Through studies, I also know that children hear sounds in other languages that adults do not hear. It is one of the reasons why I have exposed my children to other languages at an early age.
For the past five years, my family has been taking in exchange students. So I wanted to pass this information to all my readers! Exciting Opportunity .. Have you ever thought about hosting a foreign exchange student? Now is the perfect time. Nacel Open Door offers you the unique opportunity to host a student from… Continue reading Host a Summer Student with Nacel Open Door!
In less than a month one of my students will be leaving to go back to Brazil. The other will be staying until after recital. It has been a long year, but I have learned a lot, sometimes more than I wanted to learn. We will be hosting another girl in the fall, but only… Continue reading Almost over
This could probably be said if you have teenage girls too! 🙂 1. You suddenly have no bathrooms in your house. I thought we had two. Turns out that I am wrong, especially in the mornings. 2. Hair products seem to multiply with water. I thought I had a lot of hair stuff--curling irons, flat… Continue reading Cross Cultural 7 Things
Well the girls are finally home from Hawaii. My exchange students got the opportunity to spend a spring break in Hawaii with other exchange students that are in the U.S. (I am a bit jealous, aren't you?) They got back last Thursday after being gone for little over a week. They have only a few… Continue reading The trial run
...The season for PROM that is!!! For the first time in the four years I have been hosting exchange students, I have girls going to prom. Okay, so technically Mariana is going for sure, and we are kinda prodding Lucy along on this. I already booked their hair appointments, so they both have to go.… Continue reading 'Tis the Season…
Our basement is not new or fancy, but all the kids love to go down there to watch movies. Here is a pic from one such evening with the whole crew. My kids love to spend time with their "big sisters."
So tonight my exchange students are sitting in my office where I am "helping" them buy plane tickets for their trip to Hawaii(No I am not going too, and yes I am jealous. However that is another story for another time). I use the term help loosely because honestly I am just as confused as… Continue reading The craziness continues
The girls have finally finished their first semester, and I am proud to say that they are both honor students! I can't believe their stay with us is already half over. In some ways, it feels like they have been with us forever. In others, it feels like they just got here. I was thinking… Continue reading My how time flies
By Lucia Polakovska. Lucy is one of our exchange students this year and is from Slovakia. Hi everyone! My name is Lucy and it this article I am going to tell you my story of coming to the USA. Since I was a child I have been being told about exchange programs, because my aunt… Continue reading Lucy's Tale