Moving Beyond the Page Homeschool Community Forum

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Remove Age Recommendations from Covers of Guides?
comments: 4 | views: 278 | last updated: 12/13/2018
I consider one of the perks of homeschooling to be being able to adapt to my children's strengths and weaknesses. My youngest is right on target with her age range for LA, SS, and SCI. I believe, however, that she has some sort of math learning disab . . .
Traveling with MBtP / Roadschooling
comments: 5 | views: 317 | last updated: 11/17/2018
Has anyone used MBtP while one the road or traveling frequently? I'm looking at the "shopping list" and it looks fairly extensive, and i won't have a ton of space...
High School Levels
comments: 51 | views: 5817 | last updated: 11/13/2018
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 . . .
Learning Gates quiz for 6-8 Math curriculum?
comments: 3 | views: 235 | last updated: 9/21/2018
Hi there. We purchased the 6-8 full curriculum AND the 6-8 math curriculum, and the math books just came in. we started the first lesson today, and at the end it says "have your child complete the Learning Gates quiz for this lesson on our iPad . . .
Shipping times
comments: 2 | views: 240 | last updated: 9/16/2018
We homeschool through a charter school, so our teacher placed the order to be shipped to her home, but she says she does not have shipping information. It has been over two weeks since she placed the order. Do you provide shipping information when or . . .
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New catalogs?
comments: 2 | views: 14 | last updated: 1/14/2019
Are cool new catalogs with the updated math for the lower levels and high school pages out yet?
Online vs Paper 4-5 year olds
comments: 2 | views: 38 | last updated: 12/28/2018
I want to know if the online option for 4-5 year olds is completely online or if their is a paper student book included? Also would like to know how the online curriculum is any different from the paper curriculum.
Age 7-9 daily schedule (also asking about the possibility of a 4 day week)
comments: 4 | views: 268 | last updated: 12/24/2018
Hello, brand new to MBtP (though i've been researching for a few months). I'm struggling to find a sample that shows me what the average day for a age 7-9 user would see for the complete MBtP package (excluding math, obviously). Is there one on the . . .
3 Days a Week?
comments: 5 | views: 621 | last updated: 10/3/2018
Hey all! I was just wondering if anybody homeschools with MBTP doing just 3 days a week? We go to our co-op twice a week, so my other 3 days are the days I'll be trying to get the work in. How does it work for you? Do you double up lessons each da . . .
Shipping Times?
comments: 5 | views: 933 | last updated: 9/15/2018
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 . . .
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Secular Support
comments: 3 | views: 280 | 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: 3373 | 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: 529 | 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 . . .
Support Group/ Social
comments: 2 | views: 831 | last updated: 11/7/2017
Hi Everyone, I just started MBTP with my daughter (13y/o). The curriculum Age 12-14 is amazing, she has been able to manage almost everything by herself, but we need a social group for her. She is getting depress, She has been ill for the last 4 mon . . .
slower pace?
comments: 3 | views: 1457 | last updated: 9/22/2017
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 . . .
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Thinking about purchasing
comments: 2 | views: 121 | 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: 621 | 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?
CD for The Real Mother Goose?
comments: 2 | views: 1320 | last updated: 7/21/2017
We are just starting The Real Mother Goose and day 1 mentions listening to the poems on the CD. We are checking the books out at the library, so we do not have a CD. However my children love audiobooks and I would like to find a way to incorporate th . . .
Die cut dinosaur puzzle
comments: 6 | views: 1575 | last updated: 5/9/2017
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
Link dead Unit 21
comments: 2 | views: 1319 | last updated: 11/1/2016
Day 5
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Mbtp math for 5-7,6-8
comments: 16 | views: 348 | 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?
How many days per year are scheduled?
comments: 1 | views: 275 | last updated: 4/25/2018
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 . . .
Combining math with Culture this holiday season
comments: 1 | views: 496 | 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 . . .
Occupying younger siblings
comments: 11 | views: 2528 | last updated: 6/15/2017
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 . . .
