International Day of Peace

We started our week with the video “Peace Today” in celebration of UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2009.  The students are writing stories and poems about peace, and will begin artwork  as well.  We continue our on going discussion about peace and how we can make contributions and become peacemakers in our homes, neighborhoods, classroom, school, and ultimately the world. 

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Week of August 31, 2009

As we enter our third week of school, the students wrote letters to Ms. Campos as we say “good-bye” and wish her the best. 

We are adding more activities to our list of homework assignments.  The “story map” is our latest addition.  Soon, student will write their own paragraph summaries. 

Students will be bringing home a packet of important information about many topics discussed at Back-to-School Night.  This includes topics such as homework policies, weekly reports, and supplies.  Weekly Reports will be distributed this Friday and every Friday.  Students are expected to take the report home and discuss it with parents/guardians.  Parents/guardians should send the signed form back to school with your child on Monday. 

Thank you for sending healthy snacks to school for your child.  Your support is much appreciated!

Welcome Back to School!

Welcome to fourth grade!  My name is Ms. Cheung and I am excited to be your teacher for the 2009-2010 school year.  As we  jump into a new year, we will be learning many new concepts in math, expanding our reading and writing skills, and learning about the world around us through Social Studies and Science. 

This is a critical year for learning organizational skills, which the students will need for the rest of their lives.

Back-to-School Night will be this Thursday, August 27, 2009 from 6-7 pm.  I hope to see the students and meet parents. 

Parents, students, family, and friends…please feel free to use this site as a means to learn what  is happening  in our classroom.  Feel free to post a comment if you wish!

I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing!


We are reading a story about the first African-American woman astronaut, Mae Jemison.  At the same time, we are keeping a watchful eye on Jose Hernandez, the first Mexican-American astronaut from the Stockton area, who is scheduled to take off for space this week.  To find out more about Hernandez, go to

To find out more about 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar launch, go to

Ms. Cheung's 4th Grade News-week of April 20, 2009


  • Sacramento Phliharmonic Visiting Musician Program

    Mr. Julian Dixon, the principal tuba player with the Sacramento Philharmonic, will visit David Reese students on A track next Wednesday, April 29th.  He will show the students two different tubas and play beautiful music for us!

    • California Missions Project

    Almost all students handed their Mission reports on time!  Many students created a model of their mission, several students wrote a report, and one student visited a mission and created a display board with photographs!  We will work on writing a script for oral presentations very soon.

    Yolo Bypass Wetlands Field Trip – April 10, 2009

    Birds, bugs, soil, salmon?  The students from Mrs. Ballard’s third grade class accompanied us to the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area to study the wetland area.  We participated in four activities which included:

    1)Migration Madness (bird study), 2) Wetland Pond Study, 3) Great Percolation Race, and  4) Salmon Senses.  We also had a great opportunity to study the birds in the wetland area with binoculars!  We saw coots, red-winged blackbirds, mallards, and many more varieties of birds!  What an awesome experience!!!

    Many thanks to the Wallis Foundation for providing us with the transportation costs.  Also, thank you to Corky, Melanie, Elia, Al, and Nancy for guiding us through the stations and teaching us about the wetland area…Thank you to Mrs. Blumberg, Mrs. Agello, Mrs. Nguyen, and Mrs. Chavez for helping us throughout the entire trip!  We couldn’t have done it without any of you!

    We will be creating a movie on this special field trip! 

    What’s Happening

    Parents, please make sure your child comes to school each day with two sharpened pencils and his/her binder, along with homework.  Students have daily writing, math, reading. Spelling is usually assigned 2 days per week.