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2nd Graders in Texas Learn about Brazil

Brazilian au pair Aline is spending her year in Jennifer Stein's Texas cluster.  As part of her UCLA educational requirement Aline took the opportunity to introduce her culture to 2nd grade students at the Adventist Christian Academy of Texas in Loop, Texas. Aline taught the children about the significance of the three colors of the [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 2nd Graders in Texas Learn about Brazil

World Thinking Day – Au Pairs and Girl Scouts!

February 22 is World Thinking Day.  This is a special day for the Girl Scouts where they take part in activities that promote changing the world for the better. Troops all across the United States will be learning about a different country. Elaine Lyon, Community Counselor for Alexandria, VA, invited au pair Giovana to present about [...]

By | February 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on World Thinking Day – Au Pairs and Girl Scouts!

Karina Participates in Passport Project

Karina from Brazil has spent 2 years with a family in Pamela Mayer-Caes' Illinois cluster.  Karina had the opportunity to showcase her culture in a two-day presentation as part of the Passport Project at Field Park Elementary School. As Karina describes, "in this program they [the students] would “travel” to a country in each continent [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Karina Participates in Passport Project

Students at Hillel School in Marblehead, MA Learn about Brazil

Au pair Lorena F. shares her Brazilian culture with ten 1st grade students at Epstein Hillel school in Marblehead, MA in Alexa Patenaude's cluster.  She showed where Brazil is on the map, explained the colors of the flag, spoke about the geography and some cultural facts.   The students were really engaged when Lorena started talking about [...]

By | August 3rd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Students at Hillel School in Marblehead, MA Learn about Brazil

Teaching Portuguese through Song and Movement

Daniela from Brazil spent her year in Redmond, WA in Kim Van Cleave Michael's cluster.  At Benjamin Rush Elementary School Daniela taught a kindergarten class how to sing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes" in Portuguese.  She first taught them the words, then played a video with the song and the choreography.  In addition she used [...]

By | July 25th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Teaching Portuguese through Song and Movement

Bruna from Brazil Earns Outstanding Student Award

Bruna B. from Brazil, in Cindy Garruba's New York cluster, was awarded the Outstanding Student Award in her ESL class.  Bruna had the opportunity to give a speech at the awards dinner. Her speech "Au Pair Life is Like a Hike" talks about her 2-year adventure in the United States.

By | July 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Bruna from Brazil Earns Outstanding Student Award

Luiza Presents at Multicultural Night about Brazil

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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Luiza Presents at Multicultural Night about Brazil

Michigan Girl Scouts “Tour Around the World”

On February 24th, the Girl Scouts celebrated World Thinking Day! Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Community Counselor Diane Meyers shares about this eye-opening event. "It was so wonderful to see how well our au pairs were able to present their home country for World Thinking Day on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The Girl Scouts toured "around the [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Michigan Girl Scouts “Tour Around the World”
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