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A Warm Welcome to our Newest Subscribers!

Epi Kardia has a mailing list that goes literally around the world! Besides home schooling moms from Florida to Alaska, we also have readers from Canada, Australia, the Philippines, Germany, Nepal, China, New Zealand, Peru, Egypt and Puerto Rico!

Epi Kardia is honored and humbled by your support!  This has always been part business and part ministry, so as I said in my last post with our survey results, I want to make sure and respond to some of your direct questions and comments on the survey many of you so kindly completed.

Where is….?

I’m having trouble navigating your website./Your website is confusing.

  • I’m sorry you are having trouble!  I have worked on the navigation  in order for it to flow a little better – if you are having trouble finding what you’re looking for, I suggest the following:
  1. Go to the home page and REFRESH/RELOAD the page. (That applies to many pages – do it every time you come to a different page on the Epi Kardia site,  just to make sure you are not missing anything.)
  2. Start with the Curriculum Overview page.  That page explains the different types of curricula and has links to more detailed descriptions with samples. Hopefully will clarify many of your questions.
  3. If you have questions that you don’t see answered, please feel free to email me directly. (dana@epikardia.com)  I will always answer your questions.

    Why don’t you have book lists on your web site?/Where are your book lists?/Why is there no kindergarten book list?

    • We DO have book lists on our website.  You can find them on the left sidebar, under Books! From that first page you may navigate to book lists for our lesson plans and courses.
    • We are adding the Kindergarten books as we speak.  Bear with me, those book links take a while to put up but I hope to have them all on soon.

    Who is….?

    Where can I find others who use your curriculum?/How about having a forum where I can talk to other Epi Kardia curriculum users?

    • Good question!  We do put quotes on our website from real live people who use our curriculum, but at present we don’t have a forum of EK users.  (It is on our To Do list, but not at the top yet .)
    • So would anyone like to volunteer to be a reference? 🙂 If you wouldn’t mind answering an email question or two from someone who wants an opinion, please contact me at dana@epikardia.com.
    • Alternatively, if you currently use Epi Kardia curriculum and you would like to answer a few online questions about it for others’ perusal, please go to a site such as www.choosyhomeschooler.com and write a quick review. I think you would have to create a user name and password on that site before you could write a review.
    • We do have some home school moms who are going to be reviewing our curriculum in the next few months.  We will certainly let you know when they are published.

    Please don’t wait for a survey if there is something you would like to ask, a broken link you would like to bring to my attention or just a comment you would like to make – I would love to hear from you (dana@epikardia.com).

    Have a great weekend!

    P.S. I just read a wonderful book about raising boys that I will reviewing next week!  Make a note to check back or join our list if you haven’t already done so!

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    • Meghan Hunt | Mar 19, 2010 at 12:29 pm

      I have been researching your curriculum and thinking about using it starting in the fall with my 6 year old. I am a former Kindergarten teacher and am used to the structured classroom style. This is my first year homeschooling and I am slowly coming around to less structured approaches. I like that you are local (we live on Wadmalaw Island) and biblically based (my husband is a preacher). I am addicted to children’s books and thinking of all the learning that come from those books. I have enjoyed using Five in a Row some this year. I also love history and the idea of using children’s books to teach all these areas of curriculum. I am thinking of using Math U See in addition to your curriculum or My Father’s World. I am thinking about using your daily lesson plans to help me stay focused and to make sure we are learning everything we are supposed to for the year. I am thinking about ordering one unit at a time to spread out the cost. We will start first grade in the fall. Are you working on a second grade daily lesson plan? Just wanted to share my thoughts about your curriculum with you and find out about 2nd grade. Blessings, Meghan

      • Dana | Mar 20, 2010 at 10:48 am

        Hi Meghan! Thank you for your interest in Epi Kardia! I loved your comment, “I am addicted to children’s books.” LOL Me, too! Yes, we are working on 2nd grade plans so they should be ready for you by the time you need them. Our first grade plans have some delightful books; you will enjoy the structured yet casual approach to first grade if you decide to use Epi Kardia. On another note, I am sitting in a hotel room in Greenville, SC at the moment – we picked up our college student who arrived from the Czech Republic last night and we are spending the weekend with her since she could not come home for spring break. I will email you again when we get back to town. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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