Chitra’s assembley was fantastic! We know that this year is the year of the ROOSTER, that Chitra lived in Singapore and that she has brought in a selection of books about China so we can share them when she visits our class.
Chitra read a wonderful Chinese story to the whole school called The Race for the Chinese Zodiac! Thank You.
I wonder what Chinese Zodiac sign I am?
Today our patron of reading visited our classroom. Shanay and Josh went out of their way to choose a lovely book about China. Here are some of the things we learned:
Did you know : bamboo is used as a means to cook via steaming; flats are extremely tall, in China people are restricted to having only one child; temperatures can range from -45 to 45 degrees Celsius; bullet trains are used and the authorities have to stop too many cars from entering cities due to high pollution; rice is eaten a lot in the South due to its warm sunshine and perfect growing conditions; Chitra prefers rice to burgers as a comfort food because of how she grew up; they have more bicycles than cars; not much vegetarian food is offered as a lot of it is covered in fish sauce.
We also discovered that the Chinese Zodiac signs of the children’s birth year are:
2006 children were dogs.
2007 children were pigs.
Mr Burroughs was a dragon and Mr Bradford was a rooster.