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Homeschool Curriculum for Creative, Hands-On, and Gifted Learners

Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

Welcome to the Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum. This is a place for you to connect with other homeschooling parents to share ideas and support. If you are looking for ideas related to specific lessons, be sure and check out IdeaShare - a place for you to share and find ideas for specific lessons.
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Which curriculum should we follow?
comments: 1 | views: 67 | last updated: 4/16/2015
Hi! I'm new to homeschooling. My daughter wants to do online learning. Since our family travels a lot due to my husband|s business, she couldn't continue to go to a single school. So she proposed the idea of online learning. One of our friend suggest . . .
Finished Abcedarian halfway through our year...Now what?
comments: 4 | views: 188 | last updated: 3/28/2015
My 5 year old, who is using the MTBP 4-5 curriculum, recently finished her Reading work and I'd like to continue her progression without skipping too far ahead. She was a tad bored with Abcedarian Level A, and frankly, I was too, but she did learn a . . .
Singapore vs. Right Start math
comments: 7 | views: 1949 | last updated: 3/26/2015
My son is in 2nd grade public school right now. I am considering homeschooling and am researching curriculums. I know RS is recommended by MBtP, but my concern is that he will be coming out of 2 years of traditional math. Lots of finger counting here . . .
Spring Fling 2015 sale dates?
comments: 5 | views: 306 | last updated: 3/23/2015
I was wondering what the sale dates were for Spring Fling this year? March 24th- April 4th again?
High School?
comments: 14 | views: 1990 | last updated: 3/5/2015
Hi Is there any chance of MBtP adding high school curriculum? Say... by 2014? Sami
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Placing a gifted 4 year old and a on-grade-level 7 year old.
comments: 5 | views: 110 | last updated: 4/16/2015
My son is 4 (will turn 5 at the end of October 2015) and my daughter is 7 and in 1st grade. I gave my son the placement test for 5-7 and he did very well on everything except the writing. His fine motor skills are not yet very developed and, even t . . .
1st edition v. New edition
comments: 5 | views: 301 | last updated: 3/30/2015
Hi, Does anyone have any experience with the first edition of the 5-7 year old level of MBTP? I know there are some changes based on what the web site says. For example, there is more literature added-- does anyone know which books are new versus . . .
Placing 2 children who are close in age
comments: 2 | views: 135 | last updated: 3/28/2015
Hello everyone, I'm interested in MBTP and like what I've seen so far! I believe that my son - who just turned 5 - will love the age 5-7 program when we formally start kindergarten in the fall. This is based on both his interests/ability (he lov . . .
Placing my daughter
comments: 7 | views: 203 | last updated: 3/28/2015
I'm new to MBTP and cannot decide where to place my 9 year old. She is a very good reader, but she is not so strong in writing. I was thinking of getting the 8-10 for third or fourth grade, but was concerned that the writing may be too intense for he . . .
List of Optional Books
comments: 1 | views: 150 | last updated: 3/13/2015
I am planning to purchase the 4-5 and 6-8 full year packages. However, in looking at the shopping lists, I've noticed there are several optional books included on the lists that are not part of the packages. Is there a full list of the optional title . . .
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Online Organization
comments: 4 | views: 484 | last updated: 4/20/2015
(Sorry if I'm posting this question in the wrong area) So we have purchased 2 age levels of full-year online curriculum. As we wait for the shipments I figured I'd start printing and prepping what I can. My questions: -I'm confused on actual layout . . .
gifted with severe anxiety and depression
comments: 7 | views: 2713 | last updated: 9/26/2014
My 7 yr old has severe anxiety and also suffers from depression. He was officially diagnosed with Selective Mutism and OCD at the age of 3 1/2. This is our first year homeschooling and I am so happy to have found MBTP. We are having some struggles . . .
writing troubles
comments: 11 | views: 2262 | last updated: 9/22/2014
Do you have suggestions for a child who gets easily frustrated when writing? My daughter loves a story, and used to even love to write them, but now she gets tired and overwhelmed from the get-go. And loses her cool. I do emphasize ideas, not gr . . .
Unsure of which level to start with
comments: 2 | views: 962 | last updated: 8/1/2013
Hi there, Our son just turned 6 years old in June. Last year, we spent a lot of time just figuring things out. ,started with the online K12 public charter school and it did not go well at all! Our guy has Asperger's, and he tested on a gifted leve . . .
