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Saying “Happy New Year” in Chinese

Washington, D.C. Community Counselor Natalie Skidmore shared a video from a host family whose children were taught to say "Happy New Year" in Chinese by their au pair Winnie W.  This holiday provided another opportunity to build bridges and learn about other cultures.  

By | February 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Saying “Happy New Year” in Chinese

2018 Peace Day Poem Winner Zamony W. Receives Prize

While we are not always so lucky to thank the winners of our contests in person, we were able to meet  Zamony W. from South Africa, at the DC multi-cluster scavenger hunt on Sunday, October 14th and congratulate her in person. Zamony is in Victoria Paton's cluster.  Zamony's winning poem can be found here.   [...]

By | October 14th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on 2018 Peace Day Poem Winner Zamony W. Receives Prize

Bolivian “Zebras” and Cholas in Washington DC Classroom

Bolivian au pair Fernanda M., presented to 17 pre-school students at John Eaton School in Cleveland Park, in Washington D.C.  In addition to teaching the children  what the flag looks like, and where Bolivia is located, she decided to focus her presentation on 2 traditional characters from La Paz-Bolivia. The "Zebra" and "La Chola."   [...]

By | August 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Bolivian “Zebras” and Cholas in Washington DC Classroom

Min C. Shares About China During Chinese New Year

Chinese au pair Min C. is spending her year in Catherine McEaddy Holmes's Washington, D.C. cluster.  Min had the opportunity to present to 120 students at the Shepherd Elementary School about the Chinese New Year!  She showed pictures of the customs around the celebrations including red lanterns and paper cutting, and the delicious lucky food.  The [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Min C. Shares About China During Chinese New Year

Lucky Food for Chinese New Year

Friday February 16th is Chinese New Year.  Min C. an au pair in Washington DC shared this great post on the special foods that are served during the Chinese New Year. Tang-yuan Tang-yuan (dumplings made of sweet rice, rolled into balls and stuffed with either sweet or spicy fillings) is what most southern families have [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Lucky Food for Chinese New Year

Arlington Au Pairs Visit the US Capitol Building

In March, in celebration of International Women's Day, Au Pairs from the Arlington clusters enjoyed a visit to the US Capitol building and paused for a picture at the feet of the statue of Freedom. Community Counselor's Kristina Scholten and Dominique Ortiz organized this cluster meeting.

By | August 1st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Arlington Au Pairs Visit the US Capitol Building

2017 Earth Day Pictures

Earth Day was celebrated in many ways this year. In Jan Peedin's Maryland cluster the au pairs volunteered by picking up litter along the streets of Historic Ellicott City. To celebrate Earth Day Au Pair in America asked for photos of Au Pairs in nature with or without their host child. The Winner was: Laura [...]

By | May 17th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 2017 Earth Day Pictures

Earth Day Contest Winner Laura R. from Germany

Laura R. from Germany wins the 2017 Earth Day Contest.  Laura is in Judit Markarian's Washington, D.C cluster. We asked Au Pairs to let us know how they would celebrate Earth day and submit a photo doing an outdoor activity with or without their host child. Laura's submission was "Back to the Basics" with her [...]

By | April 24th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Earth Day Contest Winner Laura R. from Germany
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