The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: April, 2015

Things Currently being Collected

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, April 30, 2015,
~Valley Fair Money for Patrols;
~April Reading Calendar;
~April Book Project;
~Mother's Day RSVP--can she make it?
~Living History Model Plan sheet and Illustration plan sheet;
~Living History notes for evidence that you are clipping along.

Wow.  It's that time of the year.  Just staying on top of the organizational piece becomes a job in and of itself.  Good luck.  It is all good practice for middle school next year.
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My 2605 Poem

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, April 30, 2015,
Room 2605

I am 
The teacher in this wonderful classroom
Who loves and cares for each and every kid here
Every single one of them.

They are
All gifted and talented and smart
In their very own unique and special and individual way
I hope they know that.

Too soon
They are going to leave here
And head off to middle school and eventually the world
I know they are ready.

Love your teacher, Mrs. Kovacs

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Ice Cream Party Time!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, April 29, 2015,
Can you believe it?  We are going to have an ice cream party on Joe's dime.  FUN!!

Here are all the things we have going on right now:

1.  DARE essays are past due.  Is yours in?  You can't graduate from DARE without it.
2.  DARE Twin's game is Sunday.  Don't forget.
3.  Valley Fair $ is due soon.  How fun is Valley Fair going to be?  Uber fun!!
4.  Speaking of Uber, Joe is Uber driving right now on top of subbing.  He is going to be working at Lifetime this summer.
5.  Living History is under way!...
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The Votes are In!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Saturday, April 25, 2015,
Joe got the second most votes but SkyZone has the final say in who wins so...I think it says (it's on their website under contest rules) that they will take the top 4 vote getters and choose the 4 places.  It just keeps saying check back, winner announcements coming soon!

Have a great weekend.

See you Monday revved up and ready for the MCA reading test, right!  You are ready.  You can do this!
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Vote For Joe!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, April 20, 2015,
Don't forget to vote for Joe!  He is hanging on by a thread to his first place slot.  He goes up, then another guy goes up, and back and forth.  Every vote counts!

Joe thanks you for his support.
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Joe Takes the Lead! Fire at Oneka!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, April 19, 2015,
I needed to headlines for this news.  Wow, what a week!

The fire was extremely exciting and we learned a ton about back fire, DNR, grass fires, and why land is sometimes even burned on purpose.  Our land was not burned on purpose was well contained and we are all safe and sound.  The only thing is, we lost our habitats.

Check out the picture tab and I will post some photos of what the fire looked like.  I have some great pictures of you studying and working in the very place that was o...
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Vote for Joe! [optional, of course]

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, April 13, 2015,
So this is America and I can't tell you who to vote for but...

My son Joe entered the Sky Zone slam dunk competition and was selected to be in the final Sweet Sixteen.  The winner will be chosen by popular vote.  Have your parents register and vote for Joe!  I will link the sky zone website under links   but if that doesn't work go to to vote.

You can vote once a day.
Your mom and dad have to register in their name and use their address, email and birth date as y...
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Work Hard, Play Hard

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, April 8, 2015,
Our new class motto is work hard, play hard.  Blog a comment that explains what this means and how you are putting into action and you can have 4 tickets.

We are currently reviewing and "cramming" for finals, just like the high school and college kids do.  There is so much to cover and cram into our brains but...none of it is new, it is all review of things we really have already considered before.  So the good news is it's review and the bad news is it is a TON of stuff.  

We MCA math test on ...
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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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