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Browsing Archive: April, 2017

JA Day!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, April 26, 2017,
YEA!!  JA Day is finally here.  We will be doing fun economic stuff all day long.  I can't wait.  Are you excited too?  BLog a comment that tells either what you think economics is OR tells something you remember doing in JA in previous years and you can have 10 tickets tomorrow, assuming I have that many tickets.

IF I can't pay with tickets, you get a jolly rancher.  
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MCA Science Test Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, April 24, 2017,
IF you are a 5th grader, you test tomorrow.  Good night sleep, good breakfast, mints, you know the drill.

The rest of you will be in Mrs. Stonehouse's room starting at 9:30 for a fun morning of stop motion animation.  Wish I could do that!

Great kickball game during games today.  Way to go everybody!!

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Beautiful Weekend Ahead

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, April 21, 2017,
Get outside.
Do your math homework.
Think like a scientist.
Saturday is EARTH day.  Blog a comment about what you can do to help the earth and you can have 4 tickets on Monday.

That's all.  IF you blog a comment about something you learned in science this year you can have 4 tickets next week.

There are 2 new Kryptos.

Homework is listed on the homework tab.

IF you go to the LINKS page and take the MCA practice test (use the link that's listed first and says pearson....) for Math you can ha...
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MCA Reading Test Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, April 17, 2017,
--Get a good night's sleep (9-10 hrs)
--Eat a healthy breakfast!!  Include protein, fruit, carbs
--Get outside and get some fresh air.  Remember the CNN student news about fresh air and the brain.
--Bring some mints and hard candies to keep your fidgets under control and your brain focused.  Yes, I said you can have
--Remember that you will be working on math pages in your text book AFTER you have completed your testing for the day.

Tell yourself positive things:  I CAN DO THIS
   I AM ...
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Conferences Last Night, Tomorrow Night

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, April 11, 2017,
I met with many parents last night and tomorrow night I meet with the rest.  Remember, mom and day and I are just sharing information and observations about you. You are the shared interest.  IF you are interested in you, you should come too!!

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Kids Get Long Weekend

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, April 6, 2017,
Teachers to work.

Make sure you get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend.  Think of poor old me working hard in the classroom tomorrow and attending meetings.

Monday is your final day for this social studies and science unit.  We move on to new units on Tuesday.

Enjoy your day on Friday!!  :)

Mrs. Kovacs
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It's Beautiful Outside!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, April 5, 2017,
Remember what we heard on CNN news:  get outside.  It's good for you.

But also do your homework.  Best idea yet--do your homework outside!!:)

Tomorrow block 2 math kids are ALL taking a math test.

Tell mom and dad about your choice exploration.  Blog a comment about what you are doing and how it is going and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.
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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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