Sandra H. from Germany, in Stephanie Harris's central Massachusetts cluster spent one afternoon a week, for 4 weeks teaching about Germany in the Sutton Early Learning Center and Elementary School. Sandra shares her experience about her class, Passport Around the World: Germany. In my class there were eight children from kindergarten to second grade. It [...]
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 [...]
Au Pair in America Explorer for August Suri C. from Germany in Kristi Halpern's Long Island, NY cluster. Suri with her host child after their last game. Kristi nominated German/Thai au pair Suri as an Au Pair in America Explorer. She attends every cluster meeting, has fulfilled her educational requirements, and has traveled to Chicago, [...]
Au Pair in America Explorers for June Community Counselors have identified these three au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for June. Anna L. from Germany in Christine Meek's Stamford, CT cluster. Anna truly embodies all aspects of a Cultural Ambassador!Not only does Anna attend and participate in our monthly cluster meetings, she [...]
Christine Meeks, Community Counselor in Stamford, CT shared her cluster's involvement on Diversity Day. Rippowam Middle School hosted 6 au pairs from Au Pair in America as part of their Diversity Day on May 29th in an effort to expose middle school children to other cultures and raise global awareness. Liza Boiko from Russia, Silvia [...]
Did you know that Germany has more bakeries and Germany eat more varieties of bread than most other countries (probably even with France for number of bakeries though)? From CNN Travel's website, "According to the bread register of the German Institute for Bread (of course there is such a thing), there are now more than [...]
Many of our au pairs have the opportunity to share about their country in the classrooms. Lena, in Robin Leon's Austin, TX cluster, presented to a group of 10 year olds at an elementary school in Round Rock, TX.
Celebrating the first day of school is definitely taken up a notch in Germany. Check out the following video to see how families in Germany celebrate the first day of school.