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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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...

Wordless Books

Wordless Books are great tools for all learners, but they especially benefit students who may be struggling with reading and writing. I...

Pumpkin Math Fun!

Are you looking for a way to combine some great learning with a fun fall activity? Pumpkin math is my favorite fall...

Preparing for Conferences!

Talking with parents can be stressful, especially when there are concerns you want to address. Conferences are a wonderful time to build relationships with...

Teaching Tips and Tricks

Talking with parents can be stressful, especially when there are concerns you want to address. Conferences are a wonderful time to build relationships with parents and keep them up to date on the progress their child has made, as well as goals you have for them. In...
One of the questions I most often get when I tell people that I am a teacher is, “But how do you teach students who don’t know any English?” Almost as if it was an extra hardship to have students who are learning English in my classroom....
Every year in September, I dread having to stand up in front of the parents in my room and talk at them for 30 minutes for curriculum night (or open house or back to school night- it has so many different names! But just...