The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Living History Due Dates

May 22, 2019

Living History Due Dates Cheat Sheet:

May 10 – 

Parent Acknowledgment Sheet due back to me


Evidence of notes, sources—we will look at your google doc notes

May 15 –

(II) Introduction 


(III) Childhood/Early Life 


The first draft of these two sections needs to be written

May 17 – 

(IV) Adult life section


(V) Why famous/influential section


The first draft of these two sections needs to be written

May 17–     Illustration 1 is due

May 20 -   Plan due for prop/model/artifact 


May 22-     Illustration #2

May 23 - 

(VI) Processing/Conclusion needs to be written


Costume Plan

May 24

Illustration #3    

May 28– 

POEM or Wordle


Write speech at school and practice it, work on boards at school

May 29- 

Work on boards IN CLASS  [NOT AT HOME] 

May 30-31

June 4-


Present first person speeches in class to the class

Present to family/friends museum style at 2:15 in the classroom and upstairs hallway of Lincoln Elementary School. 




Living History News Flash

May 16, 2019
I moved the due date for "how your person impacted the world" part of the paper to Tuesday, May 21.

Therefore:  tomorrow, adult life rough draft and an illustration are due.
                   Tuesday the impact on the world piece is due.  

So far all other due dates are per the sheet.

Activity dates are still listed in the blog comment below.  
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Dates in the News

April 22, 2019
ON May 10 a couple dates were changed--June 3 and 4 were switched around.  The 4th grade, who plans Podvin, needed to go on Tuesday so we switched our dates to accommodate.  Also, the Mother's Day Tea on May 10 was added

I will edit this dates post as things come up and things move around.

Here are some year end important dates to keep in mind:

May 10                  Mother's Day Tea, 2:30 to 3:15  ALL mom's
                              invited.  You may take your child home 
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I'm Back!

March 25, 2019
The tech guy was just here and he just fixed this so I can access it from school now instead of just from home.  The problem with home is that I have to fight my husband for computer time and he always wins.  Additionally, it never has worked on my ipad so....but it works at school now so.... YEA!!

We are starting to prepare for MCA testing.  Here's what parents need to know:

1.  Explorations will be taking the reading MCA the week of April 15-19.
2.  We tale the MCA math test the week of Apri...
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I Miss YOU

February 20, 2019
Has Minnesota gone mad?  What?  Another snow day?  Weird!  But now you can say you lived through the coldest polar vortex AND the snowiest February.  Do you feel special?

Today is actually a lovely day.  Get outside and play.  Maybe tomorrow we can get out and adapt our habitats.  Time will tell.  We may have to actually wait until Friday.  We shall see.

I wonder about the read a thon assembly.
I wonder about the Exploration Open Houses.
I wonder about how your day was with Mrs. Johnson.
I wonder ...
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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 28, Jake age 26, Vlad age 23. 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 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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