Kindergarten Cafe

Welcome to Kindergarten Cafe - your home for teaching ideas, activities, and strategies across all content areas! I am Zeba McGibbon and I love creating resources for teachers and sharing my teaching experience with others. Kindergarten Cafe is aimed for kindergarten, but teachers of Preschool-First grade can find resources here for their students! I love to connect with other teachers so please reach out and say hello!

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Gingerbread Week

One of my favorite weeks all year is my Gingerbread Week. I love reading all the different...

Behavior Plans: Tips, Tricks, and Tools!

Behavior management is probably the hardest thing for teachers to learn and it is rarely taught in pre-service programs. Or, even if...

Introducing and Extending 2-Dimensional Shapes

Teaching about shapes is one of my favorite math topics all year! I love all the fun activities I can do with...

Community Helpers in Kindergarten

One of my schools’ main social studies units for kindergarten is a unit all on community helpers. Over the past few years...

Tricks for Teaching Teen Numbers

Once students have a strong foundation of counting and identifying numbers to 10, teen numbers are the next big understanding for...

Literacy

Wordless Books are great tools for all learners, but they especially benefit students who may be struggling with reading and writing. I love to use these books with students who are learning English (ELL students). These wordless books have so many benefits for students....
Learning the alphabet is one of the major concepts that all kindergarteners must learn. There are many different philosophies and styles on ways to teach the alphabet, so I thought I would share with you my ideas. A lot of these ideas are based...
Why Class Books? Class books are one of the best ways to engage students in meaningful writing and reading. Class books are made as a whole class and then left in the library for students to read over and over again....