B is for basil, C is for chives

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!