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High School Curriculum
comments: 3 | views: 92 | last updated: 6/10/2018
Can anyone please suggest best high school curriculum?
High School Levels
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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 . . .
The White House?
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Hello, I was wondering if there were any units that covered the White House? My son is really interested in this topic. Thanks!
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considering using MBTP. My kids I am trying to place are 7 (8 in April) and 6 (7 in November) I am looking for placement for the fall. My daughter who is 7 is reading chapter books on a 1st/2nd grade reading level. I think level 6-8 would be to e . . .
how many lessons per year?
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I'm considering this curriculum and wondered how many lessons there are per year. Is any "flex" time scheduled in? Thanks, Emily
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We will be using Beautiful Feet for History and will like to use MBTP literature unit studies along with MBTP Social Studies because BF covers History but not much of the Social Studies. Has only used this combination? I already have science curricul . . .
3 Days a Week?
comments: 1 | views: 141 | last updated: 5/9/2018
Hey all! I was just wondering if anybody homeschools with MBTP doing just 3 days a week? We go to our co-op twice a week, so my other 3 days are the days I'll be trying to get the work in. How does it work for you? Do you double up lessons each da . . .
Mixing Middle School Years
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I know that this is not the way the program is supposed to work, but it is possible to do 11-13 SS/ELA with 12-14 Science? I really like the way the program does science, but my son has just studied all the 11-13 science topics this year and needs t . . .
2 levels below
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My 12 year old is not strong in writing and doesn't enjoy reading novels (on his own) and seems to best fit the 8-10 level. However, I realize that this is significantly below "grade level". Should I worry about grade level or go with wher . . .
comments: 2 | views: 272 | last updated: 3/12/2018
I have twins that are the same reading level. What would be the most economical yet still beneficial way to purchase the 9-11 curriculum?
Asperger and MBP
comments: 8 | views: 3138 | last updated: 6/18/2018
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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After HSing for 1yr with my 3-4yo we made the decision to continue through next year. We started with MBtP&#x2019;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 . . .
Planning to Homeschool
comments: 3 | views: 303 | last updated: 2/19/2018
Hi all... I believe in homeschool and want to homeschool my 8-year-old daughter so that I can give her time and space to grow academically. Can anyone point me to a good homeschooling site that covers lecture, practice exercise explained answers, etc . . .
Support Group/ Social
comments: 2 | views: 608 | 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 . . .
comments: 3 | views: 1202 | 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 . . .
Why is the bag for Unit 7 left blank?
comments: 2 | views: 444 | 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: 1150 | 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: 1398 | 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
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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.
How many days per year are scheduled?
comments: 1 | views: 93 | last updated: 4/25/2018
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 . . .
Combining math with Culture this holiday season
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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 (https://logicroots.com/math-worksheets/thanksgiving-theme/) and Halloween worksheets (https://lo . . .
Occupying younger siblings
comments: 11 | views: 2346 | 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
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but noticed one of the books is not in our order ---In Our Town by Judith Chesely. Is this no longer being used.
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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 . . .
need help regarding math concepts
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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: 1065 | 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?
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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: 2358 | 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??
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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 . . .
The Whipping Boy - recipe in Lesson 7
comments: 3 | views: 258 | last updated: 3/15/2018
My 9 year old daughter and I have loved MBTP and the variety of activities. However, I just came across the recipe in Lesson 7 for Strawberries in the Snow and think it is inappropriate for 7-9 year olds. The recipe calls for a cup of red wine (mix . . .
Science and Social Studies order
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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 . . .
Maple Nut Berry Popcorn Balls
comments: 12 | views: 2224 | 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
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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: 1669 | 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 . . .
comments: 6 | views: 1657 | last updated: 1/23/2018
We have been getting organized. In the Language Arts book, it says that spelling words can be found in the Appendix. Yet, there does not seem to be an Appendix? What am I missing? We have two in the 8-10 curriculum and on in the 6-8.
Ben and Me Vocabulary lis
comments: 2 | views: 381 | 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: 810 | 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: 769 | 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
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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 . . .
Using 9-11 with 5th grader coming out of public school
comments: 2 | views: 206 | last updated: 6/14/2018
I have given my son the placement test and it seems this level is appropriate for him in terms of his reading and writing. He has been in public school up until this point and they use a chronological approach to teaching history/ social studies. Som . . .
Where do i find the answer key? Just got our books and started concept 3, unit 1, the witch of blackbird pond...but can't find the answer key, in neither the language arts or the social science! Can someone please lead me in the right direction?
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Moving at a much slower pace
comments: 7 | views: 627 | last updated: 2/8/2018
We love this curriculum but seem to be moving through it at a much slower pace!Has anyone had this same experience?
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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 . . .
comments: 3 | views: 1624 | 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 . . .
new student help
comments: 2 | views: 265 | last updated: 2/23/2018
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 . . .
Widow Carey's Chickens
comments: 6 | views: 1179 | 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: 610 | 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 . . .
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What power of microscope is recommended for concept 4, unit 2 (Cells unit)?
Right Start Math F
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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 . . .
How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?
comments: 3 | views: 355 | last updated: 2/3/2018
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 . . .
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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: 725 | 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: 375 | 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: 510 | 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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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 . . .
Huck Finn question
comments: 2 | views: 151 | last updated: 4/9/2018
I'm looking over this story/unit to plan for the fall. In the first lesson, question two asks about Huck being imprisoned and the answer references Pap and his abuse. This does not correlate with our Huck Finn book. What book is this meant to be used . . .
Answer key human body test
comments: 2 | views: 155 | last updated: 3/26/2018
It seems like there may be a problem with numbers 10-11 in the answer key for the human body test...maybe I am missing something. Carbon dioxide is the answer in the key to.number 10, but there is no short answer for that number on the actual studen . . .
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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.
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Hi! We are doing Semester 2, Unit 3, The Great Depression and WWII. Lesson 1, Activity 2 says to add to your timeline of US History. We are using our own timeline and do not have the MBTP Timeline cards. How do we know which figures/date to add? . . .