Moving Beyond the Page
$0.00 view cart
Homeschool Curriculum for Creative, Hands-On, and Gifted Learners

Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

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.
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Finished Abcedarian halfway through our year...Now what?
comments: 1 | views: 21 | 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: 18 | 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: 333 | 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: 329 | 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: 120 | 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 . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
12-14 in High School
comments: 6 | views: 206 | 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: 136 | 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 . . .
Experiment Kits with Level 8-10 Science
comments: 3 | views: 98 | last updated: 12/30/2014
Hi! We are new and will be using just a few units to get started. I have a question about the experiment kits with some of the 8-10 science units. I will probably have two kids working through the units. Will I need to buy a kit for each child, o . . .
Placement of my daughter- Help!
comments: 3 | views: 160 | last updated: 12/11/2014
So I was using the 7-9 assessment for placement with my 6 year old. She had no problem with fluency (was in the advanced range) or comprehension- until the last oral question. The passage was about Helen Keller. The question was how do you think it w . . .
ebook student pages?
comments: 2 | views: 152 | last updated: 11/10/2014
will there ever be a downloadable e-book option for the student pages only? I have 4 kiddos so it would save a ton of money if I could buy the hard copy plus an e-book of the student pages. I much prefer the hard copy for long term books but I also . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
gifted with severe anxiety and depression
comments: 7 | views: 2552 | 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: 2084 | 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: 325 | 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: 828 | 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: 1158 | 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 . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
The Christmas Wish
comments: 2 | views: 92 | 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.
Love the curriculum, but a few editing and manipulatives details to fix
comments: 3 | views: 412 | last updated: 11/6/2014
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 . . .
Just wanted to tell you
comments: 3 | views: 214 | 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: 363 | 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: 602 | 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 . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Year long schooling
comments: 2 | views: 39 | 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: 192 | 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: 1241 | 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: 433 | last updated: 6/18/2014
What are the differences between editions for 5-7?
ISO Oak Meadow Kindergarten Syllabus
comments: 2 | views: 559 | 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!!
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Plants lesson
comments: 8 | views: 424 | 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?
foreign languages
comments: 1 | views: 159 | last updated: 10/14/2014
Does anyone begin teaching a language at the elementary level? Is it necessary? If so, which language do you start with and why?
What to do with my 6yo
comments: 6 | views: 356 | 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: 331 | 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: 405 | 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 . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
How much to read- no reading schedule?
comments: 6 | views: 130 | 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 . . .
Maple Nut Berry Popcorn Balls
comments: 4 | views: 469 | last updated: 10/22/2014
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
2006 Activity Books
comments: 2 | views: 237 | last updated: 8/7/2014
Hi there, I have recently purchased a gently used set of the 2006 version of the 7-9. How can I purchase the Environment and Change student activity books? Do you have them available? Or is there a conversion package to combine the both editions? Tha . . .
Does S & SS Parent Manual come with Individual Concepts?
comments: 3 | views: 268 | last updated: 7/21/2014
Hello! I was hoping to buy curriculum only, but one concept at a time; however, when I shop the Individual Concepts, there is no option (that I can see) for acquiring the parent manual. I see in the description that the parent pages are included in t . . .
Grade Level
comments: 2 | views: 551 | last updated: 2/10/2014
I have 7 families in my homeschool group that are considering on switching to MBTP next year. I am trying to help them determine appropriate levels (and have directed one directly to Keith). I understand that the student's writing ability is one of t . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Ben & Me pg 17
comments: 3 | views: 59 | 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: 104 | 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: 226 | 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: 417 | 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
I just bought Concept one
comments: 3 | views: 198 | last updated: 9/22/2014
for four kids-three different levels and boy did that hurt the funding level for our charter school. I am thinking I would not be able to afford another concept this semester and just do one concept a semester. Which concept should we do next semest . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Does anyone finish everything in 2-3 weeks?
comments: 3 | views: 78 | 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 . . .
Where can I direct my Math concerns?
comments: 5 | views: 271 | last updated: 12/9/2014
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 . . .
Biomes - Lesson 7 - Wetlands - Password Protected Link
comments: 3 | views: 93 | last updated: 12/4/2014
Lesson 7 (page 109) in this unit has a password protected link for the Freshwater Biome - found at and/or (The link at Idea Share goes to t . . .
Biomes - Lesson 5 The Tundra- Broken Links
comments: 3 | views: 88 | last updated: 12/1/2014
Hi all.. Biomes Lesson 5 The Tundra on page 85 has broken links: and the accompanying link for Wild Arctic Fun guide http://www.seaworld/org/fun-zone/fun-guides/arctic/arctic-adaptation . . .
Biomes - Correction
comments: 2 | views: 93 | last updated: 11/21/2014
Hi! Page 65 of the Biomes workbook (Activity 3 - Page 1) shows Deciduos Tree stem pattern. They are mislabled. The alternate & opposite should be switched. Just an FYI. Is there a better place to let you know about typos and errors? Thank . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Our of print book
comments: 3 | views: 102 | 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 . . .
comments: 2 | views: 200 | 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: 118 | 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: 192 | 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: 170 | 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 . . .
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
The Solar System lesson 3 broken link
comments: 2 | views: 89 | last updated: 12/10/2014 Can anyone direct me to the right place?
Does anyone use MBTP for two years instead of the intended one?
comments: 5 | views: 739 | 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: 91 | 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: 154 | 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.
Pacing for the year
comments: 2 | views: 229 | last updated: 10/8/2014
Is there a pace chart to use in order to plan out what lessons to do when to ensure that we are on track with finishing by June?
recent discussions ( view all | start a new discussion | notify me )
Question regarding purchasing Genetics and DNA in the 12-14 level
comments: 3 | views: 94 | 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: 123 | 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: 313 | 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 . . .
Doing last science unit first
comments: 2 | views: 101 | last updated: 11/14/2014
My daughter is entering puberty--getting very close to starting her period. The last science unit is the one that uses the book on the subject. Would it be a real problem doing this unit right away or does it need the building blocks of the earlier s . . .
Age 12-14 Is Now Live on the Forum!
comments: 6 | views: 383 | last updated: 8/11/2014
You can now connect to other parents using this level for questions, help, and support.