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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 10 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’s Class Schedule
8:45-9:00 Morning announcements/ Morning Meeting
9:30-10:00- Whole Group Reading and Vocabulary
10:30-10:45- Reading and Vocabulary continued
10:45-11:15 - lunch (play sight words song)
12:00- 12:30- Small Groups/ Individual Independent Literacy Centers
12:30-12:50- Science or S.S
12:50-1:25 - Math Whole Group
2:25- 2:50- Rest time until after December then Reading and sight word/ read books
3:00- 3:35 -Small Group/ Independent individual Math Centers
3:35-3:40- packup / bathroom
3:45- Carpool / early bus/ regular bus dismissal
Johnston County Public Schools invites students and their families to learn more about our interesting options for our middle and high school students during our Virtual Information Nights on January 28 and February 4, 2021. Participants will be able to visit the virtual spaces for each program and talk with program coordinators and students from 6:00-8:00 pm.
The Johnston County Board of Education voted to return all Pre-K and EC-Self Contained students to Plan B, four days per week, beginning on Tuesday, Jan. 19. These students will participate in face-to-face instruction on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, with Wednesday serving as a remote learning day. All other students in grades K-12 will remain on Plan C until Monday, Feb. 1.
On December 8th 2020, the Johnston County School Board of Education voted to return to Plan C (Remote Learning), we would like to provide an update to parents and guardians of options to complete state-mandated End-of-Course (EOC) and Career/Technical Education Post Assessment testing.