Today, I got to accompany my three 5th grade students, along with the rest of the 4th and 5th grade classes, to JA BizTown for a day of hands-on activities that support work and community. We have been preparing for this day-long field trip for a while now with the students learning to apply for jobs, write checks, balance a checkbook, and run for mayor. I wish I could post pictures of my students because they looked great in their hardhats going from business to business reading the meters as Utility Engineers. Their favorite job was going around a replacing all of the dirty air filters with clean ones. My students had a great experience and got a lot out of observing the other students do their jobs. The other students were amazed at how busy they were and how short a 30 minute lunch break really is! It was an excellent experience and I hope I have the opportunity to go again! What sorts of community education opportunities do you have with your students?