The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: September, 2017

Trash to Treasure

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Thursday, September 28, 2017,
It's a 3 day weekend for you so Trash to Treasure went home.  Bring in a creation on Monday.  IF you lost your trash from school, use some trash from home.  I know you have some!!

Enjoy your extra day for fun.  I will be missing you while in class ALL day!!

Blog a comment about what you are doing this weekend and you can have 4 tickets on Monday.

Check out the student tab.  I have put some pictures on there.  Can you find them?  Look at the pictures and blog a comment saying which one is your fa...
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Growth v. Fixed Mindset

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Sunday, September 24, 2017,
Which are you?  Blog a comment that gives an analogy example of fixed or growth mindset like the one from the rap:  you'll never get a hit if you never even swing! and you can have 10 tickets!  It has to be original, not one we talked about in class.  You can research ideas online if you can't think of any.  Cody, you can't use the Wayne Gretzky one either.

It's still HOT!!  Yikes.

Last week in reading my group started lit circle groups.  Make sure you stay on target with your group goals.

In ma...
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Be Kind

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Monday, September 18, 2017,
Today's quote of the day :           "Be Kind whenever possible.  It is ALWAYS Possible."  Dalai Lama

10 tickets to anyone who comes to morning meeting tomorrow ready to tell us who Dalai Lama is and where he's from and...all kinds of things about him.

We have been working on SUGA rules to help us get along with others but still stay true to ourselves.  What rule did your team have to work on today?  Blog a comment saying what your new rule for the day was and what it means and give an example ...
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Makerspace is SOOOOO Much Fun!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, September 15, 2017,
What did you make?
What did you create, design, or invent?
What worked for you?  
What didn't work and HOW did you redesign your plan to have success?

Answer these questions in a blog comment and earn 4 tickets.  Respond to other kids comments about this topic and you can have 2 tickets per comment.

Enjoy your weekend.  Rest, recover, rejuvenate and have fun.  Say please and thank you and I LOVE you to your mom and dad.  

Mrs. Kovacs
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What a Successful Week

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, September 12, 2017,
What a great bunch of kids.  I am having sooooo much fun.  Are you?  Blog a comment that answers this question and give evidence to support your answer.  Example:  Yes.  I love Zentangle and artist trading cards.  I am loving that we get to put these to use on our All about ME poster too.  I ....

You can have 4 tickets for EVERY specific example you give to support your answer up to 12 tickets?  How many specific examples am I prepared to pay you for then?

Bring in pictures for your All about M...
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Happy New Year!!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, September 8, 2017,
That's right, another school year is under way.  This is the bright and shiny 2017-2018 school year.  AMAZING!!  It has been so great to finally meet the new kids I have been planning for all summer as well as see the veterans after missing them all summer long.  

Any ideas for things we could do as an outing with Mrs. Kovacs?  Any good movies coming out?  Any other fun ideas?  Think on it.  Blog a comment about it and you can have 10 tickets on Friday the 8th or Monday the 11th.  

Great week p...
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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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