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Mrs. Kaila Payne
Hello Wonderful Ray Families;
My name is Kaila Payne. My family and I are so excited to be joining HippoNation. I will be teaching math resource (MR) and math inclusion (MI). I have included my schedule here so you can see the minutes I will be working with your child. Email is the best way to contact me, but if you need to schedule a time to talk on the phone I will always make myself available to you to discuss any concerns you may have as long as it does not interfer with the students' instructional minutes.
I look forward to getting to know each one of your families better over the course of this year.
My Mission Statement
As a teacher, it is my personal and professional mission
to provide a nurturing and respectable environment
where students are encouraged to explore, create, and imagine,
all while harboring a love for learning.
In doing this, I hope to help my students to develop
holistically, identifying their unique strengths and talents,
as well as provide them with the opportunity to fulfill their God-given purpose.
This is what it means to me to “T.E.A.C.H”
T- Team up with parents in order to encourage them as their child’s primary educator and spiritual leader; Providing them with the necessary resources to help their child reach their full potential; Growing in the truth of righteousness so that the children feel respected and supported to thrive in their God-given purpose.
“Teach a youth about the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6, HCSB)
E- Evaluate the effectiveness of the teaching and the students’ responsiveness to the instruction through proper observation, documentation, and assessment, allowing for flexibility based on what is developmentally appropriate at any given time, in order that the children may grow according to God’s design.“And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and with people.” (Luke 2:52, HCSB)
"Love is patient, love is kind...It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Corinthians 13:4, 7, HCSB)
A- Acknowledge each students’ individual qualities and attributes, respecting their originality and building up their self-confidence as God’s unique masterpiece, while also promoting an appreciation for diversity in God’s creation.“For it was You who created my inward parts; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. I will praise You because I have been remarkably and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful, and I know this very well.” (Psalms 139:13-14, HCSB)
C- Challenge students to think creatively, being able to express their individuality; inquisitively, asking questions of the world around them; and to think outside the box in order to find more than one solution to any given problem without fear of failure.“I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13, HCSB)“After He said these things He spit on the ground, made some mud from the saliva, and spread the mud on his eyes. ‘Go,’ He told him, ‘wash in the pool of Siloam’ (which means ‘Sent’). So he left, washed, and came back seeing.” (John 9:6-7, HCSB)
H- Harbor curiosity and ignite learning through students’ exploration of the world God created, allowing them to be the leaders of their own learning through investigations, experimentation, and observation; inspiring their education by making the instruction real, practical, and fun.“For we are His creation, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time so that we should walk in them.”(Ephesians 2:10, HCSB)