Ms. Hong (Room 104)

Ms. Hong

Vivian Hong teaches First Grade in Room 104. She started her teaching career in Kindergarten where she’d spent five years. Then she moved up to teaching First Grade. She has been teaching at this school for 24 years! She is a native San Franciscan and graduated from SFUSD schools. Vivian was inspired by her own Kindergarten teacher and knew that education was her calling in life. She is a fluent speaker in Cantonese, Spanish, and knows ASL. 

She also comes with life experience as a mother of twins (boy and girl in 7th grade), a wife, and the youngest sibling of a Chinese immigrant family. When she’s not teaching, she spends her time with her family, playing basketball, and going to the beach.


Ms. Hong (Room 104)


Please donate these items throughout the school year:

  • glue sticks
  • erasers or eraser caps
  • cardstock colored paper such as Astrobrights
  • hand sanitizer such as Purell
  • facial tissue boxes
  • disinfectant wipes such as Clorox Wipes


  • We raise our hand in class.
  • We listen to each other.
  • We keep our hands and feet to ourselves.
  • We use our words to tell how we are feeling.
  • We walk in the classroom.


Following expectations is something we will continually discuss in class. Please review these rules with your child.  It is important for every child to follow these expectations in class.  There will be consequences for those that choose to interrupt our school day.  It is the right of every student to be able to come to school and be safe while learning at school.  To keep our class happy and safe, we need to follow our classroom rules.


  • Do activities to help your child build sound skills (make sure they are short and fun; avoid allowing your child to get frustrated)
  • Help your child think of a number of words that start with the /m/ or /ch/ sound, or other beginning sounds.
  • Make up sentences with words that begin with the same sound, such as "Pete was painting pictures with Patty.”
  • Play simple rhyming or blending games with your child, such as taking turns coming up with words that rhyme (go – no) or blending words (/sh/, /o/, /p/ = shop).
  • Consider using computer software that focuses on developing phonological and phonemic awareness skills. Many of these programs use colorful graphics and animation that keep young children engaged and motivated.  An educational website that our school uses is

This page was last updated on October 9, 2021