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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 - February 20, 2019 6th Grade RegistrationLast  week all 5th grade students met with with the 6th grade counselor to get information about next year’s elective classes. They brought home the information ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:21 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - February 11, 2019 HELP! Please! The annual Stargate Gala is Saturday, March 9, 2019. It’s already time to prepare for our gala basket. This year, our classroom theme is camping. Please sign ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:57 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - February 4, 2019 ConferencesConferences are Wednesday and Thursday, February 13th and 14th. If you requested or we requested a conference time, the form was sent home with your child last week. Stargate ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 5:36 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - January 28, 2019 ConferencesConferences are Wednesday and Thursday, February 13th and 14th. The form was due back Friday. If you did not return it, please do so as soon as possible. If ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 3:18 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - January 22, 2019 Once again, time just flies by. It's time for conferences and the Stargate Gala. See below for information coming up on these.ConferencesConferences are Wednesday and Thursday, February ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 9:14 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Literacy Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - February 20, 2019 Writing:Go over how to write expository essays from non-fiction reading and writingReading:Final projects for Mysterious Benedict Society - finish and presentHomework Read “Taste It, Don’t ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:23 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - February 11, 2019 LAST WEEK:Writing:Finished writing our persuasive essayReading:VocabularyFinished our book and have a round table discussion Finished our Morse Code projectOther:PrepositionsPrefixes, suffixes, root words ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 4:59 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - February 4, 2019 THIS WEEK:Writing:Finish writing our persuasive essay - editing and revising, peer editing, final draftReading:VocabularyFinish our book and have a round table discussion - begin end of ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 5:38 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - January 28, 2019 LAST WEEK:Writing:Continued working on our persuasive essayReading:Comprehension questions on pages 294-350 in Mysterious Benedict SocietyMorse Code projectOther:PrepositionsPrefixes, suffixes, root wordsLAST ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 3:20 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - January 22, 2019 THIS WEEK:Writing:Continue working on our persuasive essayReading:Comprehension questions on pages 294-350 in Mysterious Benedict SocietyMorse Code projectOther:PrepositionsPrefixes, suffixes, root wordsLAST ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 9:16 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Math Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - February 20, 2019 This week we will begin Unit 6 - Fractions. We will begin with a review of adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators. Then we will learn to find common denominators ...
    Posted Feb 19, 2019, 6:24 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - February 11, 2019 We finished Unit 5 - Division of Decimals - last week. This week we will review adding and subtracting fractions before beginning Unit 6 - multiplication and division of fractions. Also, we will ...
    Posted Feb 10, 2019, 5:00 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - February 4, 2019 We will wrap up Unit 5 - Division of Decimals - this week. The final test will be this Friday, February 8th. THIS WEEK: Lesson 5.8 - Problem solving with decimalsExtra ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 5:39 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - January 28, 2019 UNIT 4 TEST INFORMATIONThe students took the Unit 4 test on multiplication of decimals. It was a very hard test. The students either did very well or they did ...
    Posted Jan 27, 2019, 3:22 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - January 22, 2019 UNIT 4 TEST INFORMATIONThe students took the Unit 4 test on multiplication of decimals last Friday. It was a very hard test. The students either did very well or ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 9:18 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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