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2015 has passed very well for me in blogging. There are some surprising things in my blogging life in 2015:
- I didn't blog as many as the previous year, but there is a 60% growth in blog page views for Blessed Learners
- I open services as a virtual assistant. If you are a blogger or any business owners that need help with the social media, feel free to contact me.
- I change my theme into Style by Restored 316 Design
- I use 3 plugins from Thrive Themes that I loved a lot: Thrive Leads, Thrive Content Builder, and Thrive Clever Widget
- There are 3 posts that remain in my top 10 most popular post 2 years consecutively.
Today I would like to share My Top 10 Most Popular Post in 2015 according to the Google Analytics.
This post is still my number one for 2 consecutive years. It has over 9K repins and 270 reshares in Facebook. It doesn't include the twitter retweets that are not trackable at the moment. Visit this post to get a sample page of our Science Notebooking Page and Graphic Organizer. The Periodic Table of Elements Coloring Book is a wonderful resource to introduce chemistry to the primary learners. The visual learners will love this resource a lot since the can get some facts of each element in the periodic table in surprising ways. They will also can color each of the function and use of each element. Just visit and pin it at http://www.pinterest.com/pin/412501647093424895/
Our yearly Student Planner is quite popular and the Student Planner 2015's roles in giving more responsibility to the children is on the second place from the most popular post in 2015. The year 2015 has passed, if you want to download the Student Planner 2016, you can subscribe to our newsletter. I always try my best to get the Student Planner published yearly. I hope it can be useful for you.
Once again, this post is still one of the 10 most popular posts in my blog after last year. Honestly, I read and reread this post every time so that I will not make the same mistakes in our homeschooling. I don't want other people get to the same mistakes that I have made. However, if you have made the same mistakes like I did, don't worry because you are not alone. You still have chances to improve yourself. It will never be too late to change. Even, it is better too late than never. Try to enjoy your time with kids better and better as the time will not return to you in the future. If you want to have some chat with me, I will be very happy to accompany you in some social media chat.
This is the first year for me to have all of my 3 sons homeschooled in full time. Here is a list of curriculum that we use for our 3rd, 7th, and 8th graders. Well, we are not English native speakers nor we live in the English speaking countries. We are combining the national curriculum of Indonesian, the Christian curriculum, the secular curriculum. They are in either English or Indonesian. You need to visit this post to get some inspiration out of what we have done.
I remember that I wrote this post to give my response toward too many people that asked why I homeschool my children. In this post, I make 10 points to compare between those types of schooling from my points of view or from my opinion. I will never say that homeschooling is better for children than the public schooling. Everyone has its own condition and standards. Here are mine, and what are yours? Visit and comment to this post. I give respect with all my heart to any parent who choose either homeschooling or public schooling. However, I will be happy if you give respect to our decision.
Calendars are always needed. Blank calendars will give you more flexibility in use. You can introduce the use of calendars to your children or you can also use this blank calendar by yourself. Calendars are not always showing dates and schedules. You can use the calendar for
- weather observation
- children habit
- checklist for other things day by day
- learning patterns
Show to your children that time is running and remind yourself about this. Feel free to download this blank calendar for you and your children.
Have fun with your children to learn and practice with the educative board games. There must be some occasions when children get bored with the traditional drills. You will need more time to create your own educative board games for your children. This post includes 100 free board games that you can use with your children. There is also a special pinterest board for you to follow when I have more updates to the collection.
The sexual education for children is a never ending story. It is an ongoing process. Although we don't have any formal lessons for this topic right now, we are still doing it as the children's inquiry grows up. Children are growing into teenagers right now. We find that an earlier sexual education has been useful in some ways. You might be confused and overwhelmed about how to start and do the lesson about the human reproductive system and the sexual education. This post will give you some resources about the topic.
Mapping is a part of the geography lessons. Many curriculums just skip the mapping activities to make sure they cover the geography targets. In addition, it is also not easy to get free mapping activities. In this post, you can find:
- Reasons for mapping activities
- Free online mapping activities
I hope you can get the benefits of the mapping acitivities and the free links.
Not all children can understand the mathematic explanation with numbers or pictures you draw for them. Being angry with them is useless since it will just add the hate toward mathematics. For younger kids, mathematic manipulative tools are needed to explain the basic concepts of mathematics. Here are top 10 mathematic manipulative tools you can use with children to explain or to review the basic concepts of mathematics.
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Adelien Tan is a mother of three awesome boys and a wife of a great husband. They are a home education family who live in Surabaya, Indonesia, where home education is still very rare. English is her foreign language, but She tries to use it in blogging.