For Day 3 we will visit Colombia! On December 7 Little Candles' Day (Dia de las Velitas) is celebrated as the start of the Christmas season across Colombia. People place candles and beautiful paper lanterns in their windows, balconies and front yards in honor of the Virgin Mary and the eve of immaculate conception. What [...]
Colombian au pair Manuela P. used the Global Awareness program to teach Spanish to a group of 4 year olds. The pre-school is at Eagle Church in Allison Franklin Oestreich's Zionsville, IN cluster. Manuela taught the 22 pre-schoolers how to sing the months of the year, how to say hello, bye, and thank you. They [...]
Daniela L. in Janet Murphy's Colorado cluster shares her insights of presenting about Colombia to a group of pre-schoolers. My name is Daniela, I am 22 years old and right now I am an au pair in Fort Collins, Colorado. I take care of three girls; they are 9, 7 and 4 years old. My [...]
Arlington-based Au Pairs, Jessica and Lena demonstrated how to prepare Tostados con Pollo. See full write up on the International Palate blog.
The Au Pairs in Dominique Ortiz's and Kristina Scholten's Virginia clusters spent their monthly meeting sharing birthday traditions from around the world! They learned that there were many similarities across the different cultures. This is what they learned: In Germany, it is a whole day celebration with family and then friends, eating cake, drinking coffee, [...]