The Animal in Amy
The Animal in Amy is a hilarious story filled with animal facts. But throughout it is laced with methods children can utilise to control their emotions.
There has recently been a huge push and focus upon mental health of children, with the introduction of more regular lessons into the curriculum designed to develop a child’s resilience.
The Animal in Amy successfully explores such themes and in a fun engaging fashion manages to teach children strategies and methods to manage and regulate emotions.
When in a high emotional state our heroine Amy exhibits abilities usually only seen in animals. This afforded Joe the perfect opportunity to utilise some of the techniques explored in the classroom, and provide a working example of how children can recognise and manage their own emotions and mental health.
Also included are FREE resources that can be downloaded:
Emotions breathing board
Breathing exercises to regulate and control emotions.
Fact or opinion activities and worksheets
Animal Kingdom assembly
Animal extinction worksheets and activities
Animal kingdoms spellings
Penguins report & comprehension
Great white shark report & comprehension
Turtle report & comprehension
Comprehension task and activities
This novel is a hilarious adventure, filled with animal facts and a gripping storyline that make it impossible to put down.
Did you know that a cheetah can run over 65 miles per hour?
And dung beetles can move objects one thousand times their own body weight?
How about the fact that a crocodile icefish is virtually invisible?
Well Amy knows these facts. Not only that but recently she has found herself possessing the same abilities!
What would you do with such powers? Impress your friends? Teach bullies a lesson? Or try to solve the mystery of missing school children?
How about all three?
About the Author: Joe, a former pupil of St, Mary’s CBGS and John Paul PS, is a primary school teacher with over a decade of experience. Joe has a degree in psychology and a Masters in Education, and attended both Queens university and the University of Ulster.