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Lang Arts Units 10-12 Sequence
comments: 2 | views: 40 | last updated: 6/19/2017
Would you recommend doing Lang Arts units for level 10-12 in sequential order? Do the concepts build on one another or is it OK to go in any order?
Looking for large families that homeschool in the Cortland/Ithaca area.
comments: 1 | views: 26 | last updated: 6/16/2017
We are thinking of moving back to NY after being in KY 10 years. We have been homeschooling 10 years in KY. I know the laws are much more strict with homeschooling in NY and I think I am comfortable with that but my husband isn't on the same page. He . . .
Year round schedule 8-10
comments: 4 | views: 392 | last updated: 3/26/2017
We will be starting the ages 8-10 level. How do we stretch this to last year round schedule? Thank you in advance.
comments: 3 | views: 644 | last updated: 3/17/2017
My daughter wants to take her son, my grandson, out of public school and homeschooling him because he is having behavioral problems. The juvenile officer told her she couldn't do that because child protective authority would be involved, but if he co . . .
Where to get help about language arts rules
comments: 4 | views: 316 | last updated: 3/16/2017
My daughter is working on Language arts, we are new to the MBTP, and would like to know where you go for help when you don't remember the rule. for instance, capitalization rules? there is Activity 3 - Option 1, a worksheet on capitalization rules. . . .
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Decisions, decisions...
comments: 4 | views: 261 | last updated: 6/25/2017
Hello- I am new to homeschooling and I am trying to select quality boxed curriculum for my boys who are 9 and 11. Both do well in school but are not gifted. We are currently living in VA and will be moving overseas soon. No package seems to offe . . .
12-14 in High School
comments: 16 | views: 2454 | last updated: 6/16/2017
Does anyone have any thoughts about using the 12-14 level for the first year of High School? We're not in High School yet, but I'd really like to do both the 11-13 & 12-14 levels. The only hitch is that we're we're almost through 7th grade. I'd . . .
common core and state standards
comments: 3 | views: 60 | last updated: 6/13/2017
Hi, I was reading the page on starting with standards and I was wondering how close the levels are aligned with common core. It's mentioned that Moving Beyond the Page is based on state and national standards but is not very specific. Is it based on . . .
Science Integration Questions
comments: 1 | views: 188 | last updated: 5/3/2017
We are considering MBTP for our newly turned 6yo. She is very bright. Most likely gifted as her brother has tested in gifted ranges. We are considering 6-8 or 7-9. I like the topic coverage in 7-9, but here reading is at the 6-8 level now. I am espec . . .
Middle School Placement
comments: 1 | views: 212 | last updated: 4/17/2017
I plan to homeschool my 3 children next year, and my oldest will be in 6th grade. Chances are we will keep HS'ing through middle school, but I'm taking it a year at a time. I'd like to follow similar science/social studies as his parochial school in . . .
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slower pace?
comments: 2 | views: 269 | last updated: 5/9/2017
Hello, I just started MBTP with my bright but probably not gifted 7.5 year old and my ADHD, mildly dyslexic,gifted 9 year old. I also have a 19 month old running around distracting us as we try to work. I am having both boys do the 7-9 level, both r . . .
Search of video courses
comments: 8 | views: 733 | last updated: 5/6/2017
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: 4828 | 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: 4299 | 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: 3289 | 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
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Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 6 | views: 702 | last updated: 5/9/2017
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
Link dead Unit 21
comments: 2 | views: 449 | last updated: 11/1/2016
Day 5
Program Order
comments: 4 | views: 632 | last updated: 10/26/2016
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.
Zin Zin Zin a Violin
comments: 2 | views: 505 | 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 . . .
Save animals cards
comments: 3 | views: 600 | 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
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Occupying younger siblings
comments: 11 | views: 1595 | last updated: 6/15/2017
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 . . .
Just received this from our charter school Connecting Waters
comments: 2 | views: 388 | last updated: 1/13/2017
but noticed one of the books is not in our order ---In Our Town by Judith Chesely. Is this no longer being used.
comments: 5 | views: 2180 | 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: 2037 | 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: 1048 | 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? . . .
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need help regarding math concepts
comments: 2 | views: 852 | last updated: 3/22/2017
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 . . .
How much preparedness will I need to do?
comments: 2 | views: 350 | last updated: 2/8/2017
I've read through some of the forum posts, and I see where parents will expand on a topic and then use the library for more books, info etc. Is this something that's recommended? Is there suggested reading and suggested activities for expanding learn . . .
Order of Concepts?
comments: 1 | views: 355 | last updated: 1/30/2017
Just wondering if the concepts really need to be done in a certain order or if it is acceptable to switch them up? We ave done the first two concepts in order, but I really would like to switch the last two concepts in this age level. Any thoughts . . .
Still making up my mind....
comments: 6 | views: 1550 | 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 . . .
Age 6-8 Concept 1, Unit 1, Lesson 8 -- stars don't fit on the flag??
comments: 2 | views: 1080 | 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 . . .
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Error found in Social Studies Concept 3 Unit 3: Economic Cycles
comments: 2 | views: 345 | last updated: 2/7/2017
I have been reviewing and preparing our next study module and discovered an error in Social Studies Concept 3 - Unit 3: Economic Cycles, Lesson 6--Activity 3 (Supply and Demand Graph). The activity details state that the cost of the item is shown on . . .
Lang. Arts sequence/ order of lessons
comments: 3 | views: 457 | last updated: 12/1/2016
Would it be okay to skip a Lang Arts Lessons. For instance, If I want to skip Sarah plain and tall ... will my child miss important concepts in LA.
