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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 - December 10, 2018 Only two more weeks of school before break and so much to do! Please see below for all the important events and due dates coming up. END OF THE SEMESTER ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:49 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - December 3, 2018 Wow! It’s December! A great time of the year, but certainly a busy time. Please see below for information on the end of the semester and our holiday party ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:08 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - November 26, 2018 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! It was a nice week off to rest and relax to get ready for the next four weeks of school and the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:16 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - November 13, 2018 SCSI - STARGATE CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONThis week, we are starting our new book genre,  mysteries, in Literacy with an anticipatory set to get our 5th grade students’ attention. It is ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:37 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Theme - November 5, 2018 HALLOWEENThank you to all who sent in treats and supplies for our Halloween party. A big thank you to Mrs. Stafford who put the party together and thank you ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:00 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Literacy Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - December 10, 2018 Please check Infinite Campus for your child’s grades and missing work. I would like to have any missing work in by this Friday, December 14th. THIS WEEKToday, we ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:51 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - December 3, 2018 END OF THE SEMESTERPlease check Infinite Campus for your child’s grades and missing work. I would like to have any missing work in by Friday, December 14th. THIS ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:09 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Language Arts - November 26, 2018 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! It was a nice week off to rest and relax to get ready for the next four weeks of school and the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:18 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - November 13, 2018 SCSI - STARGATE CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONThis week, we are starting our new book genre,  mysteries, in Literacy with an anticipatory set to get our 5th grade students’ attention. It is ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:39 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Literacy - November 5, 2018 We started out month-long writing program called NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). Information was sent home last week and students should have started writing on Thursday. Their goal was ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:11 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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Mrs. Vaughan's Math Blog

  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - December 10, 2018 END OF THE SEMESTERPlease check Infinite Campus for your child’s grades and missing work. I would like to have any missing work in by this Friday, December 14th ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 6:53 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - December 3, 2018 END OF THE SEMESTERPlease check Infinite Campus for your child’s grades and missing work. I would like to have any missing work in by Friday, December 14th. THIS ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 7:10 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - November 26, 2018 I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break! It was a nice week off to rest and relax to get ready for the next four weeks of school and the ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:19 PM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - November 13, 2018 We will only have math on Wednesday and Friday this week due to our crime scene investigation: SCSI - STARGATE CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONThis week, we are starting our new book ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 6:40 AM by Colleen Vaughan
  • Vaughan's Voice - Math - November 5, 2018 This week:Chapter 11 - GeometryFinish quilt projectLesson 3 - quadrilateralsLesson 4 - 3-d figuresLesson 5 - Investigation with unit cubes and solid figuresLesson 6 - volume Quiz on ...
    Posted Nov 5, 2018, 6:12 AM by Colleen Vaughan
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