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2019 Peace Day Winners

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 [...]

By | September 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 2019 Peace Day Winners

Toddlers Learn to Sing Songs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

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 [...]

By | July 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Toddlers Learn to Sing Songs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Au Pair in America Explorers for May

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 [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorers for May

Cluster Meeting Celebrating the Lunar New Year

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 [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Cluster Meeting Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Ermina Shares about Bosnia and Herzegovina During Music Class

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 [...]

By | October 9th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Ermina Shares about Bosnia and Herzegovina During Music Class

Luiza Presents at Multicultural Night about Brazil

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 [...]

By | June 1st, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Luiza Presents at Multicultural Night about Brazil

Pia Teaches About Germany

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 [...]

By | May 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Pia Teaches About Germany

Fossil Hunting on the Chesapeake Bay

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.

By | March 15th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Fossil Hunting on the Chesapeake Bay
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