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Four Weeks of German Exposure for Sutton, MA Students

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 [...]

By | November 18th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Four Weeks of German Exposure for Sutton, MA Students

Au Pair in America Explorer for September

Au Pair in America Explorer for September Solenne T. from France in Melinda Brooks' Massachusetts cluster. Melinda nominated Solenne as an Au Pair in America Explorer because she said: " Solenne attended a majority of her cluster meetings, and most of our additional cultural enrichment regional meetings. She was a reliable welcomer to all new [...]

By | October 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for September

Swiss Au Pair Presents to Homeschool Students

Au pair Jamie S. presented about Switzerland to a group of homeschool students in the Memorial Hall Library in Andover, MA. Jamie took an interesting take on her presentation highlighting differences between the two countries, like typical food, currency, sports, and the size of the country. Jamie shared: "The presentation was a very good experience [...]

By | May 22nd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Swiss Au Pair Presents to Homeschool Students

World Book Day

For World Book Day, we wanted to highlight a couple of entries. Maria wrote: "this is the first book that my little girl asked me to read for her because it has tacos and “it would make me remember about home” (tacos are from Mexico, not Argentina but of course a 6 year old wouldn't [...]

By | April 24th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on World Book Day

Holiday Raffle Winner and Other Entries

Polish au pair Iwona Z. is the winner of the Holiday Raffle!  Iwona is spending her year in Debra Welch's Boston-suburb cluster. Iwona shared pictures of the pierniczki cookies that they bake before Christmas.   Another tradition is to make ornaments.  Below are the beautiful ornaments that Iwona made for her host family out of [...]

By | January 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Holiday Raffle Winner and Other Entries

Thanksgiving Celebrations

Thanksgiving is a typical North American holiday which most au pairs are not familiar with.  Several community counselors chose to have Thanksgiving Day-themed cluster meetings this year.  There are so many ways Thanksgiving can be celebrated, below are several snap shots. Jennifer Stein's Houston Cluster was welcomed by a host family.  Everyone was treated to [...]

By | November 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Thanksgiving Celebrations

Laura C. Shares Language and Culture from Spain

Spanish au pair, Laura C, is spending her year in Stephanie Harris's Massachusetts cluster.  She has a degree in kindergarten teaching from Spain and was able to use that as part of The Simonian Center for Early Learning extracurricular enrichment program.  She volunteered her time and taught 4 sessions about Spain for a group of [...]

By | April 12th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Laura C. Shares Language and Culture from Spain
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