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

  • A Kindergarten Story from the Glen
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    On a recent Forest Kindergarten morning following an overnight rain, the group made a plan to hike to the creek overlook. Just as we hoped, the tributaries running down to the creek were full, creating several waterfalls to view on our way. The creek itself was as fast and full as we have seen it. The children experimented with tossing various size sticks into the water to see how quickly they would make it down the creek and out of sight. When we returned to our forest classroom and were finishing snack around the fire circle, one Kindergartner dictated the following story, which was read aloud to the group. I print it below, with permission, for your enjoyment. The Deer and the Creek's Command Once upon a time there were three deers and three fawns, and they heard a voice, and the voice said, "Come swim in the creek, the muddy, muddy creek. Come swim in it." And the grown up deer knew not to follow the creek's commands for the creek had killed many a deer before by following the creek's commands. But the baby fawns did not know not to follow the creek's commands, so they followed it. They went to the creek and swam in it, and they got to the place where it pulls deers under, and they got pulled under, and their parents got megaphones and shouted into their megaphones, and the baby deers called back, "We can't! We're pulled under!" The parents came to rescue them, and when they saw that they were in the mega-wave, they got very long sticks, and they pushed the sticks in and saved the babies. The End
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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 May 01 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
Faculty Planning Retreat - School Closed

Mon May 08 @ 8:30AM - 11:30AM
Forest Kindergarten

Tue May 09 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
2017-2018 Contracts Due

Mon May 15 @ 8:30AM - 05:00PM
2017-2018 Final Enrollment Deposit Due

Wed May 17 @ 6:00PM - 08:00PM
Annual Picnic and Graduation

Fri May 26 @ 8:30AM - 03:00PM
Last Day of School

Sat May 27 @ 9:00AM - 02:00PM
Closing of School Work Bee

Contact Lindie

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







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