Wednesday, 19 October 2011


We are living in a technology centered world, and it is important for all of us as teachers, students, and parents to try to keep up!  Knowing how to properly cite images is important for students as they learn more about copyright and keeping out of trouble in a digital world.  Being able to record videos, audio, and upload photos is great- but we have to make sure we do all of this properly!

As your teacher, I would like to encourage you to be careful of what you put on the internet.  We all make mistakes, but it's best to be conscious of how an image or video you put online is no longer just yours.  We will be taking another look at this in order to encourage you to keep you safe!

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Looking at First Nations

Interested in learning more about aboriginal people in Canada?  Add to what we've learned in class by checking out this video!  Have questions?  Let's discuss them as a class!

From the Ontario Curriculum:
SOC. By the end of Grade 6, students will: examine various theories about the origins of First Nation and Inuit peoples in North America (e.g., that they crossed the Bering land bridge, had always been indigenous to North America, travelled by water from South America);

Science Time!

A fun science game about electricity!  We are learning about where electricity comes from and how it changes.  Try out this game to see what you know and save the day!

Dr. Volt needs to be stopped, it's up to you!  Have fun!

From the Ontario Curriculum:
SCT.6.3 Energy and Control: Electricity
SCT. Students will: identify uses of electricity in the home and community and evaluate the impact of these uses on both our quality of life and the environment.

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Run for your life!

© 2011 Alison Foster

Running is one of my favourite things to do!  I ran my fourth full course marathon, the ING Hartford Marathon on October 15th.  I met  a friend of mine from the Seoul Flyers to run together.  It was so great to see her again and to run through the streets of a new city!  Take a look at the Seoul Flyers webpage carefully, and you might find a few things written by me!  I spent four years living in Seoul and it is one of my favourite cities and is a place where I made some amazing friends... and ran thousands of kilometres!

Awesome link!

Here is a fun website I like to look at!  I still haven't adopted one myself, maybe we can choose one as a class to bring back!  Take a look and let me know what word you'd like to save!  
 Save the words!


Greetings Grade 6s!

I'm Miss Foster and this is my blog to share with you!  I am very excited to be spending this year with all of you, and looking forward to getting to know more about each of you.  Check back regularly for information on what we're doing in class, games, resources, and as a way to get to know each other!  

I'm looking forward to a great year with you!

Miss Foster