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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Offering choices in remote learning

I think as teachers we are pretty comfortable with providing choices for students in our traditional classrooms, and we understand the importance...

Making Google Classroom Easy For You and Your Students!

I am new to Google Classroom this year and have been trying out different strategies to make it easy to use for...

Easy Self-Regulation Strategies

It is so important to teach our students strategies for self-regulation, but it is even more important this year. Students need to...

Helping Students Focus At Home

Learning at home is very different than learning at school and we need to support our students to do their best in...

Literacy intervention for distance learning

With this new way of teaching, whether you are in-person or on a computer, you may be wondering how to make sure...

Classroom Design

Are you setting up a new classroom and wondering how to arrange your play areas or are you a seasoned educator looking to change up or enhance your play areas? Hopefully this post can help you! Please note this was written...
Are you switching classrooms or starting in a new school? I tried to think of my best tips for setting up a new classroom. Hopefully they will help you! Please note this was written prior to school COVID-19 restrictions.
As many teachers are getting their classrooms set-up right about now, I thought this would be a good time to talk about how I organize my classroom and supplies. It is very important to me that everything have a place in my classroom and that there is...
Why dramatic play? I love to set up different dramatic play centers for my students. Dramatic Play is a favorite in my classroom – students love to pretend and imagine different scenarios. They also love to have the chance to role play different...
Well it’s a few weeks into school and I am still loving how my classroom is set up and decorated. I thought I would give everyone a little tour into my home away from home. First I have my meeting area. For the first time, we have...
As I enter into my first full week of summer vacation, my mind has not shut off completely from work. In fact, it is all a buzz thinking about possibilities for next year. For the past four years, I have had the same classroom theme: Pete...