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12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 5

Mexico is where we will be for Day 5. Posadas Piñatas In Mexico the Christmas festivities begin with a series of 9 parties from December 16-24. The posada's consist of a reenactment of Mary and Joseph arriving in Bethlehem and finding no room at the inn. At the party, Christmas carols are sung, and a [...]

By | December 16th, 2018|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas Traditions: Day 5

IEW Contest Winners

This year for International Education Week (IEW) we asked au pairs to share their stories. Included in their essays  was their reason why speaking multiple languages is important.  We have chosen 1 winner and 2 runner ups. Winner: Chanté from South Africa in Eileen Friedman's Long Island cluster. Chanté decided to teach Afrikaans, her native [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on IEW Contest Winners

Michigan Girl Scouts “Tour Around the World”

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 [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Michigan Girl Scouts “Tour Around the World”

Preschoolers Learn about Mexican Toys

Mexican au pair Sofia Orozco Castañeda is spending her year in Stephanie Harris's Framingham, MA cluster.  She had the opportunity to share her MExican culture with 12 3-4 year olds at Bright Horizons. In my presentation I talked about 7 different topics. The first one was about my flag, the second about traditions in my [...]

By | April 2nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Preschoolers Learn about Mexican Toys

Sharing about Chocolate and More by Luisa O.

Luisa O. in Denise Eliopoulos's New Jersey cluster had the opportunity to speak to a class of twenty 2-5 year old's about her home country, Mexico. Despite Luisa's initial nervousness she ended up being really excited once she got started.  Here's her story about her "Day trip to Mexico": I first began explaining a bit [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Sharing about Chocolate and More by Luisa O.

Diana G. Presents on Mexico

Washington D. C. based Au Pair Diana G. presented on her home country Mexico to Maury Elementary School. Diana is in Ann Robertson's cluster and shares about her experience: Visiting a public school in a Washington DC neighborhood, was one of the greatest experiences that I have had in the United States, during my time [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Diana G. Presents on Mexico

2017 International Women’s Day Winner – Maria D.

For 2017 International Women's Day the theme was #BEBOLDFORCHANGE. We invited Au Pairs to share their greatest accomplishment so far in their year as an Au Pair in America, that has changed or will change their life for the better. Maria D. from Mexico is in Agnes Barton's Virginia cluster: My greatest achievement as an Au Pair is having [...]

By | March 17th, 2017|2017 International Women's Day Essays|Comments Off on 2017 International Women’s Day Winner – Maria D.

Charlotte elementary children learn about Mexico

Fadia, an au pair in Charlotte, NC, presented information about her home country to a group fo 56 K, K-1 and 1st grade students at the Pawtuckett Elementary School.  She engaged the children in learning about Mexico and her culture through song, teaching Spanish words and answering questions. The children really enjoyed her presentation and hugged [...]

By | June 21st, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Charlotte elementary children learn about Mexico
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