- The Japanese Garden -
The Japanese garden would be a space that embraces the different elements of a traditional Japanese Culture. The main focus of this space is to add Japanese culture to our school. With a torii gate, native Japanese plants and gravel, these are intended to create as well as a learning space. It is also a good space for the special needs kids to enjoy a quiet space and sensory place.
- The Vision -
Our vision for the Japanese garden includes getting rid of all the weeds and the old garden beds. Then replacing gravel or fine sand on top of the dirt to create a space like a zen/stone garden, then we would place wooden logs and stones for seating.
- The Need -
The need for the Japanese gardens purpose is to have a space were you can learn and embrace the traditions of Japan, in the class it can get loud and it can be hard to concentrate so having this garden is acting like a multipurpose space, Where kids can relax and embrace the feeling of Japanese culture. The objects and structures will hope to improve and prevent anger and stress in our garden. We decided to improve this space because it was unused, Run down, And a weed fest. Plus wouldn't it be nice to have a calm and relaxing space to learn and teach about the Japanese culture?
We have been looking at the students that use the secret garden and most are from the yellow or orange unit. Since most of the things in the secret garden are about sensory feeling we figure having a place like that in the orange unit could be helpful. The garden would be based around sensory with different type of rocks and plants. It would be used by many people with different learning abilities to learn how to calm down.
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