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...

Teaching Tips and Tricks

Behavior management is probably the hardest thing for teachers to learn and it is rarely taught in pre-service programs. Or, even if it is taught, it usually does not prepare you for each future child’s individual behavior. I have a blog post all on...
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....