Arlington, VA -based Community Counselor and Global Awarenesss Representative, Dominique Ortiz shares her King's Day Traditions: Every year, I invite my co-counselor Kristina Scholten and together with my family and hers, we celebrate King Day with a homemade "Galette des rois" or King Cake. King Day is traditionally celebrated in France on the 6th of [...]
Once again this year we received many outstanding entries for the Peace Day contest. We chose the following winners and runner ups. These four au pairs have all won an Amazon gift card. Art - Winner German au pair Lena S. in Marcene Sherilla's New York cluster. Runner Up Runner Up: Michelle [...]
Lucie M. a French au pair spending her year in Veronique Roblin's California cluster had the opportunity to share about her culture in her host child's classroom. She chose to focus her global awareness presentation on "La France aux 1000 fromages." Lucie relays her experience: "When I think about French food, cheese is the first [...]
Salomé A. gave 26 five year olds the opportunity to discover French culture in their Kent Gardens Elementary school in Mclean, VA. Salomé was intimidated by the thought of presenting to such a young group so took the approach of making this more an exchange rather than a presentation. She printed photos and painted pictures to [...]
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 [...]
California-based Au Pairs Laurie M. and Leonie M. shared Global Awareness together during a playdate. Since school was closed for the summer, these French Au Pairs, in Kena Anderson's cluster, used the Global Awareness materials to engage the 6 children in 4 different activities.