Concerns with Concept 1 Unit 1 Language Arts Literature (Tornado)
comments: 3 | views: 610 | 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: 1087 | 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: 672 | 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 . . .
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Error in Mrs. Frisby & the Rats of NIMH, Lesson 7: The Capture
comments: 3 | views: 89 | last updated: 6/5/2017
The lesson on acronyms includes many examples of initialisms, and erroneously calls them acronyms.
Alternative to Thousand Paper Cranes?
comments: 2 | views: 81 | last updated: 6/5/2017
My PG daughter is extremely anxious, particularly about anything health related. Her therapist has recommended against her reading Thousand Paper Cranes due to the discussion of cancer. Is there another fiction book anyone can recommend about Japanes . . .
Get Well Card Activity - Highly Insensitive
comments: 1 | views: 84 | last updated: 5/30/2017
8-10 Concept 3 - Language Arts Unit 1: Stories from Africa and Asia, Lesson 10: Kenji - Activity 2 I can understand why a lot of people would think this would be a kind thing to do, but it is actually highly insensitive to send get well cards to p . . .
Dirt & Plants Lesson 1 Materials
comments: 1 | views: 407 | last updated: 11/30/2016
Are we supposed to use a combo of grass and the other misc seeds when doing activity 2, experimenting with soil?
Oregon Trail Won't Run :(
comments: 2 | views: 490 | last updated: 11/10/2016
We've followed the 'do this if you have a newer computer' insert and it still won't run. Each time we double click the file we get an error message [Cannot locate "OregonII.DAT"] I have Windows 10 and a fairly new Lenovo laptop. Anyone else . . .
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Oregon Trail software
comments: 4 | views: 1062 | last updated: 6/24/2017
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 when I try to start it. Even more frustrating, there is no technical support that I can find to he . . .
Using Social Studies and Language Arts but not the Science Portion
comments: 1 | views: 49 | last updated: 6/5/2017
I am thinking of just purchasing the Social Studies and Language Arts curriculum, and not the science for my 9-11 level and 11-13 level children. We have been using a science curriculum that we are quite pleased with and is appropriate to use for bot . . .
How do you line up the lessons?
comments: 5 | views: 719 | last updated: 1/6/2017
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 . . .
Mature content - The View From Saturday
comments: 15 | views: 3035 | last updated: 12/8/2016
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 . . .
Concept 4 Unit 2 State Government and Economics- Lesson3
comments: 2 | views: 797 | 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 . . .
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comments: 3 | views: 239 | last updated: 6/21/2017
What power of microscope is recommended for concept 4, unit 2 (Cells unit)?
Lang Arts Units Sequence
comments: 1 | views: 26 | last updated: 6/16/2017
Do you feel that units need to be done in order? Do concepts build on one another or is it ok to do in random order?
Widow Carey's Chickens
comments: 4 | views: 341 | last updated: 2/24/2017
The link is dead for the short story "The Widow Carey's Chickens" by Gerald Hausman. Our library does not have the Best Shorts book that contains the story, and the cheapest used copy on Amazon is around $24. Can someone help?
Getting Started
comments: 3 | views: 1291 | last updated: 1/13/2017
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 . . .
The Wanderer Lesson 1 typo
comments: 2 | views: 503 | 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 . . .
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Replacement for The Hobbit?
comments: 4 | views: 37 | last updated: 6/22/2017
Hi - we did The Hobbit last year to try out MBTP, and loved it. This year we're buying 11-13. Can you suggest another unit in a nearby level that would work well in its place? We can always just do something completely different during that tim . . .
comments: 1 | views: 43 | last updated: 6/7/2017
How do I hide online units that we won't use? I know it's strange, but having all of them there messes with me.
Individualized Curriculum
comments: 2 | views: 66 | last updated: 6/5/2017
My son is 12 and is finishing sixth grade. He excels in Math and has been doing the seventh-grade math curriculum. However, he is a little behind in Language Arts, especially in reading comprehension. He is on the autism spectrum. Math has always bee . . .
Removing Books from Order
comments: 2 | views: 79 | last updated: 5/30/2017
Hello, MBtP! I will be purchasing 11-13 for my son's upcoming school year. I already have the Usborne Encycl. of the Ancient World and Family Geography books. Is there a way for me to order the full year minus those two books? Thanks, Vaness . . .
Sensitive material? Good level?
comments: 4 | views: 1443 | last updated: 4/6/2017
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 . . .
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Online Units vs. Spiral Bound Materials
comments: 3 | views: 88 | last updated: 5/24/2017
Vicki, This year we completed the 11-13 "Light and the Eye" unit with another family. They used the online version while we had a spiral bound. I noticed that there material had a more recent copyright date, used different books, and had . . .
High School
comments: 21 | views: 1749 | last updated: 5/24/2017
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 . . .
Subject connections?
comments: 3 | views: 218 | last updated: 4/21/2017
Can anybody tell me how they have found the science to be connected to the SS and LA? I am planning to do a few literature units next year, and understand why To Kill a Mockingbird is linked to civil rights for example, but is the science connected a . . .
comments: 2 | views: 302 | last updated: 3/29/2017
I am looking at getting the 12-14 set for my daughter for 7th grade (we are using 11-13 social studies now). What is the science topic, exactly? Would general science be the accepted title? And would using this science have her on track to do Biology . . .
Chemical Reactions Lesson 3 Help
comments: 2 | views: 372 | last updated: 12/12/2016
We were working on this lesson but when we got to the experiment we could not figure out which wire to use. Can someone please tell which wire to use.


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