Kindergarten

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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

  • Kindergarten--The Finale!
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         Each year I have spent with Kindergartners at Antioch School ends with the entire group participating in a culminating activity of the group's own design and choosing.  I never know what it will be, but in twelve years, it has happened without fail.  This year included.  The children performed their long-awaited Kindergarten Circus the day before the last day of school.  It was "epic, amazing, awesome", as circuses are known to be, and it was entirely and wholly theirs. 

         On the last day of school, after enjoying a wet and wonderful afternoon of water day activities, the children brought their towels back to our room.  They spread their towels out in our library to create our own beach for our very last story together.  As I was reading, one Kindergartner very quietly began moving through the group, giving each of the other children a hug.  A second began the same, though somewhat less quietly.  At this point, I stopped reading, as some children expressed that they were distracted by the hugging.  I offered that I could see the hugs were important and asked if we could finish the story, and then have time for hugs.  That is what we did. 

         Below is a poem the children created together earlier in the week, as we reminisced about our favorite memories from our time together.  Enjoy.

    Kindergarten Remembers

    We remember. . .

    When we gardened the first day,

    swimming

    That time when we went to the pumpkin patch, and we were on a tractor,

    Picking green apples at Peifers, and also my dad being there,

    Forest Kindergarten when we did a lot of Mine Craft battling, but we weren't battling real people,

    Making a big house in the forest,

    Going to the creek in Forest Kindergarten,

    Having pizza in Forest Kindergarten,

    Bay Blades,

    Ice skating,

    Rip sticks,

    Playing games.

     

    Kindergarten

    May 22, 2018

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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

Wed Jun 27 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
Garden work day

Wed Jul 11 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Wed Jul 18 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Wed Jul 25 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Wed Aug 01 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Wed Aug 08 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Wed Aug 15 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Wed Aug 22 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
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