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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A Kindergarten Book Club

I love using a book club with some of my students, but it could also be used as a whole class. Book...

Kindergarten Water Unit

Water is a huge topic to cover in science and is touched on in many grades throughout a child’s life. In kindergarten...

100th Day Celebration of Learning!

The 100th day marks a big milestone in the younger grades! I don’t know about you, but my students count each day...

Teaching about Martin Luther King Jr. is Not Enough!

I have felt really nervous to write this blog post, because I know that I definitely do not have all the answers...

New Year’s Around the World

As I was preparing for my Winter Holidays Around the World unit, I came across many unique and interesting traditions for New...

Social Emotional Learning and Supports

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...
I love teaching social-emotional skills to my students – it’s probably the content I am most passionate about. I have divided up the year into 11 different social emotional themes, about one focus per month.  They can be done in any order, but the...
Social-emotional learning is such an important part of our jobs as classroom teachers and can easily be pushed aside with all of the other curricular demands. One of the best ways to teach social emotional skills is to use mentor texts. Whether these are...