I taught kindergarten for 16 years and was a district k-1 strategist for 2. I have a masters degree in curriculum and instruction from Dallas Baptist and a doctorate in early childhood studies with a minor in curriculum and instruction from the University of North Texas. I am currently working for Dallas ISD as a prek instructional specialist.
As I introduced the strategies from the CAFE menu, we added them to our CAFE board. You will have to refer to the board repeatedly as you use the strategies in order to get your students to use it as a visual reminder. I introduced the strategies based on my curriculum rather than using the order on the menu. The emergent CAFE menu can be found on the CAFE web site.