Mrs. Bower's Kindergarten

Meet Mrs. Bower

As the youngest of four children, I spent my first eighteen years in Elida, OH and am a graduate of Elida Senior High School. I completed my undergratude work at Capital Univeristy in Bexley, OH and hold a permanent certificate in elementary education (grades 1-8), with additional certifications in kindergarten and reading. I graduated from the University of Dayton with a Master's degree in general studies for elementary education, with a concentration in language arts. Since then, I have continued my learning and have completed additional coursework through The Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University, and Ashland University.

I have proudly served as an educator in the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools for 32 years, with the last 25 years at Blacklick Elementary.

Some fun facts about me are: I met my husband at Blacklick Elementary. We have one child, a Gahanna graduate, who is now in college. I have played many musical instruments, including the accordion. And, one summer, I worked at Cedar Point!

Contact Information:

Teacher: Mrs. Cheryl Bower


School Telephone: 614-759-5100

Daily Schedule:

7:50 am Arrive

Welcome Work

Morning Meeting


Shared Reading

Interactive Writing

Movement Break

Read Aloud

Reading Workshop

Play Time

Math Workshop

10:45 am Lunch and Recess


Quiet Time

Related Arts Class


Read Aloud

Writing Workshop

Content Unit

Closing Meeting

Read Aloud

2:25 pm Leave for Home

Websites to try:


PBS kids


Mo Willems

Fun Brain

Brain Pop Jr.

Mrs. Feraris' website

Related Arts Schedule:

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm

A day - music / physical education

B day - art

C day - music / physical education

D day - library / technology

*Additional information about our daily activities can be found in our weekly newsletters and on our classroom website.*