Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

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High School Levels
comments: 53 | views: 6898 | last updated: 2/17/2021
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 . . .
Online Curriculum
comments: 5 | views: 149 | last updated: 2/14/2021
I just ordered the 7-9 Math Curriculum and see I have an online option for now. Does the online option include the parent guide as well? Thank you.
Using one level for 2 years
comments: 2 | views: 44 | last updated: 1/29/2021
Has anyone gone slowly through a level to use it for two grades? I did the 4-5 for preschool for my daughter so we are using 5-7 for Kindergarten but we barely started before the holidays since it took so long to ship and were only just now finishing . . .
Introduction & Icebreaker to Connect With Each Other
comments: 9 | views: 179 | last updated: 1/6/2021
Hello, fellow MBTP parents! I thought it might be nice to get to know each other a little bit so here's a thread to help us get to know each other. Some questions to help break the ice: 1. How long have you been homeschooling? 2. Why are you hom . . .
Help with grading.
comments: 4 | views: 194 | last updated: 9/24/2020
I'm new to homeschool/Mbtp. What is the best approach to grading assignments? I have to turn in a grade for my school. We have the 8 to 10 and 10 to 12.
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Shipping Times?
comments: 6 | views: 1945 | last updated: 10/6/2020
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 . . .
How to access books with online curriculum
comments: 9 | views: 255 | last updated: 9/23/2020
How to I access the books that go along with the online curriculum? Is there a link to a PDF that I am missing?
Sequence of units
comments: 2 | views: 160 | last updated: 9/8/2020
I am considering buying one 9 week unit to try the program. We are homeschooling our fifth grader for the first time due to Covid. He is definitely a hands on learner and needs to be actively engaged so this curriculum seems like a good fit for us. . . .
9-11 package with 3 students
comments: 4 | views: 730 | last updated: 8/15/2020
How does it look with 3 students doing the same package? I get duplicating the consumables/unit books, but what about the readers books. I really don't want 3 copies of each book. Can anyone who has taught multiples shed light on this program and how . . .
Time Commitment? and 1 or 2 programs for 2 kids?
comments: 2 | views: 435 | last updated: 7/25/2020
Hi! My kids are just 6 (grade 1) and just 8 (grade 3). I am going to homeschool them for the first time ever, due to COVID. No learning option has felt right or good until I found MBTP. I am finally feeling excited, inspired, and like I have found t . . .
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Asperger and MBP
comments: 12 | views: 4169 | 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: 2393 | 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: 321 | 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: 476 | 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: 816 | 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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Materials Kit - several bags not labeled
comments: 3 | views: 73 | 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: 111 | 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: 170 | 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: 164 | 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 . . .
Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 10 | views: 2130 | last updated: 11/24/2019
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
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Assigning grades and report cards
comments: 5 | views: 60 | 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: 115 | 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: 351 | 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: 1008 | 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 . . .
LEARNING GATES?
comments: 4 | views: 765 | 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 . . .
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Any recommendations on library books that go well with the Community unit?
comments: 3 | views: 145 | 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: 6 | views: 376 | 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: 259 | 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: 428 | 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: 542 | 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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Need a tutor for material.
comments: 12 | views: 120 | last updated: 3/1/2021
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: 45 | 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: 79 | 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 . . .
Final Projects???
comments: 7 | views: 123 | last updated: 10/11/2020
Hi all, I'm looking for some comments from more experienced MBTP families re the final projects. I try to do at least 2 activities for each chapter and find that by the time the final project time is upon us, my children and me are "tired" . . .
Need Tornado book... video?
comments: 7 | views: 83 | last updated: 9/28/2020
Hi All, Our Tornado book was back ordered and I'm wondering if someone would be so kind as to take a video and read it to us? Thanks! [email protected]
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Africa workbook not matching reading material
comments: 2 | views: 42 | 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 Answer Key
comments: 2 | views: 120 | last updated: 9/4/2020
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 . . .
8-10 Math
comments: 15 | views: 509 | last updated: 1/9/2020
Happy summer! Are there any updates to the 8-10 math?
Lesson 5 Magnetism and electricity link
comments: 2 | views: 274 | last updated: 12/5/2019
The "Where in the world is the north pole" link is not working. Is there a working link somewhere else?
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SS package Your State
comments: 2 | views: 77 | 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: 783 | 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 . . .
Mature content - The View From Saturday
comments: 14 | views: 4823 | last updated: 2/24/2020
Hi, I have been a bit surprised about some of the content of this book. So far we have run into "making love to the same woman over and over", curse word "AS_" , female dog name "B", and mention of a "drunk monk . . .
Moving at a much slower pace
comments: 13 | views: 1785 | last updated: 12/16/2019
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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Widow Carey's Chickens
comments: 4 | views: 2712 | last updated: 12/7/2020
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: 7 | views: 1408 | last updated: 8/18/2020
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: 265 | 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 . . .
Question about chapter books/reading pace and lessons???
comments: 5 | views: 1058 | last updated: 3/26/2020
Is there a place in the hard copy curriculum units where it says what chapters should have been read prior to starting a lesson? We are using the curriculum with two special needs kids but the books need to be read to them because of vision challenge . . .
Answer key for Human Body unit?
comments: 3 | views: 1506 | 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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Age 11 - 13 Sem.1/Unit 5 Independent Study
comments: 2 | views: 27 | last updated: 2/1/2021
Hello all MBTP users. I needed to share because while this curriculum is sometimes hard, its great to watch our children love to learn!!! This is our 1st year homeschooling and my 11yr old daughter is loving this curriculum. There are days that I nee . . .
How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?
comments: 11 | views: 1463 | last updated: 1/19/2021
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 . . .
Lesson 10- Things needed for science experiment
comments: 4 | views: 1313 | last updated: 10/20/2020
I couldn't find 71% alcohol. What did everyone else use?
Egypt and Mes timeline and cards
comments: 2 | views: 88 | last updated: 9/18/2020
Hello, with the backorder on supplies we are making due with printing off the activity pdfs and I bought the text books. One thing I'm struggling with is the timeline cards and the timeline. I can have my son make the cards if I knew what they were s . . .
Expected Outcomes with Projects
comments: 1 | views: 116 | last updated: 8/7/2020
This is our first year with the curriculum and so far it is great. Like many of you, there are some long days to complete all the reading and projects. The one think I am struggling with...is there a guide with expected outcomes/points for the proj . . .
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The Antebellum West
comments: 3 | views: 38 | 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: 364 | 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: 4365 | 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 . . .
Map of Antebellum America , Day 1
comments: 3 | views: 228 | last updated: 3/3/2020
Hi! We are a little confused about why New York isn't labeled or asked to be colored in. Is there something political that was occurring at that time that we don't understand? We thought it was one of the original 13 colonies...
Map of Antebellum America , Day 1
comments: 1 | views: 218 | last updated: 3/3/2020
Hi! We are a little confused about why New York isn't labeled or asked to be colored in. Is there something political that was occurring at that time that we don't understand? We thought it was one of the original 13 colonies...