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Mrs. Vaughan

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I am a Colorado native and grew up very close to here in Northglenn. I am one of six kids  - four boys and two girls. As a kid, I was always hanging out, playing sports, and trying to keep up with my three older brothers. I guess that's the reason I love sports so much. I play soccer and volleyball all of the time and will join in on just about any other sport I am asked to play. You could say I am a sports fanatic! Go Rapids! Go Broncos! Go Rockies! I love the outdoors and spend much of my of my time in the summer camping, hiking and gardening. Yes, I know it's kind of strange, I even like to mow the lawn. During the winter, I ski as much as possible.
 
I have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 32 awesome years. We have three children. Forrest, who teaches Math in Stargate's Secondary school. Morgan, who works as a paraprofessional in learning services, also in the Secondary building, while raising our granddaughter, Cadance, who is five-years old. Our youngest, Sawyer, just graduated from college with a degree in electrical and software engineering and is now working at Google in Boulder. 
 
 
What I Love about Teaching
Kids! Kids! Kids! 
 
Teaching is my second career. I have a bachelor's degree in accounting and spent many years behind a desk keeping track of other people's money, not enjoying it very much. After realizing that I really enjoy working with kids, I went back to school and earned a master's degree in elementary education. I was fortunate to get my first job in education teaching third and fourth grade at Stargate and here I am, still loving every bit of it. This year will be my eleventh year of teaching and the fifth year working with the fifth graders. 

How to Contact Me
Room - 205
Phone - 303-450-3936 X206
email - colleen.vaughan@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 [Although feel free to edit/customize wording]

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

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Mrs. Vaughan's Theme Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - May 14, 2018 Wow! It’s the last full week of school! We actually have four days of a “normal” schedule this week with literacy, math, and theme, and then Friday is our ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 12:39 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - May 7, 2018 We’re winding down for the last 17 days of school! But, who’s counting. This week is the Science Fair, Field Day, and the “Talk.” There will be no ...
    Posted May 6, 2018, 8:07 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - April 30, 2018 - more info This Friday, May 4th is an assessment day. Fifth grade students should arrive at school at 7:55 a.m. and should be picked up at 10:00 a.m ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2018, 6:14 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 30, 2018 Thank you so much to parents who volunteered on our Science in the Rockies/Rockies game field trip. We had a great time! Two more field trip forms will come ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2018, 6:08 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 23, 2018 Thank you so much to parents who volunteered on our Math in the Mall field trip. I appreciate your hard work helping the students with their packets. They had a ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:52 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Literacy Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - May 14, 2018 In writing, this week we will continue to work on our fantasy stories. I am not sure that these will be finished in class, but hopefully the students will ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 12:43 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - May 7, 2018 We’re winding down for the last 17 days of school! But, who’s counting. This week is the Science Fair, Field Day, and the “Talk.” There will be no ...
    Posted May 6, 2018, 8:10 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - April 30, 2018 This week:Fantasy - plan for writing our fantasy storyMake up and develop a “world” and charactersBrainstorm ideas for an underlying message in the storyBook club groups meet ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2018, 6:10 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - April 23, 2018 This week:Fantasy - begin to plan for writing our fantasy storyMake up and develop a “world” and charactersBrainstorm ideas for an underlying message in the storyBook club ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:53 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - April 17, 2018 This week is a short week. We have Literacy only three days this week. We will watch the Battle of the Books school competition on Tuesday because many of the ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:05 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Math Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - May 14, 2018 This week we will work on the last unit of 5th grade math - Geometry and Volume. Unfortunately, with the crazy schedule of field trips and testing in the last month ...
    Posted May 14, 2018, 12:45 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - May 7, 2018 We’re winding down for the last 17 days of school! But, who’s counting. This week is the Science Fair, Field Day, and the “Talk.” There will be no ...
    Posted May 6, 2018, 8:09 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 30, 2018 My math class will go to the middle school for a question and answer session and to eat lunch with the middle school students during math on Monday. Please have ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2018, 6:11 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 23, 2018 Thank you so much to parents who volunteered on our Math in the Mall field trip. I appreciate your hard work helping the students with their packets. They had a ...
    Posted Apr 23, 2018, 5:54 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 17, 2018 A few things for you to know:Our Math in the Mall field trip will be with our math class. It is this Friday, April 20th. Students will work in ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:06 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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