James Foster

Field trip permission slips went home 5/16.  A copy of the permission slip can be accessed here. The second page needs to be completed by a parent/guardian and returned to your child’s science teacher by 5/25. Don’t forget to indicate at the bottom of the form whether or not you wish to order a sack lunch from the cafeteria. Students may purchase a sack lunch from the cafeteria, bring a lunch from home (non-perishable or is in a lunch box with an ice pack), or bring money to purchase food from the snack bar at Mel’s.
 
We would love to have parent volunteers! Visit http://stiles.my-pta.org/content.asp?PageID=2 to access the online sign-up schedule to sign up for a volunteer time. All volunteers must be LISD approved volunteers. See the PTA Volunteer page for information about becoming an approved LISD volunteer. Your child wrote his/her group number and circled the times he/she will be at Mel’s and San Gabriel Park on the first page of the permission slip handout. Group 1 is at Mel’s from 10-12 and San Gabriel Park from 12-2. Group 2 is at San Gabriel Park from 10-12 and Mel’s from 12-2. Volunteers will be assigned a specific area (ex. lanes, arcade, basketball court, etc.) for their time slot and details will be explained by either Mrs. Cook (Group 1) or Mrs. Killian (Group 2) when you arrive at Mel’s and/or San Gabriel Park.
 
We are also asking for donations of cases of bottled water and individually packaged snacks (goldfish, pretzels, etc.). Visithttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49a4aa2dabfa7-endofyear  to sign up.  All donations should be labeled 6th grade field trip and dropped off in the front office. Thank you in advance for donating!
 
We are excited about our field trip and are looking forward to a fun day.  If you have any questions, please contact your child’s team leader: Team 6-1 Diana Cook, Team 6-2 Christina LaneTeam 6-3 Beth Doherty.


Welcome to Mr. Foster's 6th Grade Science Webpage

This is where you can find out what we are learning in 6th grade Science. This year our units of study are scientific investigation & reasoning, chemistry, force & motion, Sun Earth Moon, Astronomy, Climate Oceans Weather, and Dynamic Earth. There will be many lab activities and a few projects throughout the year that correspond with each unit. Students will regularly be given feedback on their learning via starters, learning checks, quizzes, projects, and unit assessments. 


About this Website
Use the links on the left to access helpful information related to all SMS 6th grade science classes. 

IMPORTANT LINKS AND DOWNLOADS STUDENTS CAN USE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR 

SYMBALOO

EduCafe - Use the following tools to gather and organize new information:

Avatars: 
Voki - Create speaking avatars and use them as an instructional tool 
DoppelMe - With DoppelMe you can create a cool graphical likeness of yourself, your friends, family or any group of people for use as an avatar
BuildYourWildSelf - Design your human self, then add animal parts 
Blabberize - Upload a picture and make it talk
Lego Mini - create your own mini Lego 

Brainstorming: 
WallWisher - We give you a nearly blank page (a wall). You put anything you want on it, anywhere. Simple, yet powerful! 
Linoit - Free sticky & canvas service that requires nothing but a browser 
Mindmeister

Comics/Animation: 
MakeBeliefsComix - Create your own comix strip. It's fun and easy! 
ToonDo - World's fastest way to create comics 
GoAnimate - Make amazing animated videos. Account needed, but provides URL 

Word Clouds: 
Wordle - Generate word clouds from text that you provide 
Tagxedo - Word clouds with style. Shape your word clouds 

Presentation: 
Prezi - Make your presentations ZOOM!
Simple Booklet - create page flip books 
Google Presentation - create collaborative presentations with slides and themes. 
Photobooth - Available as an application on Mac. Can be used to record pictures/videos. 
iMovie - Available as an application on Mac. Movie Maker - Available as an application on Windows. 
PowerPoint - MicroSoft presentation software with slides, themes, animations, etc. Keynote - Apple presentation software with slides, themes, animations, etc. 
Photo Story - Windows presentation software. Can be used to record pictures and audio. 

Free Adobe Reader - If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader, you won't be able to view many of the downloads on our webpages. Click the link below to download for FREE! 
www.get.adobe.com/reader/

Free Power Point Viewer - Some of our downloads are Powerpoint files. If you do not have Powerpoint, you may download the Powerpoint Viewer FREE by clicking the link below. www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=048dc840-14e1-467d-8dca-19d2a8fd7485&DisplayLang=en