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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 12/10/18 - 12/14/18 Social Studies -  We will continue chapter 4 which focuses on the basket makers and pueblo dwellers. Science - We will focus on Social Studies this week and begin our unit on ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 2:39 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 12/03/18 - 12/07/18 Social Studies -  We will finish up chapter 3 and take our test. We will also begin chapter 4 which focuses on the basket makers and pueblo dwellers. Science - This week ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 1:44 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 11/26/18 - 11/30/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week we will construct a timeline of the early hunter-gatherers of colorado. We will finish ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:49 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 11/13/18 - 11/16/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week we will continue Chapter 3 which focuses on early hunters of Colorado. This week we ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 2:34 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Science and Social Studies Blog 11/05/18 - 11/09/18 Social Studies -  This year we will be studying our great state of Colorado. This week we will continue Chapter 3 which focuses on early hunters of Colorado. This week we ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2018, 8:44 AM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Literacy Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 12/10/18 - 12/14/18 Spelling This week we will be doing the week 12 spelling list. This list focuses on words that have -ed and -ing endings. Here is the list:Adding -ed ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 2:30 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 12/03/18 - 12/07/18 Spelling This week we will be doing the week 11 spelling list. This list focuses on words that are homophones. Here is the list:Homophones          High Frequency Words1 ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 1:30 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 11/26/18 - 11/30/18 Spelling This week we will be doing the week 10 spelling list. This list focuses on words that are contractions. Here is the list:Contractions          High Frequency Words1 ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:02 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 11/13/18 - 11/16/18 Spelling This week we will be doing the week 9 spelling list. This list focuses on words with -oy and -oi. Here is the list:-oy and -oi          High ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:16 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Literacy Blog 11/05/18 - 11/09/18 Spelling This week we will be doing the week 8 spelling list. This list focuses on action and linking verbs. Here is the list:Action/Linking Verbs      High Frequency ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2018, 8:07 AM by Craig VanPatten
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Mr. VanPatten's Math Blog

  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 12/10/18 - 12/14/18 We will continue chapter 5 which focuses on dividing decimals.  Monday - Today we will study placing the decimal point in decimal division. Homework will be pages 327 and 328.Tuesday ...
    Posted Dec 10, 2018, 2:36 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 12/03/18 - 12/07/18 We will continue chapter 5 which focuses on dividing decimals.  Monday - Today we will model division of decimals by whole numbers. Homework will be pages 301 and 302.Tuesday - We ...
    Posted Dec 3, 2018, 1:34 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 11/26/18 - 11/30/18 We will finish chapter 4 which focuses on multiplying decimals and take our test. We will then begin chapter 5 which focuses on dividing decimals.  Monday - Today we will do ...
    Posted Nov 26, 2018, 2:41 PM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 11/13/18 - 11/16/18 We will continue chapter 4 which focuses on multiplying decimals. Monday - NO SCHOOL Tuesday - We will do the Mid-Chapter Checkpoint for chapter 4. There will be no homework.Wednesday ...
    Posted Nov 13, 2018, 9:29 AM by Craig VanPatten
  • Mr. Van Patten's Math Blog 11/05/18 - 11/09/18 We will continue chapter 4 which focuses on multiplying decimals. Monday - We will use models to multiply a whole number and a decimal. Homework will be pages 243-244. Tuesday ...
    Posted Nov 6, 2018, 8:38 AM by Craig VanPatten
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