Day: November 23, 2022

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.