Asperger and MBP
comments: 7 | views: 1321 | last updated: 3/25/2013
My son is a 10 year old with Asperger's Syndrome. He is gifted in reading wich is not a problem. The really hard situation comes with writing. I do not know in which level start with MBP. Also, he is very visual..does the books for reading are colorf . . .
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Love the curriculum, but a few editing and manipulatives details to fix
comments: 6 | views: 620 | last updated: 2/24/2015
Hello! I just wanted to say how much I love this curriculum, it's exactly what I was trying to do with a curriculum I had to use as a bilingual teacher in Honduras, and what I wished for when I was in high school! I have found the curriculum to be ea . . .
The Christmas Wish
comments: 2 | views: 237 | last updated: 12/28/2014
So the curriculum has replaced this book for the Wee Sing Christmas. Are there lesson plans/questions that go with his book since the Curriculum parent book we have ask us questions about Wee Sing rather than The Christmas Wish.
Just wanted to tell you
comments: 3 | views: 358 | last updated: 9/26/2014
How much we loved A is for Musk Ox! The book makes me laugh and laugh. The whole family thinks it is funny. I even had my husband read it aloud to me one morning. Just to me. I REALLY like the activities for this curriculum. The baggies of the cr . . .
I noticed you guys utilize ABCDARIAN reading program
comments: 4 | views: 533 | last updated: 8/8/2014
What are your thoughts about Logic of English along with Moving Beyond the Page plus Right start ? Too much for a mom with lots going on already?
when to start??
comments: 3 | views: 770 | last updated: 5/28/2014
I want to use this for my girls next year. Currently they are 3.5 and 4 years old. By the time we plan to start they would be nearly 5 and just turned 4. Forgive me for this stupid question but according to my estimation we would have to start in Apr . . .
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What a day looks like
comments: 8 | views: 63 | last updated: 4/20/2015
Im a little confused, I have all of the 5-7 curriculum. Do I do one of the lessons from the red books each day? or one from each book? Please help, thanks!
Year long schooling
comments: 8 | views: 312 | last updated: 4/19/2015
Someone has recommended this curriculum to me. My husband and I both work and are planning on homeschooling our daughter starting this summer in a year long type of setting. We will only have 1-2 hours to actively school her on the days I work (4 d . . .
Occupying younger siblings
comments: 3 | views: 77 | last updated: 4/19/2015
I'm hoping some of you can help me brainstorm ideas. My advanced 4yo is ready to start MBTP 5-7 now, i believe. We just did a sample lesson and it kept his attention for a full hour. The problem is, my just-turned-2 year old is very needy, and its to . . .
I Need Major Topics for Learning Plan
comments: 14 | views: 1399 | last updated: 3/30/2015
This is our first attempt at home schooling, I feel a bit overwhelmed but am looking forward to the challenge. We went to a home schooling event here in Anchorage earlier this year and after evaluating the different options chose MBTP and RightStart . . .
Caterpillar Patterns
comments: 1 | views: 60 | last updated: 3/28/2015
Can someone point me to a link or picture of what this game is? We have a TON of math hands-on games and manipulatives already so I'd like to avoid duplicating - if we have something else that would work in place of this.
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Plants lesson
comments: 10 | views: 563 | last updated: 4/21/2015
Hi, We're on Concept 1, Unit 3, lesson 7 about plants. I am confused about Activity 2 "Types of plants." It seems to me none of the plants in the activity belong in the "non-flowering without leaves" category. Is that correct?
foreign languages
comments: 4 | views: 329 | last updated: 3/1/2015
Does anyone begin teaching a language at the elementary level? Is it necessary? If so, which language do you start with and why?
What to do with my 6yo
comments: 6 | views: 526 | last updated: 8/13/2014
My son just turned 6 in July and is supposed to be entering first grade. This is our first year homeschooling and I am trying to find the best fit for him. This program looks great, but I have a few concerns as he is an extremely intelligent little . . .
Which level
comments: 2 | views: 466 | last updated: 7/10/2014
I tried MBTP 5-7 level with my kids before but it didn't work out due to my own unpreparedness. Now I am looking for next years curriculum and I am thinking of trying MBTP again. I am more seasoned in my role as a homeschooler and I think it still . . .
What to do?
comments: 3 | views: 567 | last updated: 5/28/2014
Hi, My daughter is technically in first grade. She just finished the 6-8 level. I am concerned that she isn't ready to read books like Charlotte's Web and Poppy on her own and probably won't be up to it by fall. Should I continue with her reading . . .
