one in.

Find the wuzzle on this site.  Solve it and get 2 tickets.

check your schoology account.  Some kids have made screen casts that they ...
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I Missed You Today!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 30, 2014,
Did you miss me too?  I hope so. My friend Mrs. Jorris said you were off to a great start when I talked to her at 10:00.  Sorry to have missed today but you know how I have been fighting that cold--stuffy head, sneezy, sore throat and funny voice--I decided to stay home and get over it.  Let's hope it worked.

How was the day?  Did you learn some great stuff about some cool Native American people in the Going Further part of your SS book?  Did you find a new favorite Native American people to s...
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Halloween Week is Upon Us!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 24, 2014,
I DARE you to come to school!!

Today was a little rough with some team work skills needing to be relooked at.  A couple of our teams are struggling to get along and work together.  Remember to collaborate, cooperate, and SHARE!!  Honor the other's ideas and be respectful of each other.  WE CAN DO IT!!  Really, I love ALL of you and just want you to be nice to each other and get along!!

Remember that you have a reading calendar due next Friday as well as a book project.  You should work on them ...
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The Germans Were Here!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 23, 2014,
What a fun day!!  We learned so much about Germany and their sports, their holidays, and their cars.  The German HS kids were fun to learn from and they enjoyed learning from us too.  What a great day!!

Here are a couple ticket questions for you:

    1.           dead body

2. SHgetAPE

3.     i   E
 C except

Today there will be 2 tickets for everyone who tries!  Also, 4 extra tickets to the first person who gets each one right....
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Ticket Question

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 21, 2014,
What do these mean?

  1.     DR. do

 2. BU kick T

 3.        play

2 tickets per puzzle that you blog a suggested answer for and 4 for each one you get right
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A Night to Remember

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, October 18, 2014,
The first "Outing with Mrs. K" was a huge success.  There were 15 kids there from our class as well as many many siblings, parents, and grandparents.  It was so much fun to see you guys outside of school!  Was it fun to meet Vlad and my husband?  What a respectful, darling group of kids you were at the movies.  I am proud to be your teacher.

Check out the STUDENT tab.  I spend about 2 hours this weekend adding pictures and comments to the student tab.  I also deleted a bunch of last year's stu...
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Outings with Mrs. K

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, October 11, 2014,
Let's try our first installment of "Outings with Mrs. K".  I propose that as many of you who can meet me up at the Township Theaters on Wednesday, October 15 for the 6:00 showing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  We can read it next week to refresh ourselves about what it has in it for funny stories and then off to the movies we go.  If you can make it, have your parents bring you to the theater with money for the movie and treats if you like.  

Blog a comment sa...
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Habitats, Territorial Disputes, Migrations--Social Studies Alive

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 10, 2014,
What a week!  We really kicked up our outdoor learning and Social Studies really did come alive in our outdoor classroom this week.  Remember, we go out even when it's cold ready to learn outside.

Next week we are biking to the memory care center and city hall.  It promises to be a great learning opportunity.  We are a lucky group to be able to be so trustworthy that we can do all these biking trips.  There is so much to be learned both in and out of our actual school building.  

Have a...
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The Parents Are Coming!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 7, 2014,
Tonight is the night, parent teacher conferences start.  Are you ready?  What do you think I will tell your parents about you?  Will there be anything that will surprise them?  Things that will make you and them proud?  Thinks you are worried about?  Blog a comment about how you think your conference will go and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.
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Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 3, 2014,
What are you going to do this weekend for fun?  What do you plan to do outside now that it is getting cooler?  After we wrap up Chapter 1 in Social Studies we will move on to native Americans and their migration and their adapting to the landforms they settled in.  We will finally choose our habitats!!  Fun times ahead.

Have a great weekend.  I get to babysit tonight so I will be having a wonderful friday night.
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The Germans are Laughing!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 2, 2014,
Tomorrow, we will go outside, rain or shine.  Precious little will keep us inside tomorrow, I tell you.  Come prepared.  Have a raincoat, boots if you like (although we will stay on the sidewalk if its' raining), an umbrella, whatever.  Also, remember, you won't die from getting a bit wet.

Do you wonder how I got the title for this post?  Come on 5th graders, blog an answer so the readers can know what it means.

Two girls went crazy with the homophone work today and REFUSED to use our friends g...
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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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