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Finish first half this year and second half next year
comments: 10 | views: 248 | last updated: 2/10/2016
This is my first year of homeschooling and we are only into the 2nd concept. We struggled through the writing in the lessons and I did a lot of supplemental work with holidays and everything. Also we had a long process of testing for our 7 year old s . . .
Mix and Match from different age ranges?
comments: 2 | views: 100 | last updated: 1/28/2016
Hello, we are relatively new to MBTP and this is our first year homeschooling. I am struggling a bit to create a fit for my asynchronous child. She is precociously gifted in some areas, yet is still emotionally not ready for some of the LA pics i . . .
placing below grade level
comments: 6 | views: 1016 | last updated: 12/4/2015
Hello, This is our first year using this curriculum. My daughter is in 7th grade but placed in the 10-12 curriculum which we are starting soon. Next year she will start 11-13. My question is she is starting 11-13 in 8th grade so does that mean I ski . . .
Teaching as a co-op
comments: 8 | views: 969 | last updated: 12/2/2015
Has anyone tried to teach MBTP in a co-op setting. I was thinking of trying this with histoty or science and was wondering if you had any suggestions as to how to go about it?
homeschooling 5 children
comments: 3 | views: 1082 | last updated: 10/28/2015
Okay, so we are planning on HSing our 5 children this fall. This will be our first year. The kids are 4, 6, 8, 9 and 11. I just found Moving Beyond the Page and it seems like a great curriculum. However, is there any way this could work for our fa . . .
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Age 4-5 Units
comments: 4 | views: 83 | last updated: 2/10/2016
Can the units for Age 4-5 be done in any order? I would like to rearrange them to follow our phonics program as much as possible and to use the holiday units around the holiday they are about.
Considering 4-5 Curriculum for the Fall
comments: 2 | views: 83 | last updated: 2/4/2016
My daughter will turn 4 in February. We started off this school year with the Timberdoodle pre-K curriculum. A few months into it my daughter started to complain that she didn't know how to read, so we added Starfall and ABC Mouse. We're not stri . . .
Placement question
comments: 2 | views: 203 | last updated: 12/7/2015
I'm considering using MBTP and would like some help with placement. I am just looking at using the literature units. I have a 10yo son who has had no writing instruction, his reading level is way beyond grade level. I'm thinking 8-10? But wonder i . . .
Tracking Number for Order?
comments: 2 | views: 275 | last updated: 9/2/2015
Hi! I have placed an order and we're very excited for our package to arrive. Is there any way I can view a tracking number so we can track the delivery of our package? I see my account/order info, but I can't find a tracking number. Thanks in adv . . .
RightStart 1st or 2nd edition
comments: 7 | views: 448 | last updated: 9/1/2015
I noticed that the RightStart curriculum that I can purchase through MBtP is the first edition. Looking at the RightStart website, I can see that the second edition, which is sold in two parts (a book bundle and a materials bundle) is considerably m . . .
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writing troubles
comments: 14 | views: 3021 | last updated: 11/3/2015
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: 4 | views: 1099 | 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: 3395 | 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 . . .
Unsure of which level to start with
comments: 2 | views: 1536 | 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: 1941 | 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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Just wanted to tell you
comments: 4 | views: 1063 | last updated: 8/6/2015
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 . . .
Is 4-5 thematic?
comments: 2 | views: 646 | last updated: 5/29/2015
Hi I'm interested in this curriculum but I am wondering if it is thematic. I know that peak with books was with groupings such as basics, traditional tales etc. Now I see a more letter of the week bent. Are there over arching themes over a few weeks . . .
I noticed you guys utilize ABCDARIAN reading program
comments: 5 | views: 1251 | last updated: 4/27/2015
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?
Love the curriculum, but a few editing and manipulatives details to fix
comments: 6 | views: 1314 | 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: 874 | 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.
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Unit and supplies question
comments: 2 | views: 151 | 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? . . .
Occupying younger siblings
comments: 4 | views: 606 | last updated: 8/16/2015
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 . . .
What a day looks like
comments: 8 | views: 776 | 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: 896 | 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 . . .
I Need Major Topics for Learning Plan
comments: 14 | views: 2084 | 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 . . .
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Age 6-8 Concept 1, Unit 1, Lesson 8 -- stars don't fit on the flag??
comments: 2 | views: 200 | 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: 622 | 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: 298 | 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 . . .
Still making up my mind....
comments: 2 | views: 525 | last updated: 5/27/2015
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 . . .
What to do with my 6yo
comments: 7 | views: 1137 | last updated: 5/3/2015
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 . . .
