Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

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Question about Handwriting for 5-7 level
comments: 3 | views: 31 | last updated: 1/18/2017
Does my daughter need a separate handwriting curriculum for the 5-7 level if we are using for first grade? Is the amount of writing sufficient practice? Handwriting is a frustration for her
organizing materials
comments: 1 | views: 15 | last updated: 1/17/2017
Does anyone have any ideas for storing the science materials? We have a very tiny living space and not much room to store things, so the boxes of supplies are getting out of hand. I'd like to keep materials from previous concepts so we can revisit . . .
10-12 Weather unit problems
comments: 12 | views: 352 | last updated: 1/13/2017
Hi. So my daughter and I are having a unique pickle with the weather unit for the #10-12 level. We live in Las Vegas, which is in the Mojave desert. We don't experience the same weather patterns as most of the country which lives in a temperate clima . . .
High School Levels
comments: 29 | views: 2832 | last updated: 1/6/2017
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 . . .
Starting a Learning Center
comments: 1 | views: 112 | last updated: 12/14/2016
I am interested in starting a learning Center. However, before doing so.. I would like to touch base with those who have succeeded in this endeavor. I'd like to know all info and advise you may be able to provide. Thanks, Virginia
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Multiple ages combined in one level
comments: 3 | views: 57 | last updated: 1/11/2017
Hello everyone, I am using 4-5 this year with my 4, 6, and 7 year old and just adding more advanced work for my eldest. It is definitely too easy for my 7 year old, although she immensely enjoys it, and my guilt that I am shorting her is starting in . . .
12-14 in High School
comments: 10 | views: 1643 | last updated: 1/10/2017
Does anyone have any thoughts about using the 12-14 level for the first year of High School? We're not in High School yet, but I'd really like to do both the 11-13 & 12-14 levels. The only hitch is that we're we're almost through 7th grade. I'd . . .
Possible learning disability/ADHD --can we still use MBtP?
comments: 5 | views: 423 | last updated: 12/6/2016
So I have a daughter who just turned 10. She tests normal on standardized tests (average in Language Arts and above average in math), but she does struggle in school. We've tried all kinds of approaches to learning, but the information seems not to s . . .
How to begin halfway through the school year
comments: 6 | views: 277 | last updated: 11/30/2016
Hello, I've just made the decision to pull my son out of public school for the rest of 3rd grade. He is gifted, but also struggles with fairly severe sensory processing disorder so the school setting has been quite a challenge. I am looking at the . . .
Question Regarding Lang. Arts
comments: 3 | views: 148 | last updated: 11/21/2016
I am interested in getting this curriculum for my daughter. Aiming for the 7-9. However, she is currently taking science at a nearby co-op. I see that Tornado is Language Arts coupled with a Science unit. I thought I wanted to have her take both soci . . .
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Search of video courses
comments: 5 | views: 282 | last updated: 12/1/2016
Good morning. I am looking for help with precalculus for my daughter. Do you know where I can find math video courses with worksheets and the solutions worked out?
gifted with severe anxiety and depression
comments: 12 | views: 4350 | last updated: 10/5/2016
My 7 yr old has severe anxiety and also suffers from depression. He was officially diagnosed with Selective Mutism and OCD at the age of 3 1/2. This is our first year homeschooling and I am so happy to have found MBTP. We are having some struggles . . .
writing troubles
comments: 18 | views: 3858 | last updated: 9/29/2016
Do you have suggestions for a child who gets easily frustrated when writing? My daughter loves a story, and used to even love to write them, but now she gets tired and overwhelmed from the get-go. And loses her cool. I do emphasize ideas, not gr . . .
using mbtp w/ adhd
comments: 6 | views: 2897 | last updated: 9/8/2016
Hi I am looking for tips and advice on using mbtp with my child who has adhd. I would appreciate to hear from anyone who is currently using it. Thanks so much
Speech Therapy and Home Schooling
comments: 6 | views: 2000 | last updated: 9/5/2016
Hello I am a Speech Language Pathologist with over 25 years of experience working in the public schools. Like most, my faith in the public schools is becoming shaky. For a while now I've been thinking about different ways I can use my knowled . . .
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Link dead Unit 21
comments: 2 | views: 140 | last updated: 11/1/2016
Day 5
Program Order
comments: 4 | views: 274 | last updated: 10/26/2016
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.
Zin Zin Zin a Violin
comments: 2 | views: 168 | last updated: 10/12/2016
The link for the reading rainbow show doesn't work. I tried numerous times to getting it to work and kept saying wrong plug in or something to that affect. Youtube makes you pay too. Just easier to go on Amazon prime to pay the $1.99 for the show. Sh . . .
Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 3 | views: 288 | last updated: 9/14/2016
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
Save animals cards
comments: 3 | views: 271 | last updated: 9/1/2016
From unit 4 what do you do with a tail like this for unit 7 but no elephants. Doesn't say in unit 4 but does in unit7. Skipped that activity since those animals were long gone
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Just received this from our charter school Connecting Waters
comments: 2 | views: 40 | last updated: 1/13/2017
but noticed one of the books is not in our order ---In Our Town by Judith Chesely. Is this no longer being used.
