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Cristal Atkinson


   My name is Cristal Atkinson. I am a native of the Benson community. I am so excited to teach kindergarten again this year!  I have worked in Johnston County Public schools for 12 years as of this year. I have served as a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, and a bus driver.

  I am married to my high school sweetheart who is the love of my life. We have four wonderful children and one grandson. We have an amazing daughter and our three sons I am proud to say serve our country by way of being in the military. I am very family oriented and love spending time with my family. I am a member of a nonprofit organization called Granny’s Angels of which our motto is “A Family Affair Called to Care Helping Others Help Themselves.”

   Education is especially important, and I am so proud to be a part of helping children learn new and exciting things. I love coming up with creative and fun ways to teach.  I am excited about working with parents, students, guardians, grandparents, and other staff members to make this a successful academic school year here at BES for our students.

I enjoy spending time at the beach with my family. I love scented candles and reading a good inspirational novel.

Welcome to Kindergarten we are going to have an exciting and successful school year! 


  • Mrs. Atkinson’s and Mrs. Hernandez Class Schedule

    8:15-8:40- Arrive/Unpack/bathroom/morning centers

    8:45-8:55 -   Morning Meeting

    8:55-9:10 - Heggerty

    9:10-9:50 -   Fundations 

    9:50-10:20 -   Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary

    10:20- 11:20 - Reading Small Groups

    11:20-12:00 -   Writing Workshop

    12:00-12:25 -    Lunch          

     12:30-1:00 - Science/Social Studies

     1:00- 1:30-   Recess/snack

    1:30-2:30-   Envisions Math

    2:30- 3:20-  Enhancements (weekly rotations)

    3:20-3:45-    RIME

    3:50-4:00-    Carpool/Buses Dismissal

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