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comments: 2 | views: 77 | last updated: 1/18/2018
Just wonder what method people are using for grading MBTP? We are in a homeschool program in AK, and they let us use whatever curriculum we like but they require graded progress reports for both semesters.
High School Levels
comments: 32 | views: 4033 | last updated: 1/1/2018
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 . . .
Working with MBTP while meeting charter school requirements
comments: 2 | views: 144 | last updated: 12/3/2017
Hi. Three of my children are enrolled in a charter school. At the end of each learning period (once a month), we meet with our assigned Teacher Facilitator. Part of the meeting consists of turning in samples of their work, per subject. To meet this . . .
comments: 2 | views: 301 | last updated: 9/28/2017
I'm slightly confused about the order in which you use the units. I totally understand that each unit is paired, however should we complete unit 1 before going on to unit 2,or spend a couple days a week on different units.
comments: 25 | views: 2136 | last updated: 9/23/2017
Is there an aspect to the parent manual that gives the parent a daily lesson plan for each subject?
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Selling unused /Online units
comments: 1 | views: 16 | last updated: 1/18/2018
Is there a way to sell unused online unit/concepts? We skipped a whole concept in 6-8 that we will not need.
Materials for teaching two - should I buy 2 sets of books
comments: 1 | views: 32 | last updated: 1/5/2018
I|m happy with my decision to use MBTP for my 2 children (8and9), but I|m stuck on what materials to purchase. I|ve decided to start with the 7-9 lesson plan. I|ve ordered the full year hard copy and additional consumables. Should I also order an . . .
If you are still in the 'considering' stage...
comments: 8 | views: 409 | last updated: 12/27/2017
Then let me tell why MBTP works for us. We used to have problems with our sons when it came to reading books. Our youngest (11) used to read comics but refused to read books without pictures. He found them too long and too boring. Our oldest (14) wou . . .
Grade level standards
comments: 2 | views: 96 | last updated: 12/12/2017
I see that the 4-5 is aligned to kindergarten standards. I don|t see grade level standards on the other levels. Is the 7-9 aligned to 3rd grade?
Different LA abilities?
comments: 2 | views: 332 | last updated: 10/22/2017
My son is starting 8th. Great reader, comprehension, vocabulary etc...... but awful at writing. Hates to write stories, reports, etc. When doing quick writes or journaling I'm lucky to get 4-5 sentences. I have to push for more. Any suggestions? I r . . .
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Support Group/ Social
comments: 2 | views: 237 | last updated: 11/7/2017
Hi Everyone, I just started MBTP with my daughter (13y/o). The curriculum Age 12-14 is amazing, she has been able to manage almost everything by herself, but we need a social group for her. She is getting depress, She has been ill for the last 4 mon . . .
slower pace?
comments: 3 | views: 816 | last updated: 9/22/2017
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 . . .
Looking for Coupon code
comments: 2 | views: 245 | last updated: 9/15/2017
Good morning everyone, I want to home school my son and found Lernsys homeschooling academic from web search. Does anyone know of a coupon code for the site Lernsys? I am planning to purchase the course.
Search of video courses
comments: 8 | views: 1188 | 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: 5388 | 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 . . .
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Why is the bag for Unit 7 left blank?
comments: 2 | views: 149 | last updated: 10/20/2017
I'm wondering why the bag for Unit 7 But No Elephants was left blank? What is this supposed to be used for?
CD for The Real Mother Goose?
comments: 2 | views: 853 | last updated: 7/21/2017
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 . . .
Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 6 | views: 1119 | 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: 875 | last updated: 11/1/2016
Day 5
Program Order
comments: 4 | views: 1105 | 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.
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Combining math with Culture this holiday season
comments: 1 | views: 142 | last updated: 10/11/2017
Halloween and Thanksgiving are on its way home and I cant help but use these holidays to have fun with math. Already got hold of Thanksgiving worksheets ( and Halloween worksheets (https://lo . . .
Occupying younger siblings
comments: 11 | views: 2035 | 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: 779 | 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: 2661 | 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: 2446 | 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
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need help regarding math concepts
comments: 2 | views: 1295 | 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: 773 | 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: 777 | 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: 2015 | 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: 1471 | 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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Maple Nut Berry Popcorn Balls
comments: 12 | views: 1931 | last updated: 1/6/2018
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
comments: 3 | views: 306 | last updated: 9/8/2017
Where can I find the Spelling list of words for Tornado? They are not in the back of the workbook, and I can't find them on this website. Please help.
Concept 2 Unit 2 Communities Change Over Time: Lesson 5 Cultures Around the World
comments: 4 | views: 1419 | last updated: 8/30/2017
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 . . .
Science and Social Studies order
comments: 2 | views: 279 | last updated: 8/29/2017
Hello! We have been loving the 7-9 Science Concept 1, Unit 1: Weather. We are getting close to finishing it and I am looking ahead to the next unit. My question regards the order of the units. I know that the units increase in difficulty as expla . . .
Error found in Social Studies Concept 3 Unit 3: Economic Cycles
comments: 2 | views: 727 | 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 . . .
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Ben and Me Vocabulary lis
comments: 2 | views: 109 | last updated: 11/13/2017
HI, I just started with moving beyond the page 8-10 and I'm wondering where to find the vocabulary list for Ben and Me. Perhaps it's missing from my curriculum since it's a used copy. If so, anyone know where I can find a copy of the vocabulary li . . .
What to use unstead of "The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe"?
comments: 3 | views: 519 | last updated: 10/10/2017
Hello,Moving Beyond the page staff and homeschooling moms! I'm looking forward to use this curriculum this year (8-10), that i ordered through charter school. However,i have concerns with the books about magic, witches and etc. Is there any other boo . . .
