The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: June, 2010

Summer, ahhhhh!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, June 18, 2010,
I probably won't put a new message here very often as this is more painful than just responding to your blogs.  Make sure you check the most recent blog page for all the latest news and notes from me, Mr. Doebler and some of your classmates.

Miss you all.  Do you watch the video?  I do!!
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School's Out for Summer!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, June 14, 2010, In : Messages from Mrs. K 
Hey, I have watched the class videos 5 times already since school got out.  Do you guys miss me as much as I miss you?  Tomorrow I have to go to school and clean up our room, put a copy of your report card in your permenant file, put copies of your Aims Web and MAP test scores in your permenant file.  I also have to look through the files to make sure they are organized according to the district rules. 

Tuesday the school I teach at called Summer Academy starts and I get 22 new students to te...
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Movie Premier Thursday!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, June 10, 2010, In : Messages from Mrs. K 
Well, we got it burned and ready to go and the movie premier is going to be TOMORROW!!  I can't wait to show it to you.  It makes me sad to think this year is over.  Where did the time go?  I really love you, class, and I can't believe I have to pass you on to 5th grade are all so smart, I can't keep you back. I would love to have every single one of you back again next year. 

If you see this message blog me the time you think we should premier the movie--should it be at 9:30, 11:30...
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Field Trip tomorrow

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, June 8, 2010,
We are going to the James J. Hill house tomorrow.  It should be FUN!!  We are also going to the capital and Harriet Island for a picnic.

Bring a bag lunch unless you ordered one from school.

Let's have a great day!

Mrs. K
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Glogster Rules!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, June 5, 2010,
Check out each other's glog pages.  They are way cool.  Jaide actually interviews the state of Pennsylvania--what a cute idea.  Love it!!  Bailey points to the flag about his head--so cute.  Love it.  I saw lots of cute videos--brady, isaiah, dylan, and more.  Really good stuff people.  Keep it up.  Now you need to google images some pictures to add and a text box and title that announces your state and you'll be all set.  You have Monday and maybe Tuesday (I can't remember) to wrap these up ...
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Joe Yo, We Miss You!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, June 2, 2010,
Joe, Joe, where ever you are (in Florida), we miss you.  Hope you are having a great time.  Can't wait to hear all about your fun adventures.

We started our Ogre study with Awful Ogre's Awful Day and continued it today with Puss N Boots.  Tomorrow we get our think pack and will start the Shrek stories.  It's kind of cool how these fairy tales have so much in common.  Study your spelling words, they are grotesque.  (Did I spell that right? Let me know in a blog and I'll give you some tickets.)

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Back to Latvia for trip #2

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, June 1, 2010,
Mr. Kovacs left early this morning for the second trip to Latvia.  He was able to go alone and I signed a power of attorney so he could act on my behalf.  Vlad didn't have to go along this time.  There will be one more trip probably in July or August.  I will go on that one and Vlad has to go too.  We are currently fund raising to cover the last leg of this adventure like the attorney's fees, the orphanage fee, etc.  Can you believe we have to pay the orphanage close to 2000 bucs for the priv...
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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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