Kindergarten

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Lindie Keaton warmly guides her class of five and six-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 them 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 age groups, the Kindergarten participates in Art & Science classes, spends time hiking in Glen Helen, 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 Remembers
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    Each year during our last week of school, Kindergarten composes a poem together.  Here is the poem the group wrote about this year's experience.

    Kindergarten Remembers

    We remember the first day of school.

    We remember going in the forest classroom.

    We remember going on hikes--all the hikes--to the rocks, to Meatball Rock, and to The Raptor Center.

    We remember doing plays.

    We remember when we all went to the ice skating rink.

    We remember going to the zoo.

    We remember the week the Kindergarten visited the Younger Group.

    We remember going to Strawberry Nook.

    We remember going to the Younger Group outdoor classroom.

    We remember playing--playing Harry Potter with Carrigg and Marley, playing with Baker and Camo--playing.

    Antioch School Kindergarten 2021-22

    May 24, 2022

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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.
 

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