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Mr. VanPatten

About Me
Hi I am Craig VanPatten 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. 



Yearbook Photo Contributions: 
Shutterfly Classroom Coordinators: Neeraja Sadagopan
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Mr. VanPatten's Science and Social Studies Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 10/16/18 - 10/19/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. Students will create a game "Get in the Zone" with a partner and quiz another team on ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 1:52 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 10/08/18 - 10/12/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week students will be introduced to key content vocabulary from chapter one in our Discover ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 2:20 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 10/01/18 - 10/05/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week students will be introduced to key content vocabulary from chapter one in our Discover ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 1:47 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 9/24/18 - 9/28/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week students will be introduced to key content vocabulary from chapter one in our Discover ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 2:21 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 9/17/18 - 9/21/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week students will be introduced to key content vocabulary from chapter one in our Discover ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 2:00 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 10/16/18 - 10/19/18 Spelling This week  we will not be doing a spelling test.    Reading Groups - We will continue our reading groups this week  week. During our reading groups we discuss vocabulary, comprehension ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 1:58 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 10/08/18 - 10/12/18 Spelling This week  we will not be doing a spelling test due to Parent/Teacher Conferences.    Reading Groups - We will continue our reading groups this week  week. During our reading ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 1:49 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 10/01/18 - 10/05/18 Spelling This week  we will be doing the week 5 spelling list. This list focuses on words with an open syllable/silent e. Here is the list:Long o ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 1:21 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 9/24/18 - 9/28/18 Spelling This week  we will be doing the week 3 spelling list. This list focuses on words with an open syllable/silent e. Here is the list:Open syllable ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 1:46 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 9/17/18 - 9/21/18 Spelling This week  we will be doing the week 3 spelling list. This list focuses on words with a long e/words with vowel pairs where the second vowel is ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 1:46 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 10/16/18 - 10/19/18 We will continue chapter 3 which focuses on adding and subtracting decimals. Monday - NO SCHOOL!Tuesday - Today we will use place value to compare and order decimals. Homework will be ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 2:25 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 10/08/18 - 10/12/18 We will finish Chapter 2 and begin Chapter 3 which focuses on adding and subtracting decimals. Monday - Today we will take the Chapter 2 Test. There will be now homework ...
    Posted Oct 8, 2018, 1:59 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 10/01/18 - 10/05/18 We will continue chapter 2 which focuses on dividing whole numbers. Monday - Today we will divide by 2-digit divisors. Homework will be pages 123 and 124.Tuesday - Today we ...
    Posted Oct 1, 2018, 1:37 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 9/24/18 - 9/28/18 We will continue chapter 2 which focuses on dividing whole numbers. Monday - Today we will divide 3 and 4-digit dividends by 1-digit divisors. Homework will be pages 97 ...
    Posted Sep 24, 2018, 1:55 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 9/17/18 - 9/21/18 We will finish Chapter 1 in our Go Math curriculum which covers place value, multiplication, and expressions. We will then begin chapter 2 which focuses on dividing whole numbers. Monday ...
    Posted Sep 17, 2018, 1:54 PM by Craig VanPatten
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