The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: November, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, November 28, 2013,
Thanks to Will and Izzy for already submitting "Turkey Adventure" photos.  I posted them on the student tab.  Since I was there, I posted pics from our taste fest and our school house dog day.  Check it out.  Find them, blog a comment about which pic is your favorite AND why and you can have 4 tickets on Monday.  

Am I almost out of tickets?  Andrew, are you bringing in a new role?  It was you who said you had one, right?  If not, that's fine too.  Just blog me so I can buy a new role.  I thin...
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Oh My Did November Fly By

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, November 19, 2013,
So here's what  you need to know:

1.  The family photo writing projects are AMAZING!!  They are due on Tuesday, Nov. 26th.  We will set them out museum style for others to admire.

2.  We are writing a family photo book from our little turkeys point of view.  Andrew has a picture of his turkey running in his first ever track meet.  How fun!  The little turkeys will be invited to Thanksgiving dinner--will they want to go?

3.  We are reading all about Christopher Columbus and his journeys in readin...
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There's A Lot Going On

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, November 13, 2013,

How is your family photo writing project coming?  I can't wait to see them.
How is your science project going?  I can't wait to see them and hear about them.
How is your math going?  Some kids need to talk to parents about the math quiz that was taken yesterday.
How is your reading log going?  Remember to record your minutes of reading that happen outside of school.  Now
                     remember, we read a ton IN school (science, social studies, reading, reading and more reading--books,

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Ms. Goertzen Takes Over

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, November 8, 2013,

I am lonely and I miss you!!  I mean, I love Ms. Goertzen and all.  She's been a tremendous help this fall but really, I miss you guys!!  Next week she is totally in charge so...I'll be just doing read aloud, my math group and the GPS lessons.

Speaking of the GPS lessons, how excited are you?!  I can't wait to make our cache's next week and hide them and then treasure hunt for the other people's caches.  We are so lucky that the DNR let us borrow their box of 25 amazing brand new GPS units.  O...

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Stop the Presses! I Made a Mistake!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, November 2, 2013,
So as I did the PEEK of the week I apparently forgot to delete the walk a thon (auto correct just made that into thin which is cool since walk yourself thin is a thing.)  from Friday.  I will fix it.  But just so you know THERE IS NO WALK A THON ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8.  That was a mistake.  I thought I made a mistake one other time but I was wrong!!

There is no school for students on Monday but...there is school for teachers.  We have a class in the morning--a class where we are the students--a...
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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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