Phone: 9199360755 Ext. 4325


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 2000 Master of Arts in Elementary Education, 2001 National Board Certification, 2007

Mrs. Kelly Murphy

Hello! My name is Kelly Murphy. I grew up in Smithfield, NC and am a 1996 graduate of Smithfield-Selma High School. I went on to receive both of my degrees in Elementary Education from East Carolina University. My husband and I have been married for 17 years and have 2 sons, Landon (15) and Parker (12). We enjoy traveling to new places, going to baseball and basketball games, and we LOVE water parks! This is my 21st year as a teacher. I taught Kindergarten for 16 years and am currently beginning my 5th year of teaching first grade! I am very excited about this school year and working with my students and their families! 


    First Grade Homework will officially begin on Monday, September 13, 2021 and will be sent home in students' RED "Daily Communication" folders. 



    Please refer to your child's RED "Daily Communication" folder for helpful tips on how you can help your child at home. There is a packet of information provided for you in the folder that explains how you can help your child form letters and numbers correctly, learn letter sounds, practice sight words, read, do a variety of math activities, etc. 


  • First Grade Schedule, 2021-2022

    8:20 8:35 Heggerty

    8:35-9:05 Fundations

    9:05-9:55 ELA Whole Group

    9:55-10:40 ELA Small Group / Centers

    10:40-11:05 Writing

    11:05-11:35 Lunch

    11:35-12:40 Restroom Break / Math Whole Group

    12:40-1:25 Enhancements

    1:25-1:35 Snack

    1:35-2:05 Math Small Group / Science

    2:05-3:05 Recess / WAG (Work And Grow) Time  

    3:05-3:20 Wrap-up the Day / Teacher Read Aloud / Pack Up / Dismissal

    *Social Studies will be integrated with ELA instruction. 


  •  First Grade Supply List 2021-2022

    Large Pencil Zip Pouches (no boxes)

    Glue Sticks (6 or more)

    Crayons (3 boxes)

    Washable Markers

    #2 Yellow Pencils

    1 pack of Pink Rectangular Erasers 

    Scissors (Fiskars)

    3 Plastic 2-sided Folders with Prongs (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue)

    1 Composition Notebook (no spiral, wide ruled, black and white book)

    3 pack of Index Cards

    1 pack of Copy Paper

    EXPO Dry Erase Markers

    1 box of Kleenex

    Baby Wipes/Antibacterial Wipes

    Hand Sanitizer with Pump

    **Do not send book bags with wheels

    *Bring all supplies to the open house!

    **Pack the large zippered pouch with the following so it will be ready for the first day! (1 box of crayons, 1 glue stick, scissors, 1 rectangular pink eraser and 2 pencils)  We will use the rest of the supplies to replenish throughout the school year.

    Wish List: paper plates, Clorox wipes, any size zip-lock bags, sticky notes, sharpie markers, washable markers, clear sheet protectors, masking tape, band aids, individually wrapped candy and extras from supply list

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JCPS Announcements

  • 2022 Growth Needs Update

    Johnston County Public Schools Chief of Facilities and Construction Brooks Moore presented the 2022 Growth Needs Update to the Johnston County Board of Education at their March meeting.

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  • JCPS to Utilize New Website for Bus Updates

    Our district is launching a new portion of our website to further communicate bus delays and replacements with our families. We encourage those who have a student who utilizes our transportation to get to or from school to visit for updates on our school bus routes beginning Tuesday, January 18.

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  • JC Board of Education approves 2022 JCPS salary schedule

    The Johnston County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve the 2022 Johnston County Public Schools salary schedule at their regularly scheduled Dec. 14 meeting.

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