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Reflections from Park Time by Elizabeth Bayer Morgan

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Reflections from Park Time by Elizabeth Bayer Morgan

“Turtle,” yelled Esme as she stood with her toes nearly touching the water of Shoal Creek. Avi was standing next to her and held a long stick he was using to point to a rock near him. He yelled, “Right here -- a turtle! Come see!” Greta scampered down the limestone rocks she was sitting on, and William quickly put his sandwich to rest on his bento box as he hopped into the creek bed. The four children stood eagerly watching from a respectful distance as the turtle plopped into the water from his sunning rock. As I watched this scene unfold and the sun shone on us, I realized what a gift these children, and I, have....

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Park and Lunchtime at Long-View

Park and Lunchtime at Long-View

Every day from 11:30 to 12:30 you'll find us at Pease Park, on the banks of Shoal Creek. Having worked at many schools in which lunch time was synonymous with a noisy cafeteria or dining hall and typically involved a slew of rules and a rushed meal, our routine at Long View is a welcome break. 

There is something special about our walk down the street from our Lab . . . we decompress and have a moment of being out and about, amidst the noisy bustle of the street that leads to the UT campus....