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Mrs. Vaughan

About Me
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 33 awesome years. We have three children. Forrest, our oldest, is a math teacher at Legacy High School and just married a wonderful lady, Taylor, this past summer. We're so happy to have her as an addition to our family. Our daughter, Morgan, also works here at Stargate as a paraprofessional in learning services in the Secondary building, while raising our granddaughter, Cadance, who is six-years old. Our youngest son, Sawyer, just moved away to California for a job at Google. Quite a few changes in our lives over the summer! 

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 twelfth year of teaching and the sixth year working with the fifth graders. 

How to Contact Me
Room - 147
Phone - 303-450-3936 X1147
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. 

Other important information:



Yearbook Photo Contributions:   https://mrsvaughan5thgrade2018.shutterfly.com/
Shutterfly Classroom Coordinator: Dawn Swan 


Mrs. Vaughan's Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 15, 2019 Yay! We’re finally finished with CMAS testing! This week, we will be back to a regular schedule except for Friday, which is Passion Project Day. A message with information ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 7:14 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 8, 2019 We’re finally on the last week of CMAS testing! Can’t wait for it to be done so we can get back into some sort of routine. We will ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:00 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - April 1, 2019 I hope you had a wonderful Spring Break! Back to the last 2 months of school, or to be more exact, 37 more days. This year is going by so ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 10:25 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - March 18, 2019 One more week before Spring break! Hopefully, we will have nice weather during our break so that we can go outside and enjoy it. CMAS TestingThis week, we begin ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 5:22 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - March 11, 2019 Young AmeritowneOur trip to Young Ameritowne was so much fun! The students really enjoyed their “adulting” experience. When we came back to school after the field trip, the students ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:31 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Literacy Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - April 15, 2019 Writing This week, we will continue to work on our research paper with the expectation that the final draft will be turned in on Thursday, or at the latest, next ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 7:16 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - April 8, 2019 Writing - This week, we will continue to work on our research paper. This will be done in class since the students will be working on their Science Fair project at ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:03 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - April 1, 2019 Writing - This week, we will go back to working on our research paper. This will be done in class since the students will be working on their Science Fair project ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 10:26 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - March 18, 2019 CMAS: This week we will not have Literacy on Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday because we will have the English Language Arts portion of CMAS testing for two hours on those ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 5:24 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - March 11, 2019 This week we are continuing to work on our research paper.  We will learn to take notes by using our own words. Once we are finished with notes, we will ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:33 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Math Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 15, 2019 Last Wednesday, I handed out a project relating to multiplying fractions called We’re Cooking in Math - A Kitchen Project. Students will have to find a recipe and convert it ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 7:17 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 8, 2019 Finally. We will have math again. This week, we will continue to work on multiplying fractions and we will have a quiz on Thursday or Friday. After that, we will ...
    Posted Apr 9, 2019, 11:01 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - April 1, 2019 Due to math CMAS testing this week, we will have math class only on Wednesday. We will review adding, subtracting, and multiplying fractions on that day. Homework: There will be ...
    Posted Apr 1, 2019, 10:27 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - March 18, 2019 This week:Lesson 7.3 - whole number X a fractionLesson 7.4 - investigate fractionsLesson 7.6 - multiply fractions Review all all skills from the year to prepare for ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 5:25 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - March 11, 2019 This week:Unit 6 test on Monday on adding and subtracting fractionsBegin Unit 7 - multiplying fractionsPractice CMAS test during one class period to learn about the available tools ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 6:35 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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