Brazilian au pair Luiza T. in Natasha Wrobel’s Arnold, MD cluster shares about her experience presenting at Broadneck Elementary School’s Multicultural Night.  Her host child Peter attends Broadneck and asked if Luiza would talk about her hometown Recife, Pernambuco in Brazil.

“Peter helped me with everything – we cooked together (we made brigadeiro, a sweet brazilian treat, and pão de queijo – cheese rolls). I also bought some paçocas, which are peanut butter candy, at a bakery in Silver Spring, MD.
I made a sign with some information about Brazil and some Portuguese words.  Peter helped me to color and to pick out the words. He was so excited and his teacher told me that was all he talked about. When the day came, he was all over the place saying: ‘My Au Pair is coming and she’s going to talk about Brazil – that’s where she’s from, but don’t worry, she speaks English!’ On my computer there was a video of Pernambuco with subtitles in English talking about the beauty of our state and the most famous spots to visit.”
Luiza adds: “There were a lot of kids from our neighborhood there and he was inviting everyone: ‘Did you go to our table? My Au Pair is there talking about Brazil – and we brought Brazilian food!’ It was a lot of fun and I was extremely happy to be part of this!”