Thompson School: Japanese House Excursion and Suminigashi experience

The school’s second-grade class will visit the Boston Children’s Museum over 2 days (because of the large class size of 93 students) and visit the Japan House, which ties into the second-grade curriculum about Japan. An immersive cultural experience that brings the classroom to life, the home is an authentic reconstructed 100-year-old residence of a silk merchant from Kyoto. According to the Museum, few of these homes still exist in Japan. It is the school’s goal to get children out of the classroom as often as possible to make their learning experience a reality that will form a lasting impression. The students will also participate in Suminigashi, an 800+ year old Japanese paper marbling workshop that the Museum hosts.