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Level remorse?
comments: 1 | views: 13 | last updated: 10/20/2016
I have a very special 4 1/2 year old. We decided to skip pre-k this year due to not being able to find a school to meet her academic needs. I began to read about and teach pre-k standards at the age of 2 and T has kept me on my toes since then. I dec . . .
Yet another reason to love MBTP!
comments: 5 | views: 1431 | last updated: 10/16/2016
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 now beginning high school, and though we are sad to leave this curriculum for a new adventure in ho . . .
10-12 Weather unit problems
comments: 5 | views: 115 | last updated: 10/16/2016
Hi. So my daughter and I are having a unique pickle with the weather unit for the #10-12 level. We live in Las Vegas, which is in the Mojave desert. We don't experience the same weather patterns as most of the country which lives in a temperate clima . . .
comments: 18 | views: 981 | last updated: 10/15/2016
Is there an aspect to the parent manual that gives the parent a daily lesson plan for each subject?
Right Start Math
comments: 5 | views: 130 | last updated: 10/15/2016
My older daughter really struggled with math initially (it's still not her "thing"). Right Start Math, however, was the key to her success and understanding. Unfortunately, we've completely Level E and Level F won't be available till next . . .
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Two years ago.....
comments: 8 | views: 246 | last updated: 10/14/2016
I ordered 4-5 yrs old for the 5yrs old, 8-9 for the 5th grader and 10-12 for the two 7th graders about two years. We started it and it was an absolute bomb. We barely got done with one concept and one subject. There is a lot more planning and gatheri . . .
Time Committment
comments: 5 | views: 443 | last updated: 10/13/2016
Hi All, This looks like a really great program! How many hours a day/week would you say you spend with your child on the curriculum? Is it a secular/nonsecular program? Thanks!
Units out of Order?
comments: 2 | views: 57 | last updated: 10/6/2016
This is our second year with MBTP and we love it! Are the units designed to be used in a certain order or can we switch them around without transition problems? For example, is one topic covered in a previous unit that is expected to be a skill in th . . .
comments: 3 | views: 162 | last updated: 10/4/2016
How do you organize everything: the books the supplies the manuals the time the space the notebooks I'm all ears. I have Moving Beyond the Page stuff all over the house right now. At this point: 1) I should have kept all the 4-5 yrs ba . . .
Possible learning disability/ADHD --can we still use MBtP?
comments: 3 | views: 229 | last updated: 9/8/2016
So I have a daughter who just turned 10. She tests normal on standardized tests (average in Language Arts and above average in math), but she does struggle in school. We've tried all kinds of approaches to learning, but the information seems not to s . . .
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Search of video courses
comments: 3 | views: 66 | last updated: 10/17/2016
Good morning. I am looking for help with precalculus for my daughter. Do you know where I can find math video courses with worksheets and the solutions worked out?
gifted with severe anxiety and depression
comments: 12 | views: 4057 | last updated: 10/5/2016
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: 18 | views: 3640 | last updated: 9/29/2016
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 . . .
using mbtp w/ adhd
comments: 6 | views: 2738 | last updated: 9/8/2016
Hi I am looking for tips and advice on using mbtp with my child who has adhd. I would appreciate to hear from anyone who is currently using it. Thanks so much
Speech Therapy and Home Schooling
comments: 6 | views: 1821 | last updated: 9/5/2016
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 schools is becoming shaky. For a while now I've been thinking about different ways I can use my knowled . . .
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Zin Zin Zin a Violin
comments: 2 | views: 29 | last updated: 10/12/2016
The link for the reading rainbow show doesn't work. I tried numerous times to getting it to work and kept saying wrong plug in or something to that affect. Youtube makes you pay too. Just easier to go on Amazon prime to pay the $1.99 for the show. Sh . . .
Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 3 | views: 120 | last updated: 9/14/2016
In theory great idea but it's hard to put together and doesn't stay together and ended up frustrating son. My husband and I and 14 yrs old daughter trying to rig it with glue. Not working
Program Order
comments: 2 | views: 87 | last updated: 9/12/2016
I'm trying to understand the reason your lessons provide the alphabet out of order, but can not find the answer to this. I know there has to be a reason, and would like to understand it.
Save animals cards
comments: 3 | views: 113 | last updated: 9/1/2016
From unit 4 what do you do with a tail like this for unit 7 but no elephants. Doesn't say in unit 4 but does in unit7. Skipped that activity since those animals were long gone
Seasons of Arnolds Apple Tree
comments: 3 | views: 139 | last updated: 8/28/2016
You have me use the red and green apples for the craft that involves gluing on trees on page 82 yet you want us to use the apples again for a counting activity on page 83 and then save it for another activity in week 16. Am I supposed to ruin the cra . . .
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Occupying younger siblings
comments: 9 | views: 1047 | last updated: 9/25/2016
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 . . .
comments: 5 | views: 1594 | last updated: 4/29/2016
This is our first year with MBTP. My daughter was 4.5 when we began the 5-7 program in the Fall. I am struggling with getting the work done. She is very bright but it is a battle to get her to do the work and I am getting discouraged. Can someone w . . .
