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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 2/11/19 - 2/13/19 Social Studies -  We will continue chapter 6 in our Colorado History unit which focuses on the Plains Indians and how they created a life based on hunting bison. This week ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 2:25 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 2/04/19 - 2/08/19 Social Studies -  We will continue chapter 6 in our Colorado History unit which focuses on the Plains Indians and how they created a life based on hunting bison. This week ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 2:38 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 1/28/19 - 2/01/19 Social Studies -  We will begin chapter 6 in our Colorado History unit which focuses on the Plains Indians and how they created a life based on hunting bison. This week ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:44 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 1/22/19 - 1/25/19 Social Studies -  We will finish chapter 5 in our Colorado History unit which focuses on the Ute Indians. In this chapter, we will look at how horses changed their way ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:39 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 1/14/19 - 1/18/19 Social Studies -  We will continue chapter 5 in our Colorado History unit which focuses on the Ute Indians. In this chapter, we will look at how horses changed their way ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:55 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 2/11/19 - 2/13/19 Spelling - This week we will not have a spelling list due to short week. Reading Groups - We will continue our reading groups this week  week. During our reading groups we ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:33 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 2/04/19 - 2/08/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 16 spelling list. This list focuses on words with -ly endings. Here is the list:Adding -ly               High Frequency Words1 ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 1:55 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 1/28/19 - 2/01/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 15 spelling list. This list focuses on adjectives. Here is the list:Adjectives               High Frequency Words1. broken                          11. flour2 ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:34 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 1/22/19 - 1/25/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 14 spelling list. This list focuses on adding s or changing f to v and adding es to words ending in ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:33 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 1/14/19 - 1/18/19 Spelling This week we will be doing the week 13 spelling list. This list focuses on words that have the suffixes -sion and -tion. Here is the list:-sion ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:44 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 2/11/19 - 2/13/19 We will continue chapter 7 which focuses on multiplying fractions.  Monday - We will relate the size of a product to the factors. Homework will be pages 469 and 470. Tuesday ...
    Posted Feb 11, 2019, 1:37 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 2/04/19 - 2/08/19 We will continue chapter 7 which focuses on multiplying fractions.  Monday - We will relate the size of the product compared to size of one factor when multiplying fractions. Homework will ...
    Posted Feb 4, 2019, 2:19 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 1/28/19 - 2/01/19 We will take our chapter 6 test and begin chapter 7 which focuses on multiplying fractions.  Monday - We will go over the review and take our chapter 6 test. No ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2019, 2:39 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 1/22/19 - 1/25/19 We will continue chapter 6 which focuses on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  Monday - NO SCHOOL - MLK DAYTuesday - We will use addition or subtraction to describe a ...
    Posted Jan 22, 2019, 1:32 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr Van Patten's Math Blog 1/14/19 - 1/18/19 We will continue chapter 6 which focuses on adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators.  Monday - Today we will find common denominators and least common denominators to write equivalent fractions ...
    Posted Jan 14, 2019, 1:52 PM by Craig VanPatten
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