The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: February, 2015

The Blog Works from the Chromebooks Now!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, February 25, 2015,
Please remind me at the end of the day tomorrow to let kids blog--update parents and each other and absent students about what happened that day.  I would like to let everyone have a chance tomorrow so...please help me remember.  Lauren, I'm talking to you!!

How about that cool assembly today?  I really love those "History Comes Alive" things.  I especially love that it was all about a famous Minnesotan.  How cool was that?  I might google Charles Schulz tonight to find out more interesting fa...
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Right Back At It Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, February 17, 2015,
We have two weeks to get in all we can before Spring Break!  I will let you know right now that I send a Spring Into Action homework pack designed to help you get a jump start on our test prep home with you for spring break.  We have finals you know coming up in April.  What?  Do you know what I am talking about?  Blog a guess.

This week your Train research project is due--Friday.
This week will wrap up our look at Levers and Pulleys--that means an end of the unit assessment.
This week you shoul...
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Enjoy Your 3 Day Weekend!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, February 14, 2015,
I am babysitting little Jack today.  FUN!!  He is so sweet.  We took him to Lauren's basket ball game and he wanted to get out there and throw the ball in the basket just like the girls were doing.  He clapped for every basket scored.  It was a super exciting game as it went into overtime.  COOL!!

Next week we have a dentist coming to talk to us as well as a few other things going on.  The peek is on this site.  Look for the PEEK tab under the light bulb.  Your new spelling words are there and...
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Lucy Can Read!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, February 10, 2015,
Check out the student tab and you will see all the pictures we have of people (and dogs) who have been caught reading this month.  How cool is it that Lucy can read?  Tyler, you never told us your dog was so smart!

Keep those pictures coming kids.

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Fantastic Fraction Exhibits

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, February 10, 2015,
Wow!  What great creator's you all are.  I loved our fraction museum.  There were sculptures and pieces of art and collections of things all representing fractions.  I noticed there was a lot of simplifying and unsimplifying and converting to decimals and percents and ratios going on today.  Cool!!  But my favorite part was all the compliments you gave each other and the fact that you all noticed how CREATIVE everyone in our class is.  Good times.
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Fraction Facts are my Favorite

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, February 5, 2015,
I LOVE the fraction book writing project.  I can't wait to see what you guys come up with.  Make sure to go over your plans with your parents tonight and bring back the signed sheet tomorrow.  Also, if you want, you can bring an example book home to show them what you are talking about.  

I also love the TRAIN song research project.  How is that coming for you?  It is FUN to do the researching and have your questions answered but now you need to do the laborious, tedious part.  You are not the...
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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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