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Mr. Van Patten

About Me

Hi I am Craig Van Patten and I am excited to be teaching for the third year on the 3/4 team at Stargate. Prior to Stargate, I taught for 15 years in the Adams 12 Five Star School district. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in History and a teaching endorsement in K-6 education. I have lived in Colorado for 20 years. Both of my children attend Stargate so I get the pleasure of seeing the school as a parent and a teacher. My son Marcus is a fifth grader this year and my daughter Brooke is a third grader. In my spare time I love all things that have to do with sports. Coaching takes up a lot of my free time as I am the head Girls Basketball coach at Legacy High School, where we won the 2012 5A state championship. I I also coach football at Legacy High School. I am so excited to be a part of the Stargate community!

What I Love about Teaching
I love coming to work every day and making a difference in the lives of children. My goal is to make school a place where learning is fun and inspire life long learners. 

How to Contact Me
Room - 161
Phone
email - craig.vanpatten@stargateschool.org


Blogging:
 I will be creating three blogs (which are highlighted below).  They cover Theme, Literary Arts, and Math.  All of my blogs support RSS, so you can watch just the blogs that interest you by subscribing to them on the blog pages 

Grading:
 I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  All other information is on my project pages or my blogs. 



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Mr. VanPatten's Theme Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 1/22/18 - 1/26/18 Social Studies -  We will finish up our Economics unit which is taking a little longer than planned. This unit is hands-on and encourages higher order thinking skills. In the ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 2:44 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 1/16/18 - 1/19/18 Social Studies -  We will finish up our Economics unit. This unit is hands-on and encourages higher order thinking skills. In the unit, the students will learn the following concepts ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 1:39 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 1/09/18 - 1/12/18 Social Studies -  We will continue our Economics unit. This unit is hands-on and encourages higher order thinking skills. In the unit, the students will learn the following concepts; product ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2018, 7:09 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 12/18/17 - 12/21/17 Social Studies -  We will continue our Economics unit. This unit is hands-on and encourages higher order thinking skills. In the unit, the students will learn the following concepts; product ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:52 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 12/11/17 - 12/15/17 Social Studies -  We will continue our Economics unit. This unit is hands-on and encourages higher order thinking skills. In the unit, the students will learn the following concepts; product ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 11:38 AM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 1/22/18 - 1/26/18 Spelling - We will work on our Week 12 list which focuses on forming plurals by adding s/es. Here is the list:adding s/es                  High Frequency Words1. desks ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 2:37 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 1/16/18 - 1/19/18 Spelling - We will work on our Week 11 list which focuses on diagraphs. Here is the list:Diagraphs                               High Frequency Words1. another                               11. too2. together                             12. two3 ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 1:42 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 1/09/18 - 1/12/18 Spelling We will not have a spelling test this week due to the short week. We will take our pretest on Friday for next week's spelling list.  Reading Groups ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 1:27 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 12/18/17 - 12/21/17 Spelling We will not have a spelling test this week due to the short week. We will however take our pretest for the week we return.  Reading Groups - We will ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:42 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 12/11/17 - 12/15/17 Spelling - We will not have a spelling test this week due to the Economics Fair. Reading Groups - We will continue our Mystery novels. During our reading groups we discuss vocabulary ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 9:10 AM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 1/22/18 - 1/26/18 This week we will continue Chapter 6 which focuses on adding and subtracting fractions. Monday -  Today we will make reasonable estimates of fraction sums and differences.Tuesday - We will find ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 2:42 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 1/16/18 - 1/19/18 This week we will finish chapter 5 and begin Chapter 6 which focuses on adding and subtracting fractions. Monday -  NO SCHOOLTuesday -  We will begin our Chapter 5 test.Wednesday ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 1:16 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 1/09/18 - 1/12/18 This week we will continue chapter 5 which focuses on dividing decimals. Monday -  NO SCHOOLTuesday -  We will use a model to divide by a decimal.Wednesday - Today we will ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 1:43 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 12/18/17 - 12/21/17 This week we will continue chapter 5 which focuses on dividing decimals. Monday -  We will estimate decimal quotients. Tuesday -  We will divide decimals by whole numbers. Wednesday - Today we will ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 1:45 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 12/11/17 - 12/15/17 This week we will begin chapter 5 which focuses on dividing decimals. Monday -  We will find patterns in quotients when dividing by powers of 10. Tuesday -  We will continue to ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 7:51 AM by Craig VanPatten
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