Diana, an Au Pair in America au pair in the Washington, D.C. area, shared her Mexican culture with a group of students at her host child’s elementary school. She had a great time talking about some Mexican cultural traditions and singing songs in Spanish with the children. Read more about her experience, in her own words:
“Visiting a public school in a Washington, D.C., neighborhood was one of the greatest experiences that I have had in the United States during my time as an au pair. This fun experience helped me and my lovely host kid to have a better connection and know more about each other.
My host kid was really excited to show all her friends where Mexico is on the map and what the ‘Day of the Dead’ tradition is in Mexico. She previously drew some pictures at home, so we could show all her friends how to do it. For example, how to color the skeleton with so many colors because Mexico is really colorful!
All the children were very excited as well. All of them wanted to participate and had lots of questions. We sang ‘Feliz cumpleaños’ to one of the kids because it was his birthday, so it was a great opportunity to do it. Most of the children knew how to say ‘hello’ and ‘good bye’ in Spanish. I taught them a spooky Mexican song about skeletons, and they loved it. At the end we gave some stickers to everybody and said ‘Gracias’ and ‘Adios.’
I’m really happy that I did this presentation. I feel really proud of being Mexican and sharing with all these little children about my country.”
Thanks to Diana for sharing her Mexican culture in such a fun and interactive way!
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