Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

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High School Levels
comments: 65 | views: 8732 | last updated: 11/7/2022
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 . . .
Traveling with MBtP / Roadschooling
comments: 5 | views: 878 | last updated: 10/2/2022
Has anyone used MBtP while one the road or traveling frequently? I'm looking at the "shopping list" and it looks fairly extensive, and i won't have a ton of space...
Close in age siblings
comments: 1 | views: 75 | last updated: 9/8/2022
Hi there- I have 6.5 year old twins and a 4.5 year old. The twins are possibly gifted (one in reading and the other in math) and the little one is not far behind. We completed the 4-5 year program last year. The twins were able to do some of the . . .
Curriculum Development
comments: 8 | views: 587 | last updated: 8/23/2022
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE continue to develop ALL SUBJECTS FOR EACH LEVEL! My kids adore the program as much as I do! My only regret is not pursuing homeschooling earlier, this being our first year. Nothing compares! However, I am worried that we will not . . .
Do I need a 2nd Math Kit?
comments: 2 | views: 91 | last updated: 8/8/2022
Hello, We currently use the age 5-7 curriculum and already have a math kit for the 5-7 age level. Which includes an abacus, white board, etc. My question is, is there a difference in the abacus for the 6-8 age level? Will I need to order another Math . . .
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Critical Race Theory Inspired Content
comments: 11 | views: 704 | last updated: 11/7/2022
I purchased the K level materials because I wanted a home school curriculum which was mum with regard to religion and taught unfiltered science without politics. Looking at some of the materials down the line I can't help but wonder if any of this ma . . .
How to access books with online curriculum
comments: 11 | views: 516 | last updated: 10/10/2022
How to I access the books that go along with the online curriculum? Is there a link to a PDF that I am missing?
Standardized testing
comments: 3 | views: 144 | last updated: 8/18/2022
Hello- Im considering jumping to MBTP, however I'm wondering about standardized testing. We live in a state where we have to do standardized tesing. For those of you that used MBTP did you find that your child scored decent on standardized tests? . . .
MBTP- not just for secular homeschool!
comments: 3 | views: 271 | last updated: 8/10/2022
I wanted to take a moment now that we are 1/2 through our first year of homeschooling and 1/2 through our MBTP curriculum to say how much we love this program! We are homeschooling our youngest child (6th grade in the 10-12 year curriculum). I have t . . .
Starting in June
comments: 2 | views: 137 | last updated: 5/31/2022
Hello, this has probably been asked, but my searches weren't finding it - Would it be ok to start MBtP in June or does everything line up better with a Fall start date? Will probably use level 6-8 Thank you!
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Asperger and MBP
comments: 12 | views: 4696 | last updated: 1/29/2021
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 . . .
slower pace?
comments: 11 | views: 2878 | last updated: 1/27/2021
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 . . .
Has anyone ever skipped a level?
comments: 6 | views: 698 | last updated: 8/11/2020
My son has been doing 7-9 and debating skipping the next level as he is really in 5th grade and is ready for harder concepts. We did 7-9 due to handwriting issues but it has now resolved. Debating skipping...thoughts?
I have used this curriculum for five children thus far.
comments: 2 | views: 810 | last updated: 9/24/2019
Two children are bright kids and they enjoyed the curriculum. I just was overwhelmed with a special needs preschool and nonverbal toddler that I could not do it with the twins for very long. Their younger sister who is now a sophomore in hs used it . . .
Secular Support
comments: 3 | views: 1204 | last updated: 6/24/2018
After HSing for 1yr with my 3-4yo we made the decision to continue through next year. We started with MBtP’s 4-5 curriculum and are now awaiting arrival of the 5-7 curriculum + Life of Fred books (C & D or the 3rd and 4th in the series . . .
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Managing a younger sibling
comments: 2 | views: 36 | last updated: 10/7/2022
Good morning, I am going to start on Monday with my 4 year old. However I also have a 3 year old. Will it be a problem if he wants to participate? He obviously doesn't have the motor abilities to write, but knows his letters, numbers, is starti . . .
How to "start" homeschooling with your child
comments: 5 | views: 136 | last updated: 10/6/2022
Greetings - I'm new to the MBTP community and just purchased the 4-5 year old curriculum for my soon to be 4 year old son. He's bright and loves being read-to. I'm planning to start the program in September to be on a similar schedule as the school y . . .
Materials Kit - several bags not labeled
comments: 6 | views: 362 | last updated: 8/22/2022
Hi. We received the materials kit (yay!), but I'm having trouble matching several (unlabeled) bags of supplies with the correct lessons. I assumed we'd just figure it out, but today for the Firefly unit I see we need glow-in-the-dark paper, and I can . . .
Phonics or reading supplement needed with MBTP?
comments: 6 | views: 154 | last updated: 8/21/2022
Hello, I recall reading somewhere on your website that MBTP can or should be used with a reading/phonics supplement. Do I have that right? And if so, are there any particular programs that are recommended? My son is almost four and enjoys being read . . .
