# Hoffman Herald

## Notes From the Teacher

• Second Quarter ended on Friday (report cards Friday)
• Reading Logs - and Fluency Passages will be due EVERY FRIDAY
• Please practice math facts everyday for 2-5 min.
• Check Google Classroom on your child's for any late assignments. You can also see some of the work your kiddo is turning in.
• Jump Rope for Heart information will be coming home today.
• Six Flags/Ozzi Reading is due to me on Feb. 20th

## Oil Spill in Huntley

This week in Science, we had an oil spill in the classroom. We learned that if we put cotton balls and paper mixed together, it will soak up some of the oil. This is called a sorbent. We were trying to discover that cleaning up an oil spill isn't as easy as it looks. We learned that in 2011 there was an oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico that caused many problems. It took them several months to clean it up. We think the whole thing was a huge disaster.

written by: Arya & Logan M

## Decimals and Place Value

This week in math was super! We worked on decimals and place value. We learned that if the number is two spaces away from the decimal you say hundreths place but if it is one space away from the decimal you say tenths. We also learned what fraction goes with what decimal. For example, one half is equal to five tenths. we also learned how to add decimals. At first we thought it was going to be extremely hard but it turned out to be extremely easy. It is just like regular addition except you just line up the decimals. This week in math ( best part of the day!) was spectacular!

written by: Angela & Yasmine

We use Google Classrooms to work on assignments and to turn in late assignments. Goggle Classrooms can also show teachers who didn't turn in there work. It also can be used to add comments to the teachers instructions. It tells you what assignments are due. It also can give you suggestions on websites for due assignments.

written by: Joshua & Brandon

## Cool Tools

This week we got s new cool tool about bullying. We read a book called bullys never win. Two of the lessons were two wrongs don't make a right and kill them with love. We also learned that if someone is bullying you you shouldn't bully them back or when they stop bullying, you shouldn't pick on them for revenge.

written by: Tyler

## Girls on the Run

Hannah Martin is in the process of continuing as a Girls on the Run site for the Spring 2015 season. Girls on the Run is a life changing, experiential learning program for girls 8 to 13 years old. The program provides training for a 3.1 mile running event with self-esteem enhancing, uplifting workouts. The goals of the programs are to encourage positive emotional, social, mental, spiritual and physical development. Please visit http://www.gotrnwil.org/ for more information. If interested, please contact teacher Katie Walsh at 847-659-5471 or kwalsh@district158.org Registration is open and filling fast.