The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: February, 2016

Marching On to March

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, February 29, 2016,
Carl Azuz would be proud of my title today--very punny!

Today was a bonus day most years don't have.  Weird!  Did it feel like an extra bonus day to you?  To me it simply felt like a Monday.  Well, it felt like my husband's birthday which meant get up early, make him breakfast, wrap a present or two and head out to dinner.

Will March come in like a lamb or a lion.  Only time will tell.  Why would that even matter and what does that even mean?  Answer one or both of these questions and you can h...
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Drone Flying and Walking the Dog

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, February 27, 2016,
Today's ticket question is What did you do outside today?  It is 50+ degrees and beautiful outside today.  What did you do with that?  Blog an answer to that question and you can have 6 tickets on Monday morning.  My answer to that question is the title of this blog entry.

Speaking of the drone, I will see if my husband can put some of he video he took from his drone on to the LINKS tab of this website so you can see how cool it is to have a drone.

The other thing he has that is super cool is g...
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Happy Birthday to my Husband

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, February 25, 2016,
So we've kicked off the party season for Mr. Kovacs.  His actual birthday is Monday, February 29.  Yep, he has an actual birthday this year so that warrants a week long celebration. So tonight we went out to dinner with our son Joe and then we gave my husband his BIG gift which is a ....drone!!  Do any of you have drones?  Once he is good at flying it, maybe he will come show us how cool it is.  We could get a birds eye view of the school from the drone and it's camera.  That would be fun.

Do ...
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30/40 Fraction Books Turned In

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, February 19, 2016,
So we have 30/40 or 3/4 or .75 or 75% of the fraction books turned in.  How do you feel about that?  They were due on Thursday and today is Friday so...we still have 11 people who need to turn them in.  Once we have them we are going to have a library of fraction books for people to read.  That will be a fun math day!

So what is next for us in math?  I am torn about what to do.  Should we go off book for a bit and do some more problem solving and extension activities or should we plow through ...
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Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, February 18, 2016,
I have 7/40 so far.  Of those, all are quite wonderful.  Predict how many I will get tomorrow.  Do it in a blog comment and you may have 4 tickets tomorrow.  There is a new Krypto too!!
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Happy Lunar New Year

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, February 9, 2016,
Today's ticket question, brought to you by my friend, Olivia, is:  search online to figure out how to write your name in Chinese characters/symbols.  Write your name in Chinese on your pink planner page and get 10 tickets tomorrow.  Emma and Mary, we looked your's up and they are cool.  I have a stamp of my name on my desk--you can come see it tomorrow.

Check out Olivia--her's is really really long and complicated.  

I hope you are working on your Valentines Cards and making a box and getting i...
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Party is ON

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, February 5, 2016,
IF you read your planner you will notice that I have allocated 2:00-3:30 for our Valentines Day Party.  IF you want to start our party sooner, like at 12:40, you will need to get more kids to blog.  10 mn for every kid who blogs over the 50% with a cap of 40 mn since that's really all the time we have available for our party.

I found the perfect movie to watch:  it's a blend of romance for Evan (wink wink) and humor for the 4th grade boys and a sweet family pulling together story for everyone....
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50% Is All You Need

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, February 4, 2016,
Will we have a Valentine's Day party?  Remember, it's up to you!  We need to have 50% of the class blog a comment regarding Valentine's day, how it came to be, what it's for, and party ideas before we can have a party.  I wonder it it will happen?

Also, IF we are going to have a party, AND you want to bring mail boxes to receive Valentines in, we should talk about that.  What will your special box look like?  Do you want a contest to see who has the 1. prettiest 2. sturdiest 3. most unique 4. ...
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Big Day Thursday

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, February 3, 2016,
Here is the plan for tomorrow, our big exciting day:
 1. Go outside and adapt our habitats now that we can make snow walls;

          2. Clean our bins;

          3. Try our new table spots;

          4.  Learn about glogster and a cool project/contest they have;

          5.  Research stuff about Super Bowl 50;

          6.  Trash to Treasure Show and Share (bring your stuff in)

          7.  Explorations time for our new topic.

Today's ticket question is this:  Is there any possible ...

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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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