All posts by Julie Eyester

Communicating in the Garden

The students had to use their communication skills to plant the perfect garden. They had to decide where to plant the vegetables, who was in charge of fertilizer, who would keep the planting in straight lines and who would water when the planting was finished. Some students made plant markers where they had to use

Learning About Herbs

  The students planted their herb garden! They enjoyed a healthy snack, made by them, of infused waters(mint and lemon, basil and lime) and fresh chive dip with chips. The students discussed different uses for the herbs and how they grow. We plan on using the herbs this summer during our sessions.

How Do Vegetables Grow?

  The students prepare the garden for planting. To get ready for planting the students created a human garden, discussing how different vegetables grow and where they should be planted in the physical space we have available in the garden. They sorted “themselves” between roots, leafy, vine and herbs. They prepared the soil and enjoyed

What’s in the bag?

Students always enjoy guessing what’s in the bag. Each group is given a bag with a mystery item in it and have to work as a group to write a description without using the item name in it and share it with the group. The rest of the students try and guess the item. In

What’s On Your Mind?

The students were posed several questions where they were asked their opinion. They were given an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings and share them with the group. It was interesting to see what they would do if they were president, what they are proud of, or what they would do if they were

Communication Through Illustration

A main focus of our program is communication.  We talk about different types of communication; verbal, written, non-verbal, illustration, etc. Throughout the past semester the students explored the importance of and how to communicate through different activities. We had a wonderful volunteer, Christina Sun, demonstrate the impact of being able to communicate a message through illustration.