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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Reading Strategy PowerPoints

Explicitly teaching reading strategies is important when students are learning to read. I love using a PowerPoint to model for the whole...

Addition and Subtraction

Teaching addition and subtraction is a huge part of kindergarten math and there are a lot of fun ways to teach it!...

Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day is a busy and exciting day in any classroom, but especially an early childhood classroom! There are so many fun...

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...

Science

Water is a huge topic to cover in science and is touched on in many grades throughout a child’s life. In kindergarten I try and introduce my students to the key understandings of water through fun, hands-on experiments and activities. All of these activities...
One of the main focuses in kindergarten science is understanding life cycles. What is a better way to learn about life cycles than to observe them?! One of the easiest life cycles to observe is of insects because each part of the cycle does...
One of the major overarching science standards for kindergarten is to learn about life cycles. In my district, we teach this through observation of ladybugs, plants, chicks, and tadpoles. The students observe the eggs turn into tadpoles and the tadpoles grow legs and front legs. Once they start...