Request for Book list for 5-7 Concept 4 Change Unit 3 History
comments: 11 | views: 1524 | last updated: 4/7/2016
Does anyone have the supplementary book list for: 5-7 Concept 4 Change Unit 3 History ? The materials list on both Lessons 4 and 5 say "suggestions provided on the Book List" and my book list says "none". Thank you. Lynn
Unit and supplies question
comments: 2 | views: 522 | last updated: 12/3/2015
Hi, we are currently using the 4-5 curriculum with our 4 year old and LOVE it! I am starting to look into next years curriculum (5-7) and noticed that it was different. Does it not have the holiday units and all the supplies included like the 4-5? . . .
Year long schooling
comments: 8 | views: 1188 | 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 . . .
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Still making up my mind....
comments: 6 | views: 1033 | last updated: 7/8/2016
I have a 7 year old son and a 5 year old daughter. This is my second year of homeschooling my son (grade 1 level now) and the first year for my daughter (Kindergarten level). Up until this point I have created my own curriculum - utilizing any resour . . .
need help regarding math concepts
comments: 2 | views: 242 | last updated: 7/5/2016
We just started the age 6-8 level last week. I was originally very excited about this curriculum for my first grader but am having second thoughts. We started the lesson on money today and I'm just not understanding jumping to equivalent money conc . . .
Age 6-8 Concept 1, Unit 1, Lesson 8 -- stars don't fit on the flag??
comments: 2 | views: 585 | last updated: 11/10/2015
I know it's not a big deal, because I can always print out a flag from somewhere else. But why have a flag for the kids to color and to cut out and place the stars in strips of five, when it's obvious that ten strips of stars are not going to fit in . . .
Advanced work?
comments: 4 | views: 1076 | last updated: 9/19/2015
The huge jump from 6-8 to the 7-9 is so daunting when trying to combine curricula for my 6 (kinder) and nearly 8 (3rd) year old. My 6 yr old did well on the 7-9 assessment. She was not thrilled to write so much, and she writes phonetically, but I was . . .
Phonics/Reading Program Supplement
comments: 2 | views: 635 | last updated: 8/20/2015
Hello! I am considering doing this program with my 6 year old that is reading at a Level D, simple sentence picture books. He can write a sentence or two with many spelling errors. He just finished Kindergarten in a magnet school and his teacher s . . .
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Concerns with Concept 1 Unit 1 Language Arts Literature (Tornado)
comments: 3 | views: 63 | last updated: 10/14/2016
I find it incredibly disconcerting that this unit uses a literature book that condones, if not actually encourages, theft. I realise that the chapter questions attempt to address the morality issues, but the lessons don't even touch on the legality i . . .
People Change The World "spy glass"
comments: 6 | views: 633 | last updated: 10/12/2016
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 . . .
Using Required Books
comments: 2 | views: 130 | last updated: 9/30/2016
Hi - I am new to using MBTP and I just received my curriculum today and I'm excited and overwhelmed. Can any tell me how to use the required reading with the lesson? Do I have her read it first? Do I read it to her? I see the sample plans says 60 min . . .
comments: 2 | views: 266 | last updated: 9/25/2016
Hi, can anyone tell me how much grammar is covered? Should I supplement an English workbook as well?
How much to read- no reading schedule?
comments: 9 | views: 792 | last updated: 9/1/2016
My parent manuals don't say how much for the child to read and when in the language arts units- the reading questions and answers are there, but I can't seem to find where it says how MUCH to read each day. Is it a chapter a lesson, or something diff . . .
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Europe- Lesson 4 Colonization and Immigration
comments: 1 | views: 31 | last updated: 10/5/2016
I am confused on activity 4. They are supposed to put the exports of things on the 13 colonies. Where are we to get that info from?
Age 8-10 does it get difficult as it progresses?
comments: 1 | views: 537 | last updated: 2/6/2016
Does this level, Age 8-10 get harder as it progresses? I am considering purchasing it for my twins who are 8 years old and are reading grade 4/5 grade books. They are both fairly good writers in terms of sentence structure, grammar and can easily wri . . .
comments: 2 | views: 876 | last updated: 5/11/2015
My youngest son is really enjoying the books and projects from MBtP. He is ten now, and we're just now half way through level 7-9. The reason for this is moving...lots and lots of moving in a short period of time. From the time he was 6 until now we' . . .
Multi-Level Use
comments: 1 | views: 904 | last updated: 5/3/2015
Hi! I have a gifted 9 year old and I also have a 6 year old. I am looking to get the 8-10yr for my 9 year old. Is this something that I can also use the science/social studies and the Read Alouds with my 6 year old? We have always done those subjects . . .
Early Explorers
comments: 5 | views: 1063 | last updated: 4/28/2015
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 . . .
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Concept 4 Unit 2 State Government and Economics- Lesson3
comments: 2 | views: 287 | last updated: 10/7/2016
On Activity 1 it directs the student to read their state constitution, write down any questions they may have , summarize the important statements and compare the preamble to the federal constitution's preamble. Has anyone actually done this with . . .
