La Crosse students celebrate International Exploration Day

Students 'travel' to countries they're studying this school year

La Crosse students celebrate International Exploration Day

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Students at North Woods International Elementary School took "trips" on Wednesday to the countries they're studying this year.

Their adventure is part of International Exploration Day, which is held monthly on the school's early release day.

On Wednesday, kindergarteners studied Asia and focused on the Chinese New Year celebration. They told stories, played number games, and made some crafts.

"I think we made the lanterns for the lantern festival," said kindergartner Adele Katchever.

"It's exciting to see them get happy and excited to do something different and to learn about someone different and then go home and tell their parents and have their parents come back and say, 'Wow, my child taught me this today,'" said North Woods Kindergarten Teacher Kristy Holinka.

Other classes participated in a variety of activities, including traveling to Argentina and "filling their suitcases" with things they have learned; traveling to North and South Poles and learning about polar animals; and planning and then taking a virtual trip to Peru and Russia.

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