Alternative to Thousand Paper Cranes?
comments: 3 | views: 496 | last updated: 7/16/2017
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 . . .
Many errors and typos
comments: 4 | views: 429 | last updated: 7/10/2017
In the assigned book, "Presidential Elections and Other Cool Facts," on page 11, it erroneously states that Kennedy was the youngest president. In fact, it was Theodore Roosevelt. Kennedy was 43, but Roosevelt was 42. There should be a note . . .
Oregon Trail Won't Run :(
comments: 3 | views: 946 | last updated: 7/2/2017
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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Moving at a much slower pace
comments: 6 | views: 237 | last updated: 11/7/2017
We love this curriculum but seem to be moving through it at a much slower pace!Has anyone had this same experience?
States Study
comments: 4 | views: 262 | last updated: 9/20/2017
Hi! We are loving MBTP 9-11 so far! I am wondering if someone can tell me what the pages with the large state names for the southeastern states are for? I can't find anything in the guide that indicates what we are supposed to do with them? Color the . . .
MBTP 9-11
comments: 3 | views: 1310 | last updated: 9/17/2017
Hi, I am starting the 9-11 age level with my daughter in the fall. I was trying to figure out the very first poetry unit as I looked over the curriculum. It says that the students do a lot of the work/reading on their own. I'm a little confused a . . .
Energy Science Kit?
comments: 4 | views: 256 | last updated: 9/4/2017
The description on the website for this item isn't very helpful: This kit contains materials used in activities in the Energy unit. - Sku # 1984 And the image of the contents page is completely unreadable. :( I'm assuming this is a kit of s . . .
US Geography - misleading answer
comments: 2 | views: 289 | last updated: 8/21/2017
Lesson 1, Activity 1, Option 1, #13 - the question is, "A South American country" and the answer you list is, "Columbia, SC." Columbia isn't a South American country; Colombia is. The spelling is different.
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Widow Carey's Chickens
comments: 6 | views: 796 | last updated: 10/23/2017
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?
Answer key for Human Body unit?
comments: 3 | views: 193 | last updated: 10/10/2017
Are there answer keys somewhere for the different units? I am specifically looking for answer keys to the Human Body Systems unit for age 12-14. There are a few questions and worksheets for which I would love to find answer keys to make sure we have . . .
comments: 4 | views: 653 | last updated: 8/7/2017
What power of microscope is recommended for concept 4, unit 2 (Cells unit)?
Right Start Math F
comments: 2 | views: 364 | last updated: 7/25/2017
It has been a few years since RSM came out with its 2nd Edition series. So my question is, will you be offering the 2nd edition series any time soon? Level F will only be offered in the 2nd ed, and it seems to have very important middle school math a . . .
Science Manipulative Package
comments: 2 | views: 329 | last updated: 7/24/2017
Hello, again! So I have decided to purchase only the first unit for us to try. If it goes well, I will then order the full year. :) I'm planning to purchase the first unit for each subject and then also the additional manipulative packages for my . . .
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How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?
comments: 1 | views: 1 | last updated: 1/22/2018
Hello! we're excited to begin the comprehensive curriculum but I'm curious as to how other families space the lessons? Some lessons have a number of days suggested next to them and others do not. I'm guessing a whole lesson should last a week or sl . . .
Broken Link
comments: 2 | views: 25 | last updated: 1/8/2018
The link to the video "Solar System - Sun 101" in science Unit 5 Lesson 1 doesn't work (both in the printed book and on IdeaShare). Is there an updated link that we can use?
Links that don't work
comments: 10 | views: 435 | last updated: 11/10/2017
Hi everyone, We just received our first unit and noticed that many of the links don't work. Is this typical? If so, how do you all work around this? Thanks!
Elizabethan Europe Lesson 2 Activity 2... Music Links?
comments: 2 | views: 137 | last updated: 10/30/2017
Lesson 2 Activity 2 states that the student will listen to 3 songs and then complete option 1 or 2.. For the life of me I cannot find the links that direct us to what songs to listen to.. are we supposed to just google to find our own? The directions . . .
Greek Myths Lesson 2 Activity 6.. Hermes???
comments: 4 | views: 239 | last updated: 10/17/2017
We've looked and looked for the Hermes card for the lesser Greek Gods.. can't find it. We have the definition. but not Hermes card... our guide is a 2012 printing..
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Chemical Reactions Lesson 7
comments: 1 | views: 25 | last updated: 1/13/2018
Has anyone had success with Activity 1 Part 2 getting the light bulb to light? We were seriously wowed by the reaction and the smell and green color of the products,but could not get enough conductivity to light either the larger light bulb or even . . .
Timeline cards
comments: 5 | views: 368 | last updated: 11/9/2017
Our Revolution lesson 2 southern colonies says that timeline cards are included along with a timeline. I purchased the online curriculum. I don't see an option to print anything out. Did I miss something?
Answer key for Human Body unit?
comments: 2 | views: 185 | last updated: 11/7/2017
Are there answer keys somewhere for the different units? I am specifically looking for answer keys to the Human Body Systems unit for age 12-14. There are a few questions and worksheets for which I would love to find answer keys to make sure we have . . .
High School
comments: 27 | views: 2473 | last updated: 11/1/2017
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 . . .
Different LA abilities?
comments: 1 | views: 264 | last updated: 8/21/2017
My son is starting 8th. Great reader, comprehension, vocabulary etc...... but awful at writing. Hates to write stories, reports, etc. When doing quick writes or journaling I'm lucky to get 4-5 sentences. I have to push for more. Any suggestions? I r . . .


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