Who was Charlotte Mason and what is her method of homeschooling? Who put all of this together? Why are you putting so much work into something methods familiarize children with the parts of the day which you receive no remuneration?
Isn’t there any way we can contribute something? Can children follow the plots of many books read slowly in the same term? Why shouldn’t I just read the books at a quicker pace so my child can focus on just one or two at a time? Why use short, varied lessons instead of long lessons that might train children to persevere at their work? Why doesn’t AO’s reading list fit into Charlotte Mason’s PNEU timetables?
Does AO’s page count line up with the number of pages Charlotte Mason’s PNEU schools were doing? If AO is a Christian curriculum, why does it use books that assume evolution like A Child’s History of the World and Van Loon’s? Why fairy tales, myths, fantasy, Shakespeare? Can I do this if my child has ADHD, dyslexia or Asperger’s? All I see is a booklist.
One mom in my homeschool group tried AO and isn’t doing it anymore, why should I try it? What if I want something more scripted and methodical so I can be sure I’m doing CM the right way? I have a product which would meet the needs of AO users. Can I post details to your forum? I don’t understand why I can’t market products and services . Why so stingy with something that’s free? I learn the basics of this kind of education?
What do I need to do to start, what does it cost, and where do I get the books? How much does it cost to use this curriculum? How soon can my child start Year 1? How do I do this with more than one child? Can I schedule two of my children in the same Year, or do they need to be doing their own Year?