2015 is the Year of the Goat according to the Chinese Zodiac! The Year of the Goat starts this February 19th and lasts until February 7th of 2016.
Here’s some fun information you and your students can enjoy about the Year of the Goat!
YEAR OF THE GOAT – RAM -SHEEP
“The sheep (goat, or ram) is among the animals that people enjoy the most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm. As it is white, people describe delicate and precious white jade to be ‘suet jade’. Thus it is close to the meaning of good things.” –travelchinaguide.com
Personality traits of the goat: tender, polite, clever, calm, thoughtful, creative
Lucky numbers: 2, 7
Best-suited Careers: actor, teacher, interior designer, musician, and pediatrician
Ready to learn more about the year of the goat and other 11 zodiac animals?
Students are able to design a 15 page booklet where they can celebrate the year of the goat and learn about their own Chinese zodiac!