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What curriculum have folks used before for ongoing 8th-12th grade?
comments: 6 | views: 372 | last updated: 8/26/2016
Our daughters finished 12-14, in what was supposed to be 7th grade and now we realize the high school won't be out for another year. Looking for suggestions for this year in between? Structured, self directed a must!
Price question
comments: 2 | views: 53 | last updated: 8/19/2016
I see that there is a reduced amount from list price right now. For the Spring Sale, will there be an additional 10% off the list price, or the price that is already showing the reduced amount. I'm trying to plan my next year.
Sharing one level between siblings?
comments: 7 | views: 407 | last updated: 8/18/2016
Hi! I'm seriously considering MBTP for my two gifted children, ages 8 and 10. I would only want to purchase one level, due to budget constraints. I'm sure 9-11 would be best for my 10 year old, but I'm thinking I can supplement some other work (we al . . .
High School Levels
comments: 22 | views: 2394 | last updated: 8/17/2016
Do you have current plans to develop and eventually offer high school levels of Moving Beyond the Page? Are there any plans in the works? We'd love to continue on with this awesome curriculum beyond the 12-14 level. MBtP is a perfect fit for our f . . .
Lesson plans/Science
comments: 2 | views: 304 | last updated: 6/15/2016
I am new to Moving Beyond the Page and was interested in your science curriculum. Does your science curriculum come with lesson plans?
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Possible learning disability/ADHD --can we still use MBtP?
comments: 2 | views: 80 | last updated: 8/26/2016
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 . . .
Two years ago.....
comments: 1 | views: 20 | last updated: 8/26/2016
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: 2 | views: 220 | last updated: 7/26/2016
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!
Order of 11-13 social studies
comments: 2 | views: 236 | last updated: 5/23/2016
I am planning to use the 11-13 social studies (as well as the language arts) for my daughter this year. I have a few of the unit studies that a friend never got to last year and I am wondering if the course of study needs to follow the order. We have . . .
Order of 11-13 social studies
comments: 1 | views: 191 | last updated: 5/22/2016
I am planning to use the 11-13 social studies (as well as the language arts) for my daughter this year. I have a few of the unit studies that a friend never got to last year and I am wondering if the course of study needs to follow the order. We have . . .
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writing troubles
comments: 14 | views: 3482 | 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: 1451 | 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: 3873 | 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: 1865 | 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: 2305 | 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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Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 2 | views: 7 | last updated: 8/28/2016
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
Seasons of Arnolds Apple Tree
comments: 3 | views: 25 | 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 . . .
CD for The Real Mother Goose?
comments: 1 | views: 12 | last updated: 8/26/2016
We are just starting The Real Mother Goose and day 1 mentions listening to the poems on the CD. We are checking the books out at the library, so we do not have a CD. However my children love audiobooks and I would like to find a way to incorporate th . . .
the word "some"
comments: 1 | views: 14 | last updated: 8/25/2016
not sure where it is introduced in the Season's of Arnolds Apple Tree. Just pick a day and say "here it is"? ANd have them find the word in the book one day?
Question on the Holiday units
comments: 3 | views: 1313 | last updated: 8/25/2016
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, Christmas & February days units also?
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Occupying younger siblings
comments: 8 | views: 925 | last updated: 8/28/2016
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: 1489 | 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: 1436 | 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: 430 | 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? . . .
What a day looks like
comments: 8 | views: 1193 | 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!
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Still making up my mind....
comments: 6 | views: 939 | 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: 153 | 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 . . .
Does it get better in 6-8?
comments: 4 | views: 443 | last updated: 3/31/2016
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Age 6-8 Concept 1, Unit 1, Lesson 8 -- stars don't fit on the flag??
comments: 2 | views: 501 | 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: 981 | 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 . . .
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Using Required Books
comments: 1 | views: 25 | last updated: 8/22/2016
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: 1 | views: 146 | last updated: 7/16/2016
Hi, can anyone tell me how much grammar is covered? Should I supplement an English workbook as well?
The Land Unit
comments: 1 | views: 173 | last updated: 6/8/2016
Just a question for other users out there-- We just purchased the Sarah plain and Tall unit online version. We were thinking about getting the Land unit that goes with it ( also online version) We live way off in the boonies and mail does not get . . .
Ah, Bill Cosby as an American Hero
comments: 3 | views: 362 | last updated: 3/31/2016
How did everyone cover this? I'm not sure whether I want to not even mention the lawsuits or skip him entirely or mention the lawsuits but avoid detail. Right now I'm thinking I will just say that what makes people great is that they can accompli . . .
Concept 2 Unit 2 The Water Cycle **Caution on Lesson 1 Activity 3**
comments: 3 | views: 441 | last updated: 2/15/2016
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 . . .
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Age 8-10 does it get difficult as it progresses?
comments: 1 | views: 437 | 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: 798 | 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: 823 | 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: 969 | 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: 870 | 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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9-11 Materials List
comments: 3 | views: 49 | last updated: 8/15/2016
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: 2098 | 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: 57 | 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 . . .
Concept 4 Unit 2 State Government and Economics- Lesson3
comments: 1 | views: 198 | last updated: 5/8/2016
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 . . .
Colonization & Revolution- FINAL PROJECT **Not Marked at 2 Day Lesson**
comments: 2 | views: 310 | 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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Life of Fred Math
comments: 3 | views: 258 | 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: 858 | 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: 373 | 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: 402 | 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: 802 | 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?
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Egyptian home
comments: 2 | views: 11 | last updated: 8/27/2016
Not making sense ... Step 4 ... Says the four pieces are octagons and they are not octagons and tells to assemble the support floor base and how to put in the column if support floor base is on it and then the column pieces don't fit in that base sp . . .
Egyptian home
comments: 1 | views: 9 | last updated: 8/27/2016
Not making sense ... Step 4 ... Says the four pieces are octagons and they are not octagons and tells to assemble the support floor base and how to put in the column if support floor base is on it and then the column pieces don't fit in that base sp . . .
All of the activities?
comments: 4 | views: 99 | last updated: 8/26/2016
Do you all do ALL of the activities or just choose a couple?
Hydrosphere Lesson 1
comments: 2 | views: 45 | last updated: 8/19/2016
This is our first year using MBtP. I was a little disappointed with the first lesson of science. Specifically using the solutions in the water. All that will do is dilute them, and not give them any real results. When I looked at the teacher section . . .
Learning Group in Sarasota/Bradenton area?
comments: 1 | views: 151 | last updated: 5/16/2016
We would love to connect with other MBTP students! Are any of you in our area? Just getting started with this level next school year. Thanks, Ann and Jake
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comments: 2 | views: 280 | 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.
High School
comments: 9 | views: 510 | last updated: 5/8/2016
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 . . .
Science: Energy and Matter: Final Project
comments: 3 | views: 453 | 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: 687 | 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: 899 | 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 . . .


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