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Concept 2 Unit 2 The Water Cycle **Caution on Lesson 1 Activity 3**
comments: 2 | views: 17 | last updated: 2/13/2016
Activity 3: Making Water Well darn, against my better judgement I did this experiment with my daughter. We took a wide mouth 12 oz mason jar (I was trying to be careful to find a jar that can withstand heat). We set one of our stove grate over th . . .
Maple Nut Berry Popcorn Balls
comments: 11 | views: 958 | last updated: 2/1/2016
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
Concept 2 Unit 2 Communities Change Over Time: Lesson 5 Cultures Around the World
comments: 3 | views: 216 | last updated: 11/23/2015
I felt like this lesson was extremely broad, and I was ill prepared for it based on the supplies list and getting started section. For a 7-9 year old to be expected to be able to do Activities 1 & 2 properly there needed to be more information, t . . .
Morning Girl-how many days for final project?
comments: 1 | views: 165 | last updated: 11/5/2015
I don't see where the daily division should be made on the final project. Shall I assume that the full unit is 15 days with 10 days of lessons, so I should divvy up the final project over 5 days? Will that leave me cramming in another unit?
Adventures in the Middle Ages...
comments: 8 | views: 574 | last updated: 11/5/2015
I'm unable to get this book. Is there an alternative?
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Age 8-10 does it get difficult as it progresses?
comments: 1 | views: 31 | 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 . . .
Placement...
comments: 2 | views: 517 | 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: 531 | 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: 651 | 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 . . .
Must Science and Social Studies be combined?
comments: 2 | views: 559 | 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 . . .
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Mature content - The View From Saturday
comments: 9 | views: 1457 | last updated: 12/4/2015
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 . . .
Energy- Lesson 2 Light: Activity 5 Reflection and Absorption
comments: 4 | views: 259 | last updated: 11/11/2015
I looked in the IdeaShare section and couldn't find anything about the Activity on Reflection and Absorption. One question I have is, is there anywhere where it shows a sample of this lab? We could not make sense of these instructions, looking in t . . .
Colonization and revolution -too dry :(
comments: 2 | views: 202 | last updated: 11/4/2015
This unit ended up as the first totally disappointing one for us. Most of it is very dry and I feel that there are too many details and events covered for this age group. While the text selected is a good one, asking the kids to read an entire chapte . . .
Only Language Arts and Social Studies
comments: 2 | views: 257 | last updated: 9/29/2015
Hi there. We only ordered ELA and SS, no science. In order to keep the two matched up, content-wise, would I just do something else for history during the unit where we WOULD be doing Moving Beyond the Page science and then start up again the next . . .
Energy- Lesson 2 Light: Activity 7 Light Travels
comments: 3 | views: 238 | last updated: 9/28/2015
I guess I'm just a visual person, but I'm struggling following the directions for these labs. On this lesson is says to get note cards (I'm guessing you mean index cards), and to cut a 1-inch notch out of the cards in the same spot on the bottom edg . . .
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Molasses and Ginger Cookies (slavery and Civil War lesson 5 activity 3)
comments: 2 | views: 576 | 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: 127 | 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 . . .
Slavery and the Civil War
comments: 2 | views: 154 | last updated: 11/20/2015
Just started this unit and our second edition History of Us Book does not include the map with production ratios between north and south required in the first lesson. Any suggestions?
BBC dinosaur link for ages 10 through 12 no longer available
comments: 4 | views: 544 | 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: 572 | 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 . . .
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Love This Curriculum
comments: 1 | views: 52 | last updated: 1/26/2016
I purchased Semester 1 Unit 4 for my daughter to try and we are in love with this curriculum. The activities have been highly engaging for her. She was so excited to create a website on diiferent ecosystems and created an absolutely hilarious video . . .
In Unit 1: They Hydrosphere, Lesson 6, on the activities page, the text states, "Choose one small part of the solution that can be tested and write your question so that you are looking at that one thing. Good examples can be found in your read . . .
skipping some of 10-12
comments: 1 | views: 286 | last updated: 8/27/2015
My daughter just turned 12 and going in 7th grade. I did not finish 10-12 last year and was thinking of skipping up to 11-13 as I feel she is ready for more of a challenge and want to be able to finish the 12-14 by next year. We also have a good la . . .
Changing Ecosystems out of stock
comments: 3 | views: 518 | 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: 664 | 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 . . .
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Science: Energy and Matter: Final Project
comments: 3 | views: 187 | 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 . . .
Suggestions for adding microscope activities
comments: 1 | views: 400 | last updated: 7/15/2015
Hi all. I had originally intended to use mbtp for lit and social studies but use another curriculum for science. This curriculum was full of microscope labs that my son was really looking into - but once I started looking at the mbtp science it was . . .
Concept 2 unit 2 science lesson 3 and Soc St lesson 5
comments: 3 | views: 627 | 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: 580 | 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: 715 | 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", . . .

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