The Best Part of Me

r By Amy Chandler

Recently some first-grade students at Northridge Elementary explored the Power of Me as they began the process of exploring, identifying, and recording their stories. In this lesson, students discover and define their unique attributes that make them special and give them power.

Students are asked to pick what they think is the Best Part of Me. Let’s explore some of their responses. Part of what makes the responses so endearing and real is their best first-grade attempts at spelling with no edits.

Here are a few of the responses to the question “the best part of me is….”:

Millie shares, “…my iz. I like my iz because I can really see pepl.”

Elena realizes the “….is my fet. I lik my fet because they help me wak.”

Naomi reflects, “….is my ellbo. I like my ellbo because it rmis me of wen I brok my arm and I can do hard things.”

Trey shares, “The best part of me is my hands. They halp.”

One student hits us with all the feels as he says, “The best part of me is my hart. I like my hart because it Loves.”

As you consider your unique attributes that contribute to your super powers what would your response be? Take a minute and ask those you love what they see as the best part of them!

Chris Baird
Chris Baird
Chris is a family man with a beautiful wife and four kids. Three Girls, One Boy. He enjoys playing basketball, being outdoors, and the old normal.

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