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Mr. Van Patten

About Me
Hi I am Craig Van Patten and I am excited to be teaching for the fourth year on the 4th grade team at Stargate. Prior to Stargate, I taught for 15 years in the Adams 12 Five Star School district. I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a degree in History and a teaching endorsement in K-6 education. I have lived in Colorado for 20 years. Both of my children attend Stargate so I get the pleasure of seeing the school as a parent and a teacher. My son Marcus is a sixth grader this year and my daughter Brooke is a fourth grader. In my spare time, I love all things that have to do with sports. Coaching takes up a lot of my free time as I am Head Coach of the boys basketball team here at Stargate. I am so excited to be a part of the Stargate community!

What I Love about Teaching
I love coming to work every day and making a difference in the lives of children. My goal is to make school a place where learning is fun and inspire life long learners. 

How to Contact Me
Room - 161
Phone
email - craig.vanpatten@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 

Grading:
 I keep all grades on Infinite Campus which you can access from the menu.  All other information is on my project pages or my blogs. 



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Mr. VanPatten's Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 4/15/19 - 4/19/19 Social Studies -  We will work on chapter 9 which focuses on the Colorado Gold and Silver rush.  Science - Students will become cartographers (map makers) this week.  First we will be ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 2:33 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 4/08/19 - 4/12/19 Social Studies -  We will finish chapter 8 which focuses on the Hispanic settlers in Colorado. This week we will finish the chapter and take our test. Science - We will be ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:45 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 4/02/19 - 4/05/19 Social Studies -  We will continue chapter 8 which focuses on the Hispanic settlers in Colorado. This week we will look at how the Hispanic settlers in the San Luis Valley ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 2:44 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 3/18/19 - 3/22/19 Social Studies -  We will continue chapter 8 which focuses on the Hispanic settlers in Colorado. This week we will look at how the Hispanic settlers in the San Luis Valley ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 2:02 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 3/11/19 - 3/15/19 Social Studies -  We will finish chapter 7 in our Colorado History unit and take our quiz. We will then move on to chapter 8 which focuses on the Hispanic settlers ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 1:59 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/15/19 - 4/19/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 22 spelling list. This list focuses on words that make the long a sound. Here is the list:ai/ea/ay ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 1:36 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/08/19 - 4/12/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 21 spelling list. This list focuses on words with ou/ow. Here is the list:Ou/Ow words       High Frequency Words ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:35 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/02/19 - 4/05/19 Spelling - This week we will not have a spelling list due to CMAS. Reading Groups - We will continue our reading groups this week  week. During our reading groups we discuss ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 1:54 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 3/18/19 - 3/22/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 20 spelling list. This list focuses compound words. Here is the list:Compound Words       High Frequency Words1. basketball                   11. steel ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 10:34 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 3/11/19 - 3/15/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 19 spelling list. This list focuses on words with double letters. Here is the list:Double letters       High Frequency Words1 ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:48 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/15/19 - 4/19/19 We will begin chapter 9 which focuses on algebra: patterns and graphing.  Monday - Today we will make and use line plots with fractions to solve problems. Homework will be pages ...
    Posted Apr 15, 2019, 2:23 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/08/19 - 4/12/19 We will finish chapter 11 which focuses on geometry and volume.  Monday - Today we will make a table to compare volumes. Homework will be pages 697 and 698.Tuesday -  Today ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2019, 1:40 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/02/19 - 4/05/19 We will continue chapter 11 which focuses on geometry and volume.  Monday - NO SCHOOLTuesday -  Today we will count unit cubes that fill a solid figure to find volume. Homework ...
    Posted Apr 2, 2019, 2:33 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 3/18/19 - 3/22/19 We will continue chapter 11 which focuses on geometry and volume.  Monday - We will identify, describe, and classify three-dimensional figures. Homework will be 659 and 660. Tuesday -  We will ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2019, 10:40 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 3/11/19 - 3/15/19 We will continue chapter 11 which focuses on geometry and volume.  Monday - We will classify and draw triangles using their properties. Homework will be pages 647 and 648. Tuesday - Today ...
    Posted Mar 11, 2019, 12:56 PM by Craig VanPatten
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