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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.
Giftedness and Creativity Forum
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12-14 Science Questions
While helping my son with Semester 1 unit 1 on Lesson 2 day 2. We have a possible correction to the timeline. All of the data on Ernest Rutherford say . . .
6 318 4/4/2014
tax free weekend
In Texas we have a tax free weekend some time in August. I'm just curious whether buying MBtP curriculum during that time would be tax free as well.
2 130 3/12/2014
High School?
Hi Is there any chance of MBtP adding high school curriculum? Say... by 2014? Sami
12 1212 1/30/2014
12-14 curriculum
Any word on when the 12-14 level will be released? Or more information about literature included? You are probably tired of the question, we are jus . . .
9 672 9/5/2013
Yet another reason to love MBTP!
I just wanted to say that my family has used MBTP for several years, and between three children, we've used every level available so far. My oldest is . . .
3 679 7/10/2013
Considering Moving Beyond the Page
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Montessori Too?
We're starting level 5-7 this fall with our daughter. We're interested in including Montessori elements to the home learning environment, as well as . . .
1 18 4/9/2014
KG, 2nd, 4th grade
We are Struggling with choosing a curriculum. Currently the kids are in an IB school that is 1/2 year advanced. My children are not advanced readers & . . .
2 65 4/4/2014
12-14
I'm purchasing the 12-14 curriculum for my son tomorrow along with the manipulatives. I'm going to buy the books separately. Is it possible to tell me . . .
3 64 3/28/2014
Conventions
Which conventions will you be at this year? Oklahoma City convention in May?
2 80 3/19/2014
Am I doing this right?
Hello, I have decided to home school my 3 children this year instead of public school. I have a 5 year old daughter that is very bright, and would b . . .
2 157 2/27/2014
Homeschooling Twice Exceptional Children
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Unsure of which level to start with
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 . . .
2 358 8/1/2013
Asperger and MBP
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 no . . .
7 651 3/25/2013
Gifted and dyslexic
I wanted to let others know that I am using this curriculum with my two children, who are both dyslexic and gifted. It is difficult to find a good fi . . .
11 3274 3/3/2013
Speech Therapy and Home Schooling
Hello I am a Speech Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience working in the public schools. Like most, my faith in the public scho . . .
4 898 10/19/2012
I do not know what to believe.
Hello, I really hope you guys can help me get my head around this. Our 2yod son has multiple health problems. In addition to other specialist in . . .
9 2558 7/1/2012
Age 5-7
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ISO Oak Meadow Kindergarten Syllabus
Someone in the OM FB group suggested that this might be a good place to look for curriculum. :) Looking for an OMK Syllabus, thank you!!
2 182 12/9/2013
Ideas
I am just wondering if anyone else just uses Moving Beyond The Page for the curriculum and nothing else. We read books together and he had been doing . . .
1 238 11/24/2013
I Need Major Topics for Learning Plan
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 . . .
9 686 8/29/2013
good fit for non-gifted? (possibly dyslexic/Asperger)
I am looking for a packaged curriculum for my daughter who will be 5 in August. (I need the package to pull it all together ;) ). She is currently rec . . .
2 463 7/27/2013
books used in the environment module
Greetings! I'd like to get some of the books associated with the 5-7 environment module in advance (I am buying the modules peicemeal) but I canno . . .
3 278 7/24/2013
Age 6-8
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Plants lesson
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 i . . .
6 65 4/4/2014
Additional Books Required in Supplies
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our materials to arrive, so I'm prepping the supplies for the first unit. I see that books about communities . . .
3 145 1/24/2014
Blending 6-8 with Younger Sibling
We are new to homeschooling and this definitely wasn't our plan. Nevertheless, we're here and I'm starting the 6-8 curriculum with our daughter. I'm h . . .
2 123 1/15/2014
Can the books be substituted?
Can I use my own book (about, say, forces or the continents) in place of a book in Age 6-8? Or are the activities very book-specific?
3 390 4/22/2013
Backordered Base Ten Blocks
Hello, Keith, I ordered Concept 2 of 6-8 this morning, and I noticed that the base10 blocks are backordered. How long until those will be back in stoc . . .
3 353 1/25/2013
Age 7-9
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Grade Level
I have 7 families in my homeschool group that are considering on switching to MBTP next year. I am trying to help them determine appropriate levels (a . . .
2 125 2/10/2014
Butterfly manipulative
I was wondering when exactly the butterfly cage comes into the curriculum? It says to allow 2-3 weeks for delivery so I just want to make sure I don't . . .
2 245 9/4/2013
Online versus Traditional
Greetings, all. My husband will start homeschooling in a few weeks and we are very excited. We just received the "big boxes" in the mail f . . .
