I want to give everyone a heads up that at some point this weekend, I will be doing some needed upgrades to the forum. I am not sure which night it will be (could even be tonight!), but I wanted to let you know that the forum WILL be down for a few hours while I work on it!
We're in the process of improving the AO website to make it easier to use the AO curriculum. Thank you for your patience. Bookmark and check this thread for updates.
The improvements haven't started yet, but will be happening soon. The curriculum and content will not be changing -- we're not adding any books or anything like that. We merely hope to make all the stuff we have easier to find.
The last few hours before the annual shutdown are traditionally the AO Christmas Party where you can chat about all things festive. Say Merry Christmas to your friends. Tell us what you're eating for Christmas and what you're planning to give the kids. Say thank you to the Moderators for a job well done, and profess your undying gratitude to the wonderful Advisory. Tell us what you're planning to read and share your family's special traditions and pastimes. Let's make the next few hours fun and go out with a BANG!
This is a VERY important announcement, so please read!
The AO forum and email list will take a restful Holiday Break beginning on Friday, Dec 20. We'll re-open the forum and email list again on Charlotte Mason's birthday, Wednesday, January 1. The forum will be closed to posting. Any messages sent to the email list during the break will not post, and will not be held in a queue to post when we go active again on January 1.
The CM method is about more than homeschooling; it's about life and relationships. We would like our AO family of members, moderators, Auxiliary and Advisory to step back from lessons and computers, and take time to savor the holidays with their loved ones.
For the benefit of anyone who might be starting homeschool for the first time right after the holidays, and those who have some other immediate need in order to begin their January term, the Question and Answer subforum will remain open. We ask that this venue be used during the break only for this purpose.
Should you need AO information during the break, existing threads will remain available here at the forum and the Yahoogroup, and of course the AO website will remain up and running.
We encourage you all to explore AO's special Holiday pages during the break!