Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

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advanced third grader and a high schooler
comments: 3 | views: 56 | last updated: 1/18/2022
I came to this forum because another mom is talking wonders about this program. I am the mother of a third grader who is advanced (so the 8-10 yr old package seems perfect and I think I am buying it) but I see the high school materials are incomplete . . .
High School Levels
comments: 56 | views: 7826 | last updated: 12/29/2021
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 . . .
Overlap of Content
comments: 2 | views: 55 | last updated: 11/29/2021
I have used the 5-7 program this year, and we absolutely love it. I am looking at purchasing next year's program. I was wondering if the 6-8 program has a lot of overlap with the 5-7 program or if that is where we should be? I guess I am wondering if . . .
Spelling 9-11
comments: 2 | views: 154 | last updated: 8/29/2021
We purchased and received the 9-11 hard copy curriculum for this school year, and while I found the online spelling sheet for practice and printed it, I am wondering where do we get the words? Are they in the actual books? TIA!
Multiple Siblings and Required Materials
comments: 3 | views: 197 | last updated: 7/19/2021
Hi All. We have home schooled for the past 3 years and have historically used Moving Beyond the Page for Literature only. This year I purchased the full year curriculum for our kids. The are close enough in age that they can both do the 12-14 year . . .
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Critical Race Theory Inspired Content
comments: 5 | views: 200 | last updated: 1/17/2022
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 . . .
Changing the order of concepts
comments: 3 | views: 39 | last updated: 12/16/2021
I'm looking at purchasing a nine week package of the 5-7 curriculum to try out MBTP with my 5 & 7 year old daughters. I'm wondering if it is imperative that I begin with Concept 1 (Environment) or if I could start with Concept 2? I noticed in the . . .
Shipping Times?
comments: 11 | views: 2440 | last updated: 9/17/2021
I just pulled my daughter out of public school and have ordered a curriculum only package for ages 6-8. I saw after the order was placed to allow 1-3 weeks to receive the materials? Does it really take this long to receive the package? Does anyone ha . . .
2nd and 5th grades
comments: 2 | views: 107 | last updated: 8/23/2021
I trying to decide what to do in terms of curriculum. I have a 2nd grader and 5th grader, who I want to homeschool due to COVID. My 5th grader has been identified as gifted in reading. My 2nd grader technically hasn't, but reads well beyond grade le . . .
Returns
comments: 2 | views: 172 | last updated: 7/19/2021
Is the return process really as simple as they state? My daughter is almost 4 but through everything I am looking at, 6-8 should be easy for her to do. As a single mom though, I am super hesitant to spend several hundred dollars on something that onc . . .
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Asperger and MBP
comments: 12 | views: 4456 | 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: 2617 | 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: 496 | 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: 653 | 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: 1014 | 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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Redundancy of Letter Sounds Activity
comments: 1 | views: 76 | 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 . . .
Materials Kit - several bags not labeled
comments: 3 | views: 235 | last updated: 11/2/2020
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 . . .
Unit 1 Day 4 Activities
comments: 3 | views: 246 | last updated: 8/20/2020
Does anyone have the musk ox activity with the yarn ready for print out they're willing to share? My student workbook is on back order and I have no idea when it'll come in. We're currently on day 4 of unit 1. Any ideas or suggestions are also welcom . . .
Holiday Units
comments: 2 | views: 305 | last updated: 8/7/2020
Do you do these units out of order to match when the holiday falls? I figure you should, but wanted to hear from others. Tia!
Box Day
comments: 2 | views: 336 | last updated: 7/31/2020
And was he ever excited to rip that huge box open and pull out all the lovely books and supplies! He wanted to get started right away! I wish I could post the picture my husband took of Little Man's huge smile. My other kids all asked me reproachfull . . .
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How many days per year are scheduled?
comments: 4 | views: 1164 | 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: 326 | 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: 340 | 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: 491 | 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!
Mbtp math for 5-7,6-8
comments: 16 | views: 1098 | last updated: 9/4/2018
Super excited about the new math levels coming up! Does anyone know when there will be samples of the student pages up on the website?
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Any recommendations on library books that go well with the Community unit?
comments: 3 | views: 308 | 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.
Spelling
comments: 5 | views: 875 | last updated: 8/24/2020
I found a spelling worksheet on the moving beyond the page website and printed it out before receiving the curriculum. I am guessing now that it is not one that is necessarily used for spelling at this level. Are we just to have them practice writi . . .
Learning gates quiz problem
comments: 1 | views: 444 | last updated: 3/12/2020
My son is having a problem with the learning gates quiz in 6-8 unit 3 lesson 2. there is a question that asks if a circle is a polygon. there is no option to choose no. He is only allowed to write a number which triggers an incorrect response. He is . . .
Add-on kits for math?
comments: 1 | views: 590 | last updated: 12/29/2018
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Need two sets of dominoes to do Unit 2, Lesson 6, Activity 6
comments: 4 | views: 670 | last updated: 11/14/2018
I just wanted to let you know for future customers that the domino set included with the manipulatives doesn't have enough dominoes to do this activity. There is only one of each domino (i.e. there is one 1 + 9 domino, but there is not another to be . . .
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 30 | 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: 91 | 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: 346 | 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: 195 | 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: 288 | 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: 25 | 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: 338 | 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: 197 | 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: 645 | last updated: 1/9/2020
Happy summer! Are there any updates to the 8-10 math?
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 30 | 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: 235 | 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: 248 | 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: 867 | 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. :)
Obviously I am not as smart as a fifth grader should be because I am struggling with Language Arts more than he is. What resources, besides the limited parent section in the work book, do other parents find useful for guiding these lessons as well a . . .
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
comments: 1 | views: 32 | 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: 2180 | 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: 260 | 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.
new student help
comments: 7 | views: 1643 | last updated: 5/1/2021
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 . . .
Debater for Tuck Everlasting project
comments: 3 | views: 453 | last updated: 7/14/2020
Looking ahead at the curriculum for Tuck Everlasting... No test only the final project, which is a debate. Anybody out there on the same curriculum or interested in revisiting the debate portion? I have an 11 year old girl that would love to meet som . . .
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
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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
Essay writing help
comments: 3 | views: 763 | last updated: 10/30/2021
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?
Learning Group in Sarasota/Bradenton area?
comments: 1 | views: 1187 | 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: 13 | views: 1647 | 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 . . .
11-13 2.2-1 Greek Myths Literature?
comments: 2 | views: 128 | last updated: 7/21/2021
I'm confused by the literature choice for this unit. D'aulaires' Book of Greek Myths has some serious fundamentals wrong. For starters, Gaea and Ouranos do not _fall in love_; Ouranos rapes Gaea and her retribution was to fashion the weapon Cronus us . . .
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Digital Resources for Visualizing Mathematical Concepts
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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
Lord of the Flies
comments: 4 | views: 683 | last updated: 9/30/2021
I have serious concerns about using this book. Any ideas for replacing it?
The Antebellum West
comments: 3 | views: 179 | last updated: 1/5/2021
Published in year 2015, lesson 2, it says to cut out items and create a poster but the pages are double sided so you cannot cut them out. I purchased this book used so it might have already been fixed, but wanted to share this. I know we aren't sup . . .
Free Curriculum
comments: 14 | views: 539 | last updated: 8/20/2020
I bought a semester's worth of curriculum for 12-14 year olds a few years ago but we really didn't use it and I'd love to gift it to someone. They would just need to pay for shipping. Everything is in nearly perfect shape.
High School
comments: 45 | views: 4534 | last updated: 5/18/2020
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 . . .