The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Happy Weekend!

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

First Maker's Space is in the Books

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

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

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

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 33, Jim age 31, Joe age 26, Jake age 24, Vlad age 22. 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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