The Class of Mrs. Kovacs

Day Off for Kids On Monday 11/18

November 15, 2019
Round one of conferences went well.  Thank you to the 3 families who had to flex and change their times.

Round two of conferences is on Monday, November 18.  Students do NOT have school that day but teachers have professional development all day long.

Tuesday we will be back and working.  Wednesday we will be taking our afternoon time slot to prepare for a science day on Thursday.  Thursday will be our second Sci Fri day of the year.  

Please know that MY class will be hosting a Charlie Brown Thanksgiving Feast for the other 2 classrooms.  If you are willing to donate to this (bread to make toast, a pound of butter, a bag of popcorn, jelly beans, apples, or pretzels) let me know.  We will be making invites and talking about being gracious receivers even when the gift is not what we expected.  If you are able to donate, let me know through an email to,

We continue to work on our gratitude books.

Have a great week!

Busy Week Ahead!

October 29, 2019
Thursday is Halloween!  We will have an all school parade.  We will also have a party with crafts, a witches brew, an artist trading fair, and flashlight reading.  Fun times ahead.

Please bring items to donate to our witches brew.  I'll bring the scream but you should bring things like cheerios, pretzels, popcorn, m n ms, corn candy and whatever you like in a good witches brew.  You may bring a drink for yourself to wash it all down.

On Friday we will be doing al ALL school service project.  It...
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It's Finally Here!

October 18, 2019
The Ed MN challenge is finally here.  Sorry it is so late but....I was busy!

Everyone who completes 5 out of 7 of the challenges gets 20 tickets!  What?  Have I lost my mind?  I will need a new roll for sure now.

Here is your challenge:

1.  Go on a nature walk and collect AT LEAST 5 different colored leaves from 5 different types of tress.  Then identify them and do something with them.  It could be glue them to a chart, it could be use them to make a cool crayon rubbing, it could be a collage o...
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ED MN Week Ahead

October 13, 2019
This is a short week.  There is only school on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Additionally, one of those days will be Makerspace.

Other things on tap this week include student council speeches and elections, wrap up of round 2 of Poetry rooms, and more Exploration time.  If you are in my social studies room, you have a map due this week on Wednesday.  Maybe, just maybe I may be convinced to let you have the break to work on it.  Ask me what that would take.

Please check back for an Ed MN chal...
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Deep Portage Is Upon Us

September 30, 2019
Mr. Bock, my home base, Ms. Robinson and her class are heading to Deep Portage with the other 5th graders of Lincoln School on Wed., October 2.  It is always such an amazing experience.  I can't wait to hear all about it.

The 3rd and 4th graders and I will be back at school carrying on without them.  It will be hard but we plan to muddle through.  Some Turing Tumble, Yahtzee, a Chinese Dance field trip and more are on the agenda.

Lincoln has an updated newsletter which you can see on the Lincol...
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All About Me

Jamie Lyn Kovacs I am married to John Kovacs and have 5 sons, John age 34, Jim age 32, Joe age 28, Jake age 26, Vlad age 23. I also have 3 grandchildren, Jack and Lydia and newborn Josiah, who are the kids of my oldest son and his wife, and Kennedy who is the one year old daughter of my second son and his wife. The older kids are 6 and 4. My family lives in White Bear Lake. ____________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 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 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 daughter is very funny and cute and I often show the class pictures of her. __________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 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. __________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 is engaged 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. They are getting married January 2. _________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. He just got back from a semester in China and is back at RF for a 5th year. _________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 1 and a half years old. He is very spoiled.

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