Redundancy of Letter Sounds Activity
comments: 1 | views: 221 | last updated: 12/1/2021
I am only on week 4 of the program but have noticed that the same activity seems to be planned for learning the letter sound of the week: circling the correct beginning letter for each picture on page 1 and cutting out the pictures at the bottom of t . . .
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Foreign Language
comments: 7 | views: 1567 | last updated: 5/30/2022
I'm homeschooling my 5 year old daughter using moving beyond the page, and I'm looking to add a foreign language to her studies (preferably Spanish as we live in Florida, and she would have multiple opportunities to use it). Does anyone have any rec . . .
How many days per year are scheduled?
comments: 4 | views: 1357 | last updated: 9/7/2021
I'm planning on getting the complete level 5-7 in June after we are done with level 4-5. How many days are scheduled? Is it a full 36 weeks with 5 days a week of lessons(180 days total)? If it is, would it be easy to condense it to a 4 day week by do . . .
Assigning grades and report cards
comments: 5 | views: 562 | last updated: 11/11/2020
This is my first year homeschooling, my son is in first grade and our state requires report cards every 9 weeks. They don't have to be turned in, but should be kept with the child's portfolio. How do you go about doing this with the set up that MB . . .
Am I doing it right?
comments: 3 | views: 499 | last updated: 10/1/2020
Hi, we are new to MBTP and new to homeschooling. I am wondering what a normal homeschool day looks like for other parents who are teaching in the 5-7 level. As of right now, I am doing 1 lesson a day in Changes. As well as 1 lesson a day in Math. My . . .
Books
comments: 2 | views: 616 | last updated: 9/26/2019
I am waiting for our 5-7 curriculum to come in the mail. However, is there any way to know what books I will need to be using the first few weeks so I can get a head start on reserving them at the library. Thank you!
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need help regarding math concepts
comments: 5 | views: 2606 | last updated: 9/29/2022
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 . . .
Errors concept 5 unit3 geometry solids, polyhedrons
comments: 2 | views: 70 | last updated: 9/15/2022
Acivity 2 states "Tell her we call solids polyhedrons " Spheres, cylinders, cones are solids but not polyhedrons! also in activity 3 : making solids, the child is asked to "color and then make polyhedrons" The problem is amon . . .
Read aloud books for each unit
comments: 3 | views: 107 | last updated: 6/4/2022
We're coming off a Charlotte Mason curriculum and she really enjoys being read to. Are there suggestions as to read aloud books for the 6-8 concepts?
Can I only get Online Parent Manuals
comments: 2 | views: 116 | last updated: 5/31/2022
Hello, we are almost done with our 5-7 curriculum. For next year, is it possible to purchase the online version of the Parent Manuals? I noticed that I hardly used my physical copies & preferred the online version. I don't see an option to purcha . . .
Any recommendations on library books that go well with the Community unit?
comments: 3 | views: 468 | last updated: 10/14/2020
Any recommendations on library books that go well with the Community unit? Our library is finally open so I would love to make a list of titles to add to a book bin.
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 154 | last updated: 11/29/2021
Interactive and easy to use. Basic Algebra, working with negative numbers, converting fractions to decimals, visualizing two different fractions, factoring.... https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Suppling-Your-Steam-Needs
Use of Abacus
comments: 3 | views: 287 | last updated: 8/30/2021
I am new to MBTP and very excited about the program. However, I never really learned how to use an abacus and am hoping for a link to a tube or other tutorial that demonstrates usage on an abacus similar to the one in the 7-9 Math curriculum kit. S . . .
Need a tutor for material.
comments: 13 | views: 526 | last updated: 7/5/2021
Hello everyone! This is our first year homeschooling (chose to because of Covid) and we are having a VERY difficult time supporting our almost 9 year old with the 7-9 curriculum. She is a strong reader and enjoys math, but is struggling significantly . . .
Is there much repetition?
comments: 3 | views: 390 | last updated: 1/14/2021
We are half way through our year using the 6-8 curriculum (6 year old {1st grade} and almost 8 year old {2nd grade}). Teaching them together has really worked for us time wise. I was wondering if we continue with the age groups as is and not skippin . . .
Spelling?
comments: 3 | views: 462 | last updated: 10/28/2020
We just started MBTP a few weeks ago, and it's going really well. The 7-9 curriculum is great for my 8-year-old son...except for the Spelling quizzes. They are super-easy for him - it almost seems like there's an error in the word list we're accessin . . .
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 139 | last updated: 11/29/2021
Interactive and easy to use. Basic Algebra, working with negative numbers, converting fractions to decimals, visualizing two different fractions, factoring.... https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Suppling-Your-Steam-Needs
8-10 Answer Key
comments: 4 | views: 596 | last updated: 10/11/2021
Hello, this is our first year with moving beyond the page and the 8-10 curriculum. I can see there are instructions and answers for us parents in the prep of the lesson. However, are there answers anywhere for the activities? For instance, we are . . .
