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 [...]
Ermina H., in Raquel Wilhelm's Maryland cluster, spent a morning with children ages 2 to 4 in a Discovering Music class in Montgomery County's recreation department. For her Global Awareness presentation she prepared information about Bosnia and Herzegovina, show photos of traditional meals, dance, clothes, and places. She taught them to count in Bosnian, named [...]
Community Counselors have identified these two au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for May. Ermina H. from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Raquel Wilhelm's Maryland cluster. Ermina stands out as an Au Pair in America Explorer for several reasons. She attends cluster meetings, sits through the au pair webinars offered by Au Pair [...]
Community Counselor Cynthia Chan in Southern Maryland used her monthly meeting to highlight the Lunar New Year. A guest speaker taught the au pairs about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year. In addition to sampling some treats, they also learned how to write a greeting in Chinese characters and received Lucky Money (red) envelopes. There [...]
Ermina H. is spending her year in Raquel Wilhelm's Wheaton, MD cluster, and had the opportunity to share about her country during a Discovering Music class for 1-4 year olds. Ermina explained how far away Bosnia and Herzegovina is from Maryland, the food that they eat, what the money looks like, and what their flag [...]
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 [...]
German au pair Pia B. is spending her year with a family in Patricia Antresian's Baltimore, MD cluster. Pia had the opportunity to share her culture with a group of 6 and 7 year olds at Harford Day School. Pia explains, "First I told them some basic information about Germany. I did comparisons between the United [...]
You never know what you'll find when you're out for a stroll on the beach! German Au Pair Alisa found a sharks tooth when out on the Chesapeake Bay. Thank you Maryland Community Counselor Cynthia Chan for sending this picture.