Occupying younger siblings
comments: 9 | views: 1200 | last updated: 9/25/2016
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 . . .
comments: 5 | views: 1740 | last updated: 4/29/2016
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 . . .
Request for Book list for 5-7 Concept 4 Change Unit 3 History
comments: 11 | views: 1670 | last updated: 4/7/2016
Does anyone have the supplementary book list for: 5-7 Concept 4 Change Unit 3 History ? The materials list on both Lessons 4 and 5 say "suggestions provided on the Book List" and my book list says "none". Thank you. Lynn
Unit and supplies question
comments: 2 | views: 664 | last updated: 12/3/2015
Hi, we are currently using the 4-5 curriculum with our 4 year old and LOVE it! I am starting to look into next years curriculum (5-7) and noticed that it was different. Does it not have the holiday units and all the supplies included like the 4-5? . . .
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Still making up my mind....
comments: 6 | views: 1178 | 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 . . .
need help regarding math concepts
comments: 2 | views: 388 | last updated: 7/5/2016
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 . . .
Age 6-8 Concept 1, Unit 1, Lesson 8 -- stars don't fit on the flag??
comments: 2 | views: 728 | last updated: 11/10/2015
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 . . .
Advanced work?
comments: 4 | views: 1229 | last updated: 9/19/2015
The huge jump from 6-8 to the 7-9 is so daunting when trying to combine curricula for my 6 (kinder) and nearly 8 (3rd) year old. My 6 yr old did well on the 7-9 assessment. She was not thrilled to write so much, and she writes phonetically, but I was . . .
Phonics/Reading Program Supplement
comments: 2 | views: 776 | last updated: 8/20/2015
Hello! I am considering doing this program with my 6 year old that is reading at a Level D, simple sentence picture books. He can write a sentence or two with many spelling errors. He just finished Kindergarten in a magnet school and his teacher s . . .
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Lang. Arts sequence/ order of lessons
comments: 3 | views: 116 | last updated: 12/1/2016
Would it be okay to skip a Lang Arts Lessons. For instance, If I want to skip Sarah plain and tall ... will my child miss important concepts in LA.
Concerns with Concept 1 Unit 1 Language Arts Literature (Tornado)
comments: 3 | views: 247 | last updated: 10/14/2016
I find it incredibly disconcerting that this unit uses a literature book that condones, if not actually encourages, theft. I realise that the chapter questions attempt to address the morality issues, but the lessons don't even touch on the legality i . . .
People Change The World "spy glass"
comments: 6 | views: 759 | last updated: 10/12/2016
Has anyone else tried to make the spyglass? I find the directions horrible. Steps are missing and I can't figure out how to make. It seems like it is written for the child but makes no sense. If you (the child) covers two equal sized tubes with c . . .
Using Required Books
comments: 2 | views: 302 | last updated: 9/30/2016
Hi - I am new to using MBTP and I just received my curriculum today and I'm excited and overwhelmed. Can any tell me how to use the required reading with the lesson? Do I have her read it first? Do I read it to her? I see the sample plans says 60 min . . .
comments: 2 | views: 462 | last updated: 9/25/2016
Hi, can anyone tell me how much grammar is covered? Should I supplement an English workbook as well?
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Dirt & Plants Lesson 1 Materials
comments: 1 | views: 98 | last updated: 11/30/2016
Are we supposed to use a combo of grass and the other misc seeds when doing activity 2, experimenting with soil?
Oregon Trail Won't Run :(
comments: 2 | views: 140 | last updated: 11/10/2016
We've followed the 'do this if you have a newer computer' insert and it still won't run. Each time we double click the file we get an error message [Cannot locate "OregonII.DAT"] I have Windows 10 and a fairly new Lenovo laptop. Anyone else . . .
Europe- Lesson 4 Colonization and Immigration
comments: 1 | views: 193 | last updated: 10/5/2016
I am confused on activity 4. They are supposed to put the exports of things on the 13 colonies. Where are we to get that info from?
Age 8-10 does it get difficult as it progresses?
comments: 1 | views: 696 | last updated: 2/6/2016
Does this level, Age 8-10 get harder as it progresses? I am considering purchasing it for my twins who are 8 years old and are reading grade 4/5 grade books. They are both fairly good writers in terms of sentence structure, grammar and can easily wri . . .
comments: 2 | views: 1019 | last updated: 5/11/2015
My youngest son is really enjoying the books and projects from MBtP. He is ten now, and we're just now half way through level 7-9. The reason for this is moving...lots and lots of moving in a short period of time. From the time he was 6 until now we' . . .
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How do you line up the lessons?
comments: 5 | views: 346 | last updated: 1/6/2017
Hi all, new homeschooling mama here! I am doing a distance learning program through my charter school, and they provide the curriculum. They have provided me first with concept #3 in both LA & SS/Science. My question is this. With the Witch of Bl . . .
