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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Books to Support Anxiety

Last week, I introduced anxiety and the differences between typical anxieties and anxiety disorders. You may be looking for more resources to...

Anxiety in Children

As we go back to school, we should expect that many students will have some anxieties. We all are! Students will be...

5 Steps to Making an Interactive Seesaw Activity

Are you using Seesaw this year or considering it for any hybrid or remote learning? It is a wonderful website and app...

Quick and Easy Movement Breaks for Distance Learning

No matter if you are teaching in a classroom or on a computer, your students will need movement beaks and your normal...

Teaching Digital Routines

Many of us will be doing some kind of distance teaching this year, whether we are teaching fully remotely or a hybrid...

Teaching Tips and Tricks

Last week, I introduced anxiety and the differences between typical anxieties and anxiety disorders. You may be looking for more resources to support students with anxiety and I am here to help! I have gathered up my favorite books for teaching about worries, modeling...
As we go back to school, we should expect that many students will have some anxieties. We all are! Students will be worried about getting sick or someone in their family getting sick. These worries may appear in different ways for different students. It...
Are you using Seesaw this year or considering it for any hybrid or remote learning? It is a wonderful website and app for supporting learning at home, but it is also awesome to use in the classroom. There are many benefits to using Seesaw...
No matter if you are teaching in a classroom or on a computer, your students will need movement beaks and your normal movement breaks might not work in this new setting. Here are my favorite go-to activities to use with students!
Many of us will be doing some kind of distance teaching this year, whether we are teaching fully remotely or a hybrid with students in front of us and students on the computer at home. While we may feel very comfortable teaching routines to...
Looking for easy interactive greetings and activities that can work on a computer and/or in a socially distanced classroom? I’ve got a bunch of ideas for you that worked really well for me! Looking for other distance learning support? Check out these blog posts...
Morning meeting is such a critical time of the school day. It sets the foundation for building connections and relationships with students, as well as sets the tone and expectations for the day. Children benefit from a consistent routine and starting every day with...
When it comes to distance learning, the tool I have used more than ever before is Google Slides! I found it extremely helpful for staff, students, families, and myself to have all the pieces of our lessons and meetings mapped out on Google Slides!...
Hey world, it’s me, a teacher. Remember us teachers? Remember when just 3 months ago you were calling us, “heroes” and saying things like, “teachers should get paid millions of dollars every day?!” Yes, believe it or not teachers today are those same teachers....
Parents are the first teachers and are an important part of the home-school partnership. We need to work together and that means keeping parents informed about what’s happening and supporting them with their time at home. Starting home-school partnership...