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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!

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...

Ladybug Life Cycle

One of the main focuses in kindergarten science is understanding life cycles. What is a better way to learn about life cycles...

Supporting Students To Learn English

One of the questions I most often get when I tell people that I am a teacher is, “But how do you teach...

Counting Interventions

One of the very foundational skills for kindergarten math is counting. In my school, our goal is for students to be able...

Kindergarten Subitizing Routines and Activities

What is subitizing and why should I teach it? Subitizing is looking at a group of objects and knowing...

A New Kind of Curriculum Night

Every year in September, I dread having to stand up in front of the parents in my room and talk at them...