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...

Distance and Digital Teaching

I think as teachers we are pretty comfortable with providing choices for students in our traditional classrooms, and we understand the importance of choices. Children need choices to feel a sense of ownership over their schoolwork and decisions. Children are stretching their independence and...
I am new to Google Classroom this year and have been trying out different strategies to make it easy to use for me and my students. This year, I have been asked to teach 3rd grade, so my experience with Google Classroom is with...
It is so important to teach our students strategies for self-regulation, but it is even more important this year. Students need to be taught these strategies and have the chance to practice them before they are needed. When a child is in an emotional...
Learning at home is very different than learning at school and we need to support our students to do their best in this new environment. We can use strategies we already use in the classroom and share them with students and families to help...
With this new way of teaching, whether you are in-person or on a computer, you may be wondering how to make sure we are supporting students where they are with their literacy development. I am here to help! Zoom Tricks
I have learned a lot this year about this new way of teaching on a computer. There are so many technologies available to us, but in order to really use them effectively, we need to learn how to use them with purpose.  I have...
Halloween is a holiday that many American children look forward to every year, and this year children might be experiencing a range of emotions about the upcoming holiday. They may be worried about what they can’t do (like some towns are not allowing trick...
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...