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Please introduce yourself and welcome new members here.
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Tech Support (Parent and Student Access)
Are you having a problem with the forum or website? Ask your question here. (Members of both the teen forum and the main forum can read and post here.)
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The Patio
Are you new? Freaking out about starting AO? Not quite ready to commit to coming all the way into the forum? Afraid of posting a question in the wrong place? We have created a place just for you. Come hang out here on The Patio.
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AO Curriculum Help
Discuss everything related to AO (Overseen by lklivingston)
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General Q and A
General AO questions that aren't grade-specific or subject-specific; this includes year placement, organization, etc. If you are not certain where your post should go, put it here and we will get it to the right place for you.
Moderated By: MaryEllen, MelisaH, Peacefully Buzzing
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Resources
Tools and information to help you implement AO: Links/Downloads, Buy/Sell AO Books, & Audio Books/Ereaders/Ebooks
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Links and Downloads,
Buy/Sell AO Books,
Audio Books/Ereaders/Ebooks
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Early/Year 0
Teaching and living with little ones
Moderated By: Big Salad, HeatherEllen, Peacefully Buzzing
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Form I/Years 1-3
Discuss issues specific to this age range or to one of the years in it. Here's where you can talk about the books for the year you are in right now.
Moderated By: COMama, MaryEllen
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Form II/Years 4-6
Discuss issues specific to this age range or to one of the years in it. Here's where you can talk about the books for the year you are in right now.
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Form III/years 7-8
Discuss issues specific to this age range or to one of the years in it. Here's where you can talk about the books for the year you are in right now.
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Forms IV, V and VI/Years 9-12
High School - including upper level science and job/college prep.
Discuss issues specific to this age range or to one of the years in it. Here's where you can talk about the books for the year you are in right now.
Moderated By: Amy Jo Hines, NorthLaurel, tjlcc
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AO for Groups OR Combining Multiple Curriculum Years
For parents using AO for groups or juggling multiple AO Years at the same time
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AO International
Come discuss AO outside the US!
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Canada,
Australia/New Zealand,
United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland,
Everywhere Else
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CM Study Hall
Learn more about CM by reading and studying her books; also, discuss how to apply CM's ideas to various subject matter, especially as they apply to AO (Overseen by KarenG and BrandyVencel)
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Charlotte Mason Series
Towards a philosophy of education, and much, much more
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General CM Series Discussion,
Volume 1 - Home Education,
Volume 2 - Parents and Children,
Volume 3 - School Education, and 3 more.
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Parents' Review Articles
Read and share hidden treasures from the Parents' Review
Moderated By: Barb Gifford, KarenG, NorthLaurel
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Art
Artist study and practical art instruction
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Bible
"The knowledge of God is the principal knowledge, and the chief end of education."
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Citizenship

Moderated By: Carin, CrazyMama, EmilyT
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Plutarch,
Current Events
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CM Co-ops and Schools: General Discussion
A place to discuss the concerns and issues of running a Charlotte Mason Co-op or School
Moderated By: Barb Gifford, Brandy Vencel, jeannetteinTN, Lani
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Exams
Share your AO exams here and find exam questions to use with your students
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Foreign Languages
Modern languages and Latin
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Handicrafts

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History and Geography
Building relationships with "when" and "where"
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Language Arts/Narration
Phonics/reading, copywork, dictation, narration, composition
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Literature
How did CM think that literature should be taught? This forum includes Shakespeare and poetry.
Moderated By: CrazyMama, Lizzie Smith
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Math
Teaching math in a CM/AO context
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Music
Composer study, solfa, folk songs, hymns
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Physical Education
"Dancing, riding, swimming, calisthenics, etc"
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Science, Nature Study, and the Outdoor Life
"Scientific knowledge to make God's world a palace of wonders and delights"
Moderated By: Mariel, NaomiG, Purposeful Abnegation
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Typing
Where you can give back to the online CM community
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Private Groups
Groups to which you have to request access before you can view and make posts. Go to UserCP>Group Memberships to see the full list and apply to join. (Overseen by lklivingston) (Fuller instructions are available in a pinned post in Tech Support or in Help.) This area is where you'll find communities discussing Special Needs, Foster/Adopt, Teenagers, and more!
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AO Students
Just for AO students 13 and up and their parents
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Teen Chat for AO Students,
Parent & Teen Discussion,
AO Alumni
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Dads 'n Lads 'n Manly Grads
We few, we happy few
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42 Moms
A place for moms who have reached the magic number in age: 42. Because 42 is the answer to everything.
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Gifted
Dealing with the unique challenges of schooling gifted children. For the sake of member privacy, inclusion into this group requires that you introduce yourself to the group within a week of being approved.
Moderated By: CrazyMama, MaryFrances
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LD/Special Needs
"Our business is to find out how great a mystery a person is qua person."
Moderated By: Jeff's Jessie, MaggieAnnie, Tammy Glaser
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Mothering Large Families
For mothers of families who have or hope to have 4 or more children
Moderated By: Elaine Shutt, HeatherEllen, Lani
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Only Children
For parents who have only children to find community and encouragement.
Moderated By: KayPelham, Mariel
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Parents of Teens
The teen years can be a challenge! We are here to offer support to one another as parents.
Moderated By: JoyH, LeslieNoelani, Mrs. A
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Parents with Health Challenges
A place for parents to share and support one another as they deal with their own health difficulties.
Moderated By: Jeff's Jessie, MaggieAnnie
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Single Parent/Working Parent
For parents who are homeschooling while holding down a job and/or homeschooling while single parenting.
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Amble Ramble
Non-AO discussion (Overseen by Lani)
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Prayer Requests
"The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much."
Moderated By: Carin, carpeaeternitatem
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Chit-Chat
We'll amble wherever the road rambles. Open discussion of . . . anything.
Moderated By: Carin, Janice, NorthLaurel
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Book Substitutions and Recommendations; Combining AO With Other Curricula
For all those "not strictly AO" questions about using one book in place of another, book suggestions/recommendations, and using AO along with other curricula.
Moderated By: Carin, carpeaeternitatem, jeannetteinTN, Jeff's Jessie
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Book Discussion
For moms (and dads) to discuss Ivanhoe, or Pride and Prejudice, or whatever they are reading; start a book club, if you want to read something with others!
Moderated By: Amy Jo Hines, Phyllis, Subversive Gardener
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Hot Topics
Enter at your Own Risk! (But play nice!)
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