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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 - January 22, 2018 YOUNG AMERITOWNEIt’s finally here! Our field trip is this Thursday, January 25th. We will leave from Stargate at 9 a.m. and return around 2 p.m. (Your ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:57 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - January 16, 2018 The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:03 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - January 9, 2018 I hope you had a fun and relaxing break! It was a good couple of weeks off for me, getting together with family, catching up on much needed sleep and ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:15 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - December 18, 2017 Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday time. Secret Snowman starts today. The students should bring a small gift on Monday, Tuesday, and ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 8:51 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - December 11, 2017 The next two weeks are very busy! We have two Spirit Weeks, preparing for Young Ameritowne, the trimester 2 project, Secret Snowman, and out Holiday Party. And then there’s ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:39 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Literacy Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - January 22, 2018 This week in Language Arts we have a shortened schedule due to our late start this morning, preparations for Young Ameritowne, and the field trip. This week: Writing - continue to ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 6:58 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - January 16, 2018 The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:05 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - January 9, 2018 I hope you had a great two weeks off. It was refreshing and relaxing and so I’m ready for the second half of the year! This week:Writing - continue ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:17 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - December 18, 2017 Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday time. LAST WEEK:Read pages 245-294 and had book group discussionsContinued to work on ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 8:53 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - December 11, 2017 We are taking a break from the writing for the rest of the month. I know it’s a busy month in school and out of school, so I thought ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:41 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Math Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - January 22, 2018 Last week we continued to work on dividing decimals. We took a quiz and did numerous practice problems to improve division skills. This week we will review on Monday and ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2018, 7:00 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - January 16, 2018 The following is a quick snapshot of what the rest of the year will look like for the 5th grade. We intend to cover these units as deep and rigorous ...
    Posted Jan 16, 2018, 4:08 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - January 9, 2018 I hope you had a fantastic holiday break. It was relaxing and refreshing for me. I was able to visit and celebrate with family and friends in addition to catching ...
    Posted Jan 9, 2018, 6:17 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - December 18, 2017 Happy Holidays to everyone! I hope you all have a safe and wonderful holiday time. LAST WEEK: Decimals multiply whole number x decimalsProblem solving with moneyWednesday quizTHIS ...
    Posted Dec 18, 2017, 8:54 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - December 11, 2017 LAST WEEK: Decimals multiply whole number x decimalsProblem solving with moneyWednesday quizMultiply decimals x decimalsLAST WEEK:Went over Ch. 3 testBegan Ch. 4 - multiplying decimals ...
    Posted Dec 11, 2017, 5:41 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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