The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: May, 2016

Wargo Rocks!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
There were lots of smiles and tons of interested students searching in the water for living organisms.  What a fun day.  And the rain held off too!  YEA!!

Our WHO IN THE WORLD museum is soon.  How is your project coming?  Tomorrow we will have more time to work.  Bring your rubber cement as you can start your display board work anytime.

Tomorrow the patrols go to Valley Fair.
Thursday we walk to City Hall for government field trip.
Friday we have our museum and a math mania day.

See ya soon....
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It's Gonna Rain, We ARE Outside NMW

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 31, 2016,
No matter what we are going to be outside for our pond study and water cycle study tomorrow.  DRESS ACCORDINGLY!!

Wear:
water boots or shoes you don't care about
a rain coat
bring an umbrella
you will get dirty if you do it right so....wear clothes that can get dirty

BAG lunch needed for everyone but Taylor.  He's the only one who ordered a school bag lunch.  Come ready to roll!!
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What a Beautiful Day

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, May 26, 2016,
But it was HOT at the 5th grade track meet.  The 3/4s thought it was hot during recess but it was NOTHING compared to what it was like being in the beautiful sun from 9:30 (the time we left to walk the mile to Birch) to 2:00 (the time we entered the building from walking back to Birch).  But all in all it was a great day.  The all school relay teams got second which is great and a good time was had by all.  

Tomorrow is the last day before the last 3 day weekend of this school year.  How did t...
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O is for Outdoor Learning

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 24, 2016,
We headed out at 9:10 and were outside until 3:10.  How did you like it?  Blog a comment that tells if you liked it and gives 3-5 solid reasons why you did or didn't like it.  You can have 2 tickets for every reason you give up to a cap of 5 reasons or 10 tickets.  You can of course give more reasons then that, you just can't get tickets for them.

Here's my list:
I LOVED it because
1. it was beautiful outside today
2. the sun was shining and we were nice and cool in the shade
3. the day flew by
4. ...
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M is for Movie Day--and Ice Cream Sundaes!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, May 20, 2016,
What a fun day.  It also was the half way point of the alphabet countdown.  Since there are 26 letters and M is #13 it seems we only have 13 days left.  Oh man!  I can't stand that this year is almost over and I'm going to miss you SOOOOOOO much.  Keep blogging!  We can have a summer cup n cone outing if you keep checking the website, you will know when it is.  

The Sundaes were amazing!
The movies were relaxing!

Social Studies and Science and Explorations went well too.  It was a great day.  Wr...
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We Finished!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, May 19, 2016,
Testing is behind us for all but 2, 3 if you count kids in Mrs. Stonehouse's class.  Our numbers are fantastic and we should be celebrating!  

And we are.  On Friday, the movie day, we are going to have Celebration Sundays.  Alliteration without the look of alliteration.  Tonight's ticket question is:  Which movie would you rather have showing in our room:  High School Musical. Big Hero 6, Spy Kids or Puss N Boots (an old ogre tale that predates Shrek).  Blog a comment that says which movie yo...
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Math MAP testing Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 17, 2016,
You are ready!!
You can do this!
You have learned so much in math this year and now you get to show it off!
You have worked hard in math and are prepared to meet your goal.

Blog some positive self talk comments or comments to encourage others and you can have 2 tickets per positive comment with a cap of 10 tickets.  You can find time to blog, I know it!
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Reading MAP test, Round 2

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, May 11, 2016,
Thankfully only 1/2 of you are done with the MAP test.  This measure of your academic progress really does need your full attention and focus.  Remember that the math one is next week.  How will we find the stamina to do a great job on that?  Hmm...today's ticket question is worth 6 tickets and requires you to blog suggested answers to that question.  What can we do to rock the MATH MAP test?  We need a plan.

Is anyone else sick of the rain?  I mean...it is really green and nice but I feel lik...
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Best Day EVER!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, May 9, 2016,
Evan declared this the best school day ever.

What did you think of engineering mini golf holes all day long?  Blog a comment that tells whether or not you liked it and what you liked or didn't like about it.  If you do, you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.

Tomorrow is the patrol picnic at Aldrich Arena.  You have it rain or shine.  Be ready to have fun, you 4 patrols.

Tomorrow we are going back to reading and math and MAP prep and social studies and science.



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GOLF HOLE Building Day is Monday

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, May 9, 2016,
Please please please remember that we are building our golf holes on Monday.  That's tomorrow!!  What do you need to bring?  Do you need tape?  Do you need loop de loops from your car sets or legos from your collection?  Bring it all in tomorrow as it is the one and only day we will be building these holes.  Then remember that we are going to play golf with our visiting grandparents on Friday.  

You could also have a good book to read as once you are done you can read, do front row math and th...
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What a Fun Day!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, May 5, 2016,
Today's ticket question has to do with our field trip today:  Blog a comment about the clay project we did and tell what you liked about it.  Was it the playing with clay?  Was it the experimenting with texture of the clay, or the cutting the clay, or painting the clay?  Tell about your project and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.  Comment on other people's comments and you can have 2 tickets per comment up to 2 people.  Too many twos makes this too confusing!

I loved to see how interested you...
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WB Center for the Arts Trip!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 3, 2016,
Bring in your permission slip so you can go do art on Thursday. 

What a great week for being outside.  Let's try to get out more this week.  How can we do it?  When can we do it?  Blog a comment that shares an idea for getting outside.  Tell when and how and what we will do out there.

We are going to have an outdoor classroom day this year.  It will be a day when we spend the whole day outside.  I can't wait!!  What will you bring?  What will we need?  I am guessing it will be in the very end o...
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Orchestra Concert a Big Hit

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 3, 2016,
Oh my!  The gym was packed and the excitement level was HIGH!!  The orchestra members had been there since 5 and it was hot hot hot in the gym.  As the parents and families poured in the excitement mounted.  Go bears!!

Did anyone else see Charles' family?  His little sister looks exactly like him.  I thought it was him.

I loved the twirling instruments.  Cool detail.

Tonight's ticket question is about the clay project.  Blog a comment telling whether or not your field trip permission slip is tur...
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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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