Czech au pair Marie H. in Marianne Grandin's New Canaan cluster spent an afternoon in South School's fourth grade. Marie sent us a write up about her experience: "I started my presentation with questions. I asked students if they have ever been to Europe. I was surprised that almost half of the students have been [...]
Brazilian au pair Aline is spending her year in Jennifer Stein's Texas cluster. As part of her UCLA educational requirement Aline took the opportunity to introduce her culture to 2nd grade students at the Adventist Christian Academy of Texas in Loop, Texas. Aline taught the children about the significance of the three colors of the [...]
Salomé A. gave 26 five year olds the opportunity to discover French culture in their Kent Gardens Elementary school in Mclean, VA. Salomé was intimidated by the thought of presenting to such a young group so took the approach of making this more an exchange rather than a presentation. She printed photos and painted pictures to [...]
Karina from Brazil has spent 2 years with a family in Pamela Mayer-Caes' Illinois cluster. Karina had the opportunity to showcase her culture in a two-day presentation as part of the Passport Project at Field Park Elementary School. As Karina describes, "in this program they [the students] would “travel” to a country in each continent [...]
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.
Tere! (Hello in Estonian) My name is Kärt and I am an Estonian Au pair who is currently living in Fremont, California [in Kena Anderson's cluster] . I would love to share with you my experience about doing Global Awareness classes in Patterson Elementary School to celebrate 100th Birthday of my homeland. On February 24, [...]
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 [...]
In May, South African Au Pair Grace N. presented to the Kindergarten class at Kingswood United Methodist Church & School in the Atlanta, Georgia area. This is what Grace had to share about her experience: Today I paid a visit to my host child's Kindergarten class for my Global Awareness presentation. The class consisted of [...]