Welcome to Kindergarten All-Stars, I am Mr. Bowen! I have been teaching for 9 years and currently working on my 10th year in Battle Creek, Michiga. Not included in my 9 years, is a year in Seoul, South Korea where I taught English to students from grades 1st-4th. In all of my 9 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 am currently working on my masters degree with Central Michigan University.
I have a wonderful family that consists of my wife Arin, sons Ethan (12) and Zachary (3) and daughter Hannah (1)! 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!