Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, 2000 Master of Arts in Elementary Education, 2001 National Board Certification, 2007
Mrs. 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 14 years and have 2 sons, Parker (9) and Landon (12). We enjoy traveling and going to baseball and basketball games. I taught Kindergarten for 16 years and am currently starting my second year teaching first grade! I am very excited about the new school year!
First Grade Schedule
Mrs. Murphy’s Class 2018-19
8:00 – 8:10 Announcements
8:15 – 9:10 Enhancements
9:15 – 10:00 ELA Small Group
10:00 – 10:15 Snack/Bathroom
10:15 – 10:45 ELA Small Group
10:45 – 11:30 Math Whole Group
11:30 – 12:00 Recess
12:00 – 12:15 Read Aloud/MIRP
12:15 – 12:45 Lunch
12:45-1:00 Bathroom/Teacher Read Aloud
1:00 – 1:30 Math Small Group/Buckets
1:30 – 2:10 ELA Whole Group
2:10 – 2:50 Writing/Science/Social Studies
2:50 – 3:00 Pack Up/Dismissal
First Grade Supply List 2018-2019
Primary Writing Composition Notebook (Non-spiral notebook with paper that has a space for a picture at top and lines at bottom)
Large Pencil Zip Pouches (no boxes)
Glue Sticks (12 or more)
Crayons (4 boxes)
#2 Yellow Pencils
4 Plastic 3 Pronged Folders (1 red, 1 green, 1 blue, 1yellow)
4 notebooks (no spiral, black and white composition books)
1 pack copy paper
Dry erase markers
Big pack Kleenex
Baby wipes/Antibacterial Wipes
Zip-lock bags (all sizes)
**Do not send book bags with wheels
**Pack the large zipper pouch with the following so it will be ready for the first day of school!
(1 box of crayons, 1 glue stick, scissors, and 2 pencils) We will use the rest of the supplies to replenish throughout the school year.
Wish List: paper plates, Clorox wipes, white and brown lunch bags, sticky notes, sharpie markers, washable markers, clear sheet protectors, hand sanitizer/soap, band aids, magic erasers, individually wrapped candy, small treasure box toys/items and extras from supply list
Book in Bag Instructions
Once Beginning of Year reading assessments have been completed, students in my class will begin bringing home a Book in a Bag. Your child will read the book(s) nightly and we ask that you sign the reading log in the bag each night.
As you read with your child, please:
*Discuss the title and pictures before reading the text. Take a picture walk.
*Encourage your reader to skip unknown words, then read the remainder of the sentence. This provides clues and helps young readers figure out new words.
*Discuss what is happening in the story. Does the story remind your child of something he/she has experienced or of another story, movie or video game?
*Invite your child to re-tell the story in his/her own words. Question him/her about the characters in the story, where the story took place, important events, and the order in which those events occurred.
*Ask your first grader to explain what he/she likes (or does not like) about the story.
*Reread the book several times. Rereading builds important skills! J
*Ask who, what, when, where, why, and how questions about the story and encourage your child to use details from the story to answer the questions. A bookmark will be provided that will help you with questioning your child about the stories he/she will be reading.
During most weeks, we will be able to read with every child and assign them a new book if they have mastered the current one. On some occasions, a child may be asked to re-read their book one or even a few more nights if they are having difficulty.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We want to make this fun and are excited about starting this process with your child!
Mrs. Murphy & Ms. Brewer