SCHOOL: My name is Kelly and I am the author behind Glitter in Third. I was born and raised in Virginia. I attended the College of William and Mary for my B.A. in History and a Masters in Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction. I teach third-grade at a gifted elementary center. I have both my county and state endorsement in gifted education.
I love teaching all subjects, but I think my favorite has to be social studies. As a history major, I want to gain access into the human experience. Social studies and looking at the journey through time allows this. My enthusiasm and excitement for social studies rubs off on my students, and I hope that they maintain this love for social studies after leaving my third-grade classroom.
I started blogging in the summer of 2014 after being inspired by other teacher-bloggers. Pinterest and blogs changed my life as a first-year teacher in 2012, I want to help others the same way that bloggers helped me. Shortly after, I started taking many of the materials I created and selling them on TeachersPayTeachers.
INTERESTS: I absolutely love Lilly Pulitzer (my blog design is Lilly inspired!), Taco Bell drive-thrus (I am a sucker for a Crunchwrap Supreme), Taylor Swift, white wine, manicures, and being tan. My interests include art history (specifically near-east Ancient art), yoga, Henry Kissinger, and ancient history.
I also have a passion for art history. Peering through the artistic lens allows us to understand humanity better. Every city I visit I have to go to the art museum. Although it is a tiny section of most museums, my favorite kind of art to study and see is anything in Mesopotamia. From the Ziggurats to the Ishtar Gates, understanding the beginning of civilizations and how it translates into artistic ability is startling and stunning. In terms of more modern art, I particularly enjoy neo-impressionism and post-impressionism.
If you ever need to contact me directly, email GlitterInThird@Gmail.com Happy teaching!