Welcome to Kindergarten All-Stars, I am Mr. Bowen! I have been teaching for 6 years and currently working on my 7th year in Kenai, Alaska. Not included in my 6 years, is a year in Seoul, South Korea where I taught English to students from grades 1st-4th. In all of my 5 years of teaching I have taught kindergarten or 1st grade (usually in a K-1 split). Kindergarten is my passion and I cannot envision myself ever leaving the grade! I graduated from Ferris State University in Michigan and did 4th grade math for my practicum.
I have a wonderful family that consists of my wife Arin, son Ethan, newborn Zachary and our two dogs Dax and Neville! (Both have references to popular universes in both TV and books) When I am not teaching, blogging, and being creative on the computer; I enjoy hiking, disc golfing, going to shows (both movies and concerts), and doing other creative projects.
I created this site originally as a communication tool for the parents of the students I teach, but recently has expanded to be a resource tool for new kindergarten teachers (or teachers just looking for inspiration). Kindergarten All-Stars is a place for easy to find lessons, themes, classroom design, and classroom management ideas. My goal for this site is to be clear, organized, and free of clutter. I hope you enjoy your stay!