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CFBISD’s Kindergarten Program is Like No Other

At this very moment, in kindergarten classrooms across our district, teachers are investing in the lives of students and engaging them in new ways.

Our kindergarten program is like no other. Innovative classrooms with passionate, caring teachers, prepare your child for their unique path to a successful academic career.

Kindergarten has dramatically changed over the past 20 years, and our district is committed to helping your child learn more, and achieve more.

We, in partnership with each and every parent, help mold students into leaders that will shape our future – a bright future for sure.

We are committed to high achievement for each and every student.

Learn more at www.cfbkinder.com

Kindergarten Live Replay – Expert Educators Answer Questions

Do you have a young child that will be starting kindergarten soon?

This video is a replay of our Kindergarten Live broadcast where expert educators discuss how to prepare your young child for kindergarten. These awesome kindergarten tips will help parents as they begin to enroll their children in school.

you will find the questions that were asked and the specific time where you can find the answers in the video. We hope this video helps families have a smooth transition as they start kindergarten for the next school year.

What can I do for my child to ensure he or she has a successful start to kindergarten?

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What does a typical day look like for a kindergartner?

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Do kindergarteners have any special activities they do during the day that is not typical for other grade levels in the school?

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How does lunchtime work in kindergarten? Can students buy their lunch?

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Do they serve breakfast to kindergartners?

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Do parents have the opportunity to eat lunch with their child?

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How does dismissal work in kindergarten? How does the process work to drop-off and pick-up my child?

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How does carpool work for my kindergartner?

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How does my child’s medication handled during the school day?

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What happens if my child has food allergies in kindergarten?

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When will registration be open for kindergarten in CFBISD?

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What is the After the Bell Program (After School Care) in CFBISD?

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When can I have my child tested for Gifted and Talented in CFBISD?

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What is different for my child if they qualify for GT?

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Can you explain the two programs you have for GT?

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How do I know if my child is gifted?

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Who do I talk to on my child’s campus about gifted services?

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Does the district provide GT for kindergarten?

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How much playtime or physical exercise do kindergartners get?

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How many breaks do kindergartners get throughout the day?

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What is the online exercise program Go Noodle I have heard about?

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Do kindergartners stay with the same teacher throughout the day, or do they change classrooms?

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How can I help my child adjust to a school and classroom setting?

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What method of teaching does CFBISD use in kindergarten classes?

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Are textbooks used in the kindergarten classroom?

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Do kindergartners have homework during the week?

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Does my child need to know how to read by the time they enter kindergarten?

[Video Time = 37:47 – 39:18]

Can parents request a specific kindergarten teacher in CFBISD?

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What training or credentials do kindergarten teachers have?

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What is the typical class size of a kindergarten class?

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How can you transfers to other schools in CFBISD?

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Give parents one tip on what is the best way to prepare their child for kindergarten.

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When does kindergarten registration begin in CFBISD? Are there open houses for incoming students or interested parents?

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What do you need to enroll your child in kindergarten? (Documents?)

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What is the Dual Language Program that is available for kindergarten students? What is the process to enroll in the program?

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If you have any additional kindergarten questions for our expert educators, please put them in the comment section. We hope to see you and your child in kindergarten next year. Good luck with this new transition.

Make sure to visit www.cfbkinder.com for valuable information about kindergarten.

3 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Child’s Reading

young african american father reads to his young daughter


Part 1 of this blog post covered two topics that relate to help early readers – Book Knowledge and “Reading the Pictures” and Vocabulary. Below are two more topics important to early reading instruction.

In this article, you’ll discover things you can help your child with to reinforce what they are learning at school.


 Another skill children work on during early reading instruction is pointing to each word as they read. Pointing, or one-to-one correspondence, helps beginning readers make text-to-word connections. This also helps children with directionality, visual tracking, and keeping their place while reading.

Have your child point to the words as they read. If they struggle with this skill, have them slow down as they read. You can also point along and gradually let them point independently.

**Fun Tip to Encourage Reading**

Children like to use “pointers” when practicing this skill. You can buy pointers or make your own.

Here are four ideas to have fun using the pointing skill:

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Important Tips for Helping Your Child with Guided Reading

mother reading to her two daughters on the couch



First, READ, READ, READ to your kindergarten child and HAVE CONVERSATIONS with your child often!

Read everything.

Read signs as you walk or drive home. Read labels in the grocery store. Read books, even if it’s the same book over and over again. Talk about things that you read and about things you see in the world. Ask your child questions and let them ask you questions. Reading is one of the most important skills to master in early childhood education.

Throughout their year in kindergarten, children often bring home-guided reading books or leveled texts to practice at home. In this article, you’ll discover strategies how parents can work on when using early reading texts or guided reading books with their kindergarten child.

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7 Important Benefits to Reading to Your Children

young mother reding to her daughter on the floor while her child clutches a teddy bear

It is the first day of kindergarten and so many questions are running through your head as a parent. The main question I recall having when dropping off my son for his first day of kinder was:


There wasn’t a manual on things to do when preparing your toddler for kindergarten and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. Since then, I have joined our CFBISD family as an advocator and educator in/outside of the classroom.

My colleague and I sat down and had an in-depth discussion on the current classroom expectations for kindergartners and the importance of the parents introducing various experiences while guiding discussions and questioning with young children.


It makes a tremendous difference in the transitioning your child from a toddler to a kindergarten. These experiences can occur by simply reading books to your child.

Reading books aloud to children stimulates their imagination and expands their understanding of the world. In 2014, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued its first-ever policy statement focused on literacy promotion, calling for pediatricians to advise all parents about the many benefits of reading aloud, which promotes literacy and social-emotional skills. It helps them develop language and listening skills and prepares them to understand the written word.


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I am a Kindergarten Teacher

We would like to thank and honor all of the hardworking kindergarten teachers around the globe. Thank you for impacting the lives of so many people.  We truly appreciate everything that you do.

Thank you from cfbkinder.com

A tribute to kindergarten teachers featuring a young, blonde teacher withta set of bricks that read "ABC"

I am a kindergarten teacher.

I am the one who greets your children with love each day at school.

I am the one who guides you and your child, step-by-step, during the most developmental stage of their life.

My impact will be forever remembered.

I make readers. I make mathematicians. I develop learners. I create doctors. I create lawyers.

I build the future.

I care so much for your child that I think about them all of the time. I will remember their faces forever. I care so much that when I get home, I’m constantly developing new ways to shape your child’s future, and their success.

I am a kindergarten teacher.

I am strong.

I am the home away from home where love runs deep. I am the guide that will start your child down the path to success. I am the giver of high achievement in your child’s life.

I am a kindergarten teacher.

And I am proud.

I also know that when your child leaves my class at the end of the year, I will make a lasting impact on their life.

I don’t ask to be appreciated in any great way. I just want to do my job. To be the best I can be. But just know how deeply I care for your child.

I am proud.

I want to help.

I want to guide your child to great things.

I am a kindergarten teacher.

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invitation to CFBISD Kindergarten live Event