Degrees and Certifications:
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 9 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 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 called Granny’s Angels of which our motto 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 inspirational novel.
Welcome to Kindergarten we are going to have an exciting and successful school year!
Mrs. Atkinson’s and Ms. Barnes’ Class Schedule
8:15-8:40- Arrive/Unpack/bathroom/morning centers
8:45-9:00- Morning Meeting/ Calendar time
9:00-9:30- Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary
10:15-10:45- Writing Workshop
10:45-11:00- Literacy Centers/Small Groups (started)/bathroom
11:35- 12:15- Literacy Centers/Small Groups (continued)
12:15- 1:15 Math whole group/ math centers/bathroom
1:20-2:15- Enhancements (weekly rotations)
2:15-2:45- Rest time until December/ January start more reading and writing
3:25-3:50- Review session/ Feedback
3:50-4:00- Carpool/Buses Dismissal
As the school year comes to a close, please note that JCPS meal service will now operate at 9 sites during the summer months, rather than the previous 14. Summer meal service will begin Monday, June 1. Curbside meals will be served Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Benson Middle, Clayton Middle, Four Oaks Elementary, North Johnston Middle, Princeton Elementary, Selma Elementary, Smithfield-Selma High, West Clayton Elementary, and West Smithfield Elementary.
Attention parents of 4-year-olds: Are you interested in your child attending a free preschool program? The NC PreK program is designed to provide 4-year-old children with positive early learning experiences that support their development and prepare them for Kindergarten.
JCPS high schools will host “modified” traditional graduation ceremonies between Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - Saturday, August 1, 2020. Schools will communicate about specific graduation dates and ceremony times as we get closer to see what restrictions may limit our attendance participation.