Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Chinese New Year: Fire Monkey

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: