Month: November 2022

Red Cross

Today we researched about groups work for peace and justice. My groups researched was about Red Cross. Red Cross is an helpful organization that helps countries and people world wide.

Arlo and the Orca


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 the emotion we want to show or not

It starts when we get upset about something


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.

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

I just want thank Monique and Stacey for arriving to our class and presenting there book to us.

My Diary Entry – Abbas Journey

Arriving at a new school is a massive kick in the head. Speaking english was hard since I came from Afghanistan. English was like trying to understand physics. Kids were looking at me as if I was a ghost. Worried if my anxiety would strike me. The breeze passing by with a scent of ham sandwiches. Students cackled and laughed. Others glanced while others stumbled with disappointment. It’s hard. I couldn’t do anything except pretend. ” Ring Ring” I zoomed out of the class straight to the library. Reading books and books. Learning new words. During lunch I would learn the game of rugby. Lots of thumping, clashing and sprinting. The first day was great and challenging. I love this new lifestyle and hope I get better at english. I never want to see anyone struggle ever again.