A project is an in-depth investigation of a real-world topic worthy of the children’s attention and efforts. A part of our school’s philosophy is connecting our work to our city so field trips are integral to the projects. Teachers and parents brainstormed places that would bridge the work happening in the classrooms to Atlanta, and then in October and November classes and families took trips to these places. The field trips are more than happy and exciting experiences. Teachers work to make field trips reflections of the children’s work- they are intentional, open-ended, and joyful. These real-world experiences become another catalyst in engaging the children in making their work deeper and complex, and they create a stronger sense of community and connection. The children see the city in a context that is meaningful and powerful to them. Parents’ participation allows for them to be plugged into the learning processes and witness the wonder with their children.