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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]