The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: December, 2014

Miss You! Have Fun!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, December 29, 2014,
I am a bit lonely without you guys.  To keep myself busy I am babysitting for my nieces today.  They are in Kindergarten, 4th grade, 7th grade, 9th grade and my nephew is a junior.  He's off doing his own thing and the oldest girl is off playing hockey.  
I am still recovering from a very busy Christmas schedule as well.  There were 3 parties at my own house which kept me busy busy busy.  I did some cooking and cleaning and table setting and gift wrapping and ...well you get the point.

When we ...
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Happy Holidays, Kids!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, December 16, 2014,
Mr. Kovacs and I have been taking dance classes.  I used some video footage of us at our last class as my Christmas Card to you.  Mr. Kovacs put it somewhere on this site.  Tickets (4) to everyone who finds it and blogs a comment about it tonight.  Happy searching!!  
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Movie Night Fun/ Long Lake Upon Us

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, December 14, 2014,
Movie night was great.  We went through 10 whole large pizzas--Mason P. says he ate 9 pieces alone.  Yuck!  We also ate a lot of apples (a whole bowl full), drank a few packs of gatorade and ate lots of Grinch Ka Bobs (They were so cute!)

The Long Lake packing list was on the back of the paper version of the peek that went home.  The online version still has the spelling words as we will take the spelling test Monday.  Study tonight.  If you want to see a Long Lake packing list online you can ...
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Outing with Mrs. K

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, December 11, 2014,
It's still ON!!  Now it doesn't look like it is going to be 40 degrees so...we may go outside.  Only time will tell.  If not, we will have our pizza party in a surprise location that will make it more fun than simply staying in our classroom!  Hmm...where will it be?  Blog your thoughts--of course it has to be in the school and needs a smart board for showing a movie.

We have collected about 16 permission slips.  Wow!  You can still bring it tomorrow or tell mom or dad to email me that you hav...
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Stay and Skate/Outing with Mrs. K

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, December 7, 2014,
Just to confirm, we will be doing the December "Outing with Mrs. K" on Friday, December 12 from right after school until 5 pm.  I will collect 3 or 4 bucks from kids who think they want pizza and see how much money I get and that will determine how much pizza I order.  Everyone is welcome to bring a snack to share and a beverage or snack for themselves.  IF it is too warm out to skate (which would be too bad) THEN we will stay in and watch Prancer, my all time favorite reindeer movie.  No mat...
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Outings With Mrs. K

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, December 5, 2014,
So we were talking about a December outing prior to Long Lake.  The kids came up with the idea of skating on the pond.  We talked about dates and came up with December 12, next Friday.  The plan would be to order pizza, bring snacks and drinks for yourself or to share, and then skate from after school until 5:00 or 5:30.  I checked the forecast and am a bit concerned that it might be too warm to skate that day.  It is supposed to be 41.  However, they are NEVER right and by 4 it will probably...
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Lots of Missing Work Makes Me Sad: I don't want to be the Homework Police

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, December 2, 2014,
The "I didn't get it done" bug has infested this room.   We have kids who need to 1. finish their trip memoir, 2. turn in their reading calendar, 3. do their book project, 4. turn in their Long Lake forms.  YIKES!!

Today we got lit circle books and packets.  The books are all survival books about kids who live outdoors and survive.  We are reading them to gear up for Long Lake.  Mentally prepare to be outside all day!!  We will be reading our books in our habitats.  Fun stuff.


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The Year of the Reindeer

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, December 1, 2014,
With Thanksgiving behind us we will move on from turkeys to reindeer.  We are doing a reindeer research project first.  Blog an interesting fact you learned about reindeer and you can have 4 tickets tomorrow.
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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 26, Jake age 24, Vlad age 22. 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 Amazon.com. 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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