This week we read this amazing book: The Best Part of Me. This is a collection of stories, essays, and poems written by students about the best parts of their bodies. Our bodies are pretty amazing and very unique. We're each able to do and appreciate different things. So, to start the year off, we got to know each other by celebrating the best parts of us and the amazing things we get to do in our fourth grade bodies. Can you guess whose hands and legs and brains are whose?
My legs. I like my legs because they make me able to run, bike, ski, snowboard, dirt bike, play hockey, walk, skateboard, scooter. That's why I like my legs.
My hands can turn my bars on my bike. My hands collect impact. My hands help me stand up on my hike. I need them to balance. My hands pull back when I do a wheelie. My hands let me go fast.
My butt. I love it because I can sit down. And ride horses. I can ride a roller coaster! I can also lie down. I love my butt! I can ride bumper cars and much more!
My legs help me bike, run, and hike. Without my legs, I would not be able to go anywhere. I would not be able to ski or play tag. Without my legs, I would not be able to do a lot of things. That is why I love my legs.
My birthmark. Big, round, and hairy. It's been there forever. It will be gone before I am 20. Big, round, and hairy. It makes me feel different. I love my birthmark.
My face. Friends and family can see my face. They know what I look like. My eyes can see. My nose can smell. My mouth can taste. But when you put those things all together, you get my face! My face helps other people identify me. My face also sweats after I do an activity that makes me hot. My face helps me when I ski. I see what's in front of me. I love my face.
I like my feet cause they let me run, bike, ski, and defend myself. When I am motivated I run faster, but when I am sad I run slow. My feet jump rocks and walls. My feet are the best.
My ears let me hear things. Good and bad. Big and small. Rules, instructions, comments, everything. I hear my dog, Elmer, barking. I hear my mom washing dishes, doing laundry, cooking, cleaning. When I go downstairs, I hear my dad typing on his computer, doing software. I love my ears.
My heart gives me love. My heart helps me love everything and everyone. I love my mom because when I'm sad she helps cheer me up. I love my family really much. My family is really special. I love my family very, very much.
My hands. They let me pick up my stuff. They let me play Minecraft. They let me write. They let me type. My hands.
My hands are cool. If I didn't have my hands, I couldn't eat my favorite food. I would have to eat and drink like a dog. I couldn't hold a hockey stick. My hands are cool.
My brain. My brain helps me do everything. It helps me write this paper. And it also helps me tube, do school, and then it helps me fish.
My legs. I love my legs. If I didn't have legs, I could not ski or bike. I could not jump and run. I love my legs. They are the best part about me.
I like my knees because they help me run as far as the biggest mountain in the world. They help me bike all around the world, from the tallest hill to the flattest ground. They help me ski from greens to double blacks to an avalanche. I love my knees!
My brain lets me think, walk, and talk. Play, sleep, and move. My brain lets me make friends. My brain can do many things and yours can too.
My ears help me hear. My ears they help me keep my mask on. I love my ears. They help me listen to directions. I love my ears!
My ears. I like my ears because I can hear what funny things my friends say. Being able to hear the rules of fun games. That's why I love my ears.
I love my legs because if I didn't have them, I couldn't run, play soccer, jump, nordic ski. If no one had legs there wouldn't even be such a thing as those things. That's why I'm so grateful for my legs.
My eyes allow me to see. Without my eyes I can get cut, bruised, or hit by a car. That's why my eyes are important to me.
My hands. My hands let me grab rope so I can ski across the water. I like my hands so I can bike.
I like my feet. I use them to drop-kick, run, use self defense, and bike. My feet make me stealthy so I can spy on people. My feet help me ski and jump.