Speech Sensory Garden

The Sensory Garden was started in April 2016 with assistance from Diana McCall and the Dr. John Wilson Black Mountain Community Garden. The sensory garden has plants, wildlife, and items that highlight the 5 senses: see, hear, smell, taste, and touch! 

The goal of the garden is for students to learn how to grow, take care of, and eat from the garden, while improving their speech and language skills (i.e. articulation, speaking in words and sentences, follow directions, take turns and talk with others, and problem solve). 

Every year, we focus on words that highlight articulation sounds we are working on like:
L: lettuce, lemon balm, lavender, basil, look, listen, and shovel.
S: seeds, beets, roots, sun, see, spider, spill, taste
R: roots, rake, red, strawberry, raspberry, blueberry, rosemary. water
SH: shovel, share, shine, push,
V: shovel, over, five,
K and hard c: carrots, broccoli, cabbage, cut, carry, cool,
G: get, grow, grew, give, gave, got, bug,
TH: thistle, three, thirteen, through, throw, Thursday, mother/father/brother, other, another

We also grew strawberries and were so excited when we harvested even 1 strawberry to share. Now, we have so many more...but the kids still love to slice them up to taste all of them! We also have been harvesting carrots from the fall!  They sure are delicious! 

Look ...the garden was in BCS news!

Girls in the garden