The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: November, 2015

Blog a Joke for Tickets

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, November 30, 2015,
Today's ticket question is to simply blog a fun riddle or joke and you can have 4 tickets.

5th graders need to finish their math packs from the break.

Everyone needs to work on their maps and get them done by Monday--Friday is the last day you will have class time for this project.  We will be running stream tables one day this week so no maps that day.  Budget your time!  Clock management.

Blog a comment about some types of landforms you learned about in your reading today and you can have 4 ti...
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Thanks for All Your Help

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 24, 2015,
The last couple days have been tricky since my voice is nearly completely gone.  But you guys have stepped up, quieted down, listened to classmates who have been talking for me, and more.  I appreciate your efforts and your help.  From Bjorn who put chairs around without being asked, to Evan who is my voice, to Emma who ran morning meeting, to Hannah who did read aloud, to Evan who did read aloud yesterday...thank you all so much.

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and we will table talk about our resea...
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Oz and the Tin Man

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, November 22, 2015,
So Evan, look up the song "Tin Man" by the group America.  Same era and sound as American Pie but the chorus should speak to you.  Maybe this can be our new theme song.  It says, "Oz never did give nothin to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have."  That's what I was singing to you on Friday as you left.  What does that mean?  6 tickets to every one who blogs a comment explaining what the write meant or was referring to when writing that song and including that reference to the Tin ...
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Orchestra Tomorrow!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, November 16, 2015,
Tomorrow is a day 6 and you have Orchestra!!  Bring your instruments please or you're stuck with me.

How did your conference go?  Have you looked at your report card yet?  Make sure you go to Skyward and check it out.

Once again there is no math homework.  I truly must have lost my mind.  No worries, I bet you'll get homework tomorrow if you are in math for block 1.  Why won't block 2 get math homework. your thoughts and ideas!!  And no, it's not that I like them better.
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What? No Math Homework?

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, November 13, 2015,
Have I lost my mind?  What is going on?  No, we just wrapped up geometry and are working to finish our final geometric projects and we haven't started a new unit yet so no need to burden you with homework.  Plus, you got an analogy page for reading so...enough is enough.  I am sure my class will rock analogies since we spent the first two weeks of school working on them in our GARDEN packet and our back to school book.  Have I given those back yet?  Oh my, more tickets for HANNAH as she reall...
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Movie Night was so much Fun!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 10, 2015,
You should start planning and thinking about when and where our next Explorations outing with Mrs. Kovacs should be.  I would be willing to pick a night in early December and have a stay after school party.  We could order pizza and watch a movie on the smart board.  See what you think.

Parent/Teacher conferences start this week.  Several of you have conferences tonight, some on Thursday, and a few more on Monday of next week.  Remind your parents!

We are having a guest speaker come in on Wedne...
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Movie Time is 7:30

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, November 5, 2015,
We will go to the 7:30 movie time.  It is NOT 3-D.  It should be FUN!!  I will get there around 7:15 to start to gather kids and families together.

Hope to see you there.
White Bear Township, Peanuts Movie, 7:30
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Book Check Out At Last

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 3, 2015,
I think we finally figured out book check out for our class.  It has been rough but it looks like Tuesdays at 3:00 is our time.  
We got some new books today and we came back and read if we wanted or worked on our "Where in the World" project.

It sure feels like summer outside.  Our room is not bad.  Yikes, Mrs. Stonehouses is pretty warm.  YUCK!!

Blog a comment about your explorations in science/environments to let me know what you are currently working on and you can have 6 tickets tomorrow.  ...
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Where in the World

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, November 2, 2015,
Be ready to jump in and tell me all about it tomorrow.  If you blog your topic tonight you can have 4 tickets.  If you blog a list of requirements or ideas for this explorations (like--flag) you can have 2 tickets for every idea you remember up to 10 tickets.  Looks like I'll be needing to buy more tickets soon!
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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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