Mature content - The View From Saturday
comments: 15 | views: 2546 | last updated: 12/8/2016
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 . . .
Concept 4 Unit 2 State Government and Economics- Lesson3
comments: 2 | views: 436 | last updated: 10/7/2016
On Activity 1 it directs the student to read their state constitution, write down any questions they may have , summarize the important statements and compare the preamble to the federal constitution's preamble. Has anyone actually done this with . . .
9-11 Materials List
comments: 5 | views: 330 | last updated: 9/9/2016
Hey there mamas! (And papas, aunties, uncles, grandparents, guardians, tutors, au pairs...) This is our first year using MBTP, and I was typing up a list of all the non-included materials my daughter will need so that Grandma and Auntie can help m . . .
Colonization & Revolution- FINAL PROJECT **Not Marked at 2 Day Lesson**
comments: 2 | views: 547 | last updated: 2/22/2016
As I went through planning my next couple weeks, The Final Project: Life in One of the Thirteen Colonies was marked as only a 1 day lesson, however as we got to that lesson it directs the child to taking 2 days on the lesson (2 activities on day 1 an . . .
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Getting Started
comments: 3 | views: 947 | last updated: 1/13/2017
I have two sons who are almost 11 years old. I am considering starting them on 10-12. My question is exactly what do I need to purchase for 2 children if I choose (1) print version and (2) online version? Also, I am assuming that there is a consid . . .
The Wanderer Lesson 1 typo
comments: 2 | views: 197 | last updated: 10/4/2016
I think the wording of the last part of The Wanderer, Lesson 1: Charting the course, Activity 3 Should say: Write a sentence with a compound subject and single predicate (not: Write and sentence with a compound predicate and single subject)(which w . . .
Aztecs, Incas and Mayans
comments: 2 | views: 227 | last updated: 9/15/2016
Hi, Just a heads up, Lesson 4 Activity 1 requests the child to do math problems using the Mayan numerical system. However, the problems are already solved. My son was disappointed in this as he loves anything with codes and math. Thanks. Sami Win . . .
Life of Fred Math
comments: 3 | views: 467 | last updated: 4/13/2016
I ordered the Middle School LOF Math Package 2 which includes three pre-algebra books. However, I noticed in the MBTP catalog that only one of the pre-algebra books is scheduled/listed for the 10-12 level. Are the other two pre-algebra not recommende . . .
Molasses and Ginger Cookies (slavery and Civil War lesson 5 activity 3)
comments: 2 | views: 1055 | last updated: 2/4/2016
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 . . .
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All of the activities?
comments: 11 | views: 382 | last updated: 1/18/2017
Do you all do ALL of the activities or just choose a couple?
Ecosystems and Ecology
comments: 2 | views: 85 | last updated: 12/7/2016
We are unable to find the book "Changing Ecosystems" by Alicia Hemphill anywhere. Can anyone offer suggestions as to how to do the lessons without it? Is there an online version? We start the unit tomorrow, so any help would be appreciated. . . .
The link is dead for the personal water conservation
comments: 5 | views: 149 | last updated: 10/31/2016
in Lesson 12 Unit Semester One Science. Can someone put a working on in Idea Share? Just wondering if it would save time and money to not put the links in the books and just have an online page on the website for all the links based on Unit, Semester . . .
Lesson 10- Things needed for science experiment
comments: 1 | views: 148 | last updated: 10/11/2016
I couldn't find 71% alcohol. What did everyone else use?
My daughter needed extra practice with verbal phrases, appositives etc
comments: 3 | views: 255 | last updated: 10/5/2016
I suggest going to to download some free worksheets. Just type in appositives, verbal phrases, gerunds, infinitives etc
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Chemical Reactions Lesson 3 Help
comments: 2 | views: 71 | last updated: 12/12/2016
We were working on this lesson but when we got to the experiment we could not figure out which wire to use. Can someone please tell which wire to use.
Chemical Reactions Lesson 3 Help
comments: 1 | views: 66 | last updated: 12/9/2016
We were working on this lesson but when we got to the experiment we could not figure out which wire to use. Can someone please tell us which wire to use.
Help needed in finding homeschooling site
comments: 3 | views: 127 | last updated: 12/6/2016
Hello everyone, I am interested in homeschooling my son who is in 12th grade now. I have spent a lot of time searching on the web and have found so many but I do not know which one to trust. I need something that is more dependable. Thank you.
Energy and Matter: Lesson 3
comments: 1 | views: 160 | last updated: 10/21/2016
Has anyone had any success with the activity where you are supposed to be able to light a fire with a 9-volt battery? We are not having any luck. Looking for tips on trouble shooting this.
Can SS be used as a High school course
comments: 2 | views: 231 | last updated: 10/13/2016
Can the SS unit be used for High School American History course or is it not advanced enough?


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