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Browsing Archive: September, 2016

Loved the Movie

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, September 26, 2016,
Today flew by according to Cody.  Did anyone find his hidden prize award winning piece of paper yet?  It is worth 4 tickets.

Storks is a super funny movie.  If you saw it with us, do you agree?  Write a blog comment that critiques the movie and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.

How is your poster all about you coming?  We are putting them up tomorrow!!  Some of you took it home, remember to bring it back.  We don't want a classmate missing.

So today's ticket question:  Blog a comment that tells u...
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Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, September 22, 2016,
I guess my flyer didn't really say what movie we are going to.  Well, it's STORKS!!

Today's ticket question is :  Blog a comment that says if you are planning to come to the movie or not and if you are, who is coming with you.  If you do that, you will earn 4 tickets for Friday.

Friday is another ticket drawing.  What are your odds of winning tomorrow?  How can you increase your chances of winning?

See ya tomorrow.

Mrs. Kovacs
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Storks on Saturday!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, September 21, 2016,
So it has been decided:  the movie we will do as an "Outing with Mrs. K" or "An Outing with Explorations" is STORKS.  We will be at the 3:20 showing at the White Bear Township Theater.  Come one, come all.  Bring the whole family, bring grandma, bring your friends.   Hope to see you there!!

In classroom news, we are finally moving into the book for some math lessons.  The groups are made, the lessons are planned and it's time to jump in.  There may well be some math homework heading your way a...
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Fabulous Weekend Ahead!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, September 16, 2016,
So get outside and burn up some energy and get some fresh air.  Did you know that fresh air from outside is great for your brain?  Well it is.

Blog a comment that tells 3 specific things you are going to do this weekend and you can have 4 tickets on Monday.  I did hide a 10 ticket Ticket question some where on this site--happy searching.

How would you feel about an Outing with Explorations next weekend?  The movie Storks is coming out and it looks super funny.  Should we go?  It opens on the 23...
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What? It's Friday Already?

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, September 15, 2016,
I can't hardly believe we already have 2 weeks of school behind us.  How crazy is that.  Still, you are all getting to be pros at our routines and so in that way, it's not surprising that we've already been here 2 weeks.  But it sure has been flying by.  That's cause you are all so sweet and good.

Today's ticket question:  Why did the founding father's write the Constitution of the United States?  4 tickets for a blog comment.

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WARGO Field Trip Tomorrow!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, September 14, 2016,
Don't forget to:

1.  Dress for being outside all day;
2.  Bring a bag lunch;

We did artist trading cards today.  Blog a comment telling what you learned about artist trading cards today and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.
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Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, September 12, 2016,
Wow.  I can't believe the first week of school is already over.  I think it went really fast!  Did you?  Blog your response to that question and you can have 4 tickets Tuesday morning at school.  

How many of you have checked out the blog?  Please blog your name and list 1 interesting thing you found on this blog and you can have 4 more tickets.  I will give you until Thursday to do this.  Read the website, blog a comment about something that you saw that was interesting and you get more ticke...
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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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