Africa workbook not matching reading material
comments: 2 | views: 343 | last updated: 1/26/2021
Ok, I'm about to pull my hair out. We just started the Africa and Asia unit and the workbook questions aren't lining up with the pages of the reading material (if it's even covered at all). Was I given an updated version of A True Book, Africa? One . . .
In order to get started I need to know which part of the order is the book and which is not. For example we have the BFG so I would cancel Age 8-10 - Concept 2: The BFG, but keep Age 8-10 - Concept 2: Literature Unit - The BFG? Is that correct?
8-10 Math
comments: 15 | views: 808 | last updated: 1/9/2020
Happy summer! Are there any updates to the 8-10 math?
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Oregon Trail software
comments: 5 | views: 4335 | last updated: 5/31/2022
We went to start the Oregon Trail game today. My son was so excited! We had a MacBook Pro. It should work, but it keeps saying the files are null when I try to start it. Even more frustrating, there is no technical support that I can find to he . . .
Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 177 | last updated: 11/29/2021
Interactive and easy to use. Basic Algebra, working with negative numbers, converting fractions to decimals, visualizing two different fractions, factoring.... https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Suppling-Your-Steam-Needs
Lucy Whipple
comments: 3 | views: 500 | last updated: 4/19/2021
Glad we are coming up to the human body unit, as my son was lost when Lucy and Lizzie discuss the Native girl who is experiencing new bleeding time and is sent away from the group. This was unexpected content. Anyone else having some of these moment . . .
SS package Your State
comments: 2 | views: 393 | last updated: 11/19/2020
Looking to purchase the age 9-11 SS package Your State but there are 2 options....what is the difference between SS Package Your State #1013 and SS Unit Your State #450?
Grammatical error in Handy Guide to Writing and Grammar
comments: 2 | views: 951 | last updated: 9/5/2020
On page 5, the heading is "Writers Guide" with no apostrophe. Hey, at least it teaches the concept of irony. :)
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new student help
comments: 6 | views: 1861 | last updated: 6/26/2022
We have just recently started - actually just finishing the first Wanderer workbook and my daughter has to do a narrative essay. What I am not liking about this curriculum is it doesn't seem to help me guide her. I don't know if her essay should be . . .
Whole Concepts?
comments: 1 | views: 1297 | last updated: 5/26/2022
I'd love to hear experienced opinion on using full concepts vs. choosing units of interest. My instinct is to work a full concept to benefit from the contextual design of the curriculum. My daughter prefers to choose individual units of interest and . . .
Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 142 | last updated: 11/29/2021
Interactive and easy to use. Basic Algebra, working with negative numbers, converting fractions to decimals, visualizing two different fractions, factoring.... https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Suppling-Your-Steam-Needs
Molasses and Ginger Cookies (slavery and Civil War lesson 5 activity 3)
comments: 4 | views: 2335 | last updated: 6/3/2021
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 . . .
Answer Key
comments: 4 | views: 579 | last updated: 5/4/2021
I am not the best with grammar and I am having difficulty knowing whether my girls are getting the grammar worksheets correct. There appears to be no answer key for any of the worksheets. These are pretty technical and I am at a loss.
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Essay writing help
comments: 3 | views: 1002 | last updated: 11/2/2022
I am looking for help with essay writing. We are using the 11-13 for my 13 year old, and he has a hard time with the writing. Does anyone have resources to help him become more comfortable and confident?
Newton at the Center weblinks
comments: 3 | views: 65 | last updated: 8/30/2022
Is anyone having trouble with the Simple Machines Game weblink (lesson 7, day 2, activity 2)? I can't seem to access the game. Thank you!
Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 148 | last updated: 11/29/2021
Interactive and easy to use. Basic Algebra, working with negative numbers, converting fractions to decimals, visualizing two different fractions, factoring.... https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Suppling-Your-Steam-Needs
Learning Group in Sarasota/Bradenton area?
comments: 1 | views: 1282 | last updated: 8/30/2021
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
How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?
comments: 12 | views: 1894 | last updated: 8/20/2021
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 . . .
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High School 1 - Nonfiction "A Long Way Gone" Replacement
comments: 2 | views: 33 | last updated: 11/10/2022
I'm seeing if anyone has used a different memoir instead of A Long Way Gone to pair up with I Am Malala. I've already taught it and really do like A Long Way Gone, but I have two sensitive high schoolers this year that I'm teaching that I'm pretty su . . .
Lord of the Flies
comments: 4 | views: 929 | last updated: 6/4/2022
I have serious concerns about using this book. Any ideas for replacing it?
High School
comments: 45 | views: 4772 | last updated: 5/3/2022
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 . . .
High School LA
comments: 1 | views: 676 | last updated: 5/3/2022
Is anyone using the High School LA curriculum. We are new to MBtP, how do you get started? There is no tab on the getting started page for it and I have contacted the company twice and have gotten no response. At this point I can not access any of th . . .
Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 150 | last updated: 11/29/2021
Interactive and easy to use. Basic Algebra, working with negative numbers, converting fractions to decimals, visualizing two different fractions, factoring.... https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Suppling-Your-Steam-Needs