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 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

    9:30-10:15-              Foundations-

    10:15-10:45-            Writing Workshop

    10:45-11:00-            Literacy Centers/Small Groups (started)/bathroom

    11:00-11:25-           Lunch          

     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

    2:45-3:15-                Recess

    3:15-3:25-                Snack/Packup/bathroom

    3:25-3:50-                Review session/ Feedback

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

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  • COVID-19 District Updates

    JCPS has created a COVID-19 COmmunication website. This site features all of the latest information surrounding COVID-19, including meal sites and delivery information, support opportunities, learning at home, and more.

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  • Board of Education Meeting set for April 7

    The April Johnston County Board of Education meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 7. The meeting will begin at 4:00 p.m. and be held in the Evander Simpson Building in Smithfield.

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