The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Short Week Ahead!

October 13, 2020
EM break starts Thursday.
What are your plans?  

some will play hockey,
some will play ball,
some will play outside,
some won't play at all

Just a little free verse to start the week.  Note the Abcb  rhyme pattern.  Ball is so nice as it rhymes with so many things--fall, call, tall, shawl, crawl, ....

Blog a little poem and get some tickets.
Blog a comment that tells what you will be doing on Thursday and Friday and get more tickets.

Enjoy the nice days of fall and get outside and practice friluftsliv.           Mrs. Kovacs


Where In the World

October 4, 2020
Where in the world did you go this weekend?
I went nowhere but husband went to Ely fishing with 24 guys from his office.  He said it was fun.  But cold.

Where in the world will you go next?

Speaking of where in the world, how is your project coming?  We will do some check ins next week to be sure you are where you need to be and will be able to finish your work in time for our flip grid museum on October 23.

So.....I tried to give my dog a hair cut this weekend.  I only got half done.  He looks g...
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What?! It's October!

September 28, 2020
First of all, oh my word.  How long does it take me to put on a new welcome back message?  Apparently 3 weeks!

Second, breathe.  How is it going?  What needs to flex?

Third, did you know about this site?  We will check it out at school.  Last year's class found this to be the preferred way to look at their learning board for the week.

A quick note--the learning board may show more than the day you are to be on but know this, all days after the day your on are subject to change at teacher discret...
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Happy Summer!

June 25, 2020
What time is it?  It's summertime, it's our vacation!  (High school Musical 2 opening song)

What have you been up to?

I have been camping, babysitting my grandchildren, welcoming a new baby (Jim and Courtney and Kennedy), and getting lots of time outside.  

I am reading a couple good books, writing postcards replies to those of you who wrote to me, and knitting.

Keep in touch.  Know I miss you a ton.

Mrs. Kovacs
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Week 1 is in the Books!

April 4, 2020
Here are my take aways:  too much computer time but GREAT to have that as a way to see your faces.
                                          too much written communication but GREAT to have that as a way to "talk" to you
                                          too much rigid instruction but GREAT to have rolled out Living History

Here's what you need to know moving forward:

1. It's important to check your email every morning to find links and invites to google hangouts and to see who has shared...
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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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