Mrs. Lynch's

3rd Grade

In Lak'ech (I Am You or You Are Me )

You are my other me.

If I do harm to you.

I do harm to myself.

If I love and respect you,

I love and respect myself.

Tu eres mi otro yo.

Si te hago dano a ti.

Me hago dano a mi mismo

Si te amo y respeto,

Me amo y respeto yo.

This poem is my classroom moral code. I teach it to all my students . Every culture has a form of it but this one makes sense to me and to my students over the years. In Lak'ech originates from Mayan teachings and philosophies meant to teach connection, oneness, empathy and integrity. Students learn in my class that every action we take affects all other individuals and our own spirit.

Mayan/Nahuatl Inspired Poem, "Pesnsamiento Serpentino" Luis Valdez. (1971).

Mission to Create:







Leonard Chana's artwork