2 332 7/2/2013
Help with a Storybook with a problem, three events, and a solution
I'm having a hard time with lesson 2 of the Sarah, Plain and Tall unit. I can't seem to think of a picture book with a problem, three events, and a so . . .
2 311 6/20/2013
Answers to the reading questions in Poppy?
Are there answers to the chapter comprehension questions for Poppy? I cannot find them in the parent guide..
5 520 4/19/2013
Age 8-10
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Experiment Failure [Inclined Plane]
We are in the Work, Tools, and Simple Machines unit, and we just had an experiment failure. I'm not sure how to fix the problem. We were doing the e . . .
6 132 2/4/2014
How to use vocabulary
I am looking at my "Little House in the Big Woods" material and I see that there are vocabulary words right at the beginning, but there are . . .
2 295 10/15/2013
To tear or not to tear
Hi! I'm brand new to MBTP; my big box of 8-10 materials arrived yesterday. The program looks fantastic and we are eager to begin next month. My dilemm . . .
9 500 10/4/2013
Parent Manual
Hi, im trying to purchase the 8-10 Students Books only and the parent manuals... I find the Student Books in the purchase individual list but I don't . . .
3 312 9/4/2013
Writing
How would you compare the writing program in MBtP to Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW)?
4 719 6/4/2013
Age 9-11
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Oregon Trail software
We went to start the Oregon Trail game today. My son was so excited! We had a MacBook Pro. It should work, but it keeps saying the files are null . . .
2 51 4/2/2014
The Water Cycle
Does anyone have a completed picture of the water cycle from The Living Seas, Lesson 2? I'm not sure if my son's is correct and some answers seem dif . . .
3 59 3/24/2014
Energy: Light
I have a question about the section on light in the Energy unit. Page 100 says |when you shine it through blue and green, you make the color cyan . . . .
2 47 3/17/2014
Human Body resources
Hi all...does anyone know of any vocabulary worksheets resources they could share? I am going to make my older son "listen" as a refresher f . . .
2 60 2/27/2014
Witch of Blackbird Pond - Lesson 7&8
The kids are asked to make a story about a picture of a tall ship and some other stuff, that isn't really legible in the black and white picture in th . . .
2 119 12/12/2013
Age 10-12
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Different version of War, Terrible War
Hi, I'm new here! We just started the Civil War unit, and it seems the edition of War, Terrible War by Hakim that we borrowed from the library is a d . . .
1 129 11/27/2013
Where does book 9: War Peace and All that Jazz fit in the Concepts?
I've sorted out all the others, but I don't see where it is required in the workbooks.
2 232 9/18/2013
Whole Concepts?
I'd love to hear experienced opinion on using full concepts vs. choosing units of interest. My instinct is to work a full concept to benefit from the . . .
1 180 9/6/2013
How many lessons should I do a week?
Hi. I just received our curriculum today. I read comments on the forum about not pushing to complete all 4 concepts in one year. How many lessons d . . .
1 241 8/27/2013
Sun Gods and Sacrifice
We were doing the 10-12 last year and did not get all the way through. We are currently finishing up the last concept and I was getting the books on . . .
7 552 8/16/2013
Age 11-13
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Does anyone use MBTP for two years instead of the intended one?
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 . . .
3 221 3/1/2014
Timeline pages
Does anyone have a copy of the timeline pages? I dont have them and we need for lesson 1. Where do I find them?
4 399 11/6/2013
A Girl Named Disaster, Lesson 8
The activity is to make a calabash, but the only gourd that came with the manipulatives is for a project in social studies later on. Am I missing a go . . .
1 125 10/30/2013
hydrosphere, lesson 8, graph
Anyone have a completed picture of the graph your child did on this lesson? We are having different opinions (and I'm feeling stupid!)
1 149 9/5/2013
Forum for mistakes?
Is there a way to ask if there is a mistake in the parent key? The Pearl. Lesson 2 The Scorpion. Labeling parts of speech: "THat was th . . .
1 250 8/16/2013
Preschool
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Question on the Holiday units
I read that you do the units in order because of the way things progress. Forgive me if this seems absurd, but does that hold true for the Halloween, . . .
2 183 2/17/2014
Correction: mismatched sight word directions wk 5
We are working through week 5 (we're going on a leaf hunt). The teacher manual book says the sight word should be "go" but the card shows&qu . . .
1 68 1/30/2014
when to start??
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 . . .
2 172 11/23/2013
Really looking into MBtP for next fall
I requested a catalog a few weeks back, and the preschool/kindergarten curriculum in the catalog is different than the site. Did it change?
1 150 10/18/2013
Idea Share for 4-5
Hi Keith, Can you get a spot up on the Idea share page for the 4-5 curriculum? I'd like to add a couple of ideas I have after working through th . . .
2 264 9/3/2013