Finding Our Way Back to Happy

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No one can be happy all the time. It’s okay to be sad or angry. These are some of the things we have been learning about for our Inside Out Inquiry as we try to be the best we can be. Part of being the best we can be is learning to share our feelings and find our way back to happy when we are sad or angry.

The first part of this journey for Room 14 was finding out what makes each of us happy, sad and angry. We did this by writing about what makes us experience these emotions. This helped us get to know each other better and find out what we have in common. Then we were able to come up with some ways to help each other calm down when we need to.

This is what the class wrote:

I am happy when I am at home.

I get sad when I look at my photos of my horse TY.

I get angry when my mum gets angry at me!

I calm down by having a hug from my mum.

By Avery

I am happy when I play with my trucks.

I get sad when my mum goes to Australia. She goes for 6 weeks.

I get angry when my sister tickles me.

I calm down by laying on the couch.

By Rikihana

I am happy when I am on a plane and I can play on my computer.

I got sad when Mum left on a plane.

I get angry when my brother attacks me.

I calm down when I take a rest and I play on my computer.

By Grayson

I am sad when Mum drops me off at school.

I am happy when Mum picks me up at school.

I get angry when my brother wakes me up.

I calm down when I am with my brother.

By India

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I am happy when I am playing with my dump truck.

I got sad when my cat died.

I get angry when I got knocked over.

I calm down by having a drink.

By Mason Cook

I am happy when I see my big sister Celestine.

I get sad when Bella leaves me!

I get angry when my sister steals my slime.

I calm down when I am with my cat.

By Seraphina

I am happy when I go to the park.

I get sad when Seraphina leaves me!

I get angry when my sister steals my slime.

I calm down when I am by my cat.

By Bella

I am happy when I play soccer.

I get sad when people leave me alone.

I get angry when my sister hits me.

I calm down when I play with my friend.

By Maui

I am happy when I play and do drawing.

I am sad when I have to go to bed.

I am angry when my mum growls at me and tells me off.

I calm down when I find a quiet space.

By Alyssa

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I am happy when I’m at school.

I get sad when I go to school and then later on in the day I get happy when I am at school.

I get angry when Mum does not let me have ipad time.

I calm down when I am with my dog.

By Jaxon

I am happy when I am on holiday.

I got sad when 1 of my pets died.

I get angry when my mum tells me to go in my room.

I calm down when my mum and dad be nice to me.

By Riley Tombleson

I am happy when I see my big sister Ezzy.

I get sad when I miss out on all the fun.

I get angry when my sister annoys me.

I calm down by going to my room.

By Molly

I am happy when I play with my friends.

I get sad when my mum goes to Australia.

I get angry when my brother annoys me.

I calm down by eating an ice-cream.

By Mila

I am happy when I’m at home watching TV.

I got sad when my cat Sootie died.

I get angry when my brother hits me.

I calm down by going to my bedroom.

By Mackenzie

I am happy when I am riding motocross.

I get sad when my bunnies die and run away.

I get angry when cows chase me and when they run!

I calm down by jumping on my tramp.

By Reid

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I am happy when I go to school.

I got sad when my dad died.

I get angry when my brother annoys me.

I calm down by playing with my friends.

By Jacob

I am happy when I play with friends.

I get sad when I miss out on all the fun.

I get angry when my friends throw rocks.

I calm down by going to the lake.

By Vaanya

I am happy when I watch TV at home.

I get sad when I miss out on the fun, like when mum goes without me to Napier.

I get angry when my brother hits me, so I hit him back!

I calm down when I jump on my trampoline and when I play.

By Indigo

I am happy when I play soccer.

I am sad when Mum goes to work.

I get angry when Carney mocks me.

I calm down by hitting my dummy.

By Dorian

I am happy when I’m at the pools or lake and swimming.

I got sad when I watched the last Harry Potter movie and some people died.

I get angry when I play the X-Box with my sister and my sister wins.

I calm down when someone gives me a cup of water and I get happy again.

By Riley Tomlinson

I am happy when I am home with Mason.

I get sad when my sister annoys me.

I get angry when my sister tells me off for sitting in the front seat!

I calm down by laying on my bed.

By Zoey

I am happy when I’m with my mum and dad.

I get sad when my sister and brother are mean to me.

I get angry when my sister steals my hippo.

I calm down by getting a hug from mum.

By Andi

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I am happy when I wake up and see my dog.

I got sad when my mum had surgery. She’s okay now.

I get angry when my mum bugs me around.

I calm down when my dog licks me.

By Louie

I am happy when I play on my X-Box.

I get sad when my mum leaves.

I get angry when my brother hurts me.

I calm down by lying in bed and watching TV.

By Harrison

I am happy when I go to my dad’s house.

I get sad when I do not go to the pools.

I get angry when someone wants to get me in trouble.

I calm down when I have some ice cream.

By Donte

Well done to Alyssa, India, Louie, Andi, Reid, and Mason for doing an amazing job at reading out your writing during assembly. You were extremely brave and should be proud of yourselves.

Keywords: Finding Our Way Back to Happy, happy, sad, angry, calm down

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