This year, 2016, was the year of the monkey in the Chinese Zodiac. I have 2 ethnically Chinese children in the room. Both of then are first generation New Zealanders. We watched the story of the Chinese Zodiac on youtube and then discussed which year we were born in, All the children in the class were Tigers having been born in late 2010 or early 2011 before CNY that year. We talked about what Chinese people believe about people born in the Year of the Tiger. Did they agree? Were they brave, daring or sensitive?
I am a rat, so I talked about my cleverness, charm, imagination and honesty ;-)
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.