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Buying units as you need them
comments: 2 | views: 12 | last updated: 10/14/2019
Hi To save money does anyone buy the v units as you go? Eg. 7-9. How much of the curriculum pkg is necessary to buy to start off with for 6 weeks? Kirsty
Meetups in NYC?
comments: 1 | views: 23 | last updated: 9/17/2019
Is anyone doing the MBTP curriculum in NYC? Looking for meetups and connections!
comments: 3 | views: 47 | last updated: 9/16/2019
I am waiting for our 6-8 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. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Organization 4-5
comments: 4 | views: 132 | last updated: 8/14/2019
How do you organize the unit activities? What containers or cabinet do you use? Can you show me in photos? Link me to any fb forums that may be easier?
Urgent question!
comments: 1 | views: 61 | last updated: 8/13/2019
Good day! I am wondering if anyone has experience with filling out an IHIP for 6-8 using this curriculum.
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Level for 6 year old Kindergartener
comments: 3 | views: 52 | last updated: 8/31/2019
My son is turning 5 soon but has a late September birthday and therefore won't be entering Kindergarten at our local homeschool co-op until next year when he will be about to turn 6. We are doing a different homeschool preschool program this year for . . .
comments: 3 | views: 71 | last updated: 8/15/2019
I actually already use MBtP (4-5, 5-7, soon to launch into 6-8) but wasn't sure where to post this. My state (SC) requires submission of a "syllabus explaining weekly schedule of instruction in each course, including pages to be covered in ea . . .
Which age range
comments: 3 | views: 85 | last updated: 7/30/2019
I am seriously considering using this curriculum this year. But, I can't decide in which age range to place my daughter. She recently turned 8 and should be in the 3rd grade. She is reading at a 5th grade level, but we have been doing another program . . .
Canadian Orders?
comments: 4 | views: 505 | last updated: 6/12/2019
Just curious since I don't see a "shipping" information page... Do Canadian orders count as "international" and thus need to be faxed? Or can we order directly online? If so, is the 'estimated shipping' in my cart already not . . .
Decisions, decisions...
comments: 7 | views: 1343 | last updated: 5/29/2019
Hello- I am new to homeschooling and I am trying to select quality boxed curriculum for my boys who are 9 and 11. Both do well in school but are not gifted. We are currently living in VA and will be moving overseas soon. No package seems to offe . . .
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I have used this curriculum for five children thus far.
comments: 2 | views: 32 | 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 . . .
slower pace?
comments: 4 | views: 1784 | last updated: 3/27/2019
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 . . .
Secular Support
comments: 3 | views: 455 | 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 . . .
Asperger and MBP
comments: 8 | views: 3645 | 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 . . .
Planning to Homeschool
comments: 3 | views: 721 | 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 . . .
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Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 9 | views: 1749 | last updated: 9/24/2019
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
Interest and attention
comments: 3 | views: 49 | last updated: 8/27/2019
Some of the books and lessons are 0% interesting to my child. I have used ways to encourage her but some books she just doesn't care for. Did you encounter this? Anyone feel conflicting emotions about it? I encourage her curiosity and interest in oth . . .
Harold and the Purple Crayon - Phases of the Moon
comments: 2 | views: 135 | last updated: 4/18/2019
The phases of the Moon worksheet page 89 is incorrect showing new moon as a sliver. New moon should be no moon at all visible. Is there a replacement worksheet anywhere?
Thinking about purchasing
comments: 2 | views: 285 | last updated: 8/30/2018
I was wondering before I purchase this program/curriculum if this is West Virginia Certified. Thank you so much
Why is the bag for Unit 7 left blank?
comments: 2 | views: 788 | 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?
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comments: 2 | views: 18 | 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!
How many days per year are scheduled?
comments: 2 | views: 538 | last updated: 4/25/2019
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 . . .
comments: 4 | views: 205 | last updated: 2/21/2019
Does Learning Gates for math exist? I see it scheduled in my math parent manual but when I go to the website it says I don't have a learning gates account and it only mentions spelling- so I don't want to buy a license if it's only for spelling becau . . .
Mbtp math for 5-7,6-8
comments: 16 | views: 549 | 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?
Combining math with Culture this holiday season
comments: 1 | views: 644 | 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 . . .
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Add-on kits for math?
comments: 1 | views: 177 | 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: 254 | 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 . . .
Order of Concepts?
comments: 2 | views: 1498 | last updated: 10/3/2018
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 . . .
need help regarding math concepts
comments: 5 | views: 2007 | last updated: 8/23/2018
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: 1457 | 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 . . .
