The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: March, 2016

The Big Event

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 29, 2016,
So, my pretties, this is the week when we get to finally see the big show--The Wizard of Oz.  I can hardly wait!  We walk over on Thursday and then the opening night is Friday, April 1.  That's no joke, by the way.  

For tonight's ticket question write a comment about your favorite Exploration Show that you have seen--been in the audience.  Obviously then, you can't comment on your own exploration.  Was it learning about "How in the World do Buildings not fall over" or "How in the world do our...
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First Day Back

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, March 28, 2016,
For a first day back at school after an exciting spring break the day went very well.  You guys did a great job coming right in and getting right to work.  Way to go class.

Tonight's ticket question has to do with the weather.  What is it supposed to be like tomorrow?  Where can we fit going out in our day?  [I loved typing going out in...]  Blog an answer to those questions and get yourself some tickets for tomorrow.

17 kids out of 39 earned ice cream sandwiches by doing ALL their math work ov...
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Motto for Tomorrow: Keep it Calm

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, March 17, 2016,
Today's ticket question is about the title of this blog post.  WHY do you think I picked that title and HOW do you think we can accomplish that goal?  6 tickets.

Tomorrow let's start our ticket drawing AT 3:30.  Do you think we can do it?  Answer that question and tell WHY you think we can do it or why we can't and you can have 2 more tickets.

Have a safe trip Evan.  Taylor, come on back--I will drop homework off at your house otherwise!  ha ha  

See you tomorrow and remember, calm it is!...
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Quite the Upside Down Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, March 16, 2016,
We had Miranda Rights writing in this room and the 3/4s had a long lab on forces in motion today.  We also had pictures today.  We also had a surprise guest this morning and...quite an upside down day.

Tomorrow promises to be equally interesting.  We have ART with Lisa for the 3/4s in my room while the 5th grade has some reading time.  (Thank goodness as they missed it today!)  Then 5th has orchestra while the 3/4s have reading.  Then, the 5th grade has a meeting with Mr. JP Barone, who is an ...
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Happy Weekend

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, March 11, 2016,
This weekend's ticket question:  What are you hoping to do in Art with Lisa next week.  Do you hope to paint, draw, sketch, glue, cut, color, what?  If you tell us what and why you can have 4 tickets.  You can have 2 tickets to every response you give to someone else's comment up to a cap of 10 tickets.

According to the weather channel, it is going to be beautiful on Saturday.  Get outside and enjoy the lovely weather.  Then I think it just might rain on Sunday.  Boo hoo.  That is my birthday ...
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70 Degree Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, March 8, 2016,
What's a teacher to do when it's a beautiful, sunny, 70 degree day in March?  GO OUTSIDE!!  That's right, take the outdoor learning boxes and the kids and the cursive writing books and the reading books and the oil spill journals and head out to the outdoor classroom.  It really was just too nice to stay inside.

Today's ticket question has to do with outdoor learning.  Do you think there are academic, educational benefits to outdoor learning and if so, what are they?  If not, why not?  Blog a ...
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Big News: No Math Homework This Weekend!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, March 4, 2016,
Friday we actually did a carnival of fun math activities that celebrated what we have learned so far in this unit.  It was great to travel around the room and play with numbers.  With that said, we did not really have a new lesson that needs reinforcing so...NO HOMEWORK THIS WEEKEND IN MATH!!  Isn't that fantastic!!

Today's ticket question is two fold.  First, blog a comment about what math activity you liked the best and tell WHY you liked that one.  What about it did you like?  That's for 4 ...
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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 26, Jake age 24, Vlad age 22. 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 Amazon.com. 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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