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 Haunted City Pet Store Goes Wrong--A Kindergarten Play
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    The Haunted City Pet Store Goes Wrong

    By Antioch School Kindergarten 2019-20

     

    Characters

    Bald Eagle, Rose

    Kitten, Zephyr

    Butterfly

    Bad Guy Ogre

    Superhero Cat, Tornado

    Peregrine Falcon, Turbo

    Dog, Tornado

    Turtle, Slash

    Unicorn, Uni

    Superhero Cina

    Princess Eleoda

     

    In a city in a pet store where things always go wrong, there was a ghost tree where a bad guy Ogre lived.

     

    A cat named Zephyr jumps out and tries to make the Ogre nice, but he wouldn't listen.

     

    The superhero cat, Tornado, breaks out of his cage. When he tries to shoot his double power saw it bounces back, hits his shield and bounces onto the ground, sawing a tunnel into the ground.

     

    Most of the animals, except Tornado cat, jump into the hole to hide. One of the animals didn't go into the hole and hided somewhere else. That was Uni. The bald eagle, Rose, stayed out of the hole, too, because she was brave.

     

    And then the peregrine falcon, Turbo, zoomed out of the hole and zoomed into the sky.

     

    Tornado dog dug the hole deeper and made a cavern for the animals to live in.

     

    The turtle, Slash, slippery slipped out.

     

    The Superhero Cina and Princess Eleoda come and get the ghost tree and the bad guy Ogre to be nice.

     

    The pet store and the city transform into two houses.

     

    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

Fri Nov 15 @ 9:30AM - 10:30AM
In School Performance - Opera Marionettes

Thu Nov 21 @12:00AM
Wellness Center Swim & Gym

Fri Nov 22 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
American Sign Language Lessons

Tue Nov 26 @11:45AM - 02:00PM
Thanksgiving Feast - Early Dismissal

Wed Nov 27 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday

Thu Nov 28 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday

Fri Nov 29 @12:00AM
Thanksgiving Holiday

Fri Dec 06 @10:00AM - 11:30AM
American Sign Language Lessons

Mon Dec 09 @12:00AM
Bookmobile

Fri Dec 20 @12:00AM
Children's Cookie Exchange

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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