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2006 vs 2012 versions
comments: 3 | views: 112 | last updated: 3/12/2015
Hello. I was curious about the changes made when comparing the 2006 and 2012 versions of the 7 to 9 curriculum. Thank you.
too young... too old
comments: 2 | views: 151 | last updated: 2/23/2015
i have 4 children, ages 9 to 13. i am hoping to find two age levels to use for next year. My 9 year old is in public school third grade and is reading on level and writing on level. My 11 year old is in the fifth grade but struggles with reading . . .
People Change The World "spy glass"
comments: 2 | views: 153 | last updated: 2/18/2015
Has anyone else tried to make the spyglass? I find the directions horrible. Steps are missing and I can't figure out how to make. It seems like it is written for the child but makes no sense. If you (the child) covers two equal sized tubes with c . . .
Extending topics for Concept 2 unit 3 - Heroes and People Change the world.
comments: 3 | views: 148 | last updated: 2/17/2015
I know I sent and email regarding this, I would still like the email answered. I'm just wondering for other parents - How much or long do you extend the topics presented for each unit. I know the manuals only extend topics for two days maximum, but d . . .
Maple Nut Berry Popcorn Balls
comments: 7 | views: 613 | last updated: 2/17/2015
Did anyone get theirs to stick together? We used real maple syrup and the popcorn came out very tasty, but it would not stick together in balls. Any ideas? Thanks, Jenn Paiva
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Early Explorers
comments: 4 | views: 101 | last updated: 4/24/2015
I have found Explorers Who Got Lost to be too difficult of a read for my 9/10 year old. I think it's more appropriate for a middle or high school student. I went to the library and had much more success with the Famous Explorers series. You can get b . . .
Must Science and Social Studies be combined?
comments: 2 | views: 10 | last updated: 4/24/2015
I need to know if it is pertinent, for the full understanding of the lessons, to have both science and social study sets at this age level. This year I decided to stick only with LA and Social studies, but ended up purchasing the entire consumable pa . . .
how long does it take for you to prep and prepare a unit
comments: 3 | views: 400 | last updated: 3/14/2015
I just got the curriculum and reading through it and realizing there is some prep work in terms of getting all the stuff needed and setting it up. Do you give yourself a week to collect everything and start completely? Prep the night before? Prep for . . .
Concept 3, unit 1, lesson 2 vocabulary, option 1
comments: 4 | views: 110 | last updated: 3/6/2015
Hi, I think there is a mis-print on the vocabulary assignment, option 1. The definition of massive on the worksheet is "hugs" (6, across).
Concept 2, Unit 2, Lesson 2 Youtube video
comments: 2 | views: 150 | last updated: 1/27/2015
Hi, The "Facts of Congress" Youtube videos aren't at the link provided. It just says "The video is unavailable." Do you have an alternate source to watch these videos from?
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Energy Lesson 5 Chemical Energy activity 3
comments: 7 | views: 371 | last updated: 4/10/2015
Am I missing something? I was gathering the materials needed for this lesson, thinking I have everything and then I noticed on the worksheet the materials for the Endothermic Reaction requires Citric Acid. I don't see anywhere in the materials list ( . . .
Axis and Allies from WWII in The Cay
comments: 3 | views: 130 | last updated: 2/27/2015
Activity 5 on page 14 in this packet has me a bit confused. Denmark is listed as an Axis power. The Danes were invaded and made a puppet state by Germany so perhaps that is why they have been listed as an Axis Power despite their resistance and coo . . .
Mature content - The View From Saturday
comments: 3 | views: 690 | last updated: 2/27/2015
Hi, I have been a bit surprised about some of the content of this book. So far we have run into "making love to the same woman over and over", curse word "AS_" , female dog name "B", and mention of a "drunk monk . . .
Where can I direct my Math concerns?
comments: 6 | views: 467 | last updated: 2/24/2015
We originally purchased Right Start Math, instantly returned it. Now we're 4 weeks into Singapore Math and realizing it's also not what we're looking for. Now what? Does anyone have any suggestions on an awesome Math program? One that doesn't require . . .
Does anyone finish everything in 2-3 weeks?
comments: 3 | views: 277 | last updated: 1/15/2015
I am new to homeschooling and am very frustrated. I have a child in 7-9 and 9-11. They both have dyslexia and ADD. I know that presents challenges. I was a Special Education teacher and thought I could do this. Handwriting is especially time con . . .
