The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: December, 2016

School's Out for the Rest of the Year

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, December 22, 2016,
So that's it.  It's a wrap on school for 2016!  Wow, that went fast.

Over the break there are a few things you should be doing:
1. Math packet pages.  Some are fun, some are mandatory, you choose how much to do.
2. Troll books need to be published.  Start working on them.  There will be very little time given in school on the publishing of this book.  Most of the work needs to be done so that the book can be turned in and read to others by January 6, 2017.  A mulit year project!!
3. Read

4. Ge...
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Nuts and Bolts Deadlines

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
Please look in the math box for the upcoming due dates and deadlines.  Also know that a sheet went home with you on December 13 that laid it all out.

Have your Troll story rough draft at school tomorrow, Thursday, December 15.
Have your Troll play done and ready to read through and practice in time for class time on Friday, December 16.
Have your Troll mock/dummy book parent edited and ready to publish on December 21.

Have your NE Region Red State book done by Friday, December 15.  We will use it...
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Rosemaling, Tricks, Trolls

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, December 8, 2016,
Your book needs them all.
How is your story coming?
Mock books will be available early next week.
Parent editing needs to be done by Dec. 21 so you can get your blank book.
Published book is due January 6.

Next week--Troll Plays.  We will write them, build a set for them, plan costumes and props and...practice them.  2 teams per play, a full on group project.  You can do it!!
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More about Trolls!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, December 7, 2016,
How is your writing project coming?  Your troll story?  Did you share your assignment sheet with your parents?  The story needs a good start because next week we switch to working on....PLAYS!!  You will work with your team and 1 other.

Today you can have 10 tickets if you blog a comment telling a fun fact you learned about trolls.  Have you researched them?  What are some characteristics or fun facts about them.  BLog it and earn tickets.
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Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, December 5, 2016,
What will your setting be for your troll story?
What is your problem going to be?
Who are your main characters?

So many questions, so little time!!  And don't forget the rosemaling part.  Look at some rosemaling online and then draw some patterns on paper to get a feel for it.  Bring that paper in tomorrow to show us your rosemaling and you can have 15 tickets!  What?  Have I lost my mind?

Have a great evening!!
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Trolls are EVERYWHERE!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, December 2, 2016,
Are you starting to see Trolls everywhere yet?  Do you see them in the trees, the landscape, the tall grasses?  Remember that your Troll poem is due MONDAY, Dec. 5--we start troll stories and troll plays next week.

Enjoy your weekend and draw trolls, dream about trolls, doodle trolls, read about trolls, practice rosemaling patterns and get the point.  Next week you start the engines on your creative side as we write troll stories and plays and work on our final exploration of the year!!...
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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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