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Add-on kits for math?
comments: 1 | views: 35 | last updated: 12/29/2018
Hi, we are currently using the 5-7 level and I was just looking ahead to 6-8 and noticed that a lot of the materials in the math kit are things that are also in the 5-7 kit. For example, we don't need a new abacus every year or another set of attribu . . .
Need two sets of dominoes to do Unit 2, Lesson 6, Activity 6
comments: 4 | views: 104 | 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: 1295 | 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: 1794 | 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: 1243 | 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 . . .
Still making up my mind....
comments: 6 | views: 2541 | 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??
comments: 2 | views: 1899 | 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: 1979 | 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: 1544 | 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 . . .
What to do with my 6yo
comments: 7 | views: 2321 | last updated: 5/3/2015
My son just turned 6 in July and is supposed to be entering first grade. This is our first year homeschooling and I am trying to find the best fit for him. This program looks great, but I have a few concerns as he is an extremely intelligent little . . .
Plants lesson
comments: 10 | views: 1947 | last updated: 4/21/2015
Hi, We're on Concept 1, Unit 3, lesson 7 about plants. I am confused about Activity 2 "Types of plants." It seems to me none of the plants in the activity belong in the "non-flowering without leaves" category. Is that correct?
foreign languages
comments: 4 | views: 1720 | last updated: 3/1/2015
Does anyone begin teaching a language at the elementary level? Is it necessary? If so, which language do you start with and why?
Which level
comments: 2 | views: 1756 | last updated: 7/10/2014
I tried MBTP 5-7 level with my kids before but it didn't work out due to my own unpreparedness. Now I am looking for next years curriculum and I am thinking of trying MBTP again. I am more seasoned in my role as a homeschooler and I think it still . . .
What to do?
comments: 3 | views: 1845 | last updated: 5/28/2014
Hi, My daughter is technically in first grade. She just finished the 6-8 level. I am concerned that she isn't ready to read books like Charlotte's Web and Poppy on her own and probably won't be up to it by fall. Should I continue with her reading . . .
Additional Books Required in Supplies
comments: 3 | views: 1662 | last updated: 1/24/2014
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our materials to arrive, so I'm prepping the supplies for the first unit. I see that books about communities in other countries, books about Canada, Mexico and China, as well as some other subjects are listed. . . .
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