"A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, the man who never reads only lives one." -George R.R. Martin.
I am Mr/Coach Payne. I am in my 2nd year teaching 7th Grade ELA here at Mustang. I am also an assistant coach for 7th Grade Football as well as 8th Grade Boys Basketball.
One of the main things I hope to accomplish in my class is to instill a love of reading! - or at least an enjoyment. I am a firm believer that if somone says they don't like reading, then he or she just hasn't found the right book yet! I try to be as enthusiastic as I can about these things in front of my students to show that it doesn't have to be boring!
A little about me!
I am an avid fan of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and Game of Thrones! When it comes to literature and popular TV shows or movies, I lean more toward the fantasy genre. Apart from that I am a huge sports fan, especially Golf and English Soccer! My Favorite teams are Everton FC (soccer), Oklahoma St, OKC Thunder, Indianapolis Colts, and Baltimore Orioles.
DISTANCE LEARNING INFO
For the remainder of the year, we will be providing distance learning. Starting on April 6, weekly learning activities will be posted on Google Classroom. Just look in your class for assignments like we have done since the beginning of the year. If you have any questions, please contact me using my email or Google Voice. I will be available during school hours, however I may have to get back with you if I am assisting someone else at the time of your contact. If that is the case, I will do my best to get back with you within 24 hours.
Every Monday we will have the opportunity to meet as a class on Google Meet. ELA will meet on Mondays between 10-11 in the morning. I have posted the link in Google Classroom. Just join a few minutes before the meeting is scheduled to start.
Coach Payne's contact information:
Google Meet Schedule: Mondays 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Google Meet Link: You will find this in Google Classroom.
Google Voicemail: You will find this in Google Classroom.
Google Classroom class codes are the same as they have been all year. If you already added my information to your Google Classroom home page, you don't need to do anything else. If you need the class code, please send an email or leave a voicemail and I will get back with you.
I can assure you that we will pass on information to you as we receive it. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible on Monday!!