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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 Theme and Homeroom Blog 5/20/19-5/23/19 It has been a very exciting year in Theme. We covered a lot of ground this year. We learned about the magnetism, electricity geography, map skills, landforms, and Colorado History ...
    Posted May 21, 2019, 11:26 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme and Homeroom Blog 5/20/19-5/23/19 It has been a very exciting year in Theme. We covered a lot of ground this year. We learned about the magnetism, electricity geography, map skills, landforms, and Colorado History ...
    Posted May 20, 2019, 2:32 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Homeroom and Theme Blog 5/13/19 - 5/17/19 Social Studies -   We will continue chapter 10 which focuses on farmers and ranchers.   Science - We will finish our second investigation using stream tables in which students will observe how the ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 1:53 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Theme and Homeroom Blog 5/06/19 - 5/10/19 Social Studies -   We will begin chapter 10 which focuses on farmers and ranchers.   Science - We will finish our second investigation using stream tables in which students will observe how the ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 6:23 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 4/29/19 - 5/03/19 Social Studies -   We will then take our chapter 9 test and begin chapter 10 which focuses on farmers and ranchers.   Science - Students will become cartographers (map makers) this week.  First ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:42 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 5/20/19-5/23/19 Wow, I can't believe the school year is about over and this will be my last blog for the school year. Tuesday, May 21st will be our last day ...
    Posted May 20, 2019, 2:24 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 5/13/19 - 5/17/19 Spelling - This week literacy is shortened due the Colorado Wax Museum so we will not have a spelling list. Whole Group - We will finish the Literacy by Design curriculum and ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 12:48 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 5/06/19 - 5/10/19 Spelling - This week literacy is shortened due to a field trip, field day, assessment day and a teacher in-service so we will not have a spelling list. Whole Group ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 4:00 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/29/19 - 5/03/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 24 spelling list. This list focuses on words with silent consonants. Here is the list: Silent Consonants       High Frequency Words ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 1:58 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 4/22/19 - 4/26/19 Spelling - This week we will be doing the week 23 spelling list. This list focuses on dropping e and adding -ing. Here is the list: We will take our test ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 1:49 PM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 5/20/19-5/23/19 I can't believe the school year is almost over. Tuesday, May 21st will be our last math class. We will finish the 5th grade Go Math curriculum and tie ...
    Posted May 20, 2019, 2:27 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 5/13/19 - 5/17/19 We will continue chapter 10 which focuses on converting units of measure.Monday - Today we will convert units of capacity. Homework will be pages 595 and 596.Tuesday -  Today we ...
    Posted May 13, 2019, 1:31 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 5/06/19 - 5/10/19 We will begin chapter 10 which focuses on converting units of measureMonday - Today we will convert unit of length. Homework will be pages 589 and 590.Tuesday -  No Math ...
    Posted May 6, 2019, 6:13 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/29/19 - 5/03/19 We will finish chapter 9 which focuses on algebra: patterns and graphing.  Monday - Today we will solve problems using the strategy of solving a simpler problem. Homework will be pages ...
    Posted Apr 29, 2019, 2:32 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 4/22/19 - 4/26/19 We will continue chapter 9 which focuses on algebra: patterns and graphing.  Monday - Today we will complete the Chapter 9 Mid-chapter Checkpoint. No Homework.Tuesday -  No Math due to ...
    Posted Apr 22, 2019, 1:55 PM by Craig VanPatten
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