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.
HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD AT HOME
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
9:05-9:55 ELA Whole Group
9:55-10:40 ELA Small Group / Centers
11:35-12:40 Restroom Break / Math Whole Group
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)
#2 Yellow Pencils
1 pack of Pink Rectangular Erasers
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
At a Special Session Meeting on Thursday, December 2, the Johnston County Board of Education approved two changes to our existing traditional calendar for this school year to accommodate necessary professional development for our teachers. January 4th is now a required teacher work day, rather than a regular school day for students...
At a Special Session meeting on Oct. 27, the Johnston County Board of Education approved the following calendar changes: adding two wellness days and an optional teacher work day to the district’s November calendar.
At their August meeting, the Johnston County Board of Education voted 4-3 to make face coverings required indoors in all Johnston County Public Schools campuses and on all buses for students, staff, and guests. This updated mask requirement is effective immediately.