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

  • Kindergarten Gratitude
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         Each year around Thanksgiving the Kindergarten has written a poem around gratitude.  Daily gratitude is part of our school culture, and we often express appreciate for each other's help, work, and talents.  During the pandemic, I have seen this gratitude grow, as we've come to realize how precious our time together is.  Below is this year's Kindergarten poem of appreciation.  Each child had the opportunity to dictate their sentence to me, and I wrote it down.  This is the what they created.

    Thankful

    I am thankful for nature.

    I am thankful that our whole community is stopping the big germs.

    I am thankful for my family.

    I am thankful for the sun.

    I am thankful for the rain.

    I am thankful for Kindergarten.

    Antioch School Kindergarten 2021-22

     

     

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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 began teaching Kindergarten at the Antioch School in 2006.  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

Fri Dec 17 @ 8:30AM - 03:00PM
Kindergarten Agraria visit

Mon Dec 20 @12:00AM
Winter Holiday

Fri Jan 07 @ 3:00PM -
First Friday After School Chat

Fri Jan 14 @ 8:30AM - 03:00PM
Kindergarten Agraria visit

Mon Jan 17 @12:00AM
Martin Luther King Day - School Closed

Fri Jan 21 @12:00AM
Conference Day - School Closed

Fri Jan 28 @12:00AM
Conference Day - School Closed

Fri Feb 04 @ 8:30AM -
First Friday After School Chat

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Christina Brewer
The Antioch School 2000-2008