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 fingers are whose?
See my mom and dad and dog after school. Seeing friends. Going and looking at nature. Looking at rivers and lakes. Looking at all kinds of trees. Looking at art. Looking at my dog run around. Looking at books.
If I didn't have hands I wouldn't be able to use the controls on my Nintendo and the controllers on the game exercises my thumb. Also if I didn't have hands I would not be able to spin myself on my back when I breakdance.
My hands. They help me when I play video games. And they help me write. And so much more! Like hanging on stuff and lifting heavy and light stuff.
My legs hold me straight on my snowboard and skis and help me carve. My legs help me in biking when I'm struggling on the mountain and on Doctor Park. My legs help me with soccer to kick the ball and go fast and score goals and defend the ball.
There are many reasons why I love my feet. Here are some of them. I love running 5 ks, playing tag, and skiing with my family. These are all things I do with my strong feet. I think my feet are the best part of me. I also like my feet because I can use them to pedal my bike to beautiful places. This is why I love my feet.
High-fiving my friends and rock climbing with my brother. They are strong. They help me do the monkey bars and do this! They help me hit the ball and toss in baseball and flip pages in books. My hands. Oh my hands!
Running through the forest with Dylan on camping trips. My legs stretch out by the fire. Swimming in the crashing waves of the ocean, battling the current of CB rivers and diving into the deep depths of lakes. Playing keep away with Lenny. Scrambling up the canyon with Effie. Backpacking with dad for miles on end, only to plop down at the whisper light and eat Mac n' Cheese. Going to Tory's to jump on her tramp and sprint through her yard. My legs strong and powerful. They are the best part of me.
My beautiful hands. They help me make art. I can mountain bike, choose the perfect outfit, read and do what I need. They help me eat and play tag. Without my hands I could not write this. I could not be the same person without my hands. I can make s'mores at the fire. They can show my true feelings and allow me to play music on my iPad. I can play piano with my mom and upright bass and guitar. They help me do everything I need. My hands.
Giving my dog the belly rubs. They help me swim and run fast. Without my hands I can not swim, run, or catch myself if I fall.
My hands help me play video games like J.W. Alive. It is fun. They help me hold my hockey stick and hold a baseball bat and catch a baseball and a football. They also help me catch in baseball and play goalie in hockey. And they help me play my favorite games like Life and Pandemic and more. Pandemic because they help me go places to help.
Feet, I love you. You help me with so much things like soccer and you help me with ball control, goal keeper, and running fast. You help me with gymnastics, cartwheels, handstands, back walkovers, and scorpions. Walking is so much easier with you! Snowboarding is much better with you. Love you feet.
My collar bone help my arms move. Without my collar bone my arms couldn't roast marshmallows. Without my collar bone, breast stroke wouldn't be possible. I can hug. I can do hand stands and cartwheels. My collar bone helps me do lots of fun stuff. I love my collar bone.
My legs. I love my legs. They help me ski, run, play hockey, play soccer, and bike. They might be little, but they are STRONG! I can make legs go fast or slow. I put my head in there because my brain controls either they go fast or slow. They help me wrestly my brother. Oh how I love my legs!
My fingers. I love my fingers. I use you to cling to the spider web. I use you to grab a burger and pop it in my mouth. I use you to tickle Maggie on the way to the raspberry bush. You turn pages of my book. I love my fingers.
My ears help me hear. They hold my earrings. They are so helpful. If I did not have my ears I couldn't hear directions from the teacher. I wouldn't hear my mom when she said I love you. I say it back. I love my beautiful ears.
Playing games like Roblox. Shooting hoops in basketball. Catching me when I fall. They help me feel. And they help me write this.
My ankle. I like running in a game. I need to turn quick. I can make a ball have power. I need my ankle to run and carve my skis. I like my ankle for many reasons.
My hair. Black and brown. I like braiding my hair. I like to wear hair pieces. Wavy and long.
Tasting cheese cake my and mom make for dessert on the first day of school. Eating cookies my grandma and me make. Gobbling up shrimp pasta my parents make. For me, no tongue, no point in life.
The best part of me is my feet because they're cool. And they help me play soccer. They help ski and snowboard. And they help do a lot of other things!
Skiing through fluffy powder with my loving family. I often wear pants so I don't get scratches, but still I have scars on my legs. I love to run with my dog. She loves running with me along our road.
I like to throw balls. I like to catch balls. My arms help me hold things. They also carry things. They help me play video games. They help me hold a hockey stick. They also help me ski. I love my arms a lot. Thank's why it's the best part of me.
My hands. So I can play with my dog. So I can climb. So I can read to my sisters. So I can play Legos. So I can write.
The best part of me is my feet because I can play soccer. I can skateboard, snowboard, bike, run, walk the gold course, and hike.