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Flash website links
comments: 3 | views: 27 | last updated: 10/10/2019
I cannot access any websites that utilize flash. I keep reading directions to enable it and I follow the directions but it won't work. I really wanted Carl's Cookie Caper to work for my son. So I will not able to access many websites through this cur . . .
Sarah, Plain and Tall
comments: 2 | views: 317 | last updated: 10/9/2019
We are in our first 4 weeks to MBTP. My son loved the first 3 weeks using the book Tornado, however here we are in our first week to unit 2 and I've lost him with this book Sarah, Plain and Tall. He has no interest in it. We did one lesson and no I a . . .
Organization of items
comments: 3 | views: 293 | last updated: 10/9/2019
Does anyone have a really great system for storage & organization of their MBtP full curriculum? I'd love to see your ideas.
I just got the curriculum math and ela and science and history
comments: 2 | views: 25 | last updated: 9/24/2019
My eyes are going blind having to look at the small print. Why is it so small? Also, it is hard to follow. I wish it was easier to follow, print wise.
Math "Moving Up a Level" Kits
comments: 3 | views: 110 | last updated: 4/29/2019
I'm not sure what the proper word for this is, but I'm wondering if there are any plans to make kits for people who did math at one level, so don't need all the manipulatives for the next level. For instance, we used Right Start math before MBtP rele . . .
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8-10 Math
comments: 4 | views: 91 | last updated: 10/16/2019
Happy summer! Are there any updates to the 8-10 math?
extra materials
comments: 2 | views: 68 | last updated: 7/22/2019
Can anyone tell me how many extra materials are needed to complete the curriculum? example composition books?
I think The Turn of the Century Book is racist
comments: 2 | views: 247 | last updated: 2/28/2019
We just finished reading Turn of the Century by Ellen Jackson and were enjoying it quite a bit when we came to the year 2000 with the boy, John Stevenson. John has a friend, named Mark, who is the only person of color in the entire book, which my dau . . .
purchased 8-10 curriculum
comments: 2 | views: 164 | last updated: 2/26/2019
Hi, we are brand new to homeschooling and just purchased the age 8-10 curriculum. Will we have access to the online section? Thanks.
Spelling Words
comments: 9 | views: 2307 | last updated: 11/8/2018
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.
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Capital Clues Answer Key?
comments: 3 | views: 36 | last updated: 8/28/2019
Hi! This is our first year using the online curriculum. The directions say to refer to the parent answer key for the Capital Clues page, but I can't find the answer key anywhere. I am logged in as myself, not my student. The clue is "This city u . . .
Moving at a much slower pace
comments: 11 | views: 1236 | last updated: 3/27/2019
We love this curriculum but seem to be moving through it at a much slower pace!Has anyone had this same experience?
Is 9-11 appropriate?
comments: 2 | views: 288 | last updated: 10/15/2018
I am currently working on 7-9 curriculum with my two daughters, 9 & 10, who would be in 4th & 5th grades. I will be buying new curriculum in December. My 10 y/o is not a strong reader so I will definitely be doing the 8-10 for her. My 9 y/o h . . .
Using 9-11 with 5th grader coming out of public school
comments: 3 | views: 634 | last updated: 7/4/2018
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 . . .
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Widow Carey's Chickens
comments: 8 | views: 1773 | last updated: 1/22/2019
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?
new student help
comments: 3 | views: 804 | last updated: 9/20/2018
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 . . .
Answer key for Human Body unit?
comments: 3 | views: 1094 | 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: 1327 | 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: 963 | 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 . . .
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Essay writing help
comments: 2 | views: 150 | last updated: 5/25/2019
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?
How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?
comments: 3 | views: 845 | 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 . . .
Broken Link
comments: 2 | views: 625 | 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: 1115 | 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: 668 | 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 . . .
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High School
comments: 40 | views: 3704 | last updated: 9/9/2019
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: 497 | last updated: 7/31/2019
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 . . .
Lord of the Flies
comments: 4 | views: 245 | last updated: 7/25/2019
I have serious concerns about using this book. Any ideas for replacing it?
Civics Unit
comments: 3 | views: 188 | last updated: 2/19/2019
I am looking at curriculum for next fall. I am wondering if the Civics Unit would cover all the things I remember we had to learn in 8th grade. I remember having to pass a Constitution Test and am wondering how thorough this unit is. I would possi . . .
Antebellum America help please
comments: 6 | views: 347 | last updated: 2/13/2019
I bought the online version of this, planning to use it soon. The first lesson says to watch episode 4 of a DVD? The required items are listed as bead bracelets and A History of US book 5. Can someone who has used this please clarify? Thank you!