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 Remembers--our year in the pandemic!
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          At the end of every school year, I ask the children to complete the sentence "I remember. . ." with what they remember from that year to create a group poem and record of their time in Kindergarten.  I write down exactly what they say. I do re-order it to follow the flow of the year.  Hearing the words and memories of this year's group, I really know that despite everything, we did it--we had a successful year together outdoors during a pandemic!  Here is their poem.  Enjoy!

    Kindergarten Remembers

    I remember when I first came to school.

    I remember when we were down in forest classroom.

    I remember sticks.

    I remember my friends.

    I remember lunch.

    I remember when we went on hikes.

    I remember we saw that bunny.

    I remember when we saw that snake.

    I remember when we saw animals in the Glen, like the box turtle.

    I remember when we builded nests.

    I remember that snowy day it was a little hot, and the snow all melted.

    I remember when we saw the first cicada.

    I remember when we went to the Nursery classroom to see the tadpoles.

    I remember the tree falling down.

    I remember when I started smelling the stinky smell of the cicadas.

    I remember every sunny day was the best day ever.

    I remember every rainy day was the worst.

    I remember every school year is the best school year.

    I remember the good times of the school being the greatest place and the greatest time of my life.

    By Kindergarten 2020-21

    June 9, 2021

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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.
 

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