ESK is our Early Start Kindergarten class, and their bed features herbs and the alphabet.
Speaking of spelling… I follow the school garden blog for Alice Fung Yu Elementary in San Fransisco. They put me on to an incredible resource, full of lesson plans: http://www.educationoutside.org/lesson-pathway. I’ve barely ventured into the site, but one of the first things I found was a worksheet for an alphabet scavenger hunt. (“Feel, smell, watch or listen to something from each letter of the alphabet. Write down or draw what your discoveries.”) I tried it yesterday, and it was a hit! Lots of sounding out of words as kids ran around, finding something in the garden for every letter!