Arlo and the Orca

A collaborative poem written by all room 8. This poem expresses our feelings about Anger looking through the eyes of Arlo from Arlo and the Orca by Monique Walker.



Anger feels like letting your rage out

A clenched fist

Blood coma salty sweat

Growling and yelling

Rough and hot

Like a red face

Anger smells like danger

Like air

Shouting and screaming

Painful and hurtful

Madness and crazy actions of destructions

Like smoke

Burning cold

A fire raging and growing limitlessly

Anger is an emotion we want to show or not

It starts when we get upset about something


This week Monique and Stacey came to class and presented Monique’s book. We learnt that it is OK to cry and that life can be a moody and stormy of emotion but to remember the sun will always come back and shine.

THANK YOU Monique and Stacey for coming into our school to read Monique’s book and how you told us that there’s always hope in us, we would like to thank Catherine and Jesse for that beautiful and lovely dance.


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