Kindergarten

Kindergarten Picture

 

Lindie Keaton warmly guides her class of 5- and 6-year-old explorers. Her philosophy is that children are efficient, able learners who pose the questions they need to have answered. Lindie actively observes each child and provides him or her with the materials, opportunities and activities needed to understand and grow. One of her goals is for the kindergartners to become excellent problem solvers.

Exploration and play, within safe, age-appropriate limits, are seen as the best ways for children this age to learn. The children are encouraged to touch, manipulate, experiment, contemplate and assimilate their experiences through play. As Lindie says, "Kindergarten is where the real movers and shakers of the world reside, and they need lots of opportunities to do just that!"

As with all classes, the Kindergarten participates in Art & Science classes, spends time hiking in the Glen, creates stories and plays, and is guided in other explorations of the class's choosing.  Kindergartners also go swimming weekly at the Antioch College Wellness Center pool.

 

Kindergarten Newsletter

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         As Kindergarten moves into October, with basic routines under their belts, the children begin to shed their careful niceties and move into real relationship with each other.  This isn't to say they stop being nice to each other, but just that the honeymoon is over, and they become more willing to be real.  The result--which I welcome--is increased conflict, and along with it the opportunity to solve problems, take responsibility, be vulnerable, generous, honest, forgiving, and to strengthen bonds with peers.

         While some current events in the adult world this week were disheartening, the Kindergartners continued to have meetings to talk about how they can share playground equipment, how they want friends to get their attention, and even what is appropriate humor and conversation at the snack/lunch table.  These children are learning boundaries, consent, and respect for themselves and others.  I am so grateful to be on this journey with them.  The world will be better for it.

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Lindie Keaton - Kindergarten

Lindie graduated from Wright State University summa cum laude with an honors Bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education.  Lindie was named Outstanding Student from the education department for her graduating class.  She taught six to nine year olds for nine years in the Springfield City Schools, where she was named an Outstanding Teacher of the Year and nominated for a county-wide teaching award.  Lindie is currently in her tenth year as Kindergarten teacher at Antioch School.  Lindie's son is an Antioch School graduate.  Lindie states, "I've learned so much in my time here as a parent and as a teacher.  The school has had a profound impact on my life.  It is such joy, as a teacher,  to have the freedom to meet children's needs."
Kindergarten
For 5- and 6-year-olds
Full-day
8:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
Half-day
11:30 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
 

Upcoming Kindergarten Events

Mon Oct 22 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Tue Oct 23 @12:30PM - 03:00PM
Peifer Orchard Trip

Mon Oct 29 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Fri Nov 02 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Harvest Soup Supper

Mon Nov 05 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Mon Nov 12 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Mon Nov 19 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Tue Nov 20 @11:45AM -
Thanksgiving Feast

Wed Nov 21 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday

Thu Nov 22 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday

Contact Lindie

If you have a question for Lindie, please use the form below to send her an email.







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Christina Brewer
The Antioch School 2000-2008

 

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