The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: October, 2017

Halloween Is Upon Us

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 25, 2017,
My reading group has begun reading scary, creepy, mysterious stories.  We listen to Halloween music and read in the dark.  We are focusing on SETTING and we are very busy "setting" the mood for our reading.  Also, I scream randomly which is super scary!!  

Our new read aloud book is called "Nightmares" and is set in a creepy purple mansion.  This also sometimes makes me scream.  Hmmm...weird.  "My Teacher:  The Weird Random Screamer" might just be a great title for your next personal narrative...
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Book Fair and Bolt Night

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 23, 2017,
This will be a very full week with the school book fair running all week long.  We pre-shopped today to see what there was available to buy.  During the rest of the week kids who bring money will be given the chance to go to the book fair to purchase the things they selected.  I just LOVE a book fair, don't you?

Also this week is BOLT night where some kids perform and all are welcome to come and eat pizza.  The pizza is $2 bucks and there is water to drink.  Come if you can.  The book fair wil...
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EM Weekend Ahead

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 17, 2017,
We had a walking field trip today so no new homework that is due tomorrow.
Over the long 4 day weekend I will be sending my math group with a set of fun math activities to do.
My reading group will just be expected to read 30 mn every day.  When you come back, we will do Creepy /Mystery books.

Today's ticket question has to do with our latest field trip.  What was something NEW that you found out about WBL or a business in WBL on this field trip?  Blog a 2 sentences comment that tells WHAT new t...
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Walking downtown tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 13, 2017,
Did you see our picture on the Good Kids Facebook / Home page?  Check it out.
Tomorrow we go to the Ramsey County Library, Key's cafe, the Farmer's Market, and the Lice Lounge.  

Bag lunch needed.

Dress for cool weather.

Orange and Black Spirit day--It's Homecoming!!

You can buy small pumpkins and gourds at the Farmer's Market.  I am buying stuff for salsa and then I am going to cut it up while you are specialist in the afternoon and then we can snack away when you get back.  Yum!
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Regular Day Ahead

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, October 12, 2017,
Tomorrow should be a very regular day.  No pictures, no walking field trips, no orchestra, no...pretty regular.  But as Robbie says, "That make is an unusual day for Explorations!"  I guess we are not very regular.  

I posted a bunch of new pictures on the student tab.  Check them out.  Blog a comment about your favorite memory from the field trip today and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.  Respond to someone else's comment and you can have 3 per response for up to 6 tickets.  That's a total o...
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A 2 Field Trip Week

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 9, 2017,
It's Homecoming Week in WBL.  Our Spirit Wear Days are as follows:
         Tuesday--Lincoln Lightening Shirt Day
         Wednesday is Picture Day so NO spirit wear for us.
         Thursday is Jersey day--wear your favorite sports team jersey.
         Friday is ORANGE and BLACK day--Deck yourself out in everything orange and black.  GO BEARS!!

We have Economics and Business field trips on Wednesday and Friday.  You need a bag lunch both days.

BTW, you get tickets for wearing the spirit wear on t...
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Deep Portage Here We Come!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 4, 2017,
The 5th graders and I and Ms. Fertig head to Deep Portage at 7:00am tomorrow.
The 3rd and 4th graders need to report to Mrs. Stonehouse's room for all three of the remaining days this week.

I will miss you, little ones.
I can't wait to travel with you, older ones.  Good times ahead.
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Check out the student tab

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, October 2, 2017,
Have you looked for yourself in the pictures on the student tab?  Are you there?  Do you have proof that you go to school here?

Blog a comment that tells which pictures you are in and what you are doing in those pictures and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.

5th Graders:  Did you bring home your Deep Portage Packing list and Student Handout and Guide?  I hope so...otherwise how will you know what to pack?  HELP!!
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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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