The students in Mrs. Cyr's second grade classroom were fortunate to have Mrs. Chang visit their classroom and share a book and activities celebrating the Chinese New Year. Thank you!
The Monkey is ninth of the 12 animals in the recurring 12-year Chinese zodiac cycle. Every 12 years there is a Monkey year. (Interestingly, Monkey years are all multiples of 12 — from 12 AD, through 1200 AD, to now in 2016.)
2016 Is a Fire Monkey Year
In Chinese astrology, each year is associated with a Chinese zodiac animal sign and one the Five Elements: Gold (Metal), Water, Wood, Fire, or Earth. Both the sign and element of your birth year are said to affect your personality and destiny. Element-sign combinations recur every 60 years:
The Five Monkeys
... 2016, 1956, ...
Ambitious and adventurous, but irritable
... 2004, 1944, ...
Always ready to help others; compassionate, with strong self-esteem, but stubborn
... 1992, 1932, ...
Smart, quick-witted, fond of being in the limelight, but haughty
... 1980, 1920, ...
Smart, quick-witted, and confident, but also irritable and stubborn