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...

Math

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....
One of the very foundational skills for kindergarten math is counting. In my school, our goal is for students to be able to count up to 32 objects by the end of kindergarten. This benchmark encompasses several key components that students must master in...