As this year is coming to a close, I thought I would share some of our top posts of the last year.
I don’t know about you, but our family’s year turned out very differently from what I imagined at the beginning of the year. 2015 was certainly a year of change. With two moves and all the upheaval that goes with it, we were stretched in ways I didn’t see coming. God certainly brought our family on a journey this year, but we are thankful for His faithfulness through all of this year’s challenges.
Instead of just giving a straight “Top 5” or “Top 10” list, I am going to share our top posts in certain categories. Some of these posts were not written in 2015, but they still got the most views in that category.
Top Game Review Posts:
7 Wonders. We just love this game, and it was particularly fun that it fits in with this year’s memory work.
Timeline. This is a game that will be loved by anyone who enjoys history. As Seth says, it seems like it was made for people who do CC. I’m sure Seth will write a review of Timeline Challenge soon (a board game that uses the Timeline cards in a variety of mini-games.)
Top Classical Conversations Posts:
Cycle 1 History Videos we hope to watch (including Amazon Prime). We have watched some of these (and enjoyed them), but of course didn’t get to as many as I had hoped. To me, that’s a good thing. It means we haven’t had weeks of illness or nothing to do but watch videos. (We really don’t get to tv watching all that often.)
Simple Memory Work Review for Young Children. This was written back when I tutored the youngest CC class. Now that I have an older class, I hope to share a few of my favorite review ideas in the near future.
CC Blog Carnival: August 2015. This CC Blog Carnival had the most traffic of any of them. They usually come out on the first of the month. Since there were very few submissions, there will be a combined January/February one at the beginning of February.
Top Science Posts:
Curling and Newton’s Laws of Motion: Using the Olympics to Teach Physics. This post has been viewed regularly – most often from people not in the U.S. and more often than not, in the summer. It seems to be the post most likely found through internet searches. Who knew curling was so popular?
Best Bubble Recipe! was a great science project to do in the summer and is tons of fun. (You can freeze bubbles in the winter if it ever gets cold enough.)
Seth’s Favorite Post:
Homeschool Superheroes. Seth made me cry when he wrote this one. I’m pretty sure most of us don’t view ourselves as superheroes. This might be some much-needed encouragement as you start school back up after break.
My Favorite Post:
How are we doing? Gauging Success in our Homeschool. I think it’s important to figure out how to “check” on how I’m doing. This post is a great reminder to me and one I’ll reference as we gear back up into school work in the next week.
Do you have a favorite post from our blog for 2015? Is there something you want us to cover in the coming year? If so, we’d love to hear from you.