9-11 Materials List
comments: 5 | views: 163 | last updated: 9/9/2016
Hey there mamas! (And papas, aunties, uncles, grandparents, guardians, tutors, au pairs...) This is our first year using MBTP, and I was typing up a list of all the non-included materials my daughter will need so that Grandma and Auntie can help m . . .
Mature content - The View From Saturday
comments: 13 | views: 2250 | last updated: 8/11/2016
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 . . .
How do you line up the lessons?
comments: 2 | views: 162 | last updated: 8/10/2016
Hi all, new homeschooling mama here! I am doing a distance learning program through my charter school, and they provide the curriculum. They have provided me first with concept #3 in both LA & SS/Science. My question is this. With the Witch of Bl . . .
Colonization & Revolution- FINAL PROJECT **Not Marked at 2 Day Lesson**
comments: 2 | views: 393 | last updated: 2/22/2016
As I went through planning my next couple weeks, The Final Project: Life in One of the Thirteen Colonies was marked as only a 1 day lesson, however as we got to that lesson it directs the child to taking 2 days on the lesson (2 activities on day 1 an . . .
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The Wanderer Lesson 1 typo
comments: 2 | views: 37 | last updated: 10/4/2016
I think the wording of the last part of The Wanderer, Lesson 1: Charting the course, Activity 3 Should say: Write a sentence with a compound subject and single predicate (not: Write and sentence with a compound predicate and single subject)(which w . . .
Aztecs, Incas and Mayans
comments: 2 | views: 87 | last updated: 9/15/2016
Hi, Just a heads up, Lesson 4 Activity 1 requests the child to do math problems using the Mayan numerical system. However, the problems are already solved. My son was disappointed in this as he loves anything with codes and math. Thanks. Sami Win . . .
Life of Fred Math
comments: 3 | views: 338 | last updated: 4/13/2016
I ordered the Middle School LOF Math Package 2 which includes three pre-algebra books. However, I noticed in the MBTP catalog that only one of the pre-algebra books is scheduled/listed for the 10-12 level. Are the other two pre-algebra not recommende . . .
Molasses and Ginger Cookies (slavery and Civil War lesson 5 activity 3)
comments: 2 | views: 937 | last updated: 2/4/2016
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 . . .
Tuck Everlasting
comments: 1 | views: 447 | last updated: 11/27/2015
We did this unit last year, out of order. We are now trying to work thru the 8-10 package "in order" and since we did Tuck over the summer, are now looking for a replacement literature unit. to go along with Matter. Any suggestions? I c . . .
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Lesson 10- Things needed for science experiment
comments: 1 | views: 19 | last updated: 10/11/2016
I couldn't find 71% alcohol. What did everyone else use?
My daughter needed extra practice with verbal phrases, appositives etc
comments: 3 | views: 103 | last updated: 10/5/2016
I suggest going to to download some free worksheets. Just type in appositives, verbal phrases, gerunds, infinitives etc
The Hydroshpere Test
comments: 1 | views: 55 | last updated: 9/25/2016
I believe the answer in the "parents section" of the online version has the incorrect answer for the first question. Oxygen should be labeled as negative (-) and the Hydrogens positive (+), the "parents section" has the opposite. . . .
A Girl Named Disaster
comments: 1 | views: 58 | last updated: 9/20/2016
There are a few additional words in the Things to Know that are not on the worksheet. Are they supposed to just look them up or add those words to what they have done on the worksheet?
need to save your hydrological sorting jar and sediments
comments: 3 | views: 75 | last updated: 9/19/2016
Apparently you need everything again for the Turbidity lesson 9. My daughter had to remake the whole thing again wasting tremendous time. Very often I find that I still need things later in the unit that should have been saved before. So save the jar . . .
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Energy and Matter: Lesson 3
comments: 1 | views: 6 | last updated: 10/21/2016
Has anyone had any success with the activity where you are supposed to be able to light a fire with a 9-volt battery? We are not having any luck. Looking for tips on trouble shooting this.
Can SS be used as a High school course
comments: 2 | views: 48 | last updated: 10/13/2016
Can the SS unit be used for High School American History course or is it not advanced enough?
High School
comments: 10 | views: 664 | last updated: 9/25/2016
My son will be using 12-14 for part of 9th grade, but where to go from there?! Has anyone found a high school program that is similar to MBtP as far as quality and extent of literature, as well as including numerous hands-on projects? Is it time for . . .
comments: 2 | views: 391 | last updated: 5/10/2016
I noticed that there is a book covering evolution in this age group. I'm wondering how the evolution is presented. We are open to learning about many different ideas, but we are Christian and we believe in the Theology of creation.
Science: Energy and Matter: Final Project
comments: 3 | views: 538 | last updated: 11/7/2015
This is a horrible project. Both of my kids made the "Wind Turbine" from the lesson, using the parts from the science kits, and it failed completely. My husband works with alternative energy and he could not make it work with the parts prov . . .


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