Cristal Atkinson



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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 this year. I have worked in Johnston County Public schools for 8 years as of this year. I have served as a substitute teacher, teacher assistant, and a bus driver. This year is my first year as a kindergarten teacher.

I am married to my high school sweet heart whom is the love of my life. We have four wonderful children and one grandson. 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 call Granny’s Angels of which our moto is “A Family Affair Called to Care Helping Others Help Themselves.”

 Education is very 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 novel.

I hope that you all have a wonderful and safe summer! 


  • Mrs. Atkinson’s and Ms. Barnes’ Class Schedule

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

    8:45-9:00-                Morning Meeting

    9:00-9:30-                Fundations

    9:30-10:30-              Literacy Centers/Small Groups/bathroom

    10:30-10:45-           Review/Reflection of Fundations/Feedback about Literacy centers/bathroom

    10:45-11:00-            Calendar time/bathroom

    11:00-11:25-           Lunch/bathroom          

     11:35- 12:15-           Math whole group/math centers/bathroom

     12:15- 1:20               whole group reading/writing

    1:20-2:15-                Enhancements (weekly rotations)

    2:15-2:45-                Rest time until December/ January start writing time/bathroom

    2:45-3:15-                Recess

    3:15-3:30-                Snack/Pickup/bathroom

    3:30-3:50-                Review Math/ Feedback about Math Centers

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

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