Phone: 972-947-9450


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from University of North Texas, Grades 1-8th grades

Mrs. Cristal Smith

Math, Science, and Engineering


I have been teaching for 26 years, mostly in Little Elm. I taught middle school science for five years, 17 years of teaching 4th grade.  This will be my 5th year to teach 3rd grade.    Math and Science are my favorite subjects to teach.  This school year, I will be teaching Math, Science, and Engineering.   I love teaching children and helping other people.  I am always learning how to be a better teacher each year.  My team and I are very similar in our teaching.  We have lots of fun activities planned throughout the school year for the students.  


In Math, there is always a cool strategy to solve a problem.  Students will be learning lots of strategies.  Problem-solving strategies are important for math, science, engineering, and science.  Multiplication facts are important and will be used in most concepts.  Students need to start learning their facts this year.  We will be breaking apart numbers to understand how to add, subtract, multiplication, and divide. Every student will have a Math Journal with notes, vocabulary, and examples for each concept and strategy taught throughout the year. 


In Science, we will be learning physical science, earth science, and life science. We learn about mixtures, force and motion, soils, solar system, weather, animal adaptation, and much more. We learn through observations, hand-on activities, collaborating, and projects to learn all the different concepts.  


I grew up in Irving, Texas, with my parents and brother. Then after high school, I attended the University of North Texas and received a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Earth Science. I am married to Jeff Smith 22 years ago, and we have lived in the Little Elm area for 20 years. My husband is an art director at a printing company in McKinney. We have two boys and one girl.   We truly love spending time with our children. We play games, traveling, watch movies, and do craft projects together. Plus, spending time with extended family and friends. Kevin is 26 years old. Kodey is 21 years old and attending college.  Savannah will be a Senior in high school.   We have one dog and three cats. My children would have more pets if we would let them. I love reading mysteries stories, watching movies, scrapbooking, and spending time with my family and friends.

I truly have the best career and love going to school every day to see my students.  They are like my family.  I want each child to be successful, so please let me know how to help your child.

  • Schedule

    8:05 - 8:10 Block #1                                                 11:50 - 12:20 Lunch

    8:10 - 9:00 Specials  / Conference time                      12:20 - 12:40 Block #1

    9:00 - 11:30 Block #1                                               12:40 - 3:05 Block #2

    11:30 - 11:45 Recess #1                                           3:05 - 3:20 Recess #2         

    11:45 - 11:45 Clean hands for lunch                           3:20 - 3:40 Block #2


    Thursday schedule 

    8:05 - 8:10 Block #1                                             11:50 - 12:20 Lunch                                                                                      

    8:10 - 9:00 Specials / Conference time                   12:20 - 1:00 Block #1

    9:00- 10:10 Block #1                                            1:00 - 3:05 Block #2

    10:10 - 11:00 Specials /Team PLC                          3:05 - 3:20 Recess #2  

    11:00 - 11:30 - Block #1                                       3:20 - 3:40 Block #2

    11:30 - 11:45 Recess #1

    11:45 -11:50 Clean hands for lunch


    Specials Schedule

    Monday - PE

    Tuesday - PE

    Wednesday - Music

    Thursday - Makerspace

    Friday - Art


    Thursday Special

    Week A - PE

    Week B - Music

    Week C - Makerspace

    Week D - Art