The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Dreamin' of a White Christmas

December 28, 2020
My dreams and hopes paid off--we had a white Christmas!  Yea!!

Congrats to all the kids with back yard ice rinks and lakes and ponds they use as ice rinks:  it's officially cold enough to get out there and skate.  Fun!  Luckily it's not too cold so it's still fun.  

Winter sports start soon.  Better start getting in shape.  What can you do to get in shape from home?  Blog a comment with ideas so others will have a plan too.  Today I did stretching and some aerobics in my house.  Yesterday I went on a hike with my dog and brother's family and Vlad and my husband.  What will you do?

My sister arrives today for a visit.  Yea!!
My two brothers just left from their visit.  Sad. :(  They didn't get to see my sister.  She will see my brother that lives here.

Mrs. Wickland is on a vacation.  Lucky!  She is going to Magnolia Farms which is the Chip and JoAnna place in Waco, Texas.  Double lucky.  How many of you know who Chip and JoAnna are?  What are they famous for?  I bet Mrs. Wickland will tell us all about it when she gets back.

Enjoy your week.  Happy Monday.

Mrs. Kovacs


Heartbroken, Frustrated, Sad

November 14, 2020
Another Friday afternoon bad news break for us.  I have no words to express my heartbreak, frustration or sadness.  I will miss you all so much.  I am devising a plan....stay tuned.

But let's not let it ruin our last 2 days of in person school together.
Sneak Peek in to next week:   MAKERSPACE!!

Watch the learning board but basically the MWbs and distance learners will do Makerspace on Wednesday and the Double Ts will do virtual classes.  Then, the  MWbs and distance learners will have virtual c...
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70 Degrees?!

November 8, 2020
Can you even believe how nice it was this weekend.  So warm!
However, we do have cold and snow in the forecast.  Well, it is November.

We have a science unit starting for girls that is All About the Solar System.
We have a social studies unit for boys that is Our 50 United States.

We will continue to think about gratitudes and writing things we are grateful for into our Gratitude Books.  How is your coming?

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Last Week of Oct & Halloween

October 25, 2020
What?  Halloween already?  Oh my.
This week we will be wondering some things about Halloween like:  who, what, when, where and why?  We will be gathering fun facts, researching and more.  There will also be lots of crafts involved on the days you are in school.  I have included pictures and craft ideas on the learning board for the kids who are learning from home.

Here is the link for the Black bear price.  The girls work hard so enjoy!

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You Have to Check this Out!

October 15, 2020

Follow this link to read the Black Bear Press.  It has articles, ideas for making dog toys, polls that also show you results, and more.  It is informative and fun.  Check it out.

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Read the paper and follow the link to the website and then blog a comment on this site to earn yourself 10 tickets!  Just say what you liked about the paper and noticed about the website and you can have 10 tickets on Monday, October 19.  

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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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