This year is the year of the Ox. I was born in the year of the Ox. Hmmmm, I wonder if this will be a good year for me? Our president is an Ox as well. The other day something struck me that was pretty hard to face up to. This is the FIRST time in my life that I have been OLDER than the president of the United States. Granted it is only by four months, but it's still hard to accept. ☺
Every year in school I celebrate Chinese New Year with my class. This year I have a little girl who was born in China. She and her father have been teaching us Chinese. (She's Chinese but he isn't.) We are learning to count and write a few words. It's interesting and fun for the children!
Yesterday I cooked noodles for the class and they all tried eating with chopsticks. It was quite fun! I also made some pork fried rice to bring in. The children didn't care that much for it. The adults liked it though. I had so much that I shared with a handful of teachers. We will be making several projects this week in celebration. I am hoping to end the week making oxes with the class.