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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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Yearbook Photo Contributions: Mrs. Vaughan Shutterfly Site 
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Mrs. Vaughan's Theme Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 17, 2018 CMAS TESTING AND MORE TESTINGWe made it! I am so very proud of how hard the students worked on these tests! Nine days of testing is a lot, and ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2018, 6:04 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 9, 2018 CMAS TESTINGIt’s our last week of CMAS! We’re almost there! This week is the Science portion of the testing on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. SCIENCE FAIRThe ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 8:17 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 2, 2018 POETRY NIGHTThank you so much for attending our Poetry Night! The students did an amazing job. We hope you enjoyed it. CMAS TESTINGCMAS testing continues this week. We ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 5:59 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - March 19, 2018 POETRY NIGHTAll fifth grades classes have poetry night this Wednesday, March 21st. Students should check in with their Language Arts teachers at 6:15 p.m., and the presentations ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 2:41 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - March 12, 2018 Wow! Time Flies! Only two more weeks of school in the month of March and so much to do. We start with CMAS practice this Tuesday and Thursday to make ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:02 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Literacy Blog

  • 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
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - April 9, 2018 Thank you so much for sending in food for our tea party! We had a lot of fun. This week: CMAS testing during reading on Monday, Tuesday, and WednesdaySmall ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 8:20 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - April 2, 2018 POETRY NIGHTThank you so much for attending our Poetry Night! The students did an amazing job. We hope you enjoyed it. We have finished with our poetry unit. The ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 6:00 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - March 19, 2018 Poetry Night is this Wednesday, March 21st! Please have your child to school by 6:15 p.m. so we begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Any student who ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 2:43 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - March 12, 2018 Poetry Night is next Wednesday, March 21st! Please have your child here by 6:15 p.m. so we begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. Your child should have ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:03 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Math Blog

  • 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
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 9, 2018 A few things for you to know:Our Math in the Mall field trip will be with our math classes. The field trip works much better if we have enough ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2018, 8:22 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 2, 2018 Please continue to work with your child on his/her multiplication facts. They must know them or have strategies to quickly recall them in all future math skills.Week before ...
    Posted Apr 3, 2018, 6:01 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - March 19, 2018 Please continue to work with your child on his/her multiplication facts. They must know them or have strategies to quickly recall them in all future math skills.Last week ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 2:45 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - March 12, 2018 Please continue to work with your child on his/her multiplication facts. They must know them or have strategies to quickly recall them in all future math skills.This week ...
    Posted Mar 12, 2018, 9:04 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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