Mondays or Thursdays
Monday dates: Oct. 29; Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17 (8 weeks)
Thursday dates: Nov. 1, 8, 15, 29; Dec. 13, 20 (7 weeks)
(No classes on Thursday, November 22nd)
Mrs. Girton's Room #121
Dig out your hiking shoes and get ready for some mini adventures alongside your favorite person- your child! According to a new study, spending a short time in nature with your kids can strengthen parent-child bonds, restore attention and increase positive interactions.
It sounds easy to just go on a walk in a park, but finding the time and making the commitment to follow through can be a challenge. We as parents do a great job of scheduling time for our kids to keep busy with their peers, but finding classes we can do together with them as they get older is tough. This semester, let's make the most of the wonderful changes Fall has to offer and do something new - together!
Walk & Talk Club will tap into the latest research around ways to bond with your child in nature, mindfulness practices, and nature-based education by way of hidden gems on Orchard's campus. Your registration includes a facilitated hour of activities designed for you and your child to do together. We'll be hiking, completing challenges, and talking together to create some fantastic moments. By Winter Break, your family will have tools to help battle mental fatigue and dips in concentration, in addition to all the benefits that time together in nature offers both you and your child.
Snacks will be offered, water bottles are encouraged. All class materials will be provided and available for later reference on-line. This class will be held outdoors unless dangerous weather is present/predicted. In that case, an inclement weather plan will be implemented indoors. The class is hosted by Heather Girton, Orchard Teacher and parent.*Please note: This club meets at a later time to help accommodate parents' schedules. Your child can attend Kids Connect (normal fees apply) until you arrive and you can come together (or you can pick up and return to school) at 4:30 to our starting spot (room 121).INSTRUCTOR: Heather Girton
would like you to know:
I grew up in East Tennessee and graduated with a degree in Education. I have done everything from teaching, curriculum design and administration over the last 20-ish years. I was gladly drawn back to the classroom after we enrolled my son at Orchard. There's been no better place for me or Cooper. My husband, Brad, and Cooper (4th grade) share our home with a bouncy labradoodle named Gemma and two robust cats, Mr. Twizzles and Harriet Sue. I'm excited to get to know everyone and looking forward to an adventure during our time in clubs!
Questions? Feel free to contact Heather Girton at email@example.com
or (317) 713-5745.
Minimum of 5 families/Maximum of 10 families per class session.
Fees: $75.00 per family for either the Monday or Thursday class session.Please make checks payable to: Heather Girton
Click on the Walk & Talk Club: For Students and Their Parents link on the Download section to the right of the Class main page to access the registration form. Return completed registration form along with payment to the Extended Programs Office, Attention: Cindy Larsen, The Orchard School, 615 West 64th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46260.