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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Read Across America Week

In case you haven’t heard, teachers and the National Educators Association are moving away from celebrating Dr. Seuss during Read Across America...

Addition and Subtraction Strategies

I love the time of year when we can start working on addition and subtraction strategies in math. There are three key...

Phoneme Segmentation

The best way to increase your students’ reading and writing development is to work on phoneme segmentation. There is a clear order...

Letter-Sound Correspondence

One of the most important concepts for kindergarteners to learn for their early literacy development is letter-sound correspondence. Children need to know...

Benefits to Reading Strategy Powerpoints

I love using reading powerpoints to enhance my reading instruction. Reading powerpoints showcase different reading strategies, use powerful shared reading technique, and...

Early Childhood Education

Hey world, it’s me, a teacher. Remember us teachers? Remember when just 3 months ago you were calling us, “heroes” and saying things like, “teachers should get paid millions of dollars every day?!” Yes, believe it or not teachers today are those same teachers....
Are you setting up a new classroom and wondering how to arrange your play areas or are you a seasoned educator looking to change up or enhance your play areas? Hopefully this post can help you! Please note this was written...
Whenever I tell people I am an early childhood educator, I get one of 3 responses every single time. 1) "That’s cute!" 2) "How fun!!" 3) "You must be so patient!" I normally just grit my teeth and force a smile. I nod and...
More than ever, society is realizing just how valuable the teacher can be. There have been thousands of tweets showing appreciation for teachers from parents and saying that teachers should get paid a million dollars a day – wouldn’t that...