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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....

Tinkering and Building

Tinkering and Building

Tinkering and Building Challenges add to our work at Long View. Over the next weeks, the tinkering challenge will be "Building a Scribbling Machine." Working with circuits, motors, and miscellaneous materials, the kids will work to solve the challenge and create a variety of machines. The Tinkering Challenge gives us an opportunity to discuss productive ways of approaching mathematics and science. We will eventually talk about the fact that you don't always know what the solution is going to be as you get started on a challenge (or a mathematics problem), the importance of iterating, and more.

Celebrating a great first week!

Celebrating a great first week!

And we are just getting started....

Not sure any school has been fortunate to launch with such a great team of kids! Bright and eager children, rich academics, a relaxed (yet serious) learning atmosphere, expert teachers (in person and virtually), and some play sprinkled in -- that's the Learning Lab we imagined. Parents, we thank you for sharing your kids with us this first week and throughout the year. We are looking forward to a year of growth and thoughtful learning.