Month: November 2022

Arlo and the Orca – Happiness Poem

The last collaborative poem inspired by Arlo and the Orca. This time it’s a positive poem looking through the eyes of Arlo once he’s once happy again.


Happiness sounds like laughing

Feels like fun

Like a pure and happy life

Refreshing, clear, sweet

Cheerful laughter on a sunny day

Doing things you like

Happiness smells like a strong sweet flower


Joy in your heart

A large grin

Birthday cakes


Like Summer

Happiness is about being who you are and having fun with friends and family

Arlo and the Orca – Sadness Poem

Another collaborative poem made once again by Room 8. This time we are looking at sadness through the eyes of Arlo from the book Arlo and the Orca.



Cold tears dripping on your face

Water and cold air


Tears running down your face

Like a cold gust of wind

You are no one

Tears dropping out of your eyes

Into the ocean

Salty tears


You’ve had enough

Crying salty tears and sweat

Bitter feeling of guilt, depression and regret

Sadness is blue, a rainy day

Arlo and the Orca – Anger Poem

A collaborative poem written by all of 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, 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 destruction

Like smoke

Burning coal

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’s ok to cry and that life can be moody and stormy with waves of emotion BUT to remember that the sun will always come back and shine.

Thank you to Monique for writing Arlo and the Orca and to Stacey who presented to us the book. You both have helped Room 8 a lot with understanding others and helping us to understand ourselves. Also a big thank you to Jesse and Catherine for your dance you presented to us, we appreciate you all and hope to see you again.

Room 8 2022

They have talents and skills,

Some are funny and some are not,

They’re too loud, especially me.

Interesting chaos,

Missing my other friends in Room 8,

They are really amazing and smart,

Loving, annoying, funny, mean,

Everyone and Everything.