The "Tops" of 2010

I'm excited to continue blogging in 2011. I have learned so much about the blogging world, homeschooling, and myself through my blog. It really has been a tremendous blessing to me, and I hope I've shared a few ideas, struggles, and blessings along the way.

I got this idea from Tristan at Our Busy Homeschool - checking out my Blogger stats to see what the most popular posts were from 2010. I thought it was interesting to check traffic sources, referring sites, and popular posts in general. So, as 2010 comes to a close I'd like to share the three most popular posts of the year.

  1. Our New Schoolroom - This post received 563 page views. I love that we redid our bonus room as a schoolroom. It has worked out very well. Granted, we still do a lot of schoolwork in the kitchen, on the go, in the family room, and outside, but our home base remains the schoolroom.
  2. Fun Science! Color Changing Milk - This post received 230 page views (a far cry from 563, I know!). What's interesting is that I know if you asked my children what one of their favorite activities was this past year, they would tell you this experiment. It's a KEEPER.
  3. Oreo Moon Phases - This post received 160 page views... and again I would say this is an activity that my children definitely remember. My son still prides himself on knowing waxing and waning gibbous moons!

According to the Blogger stats, the page on my blog that received the most views was the Five In A Row page. We started off the school year with a bang as far as FIAR goes, and have fizzled a bit with it recently. We will be rowing Katy and the Big Snow next week, so watch for more updates to this page. I can't say enough good things about the FIAR curriculum, but we clearly use it as a supplement. My personal favorite post about FIAR was our Lentil book party - we will ALL remember this for many years to come, and the Lemonade Layer Cake we made was AWESOME!

That's it for me in 2010 -- I'll see you all in the blogosphere in 2011!