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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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...

Teaching Number Relationships

I’ve written a few blog posts about counting and teen numbers, but today I want to write about my favorite activities for...

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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...
One of my schools’ main social studies units for kindergarten is a unit all on community helpers. Over the past few years I have noticed that most of my students can identify community helpers because of work they have done in preschool. So, I...
Wordless Books are great tools for all learners, but they especially benefit students who may be struggling with reading and writing. I love to use these books with students who are learning English (ELL students). These wordless books have so many benefits for students....