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Our Classroom

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Meet the Teacher

Ms. Sheida

Salutations! Welcome to our webpage. My name is Ms. Sheida and this is my 13th year teaching at Calahan Elementary School. I am a native of California and a product of LAUSD. I received my bachelor's degree from the University of San Francisco and my master's degree and teaching credential from Pepperdine University. I speak fluent Spanish and know a little Farsi. I have taught third, fourth, fifth, and split grades. I have a passion for reading and technology. I love being a teacher! :)

→To learn more about me and our classroom, click on the 'Welcome Letter/PowerPoint' in the "Resources" section of the webpage. Thanks! 

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Scholastic Books

Scholastic Reading Club book order forms will be sent home once a month. Should you prefer to order online, our class activation code is G4VKH. Your online order will arrive with our class order.


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Ms. Sheida - Fourth Grade


Look At What We're Learning!


We are learning to make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. We are reasoning abstractly and quantitatively. In 4th grade, our instructional time focuses on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding and fluency with multi-digit multiplication, and developing understanding of dividing to find quotients involving multi-digit dividends; (2) developing an understanding of fraction equivalence, addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, and multiplication of fractions by whole numbers; (3) understanding that geometric figures can be analyzed and classified based on their properties, such as having parallel sides, perpendicular sides, particular angle measures, and symmetry.

Language Arts

We are learning to read text closely, pay attention to details, and annotate to gain a deeper understanding of the text. We are reading a variety of genres. We are referring to the text to explain and support our thinking. We are focusing on theme, craft, structure, perspective, and types of figurative language. We use the six traits of writing on a daily basis. We are integrating the traits as we write expository/informative, narrative, and opinion pieces.


We are learning about life, earth, and the physical sciences. We are studying biomes, biodiversity, and ecosystems. We are understanding the traits of rocks and minerals. We are learning about magnets and electricity.

Social Studies

We are learning about California, including its history and development. We are learning about the land and early people. We are focusing on the California Missions, Rancho Period, and Gold Rush.

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'Special' Class Schedule


  • Morning Assembly 
  • Library (Alternating)


  • Chromebook Cart (Earphones Needed)


  • Art with Mrs. Pho Berg
  • STEM Lesson in Rm. 2


  • PE with Coach Rey


  • Chromebook Cart (Earphones Needed)
  • Kindergarten Study Buddies 
  • Awards Assembly (Monthly)

Book Recommendations

Current Read-Aloud

Current Read-Aloud




Pillars of Character

Pillars of Character