The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: May, 2015

Living History Boards and Speeches

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, May 25, 2015,
Tomorrow morning we will write/work on and time our speeches.  Give it to a friend.  PRACTICE = best job possible.
Those who have not yet finished the MCA reading test will do that.  We need them to reach their goal!!
We have Spanish.
Tech time following Spanish.

We will get our living history boards in the afternoon and the fun will begin.  We will spread out, lay out and plan.  Only after you have a plan in place will the actually attaching with rubber cement begin.

Wednesday some time to finish...
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Track meet tomorrow!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, May 21, 2015,
Water bottle.
Sun screen.
Bag lunch.
Running shorts.
Tennis shoes.

Tomorrow we RUN and THROW and JUMP and SOAR.  It will be a fun day.
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Whirl Wind Weekend!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, May 18, 2015,
My title has a figurative language example.  What is it called?

Friday I was gone to site visits to look at programs already in existence for what I will be teaching next year.  I got to see Ms. Stamson which was a highlight for me for sure.  I really miss her.  Now that she and I will be doing the same thing next year, just on opposite ends of the city, maybe we will have an excuse to get together more often and share ideas.  

Then, I got dropped off at Rosedale where I hurried up and ate with...
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Social Studies Came Alive!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 12, 2015,
I LOVE this day in social studies.  Didn't social studies "Come Alive" like the book says?  How did it?  Why did it?  Explain in a blog comment and you can have 10 tickets tomorrow.  (I am trying to get rid of tickets, can you tell?)

Tomorrow at 9:30 am we are taking the MAP test for math.  The MAP test is a measure of your academic progress.  Since you all learned a ton this year I am confident you will show great growth on your MAP test.  I will give you your math MAP goal sheet prior to the...
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Science MCA test Tomorrow!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
You ARE ready!  You WILL be great!
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The Twins Won!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
There was a grand slam!
There was a huge number of runs scored!
There was sun, sun and more sun!
It was a great day for a ball game.  Check out the student tab for some photos from the game!
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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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