Hello everyone! I’m Fairye! … and I feel my name today should be FINALLY Fairye!
The reason is…I am Finally, after much hesitation, embracing this gift of sharing my love of books, stories and lots of experiences related to children. My dear friend Jamie, allowed me to inherit My Lost Book Bag, and I am very grateful for all her work, making this blog come to life AND making it possible for me to become its owner!
The thoughts of writing a blog fascinated me, yet I had so much fear. However, I kept hearing Jamie (often!) remind me:
1. You can do this!
2. You have so much to share!
So, with her encouragement, and my determination to join this arena…here I am.
A little about me:
I learned to read at an early age, even before beginning school, thanks to my school teacher Grandmother, “Granny” and my mother who both surrounded me with being read to. It came as no surprise that I followed my dream of becoming a teacher. After all, the neighbor kids and my cousins would be quick to tell others that we always had to play school, and guess who (yea, you guessed right!) ALWAYS had to be the teacher!
After raising my family, and completing an amazing career as a kindergarten teacher, I moved to the chapter in life, of busy grandmother. It is in this part of my journey that I have been blessed to create and share many fun as well as educational experiences for my grands. AND…now, the pace (oh, but yes, I am still very busy and active!) has adjusted a bit to the point of truly being able to enjoy and reflect.
Now comes sharing with others. And why not? My formal studies in early childhood education, the many years of hands on classroom experience, and the lessons learned as mom and grandma equip me with so much to pass along. I have a mental suitcase full of tips and tricks, well tested strategies, and ideas to interest our young learners. This is a place for parents, teachers and all kid care givers.
Look for books, stories, and related activities. Here you will find travel fun, crafts, gift ideas, holiday and seasonal info, and much more. This will be a place to connect love of reading and being read to with memories you can make with your little one.
Along the way, you will learn more about, and get to know me better. And so begins our story…our journey…with My Lost Book Bag and many reading experiences to come.