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BBC dinosaur link for ages 10 through 12 no longer available
comments: 4 | views: 51 | last updated: 4/10/2015
My daughter went online to view the videos today and found that they are no longer available on the BBC website. Is there an alternate link with alternate videos?
Getting Started
comments: 2 | views: 77 | last updated: 4/3/2015
I have two sons who are almost 11 years old. I am considering starting them on 10-12. My question is exactly what do I need to purchase for 2 children if I choose (1) print version and (2) online version? Also, I am assuming that there is a consid . . .
Molasses and Ginger Cookies (slavery and Civil War lesson 5 activity 3)
comments: 1 | views: 86 | last updated: 3/24/2015
Just wanted to pop on here and let everyone know not to skip this recipe. We don't often make the time to make all the recipes MBTP has within the curricula but my daughter really wanted to try these cookies. She made them all by herself and they tur . . .
Our of print book
comments: 3 | views: 232 | last updated: 11/24/2014
My kiddos and I got a late start this year so we're just now beginning Concept 1 - Unit 3. It was on the shipping form but I just now realized we don't have the book for this unit (Best Shorts: Favorite Stories for Sharing by Avi). I found it onlin . . .
comments: 2 | views: 331 | last updated: 11/10/2014
What microscope do you suggest getting for the study of cells? We want to get a microscope for Christmas to prepare for the study of the cells.
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Changing Ecosystems out of stock
comments: 3 | views: 40 | last updated: 4/16/2015
I recently purchased the Age 11-13 Full Year Package - Curriculum only through my Charter School. I have been trying to find the book Changing Ecosystems by Michael Bright. It is available for $199! My local library does not carry it. I checked the U . . .
Sensitive material? Good level?
comments: 1 | views: 134 | last updated: 2/21/2015
I have sensitive 12 year old. He's advanced in many areas but I want to be sure the subject matter is not too overwhelming for him. I'm looking at the titles for 10-12, 11-13, and 12-14, as according to the guidelines here he should be in 12-14....Bu . . .
The Solar System lesson 3 broken link
comments: 2 | views: 218 | last updated: 12/10/2014
www.movingbeyondthepage.com/link/862 Can anyone direct me to the right place?
Does anyone use MBTP for two years instead of the intended one?
comments: 5 | views: 871 | last updated: 11/17/2014
Our 10 yr old daughter has happily utilized MBTP for the last several years. She completed the 8-10 in two years, and she has almost completed the 10-12 in a year and a half. We skipped 9-11. We are trying to determine if we should skip ahead to t . . .
Light and the Eye
comments: 6 | views: 210 | last updated: 11/17/2014
Hi, We can't get the Camera Obscura in lesson 3, Activity 2 to work. I think we're missing something. It says to cover the inside of the container and the lid with black construction paper, but then how do you look inside? We took the lid off to l . . .
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Concept 2 unit 2 science lesson 3 and Soc St lesson 5
comments: 3 | views: 126 | last updated: 2/19/2015
Broken links. My daughter is working on science this morning. The links 1 and 3 on the website are supposed to be a video about plant reproduction but a video about sex and dating pops up for both links. Don't think this is what was intended. Where d . . .
looking for suggestions for further study of "space-time" or "black holes"
comments: 3 | views: 113 | last updated: 2/18/2015
Our 11 year old daughter is intrigued with space-time and is also interested in black holes. She read about these subjects in the book for Unit 3 by Hakim, The Story of Science: Einstein Adds A New Dimension. Does anyone else have a student i . . .
Question regarding purchasing Genetics and DNA in the 12-14 level
comments: 3 | views: 237 | last updated: 12/2/2014
I am planning on buying this concept as a gift for my son's best freind, who is highly interested in this subject. I see that buying it individually does not include a manipulative package. I know that these are grouped as "semesters", . . .
Life of Fred Math
comments: 2 | views: 265 | last updated: 12/2/2014
The day to day planning looks pretty easy for most of the curriculum, but I'm wondering about the Life of Fred Math (beginning Algebra). There doesn't seem to be a daily plan for that and I'm concerned about overloading my son. Any ideas on daily pla . . .
customers looking into purchasing Age 12-14
comments: 7 | views: 473 | last updated: 11/17/2014
Our family has greatly enjoyed two years of Moving Beyond the Page, and we just purchased the Age 12-14 in March of this year. For those considering making a purchase of Age 12-14, please make sure that you understand what items are not available . . .