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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Remote Teaching: What I Will and Won’t Miss

I’ve been teaching remotely for almost a full year… I have just a few weeks left. Many said it couldn’t be done...

My Favorite Theme Day – Board Game Day

With the end of the year approaching, I can’t help but get excited for my favorite theme day for the whole year...

End of the Year Writing Prompts

With the end of the year approaching, I like to think about what end of the year writing prompts I can provide...

Why I Don’t Do A Countdown for Summer

I’ve been there - so desperate for summer that I start counting down the days. In fact, I do this every year....

5 Ways to Keep Students Engaged at the End of the Year

Keeping students engaged at the end of the year can be tough. At this point, they’ve done all the routines and learned...

Favorite Blog Posts

Are you using Seesaw this year or considering it for any hybrid or remote learning? It is a wonderful website and app for supporting learning at home, but it is also awesome to use in the classroom. There are many benefits to using Seesaw...
No matter if you are teaching in a classroom or on a computer, your students will need movement beaks and your normal movement breaks might not work in this new setting. Here are my favorite go-to activities to use with students!
Looking for easy interactive morning meeting greetings and activities that can work on a computer and/or in a socially distanced classroom? I’ve got a bunch of ideas for you that worked really well for me! Looking for other distance learning support? Check out these...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have the most popular blog post from 2019-20... drumroll please... Establishing Math Routines and...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have #2 - Teaching the Alphabet! Learning the alphabet is one...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have #3 - Authentic and Meaningful High-Frequency Word Practice! Since writing this blog post,...
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we have #4 - Kindergarten Phonics 101! window.addEventListener('LPLeadboxesReady',function(){LPLeadboxes.addDelayedLeadbox('oyw76Lr7Vhe8i4BQXrzqmR',{delay:'60s',views:0,dontShowFor:'0d',domain:'kindergartencafe.lpages.co'});});
As we finish up a school year, and prepare for the next one, I wanted to re-share my top 5 favorite blog posts from the 2019-20 school year! Today we start with #5 - Social-Emotional Learning Books! window.addEventListener('LPLeadboxesReady',function(){LPLeadboxes.addDelayedLeadbox('D4NCWPoaTQFYKqgP542MpV',{delay:'60s',views:0,dontShowFor:'0d',domain:'kindergartencafe.lpages.co'});});
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...