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The “Job” of Ministering in Foster Care

I have to admit to you my lovely readers, that I have been remiss. We got a call a few weeks ago for a little boy in need of a foster home and said yes. He’s close to Little’s age and the two are now as thick as thieves. To say the least, fostering again has been keeping me very busy and this is why I’ve been M.I.A. So I do apologize. I must have sat down a dozen times to write a post announcing our newest arrival and something {or someone} would need my attention and off to the draft file it would go. Continue reading

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Kitchen Table Classroom: Touch-and-Count Cards

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This morning Little and I created some counting cards to help him understand manipulatives better. I simply printed out the numbers on sturdy cardstock in an easy-to-read font and then used things from around the house to glue to each number.

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We used pinto beans, googly eyes, colored cotton balls, black eyed peas, and macaroni noodles to create touch-and-count cards for Little to use to physically SEE and TOUCH the value of each number.

I remembered that when I was in Kindergarten, we used to put dots on each number to remember the value of each digit. Little is such a hands on learner, I thought I could turn the number dot idea into something even more visually exciting.

Happy counting!

Kat

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Lessons I’ve Learned During the Wait

Let me first say, we don’t know anything yet. Our sweet family and friends and church family are on pins and needles to hear from us about this situation, but we still don’t know yet. She didn’t pick up the profile books until Friday because she was staying with a friend all week. My social worker said she would call her over the weekend to see that she did get the books and to check if she’d started going through them yet. I have no idea if that call happened or not, or how it went. Continue reading

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