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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6 Tips for Setting up a New Classroom

Are you switching classrooms or starting in a new school? I tried to think of my best tips for setting up a...

2019-20 Favorite #1: Establishing Math Routines and Expectations

As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog...

2019-20 Favorite #2: Teaching the Alphabet

As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog...

2019-20 Favorite #3: Authentic and Meaningful High-Frequency Word Practice

As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog...

2019-20 Favorite #4: Kindergarten Phonics 101

As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog...

Classroom Design

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.
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...
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...