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Mrs. Jenni Coffen - Kindergarten Teacher



Welcome to Kindergarten!  

Thank you for stopping by! I'm so excited to be sharing this journey with you and your child. Kindergarten is a transitional period between the carefree days of being a toddler and the formal days of schooling. It is a time to gain independence, learn social skills, and become acclimated to the school environment. Additionally, prerequisite first grade skills are taught in fun, multi-sensory, hands-on ways. Throughout the Kindergarten day, opportunities are provided for free play, student choice, one-on-one, and small group instruction. 

It is truly my pleasure and privilege to be your child's teacher. I have included information below that I hope you will find useful and refer to often.

Please contact me at jcoffen@live.com or at 269-635-9692 if you have any questions!

Take a Look!

This promotional video highlights what our Kindergarten program offers. Please take a look and let us know what questions we can answer!


Welcome Handbook for Prospective Families

If you are considering Niles Adventist School for your child's Kindergarten experience, this handbook will tell you more about our curriculum, daily schedule, and how to help your child prepare for Kindergarten.


Alphabet Linking Chart

This chart contains a key word for each letter of the alphabet to help the students remember the primary sound each letter makes. You may wish to print a copy of this chart so your child can refer to it while reading or writing.


Classroom Handbook

Our classroom handbook contains important information about our curriculum, management plan, daily schedule, and classroom policies.


Daily Schedule

No two days are alike, but here is a look at a typical day in our classroom.


Number Formation Poems

Help your child master how to write numbers correctly with these fun rhymes.


Scholastic Book Orders

Here is all you need to know about ordering books from the Scholastic Book Company!  Great books to support your beginning reader and help our classroom earn free books.


School Supply List

Most school supplies are provided by the teacher. Care will be given to ensure that each child has their own set of supplies. Click on the above link for details!


Writing Paper

Kindergarten students love to share their ideas through writing! If your child wants to write at home, you'll find a variety of paper options available to best fit the needs of your child. Remember, for Kindergarten students much of the meaning comes through their pictures.  Gradually students will add letters for sounds in words and then move onto writing words.  We celebrate the stage each student is at!


Distance Learning Plan

We hope to continue meeting in-person throughout the year, but should we need to switch to a distance-learning format, this plan will give you an idea of what it will look like in the Kindergarten classroom. The plan is subject to change based on family needs and local mandates.