On Wednesday, three hundred students, PreK to fifth grade, stepped into a built-up Japan as part of Hygiene Elementary’s tradition to bring the world to the school.
For the past 11 years, the school has selected a place in the world and, once, outer space, to guide a year-long learning for all grade levels that culminates in a final, capstone project towards, according to Principal Renee Collier.
“We have been in Greece, we’ve colonized Pluto, we’ve gone to the ocean. Last year we were in Australia for the wildfires,” she said. “This year it’s Japan.”