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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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Finished Abcedarian halfway through our year...Now what?
comments: 1 | views: 81 | last updated: 1/22/2015
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 . . .
Finished Abcedarian halfway through our year...Now what?
comments: 1 | views: 61 | last updated: 1/22/2015
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 . . .
MBTP Is hard to teach?
comments: 5 | views: 453 | last updated: 1/21/2015
This curriculum is hard to teach my 10 year old who has dyslexia ( we are doing 7-9 LA). After I had researched this curriculum, I was under the impression it would work for all learners not only "the gifted". It is not working for us. We a . . .
Tell me
comments: 3 | views: 383 | last updated: 12/18/2014
Tell me it is ok to skip activities in a lesson if I didn;t get the necessary supplies yet. Still drinking up my 2 liter bottle of soda which we rarely buy for the activity. If we don;t plan to skip, can we do the activity a little later when we ha . . .
10-12 concept 2 - unit 3 - lesson 8 - act 3
comments: 2 | views: 178 | last updated: 12/17/2014
The activity page is asking you to use "The Big Book of WW II". We don't have it, it's not listed as need materials at beginning of lesson or workbook. I think this book was referenced in an earlier lesson too. Are we missing something?? He . . .
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reading levels
comments: 2 | views: 31 | last updated: 2/23/2015
i am also having difficulty with the reading levels of some of the books. Some in the 7-9 level seem way too difficult, like the Family Under the Bridge and Charlottes Web. They seem to be all over the place. From Tornado to those.
which level?
comments: 1 | views: 28 | last updated: 2/21/2015
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 (beg . . .
Reusing curriculum with large age gaps.
comments: 2 | views: 81 | last updated: 2/18/2015
A few months ago we pulled our son out of 2nd grade at the charter school he attended for over two years when they made changes we could not stand behind. Many of our friends homeschool so we made the plunge with a strong support system already in pl . . .
12-14 in High School
comments: 6 | views: 308 | last updated: 1/19/2015
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 . . .
begining placement / skipping levels
comments: 2 | views: 208 | last updated: 1/2/2015
I need some help with which level curriculum to use for my 7 year old son. We just pulled him part way through the year from the 2nd grade in public school and are concerned about what he may be missing from his education. Singapore Math gave us a ve . . .
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gifted with severe anxiety and depression
comments: 7 | views: 2597 | 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: 2122 | 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 . . .
Online Organization
comments: 2 | views: 364 | last updated: 8/7/2014
(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 . . .
Unsure of which level to start with
comments: 2 | views: 869 | 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: 1201 | 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: 495 | 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: 137 | 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: 254 | 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: 408 | 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: 642 | 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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Year long schooling
comments: 2 | views: 101 | last updated: 1/19/2015
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 . . .
Age 5-7: Concept 4: Change "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
comments: 2 | views: 235 | last updated: 9/18/2014
I'm looking at purchasing age 5-7. I was wondering if the Grinch book is scheduled around Christmas time but since it's in concept 4 I'm thinking not. Would this be a great unit to do during a Christmas?
I Need Major Topics for Learning Plan
comments: 12 | views: 1275 | last updated: 9/1/2014
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 . . .
2005 vs 2012
comments: 3 | views: 471 | last updated: 6/18/2014
What are the differences between editions for 5-7?
ISO Oak Meadow Kindergarten Syllabus
comments: 2 | views: 591 | last updated: 12/9/2013
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!!
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foreign languages
comments: 3 | views: 213 | last updated: 2/24/2015
Does anyone begin teaching a language at the elementary level? Is it necessary? If so, which language do you start with and why?
Plants lesson
comments: 8 | views: 457 | last updated: 10/28/2014
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?
What to do with my 6yo
comments: 6 | views: 398 | 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: 367 | 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: 452 | 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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too young... too old
comments: 2 | views: 39 | 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: 49 | 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: 40 | 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: 506 | 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
How much to read- no reading schedule?
comments: 6 | views: 192 | last updated: 12/23/2014
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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Concept 2, Unit 2, Lesson 2 Youtube video
comments: 2 | views: 54 | 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?
Ben & Me pg 17
comments: 3 | views: 100 | last updated: 1/15/2015
I cannot find a resource with similar colony border configurations as the one in the book. My child is finding this very frustrating. Has anyone else had luck or know what the original reference was?
Best unit for report writing...
comments: 6 | views: 137 | last updated: 1/5/2015
We just started homeschooling in October and have been working with concept 1. We have a teacher assigned to us through our charter school and she is saying my fourth grader needs to do a research paper, preferably on a famous person. I thought I saw . . .
how long does it take for you to prep and prepare a unit
comments: 2 | views: 263 | last updated: 12/10/2014
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 . . .
Unit 1: Little House in the Big Woods
comments: 4 | views: 455 | last updated: 9/23/2014
Hi there, In preparing my lessons for the week, I noticed there was mention of a timeline (put the date of Laura Ingalls Wilder birth on the timeline). Where is this timeline? Have I missed something somewhere?? Thanks, Heather Krupinski
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Axis and Allies from WWII in The Cay
comments: 3 | views: 17 | 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: 532 | 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: 338 | 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: 157 | 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 . . .
Biomes - Lesson 7 - Wetlands - Password Protected Link
comments: 3 | views: 119 | last updated: 12/4/2014
Lesson 7 (page 109) in this unit has a password protected link for the Freshwater Biome - found at http://www.idiotica.com/cranium/encyclopedia/content/Freshwater.htm and/or http://movingbeyondthepage.com/link/169. (The link at Idea Share goes to t . . .
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Our of print book
comments: 3 | views: 143 | 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 . . .
microscope
comments: 2 | views: 231 | 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.
Starting curriculum with unbalanced foundations
comments: 1 | views: 147 | last updated: 10/29/2014
Hello, I have 10 year old triplets who are all reading above grade level. Their Lexile scores are 1375, 1400 and 1400. Their overall grade level scores in LA are 8, 9 and 12. With that said, it's based off of tests that focus on reading. Skills lik . . .
Advice about Siblings and mid-year start
comments: 2 | views: 222 | last updated: 10/16/2014
I'm considering using this program for my 10 year old daughter (5th grade) and 12 year old son (6th grade). They are both high achievers and our motivation is to let them work more at their own pace. We recently moved to a new state with the milita . . .
suggestion for multiple siblings kits
comments: 2 | views: 199 | last updated: 9/24/2014
I know you have a consumables kit which includes additional book and supplies for another child but I think it would be good for the kids to learn how to make projects jointly. Cooperative work. Working together on projects. That is something to thin . . .
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Sensitive material? Good level?
comments: 1 | views: 35 | 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: 121 | 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: 771 | 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: 126 | 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 . . .
Sea Floor Model
comments: 1 | views: 185 | last updated: 10/14/2014
Help. The instructions from the .gov website are great for .gov type of folks. Anyone has a finished product to show? I'm having a hard time visualizing the finished product...or the point of it.
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Concept 2 unit 2 science lesson 3 and Soc St lesson 5
comments: 3 | views: 38 | 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: 34 | 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: 139 | 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: 165 | 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: 355 | 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 . . .