China! You might be wondering why we are visiting a country where religion is outlawed to look at their Christmas traditions, Ironically, Christmas is booming in China. Not the way Christmas may be celebrated in the West, but it's commercialized and an excuse to get out with friends. Santa is shown playing a saxophone, and [...]
Chinese au pair Min C. is spending her year in Catherine McEaddy Holmes's Washington, D.C. cluster. Min had the opportunity to present to 120 students at the Shepherd Elementary School about the Chinese New Year! She showed pictures of the customs around the celebrations including red lanterns and paper cutting, and the delicious lucky food. The [...]
Sihui Tan, an au pair from China was recognized for her Global Awareness presentations at her cluster meeting. Her counselor, Cindy Garruba, presented her with a Global Awareness certificate and a big round of applause! Sharing our cultures brings us one step closer to understanding each other.
Sihui Tan is an Au Pair with Au Pair in America. She participated in the Global Awareness Program by teaching some Mandarin to a 5th Grade Class in Rocky Point, Long Island, NY. Global Awareness is an educational program sponsored by the American Institute of Foreign Study to promote multi-cultural understanding in schools.