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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 Theme Blog 5/21/18 - 5/24/18 It has been a very exciting year in Theme. We covered a lot of ground this year. We learned about the human body, geography, map skills, economics, regions of the ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 1:21 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 5/14/18 - 5/18/18 Social Studies -  We will continue learning about states. We have divided the United States into four regions and our students will learn about each region from a different teacher. I ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 1:47 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 5/07/18 - 5/10/18 Social Studies -  We will continue learning about states. We have divided the United States into four regions and our students will learn about each region from a different teacher. I ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 2:32 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 Social Studies -  We will continue our states rotation.Science -  We will begin our unit on the Solar System by doing a scavenger hunt and looking at the order of the ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:16 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme Blog 4/17/18 - 4/20/18 Social Studies -  We will continue our states rotation.Science -  We will continue our unit on Energy. In this unit we will look at the science of energy, renewable vs ...
    Posted Apr 18, 2018, 9:34 AM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 5/21/18 - 5/24/18 Wow, I can't believe the school year is about over and this will be my last blog for the school year. Tuesday, May 22nd will be our last day ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 1:07 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 5/14/18 - 5/18/18 Spelling This week  we will not have a spelling test due to the States FairReading Groups - We will continue our realistic fiction novels. The books we are reading are ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 11:06 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 5/07/18 - 5/10/18 Spelling This week  we will be doing the week 26 spelling list. This list focuses on words with oi/oy. Here is the list: er endings        High Frequency Words ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 1:58 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/30/18 - 5/04/18 Spelling This week  we will not be having a test because we were not able to do our pretest last week due to Take Your Child to Work Day and ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 10:04 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 Spelling This week  we will be doing the week 25 spelling list. This list focuses on words with est endings for superlative adjectives. Here is the list: er endings ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 9:15 AM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 5/21/18 - 5/24/18 I can't believe the school year is almost over. Tuesday, May 22nd will be our last math class. We have finished the 5th grade Go Math curriculum and will ...
    Posted May 21, 2018, 1:10 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 5/14/18 - 5/18/18 This week we will finish Chapter 11 which focuses on Geometry and Volume.   Monday -  Today we will count unit cubes to find volume and estimate the volume of a rectangular ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 12:21 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 5/07/18 - 5/10/18 This week we will continue Chapter 11 which focuses on Geometry and Volume.   Monday -  Today we will classify triangles. Homework will be pages 647 and 648.  Tuesday -  Today we will ...
    Posted May 7, 2018, 2:24 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/30/18 - 5/04/18 This week we will finish Chapter 10 and begin Chapter 11 which focuses on Geometry and Volume.   Monday -  No Math due to MAPs testing. Tuesday -  Today we will take our ...
    Posted Apr 30, 2018, 10:12 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/23/18 - 4/27/18 This week we will continue Chapter 10 which covers measurement. Monday -  We will compare, contrast, and convert metric units. Homework will be pages 615 and 616. Tuesday -  Today we will ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 10:12 AM by Craig VanPatten
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