The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: April, 2016

MCA Reading and Math--DONE!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, April 28, 2016,
Third and fourth graders can celebrate as they are DONE with their MCA testing.  Doesn't that feel great?  And everyone did great too.  You can all be super proud of your work.  Way to go kids.  Fifth grade still has the science test looming.  It will be fine, we will power through.

The school carnival is tomorrow night.  It looks like it's going to be GREAT!!  Blog a comment about which raffle ticket basket looked the best to you and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.  Tell WHY you liked that o...
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Ticket Question

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, April 26, 2016,
Where on this web site did I put the url addresses for the science topics we are currently considering for review?  EVERY person, no matter what grade they are in who finds the list, blogs a comment telling where it is and states 1 of the topics being studied (they are listed by the addresses) can have 6 tickets tomorrow.

Please eat a great breakfast and come ready to do some mathematical thinking tomorrow.  We will do day 2 of our MCA math test.  That will be fantastic!  Many of you will fini...
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MCA Science Review for 5th Grade

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, April 22, 2016,
EARTH Science Review:

Read and jot down notes from the sections:
1.  Earth's Crust
2.  Glaciers
3. Layers of Rocks
4. Sedimentary Rock
5. Volcano
6. Craters
7. Layers of Earth
8. Earth Quakes
9. Erosion
10. Igneous Rocks
11. metamorphic rocks
12. Rocks and Minerals

Be ready to share 10 important facts you think classmates need to know about these Earth Science Topics.
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Back to April

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, April 19, 2016,
The weather is back to more normal for April.  Remember, April showers bring May flowers.  [and Mayflowers bring Pilgrims--ha ha)  Anyway, this is a much more typical weather day for April than what we experienced this weekend.  What is the average temperature for April 20?  Look it up, blog the answer and your source (where did you find your answer) and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.  Will we all get the same number?  Why or why not?  Comment on that and get 4 more tickets.

Central Middle S...
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Outing with Explorations: Jungle Book

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, April 15, 2016,
Jungle Book here we come!!  Come one, come all to White Bear Township Theaters to enjoy the newest version of this great classic story.  The movie looks very interesting and I can't wait to see the animals the movie makers created.  I also am looking forward to Billy Murray as the big bear.  There are many famous people in this movie.  Did you know that the guy who is the voice of the porcupine, Gary Shandling, has passed away since he made this movie.  Sad.

This weekend's ticket question has ...
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Builder's Workshop Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, April 13, 2016,
5th grade is going to do their builders workshop tomorrow.  Lucky them.  3/4s are going to have math per usual but then I have a surprise for you too.  You will get to do some building of your own.  It is going to be FUN!!

How many of you think you can come to the movie on Saturday?  I am so excited to go.  I have been seeing the trailers and clips on The Tonight Show and it looks really cool!  Do you know the story?  Maybe we should investigate it.

I remembered to buy tickets tonight.  Isn't t...
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Long Weeks Ahead

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, April 8, 2016,
Have you shown your mom and dad or other people in charge of your sleep and food schedule the MCA and MAP test taking dates?  They are on your most recent Peek/planner.  Have them check it out.  Remember, a good night's sleep starting 2 days before the test and continuing until testing is over.  Breakfast with protein on the days of the test.

Yes mints and or gum are allowed for use DURING the tests.
Yes we are doing all the testing in our room with the wall dividers up.
Yes we are taking each t...
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Bag Lunch Needed Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, April 4, 2016,
Tomorrow is our Ordway trip.  We are seeing a Chinese group called Hanngai who are based in China but have brought Mangolian music to life.  They dance, sing, and all of that.  I wonder if it will all be in Chinese?  I wonder if the Mangolian people speak Chinese or if they have their own language.  Tonight's ticket question is to 1. write your own wonder about the show tomorrow or 2. look up the answers to my wonders and post them on the blog so I can know the answer.  The ticket question wi...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 35, Jim age 33, Joe age 29, Jake age 27, Vlad age 25. I also have 5 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia and Josiah, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Kennedy and Chloe who are the daughters of my second son and his wife. My husband and I live in WBL in the house where we raised all those boys. ____________My son John is married and lives in Turkey with his wife Pamela and sons Jack and Josiah 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 and then for a 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 and daughter Kennedy. 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. Their daughters are very funny and cute and I often show the class pictures of them. __________My son Joe graduated from Moorhead State and now got an MBA at George Washington University. 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. Now he works for IBM! __________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 got married in Jan. 2020 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. _________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 graduated from the University of Wisconsin River Falls. He spent a semester in Seoul, S. Korea in a study abroad program through River Falls. He also a semester in China in 2019. _________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 3 years old. He is very spoiled.

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