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

  • The Kindergarten Giving Tree
    Written by

         The Kindergarten Giving Tree tradition dates back further than my time at The Antioch School, but I am told that once there was a tradition of the Kindergarten getting a Christmas tree.  Eventually, this didn't seem fitting, as not all families celebrate Christmas, so a more inclusive tradition was established about 20 years ago.  The Kindergartners still get a tree, but it is a giving tree and each group decides on a cause and something school families can give to help.  Over the last decade or so Kindergartners have asked for hats, mittens, and scarves for those who don't have any; food for the local food bank; clothing for those who lost their homes in a hurricane; and supplies for injured birds at The Glen's Raptor Center.  This year the children have chosen something different, after learning that in some places children aren't able to attend school, because they must spend so much time carrying water for their families.  Please have your donations to school by Friday, December 14.  This is their request:

         Dear School Families,

         We are going to get a giving tree.  Could you please give money, so the people who need water can get water pumps?  Antioch School Kindergarten will give the money to Heifer International.  A water pump costs $150.  We'll put a box out for you to put the money in near the tree by the front door.

         Love,

         Kindergarten

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MJ - School Manager

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 Dec 17 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Wed Dec 19 @12:00AM
Winter Holiday

Thu Jan 03 @ 8:30AM -
School Resumes

Tue Jan 15 @ 7:00PM - 08:30PM
Parent Meeting-"Bringing up children in an unjust America"

Mon Jan 21 @12:00AM
Martin Luther King Day - School Closed

Fri Jan 25 @12:00AM
Conference Day - School Closed

Fri Feb 01 @12:00AM
Conference Day - School Closed

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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