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...

Social Emotional Learning and Supports

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...
Teaching Social Emotional Skills Teaching social and emotional skills is really important for all students, but especially early childhood students. You can't just explicitly teach the social emotional skills and call it a day – no! You have to give...