A LYS Teacher shares her ode:

Ode to Fundamental 5

Fundamental 5, how you challenge me so,

You have renewed in me that “new teacher” glow.

Lesson framing, mental filters, cognitive tools and more,

Offer to me new meanings galore.

I am beside myself with the new tasks at hand,

I’ll prove I can frame a lesson, using rigor on demand.

I will occupy the power zone with proximity instruction,

Add to it meaningful praise and it equals minimal disruption.

I will commit to this practice with all that’s in me,

I will strive to engage and assess with glee.

Fundamental 5… you behoove me to tears,

I am a teacher with a plan; I’ll deliver it with no fears.

Rhonda Smith Ray Elementary School

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