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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A Kindergarten Book Club

I love using a book club with some of my students, but it could also be used as a whole class. Book...

Kindergarten Water Unit

Water is a huge topic to cover in science and is touched on in many grades throughout a child’s life. In kindergarten...

100th Day Celebration of Learning!

The 100th day marks a big milestone in the younger grades! I don’t know about you, but my students count each day...

Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. is Not Enough!

I have felt really nervous to write this blog post, because I know that I definitely do not have all the answers...

New Year’s Around the World

As I was preparing for my Winter Holidays Around the World unit, I came across many unique and interesting traditions for New...

Math

I’ve written a few blog posts about counting and teen numbers, but today I want to write about my favorite activities for developing an understanding of number relationships. In the common core math standards, kindergarten students must be able to “count forward beginning from...
Teaching about shapes is one of my favorite math topics all year! I love all the fun activities I can do with my students. I introduce 2D shapes towards the beginning of the year so that all students understand the basic vocabulary. Also, I...
Once students have a strong foundation of counting and identifying numbers to 10, teen numbers are the next big understanding for them in developing number sense. Teen numbers are especially tricky because they are the first numbers they encounter that have two digits....