The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Browsing Archive: October, 2018

E Pluribus Unum

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 30, 2018,
The Riddle for the Password:  It's on the Presidents back, it's in the Eagles Beak, It makes US strong when they once were weak.

President's Back:  the back of a dollar bill
The banner in the eagle's beak
The US means the Unites States is now strong
when they once were weak.

What does  E Pluibus Unum mean?  Blog your answer and you can have 10 tickets tomorrow.  IF you are first to blog about it, 20 tickets!  [Shock, gasp, have I lost my mind?]

2 people need permission slips to walk to Cody's tomor...
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Happy Weekend!

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 26, 2018,
How did you spend your Friday?  I spent mine at school since it was a teacher work day.  I did go out to lunch with my husband and guess who I saw...Zander!   We were both having lunch at Culver's.  I have seen Liam at that very same Culver's too, just not on Friday.

Blog a comment about what you did on Friday and you can have 4 tickets on Monday.

Note:  There is a permission slip out there for a walk to Cody's on Halloween.

See you Monday.

Mrs. Kovacs
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First Maker's Space is in the Books

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 24, 2018,
It was a success!!  Show your mom and dad your flip grid that explains your project.

Tomorrow is a pretty normal day.
Friday only the teacher's come to school.

Next week is Halloween.  Lincoln School has a big parade that starts around 2:15.  We will also walk to Cody's house to see his amazing Halloween display.  Then we will have a treat, watch Scooby Doo and head home.  You can bring school appropriate costumes to school that day for the parade.

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Maker's Space is Upon Us

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Tuesday, October 23, 2018,
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 24th is Maker's Space.
Enough said.

Volunteers can come to school by 12:45.
We will be done an cleaning up by 3:00.

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Rainy, Windy, Cold

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Wednesday, October 10, 2018,
Brrr...we haven't gotten out to our habitats in a while.  Maybe next week.  I don't mind the cold but the wet makes it miserable to be outside.

We started our new Social Studies and Science Units.  Blog a comment about what you did in your new science class and you can have 4 tickets.

On Friday we walk to the Farmer's Market.  What do you wonder about with respect to the farmer's market.  Blog a question you would like answered by the vendors at the FM and you can have 4 tickets if it's done by...
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Tamarack, Deep Portage Done-- 3 Day Weekend Ahead

Posted by Jamie Kovacs on Friday, October 5, 2018,
Students do NOT have school on Monday, October 8.  It is a staff development day.  That is why the teachers DO have school.

On Friday we are walking to the Farmer's Market in WBL.  Prior to going we will look at what a farmer's market is and do a few things with economics and money.  We will be hoping to have kids buy themselves a mini gourd or pumpkin which we will decorate the next week.  Kids may also buy things to add to our farmer's market table of treats as we will plan to taste some thi...
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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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