Just received this from our charter school Connecting Waters
comments: 2 | views: 1196 | 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.
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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 . . .
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Organization of items
comments: 2 | views: 119 | last updated: 10/3/2018
Does anyone have a really great system for storage & organization of their MBtP full curriculum? I'd love to see your ideas.
Sarah, Plain and Tall
comments: 1 | views: 117 | last updated: 9/20/2018
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 . . .
Similar books for Parent to read.....
comments: 3 | views: 105 | last updated: 9/11/2018
I have the 7-9 MBtP full curriculum for my daughter. I'd love to find similar books to read (myself) while she is reading her MBtP books. I think this will enrich our discussions and allow for some interesting comparisons. Has anyone done this . . .
Next math curriculum release
comments: 3 | views: 121 | last updated: 8/13/2018
Hello! We are thinking about using MBTP math curriculum for 6-8 but I am curious on the time frame for the next level's release? I would like to continue on with the math next year and am curious on if it will be available by the time my daughter is . . .
The Whipping Boy - recipe in Lesson 7
comments: 3 | views: 460 | last updated: 3/15/2018
My 9 year old daughter and I have loved MBTP and the variety of activities. However, I just came across the recipe in Lesson 7 for Strawberries in the Snow and think it is inappropriate for 7-9 year olds. The recipe calls for a cup of red wine (mix . . .
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Spelling Words
comments: 9 | views: 1924 | 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.
Using curriculum for 2 children at the same time
comments: 1 | views: 89 | last updated: 10/4/2018
Hi, I have 2 children (9 & 10) that I will soon be purchasing the 8-10 curriculum for. For 7-9 we order the complete curriculum + the consumable package. For 8-10, I see that they have science kits that include the odds & ends (LIFESAVER!!) i . . .
Ben and Me Vocabulary lis
comments: 2 | views: 529 | last updated: 11/13/2017
HI, I just started with moving beyond the page 8-10 and I'm wondering where to find the vocabulary list for Ben and Me. Perhaps it's missing from my curriculum since it's a used copy. If so, anyone know where I can find a copy of the vocabulary li . . .
What to use unstead of "The Lion,the Witch and the Wardrobe"?
comments: 3 | views: 970 | last updated: 10/10/2017
Hello,Moving Beyond the page staff and homeschooling moms! I'm looking forward to use this curriculum this year (8-10), that i ordered through charter school. However,i have concerns with the books about magic, witches and etc. Is there any other boo . . .
Alternative to Thousand Paper Cranes?
comments: 3 | views: 930 | last updated: 7/16/2017
My PG daughter is extremely anxious, particularly about anything health related. Her therapist has recommended against her reading Thousand Paper Cranes due to the discussion of cancer. Is there another fiction book anyone can recommend about Japanes . . .
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Is 9-11 appropriate?
comments: 2 | views: 114 | 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: 432 | 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 . . .
Moving at a much slower pace
comments: 7 | views: 840 | last updated: 2/8/2018
We love this curriculum but seem to be moving through it at a much slower pace!Has anyone had this same experience?
States Study
comments: 4 | views: 718 | last updated: 9/20/2017
Hi! We are loving MBTP 9-11 so far! I am wondering if someone can tell me what the pages with the large state names for the southeastern states are for? I can't find anything in the guide that indicates what we are supposed to do with them? Color the . . .
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new student help
comments: 3 | views: 545 | 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 . . .
Widow Carey's Chickens
comments: 6 | views: 1467 | last updated: 10/23/2017
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?
Answer key for Human Body unit?
comments: 3 | views: 833 | 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: 1155 | 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: 800 | 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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How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?
comments: 3 | views: 563 | 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: 454 | 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: 917 | 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: 510 | 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 . . .
Greek Myths Lesson 2 Activity 6.. Hermes???
comments: 4 | views: 634 | last updated: 10/17/2017
We've looked and looked for the Hermes card for the lesser Greek Gods.. can't find it. We have the definition. but not Hermes card... our guide is a 2012 printing..
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High School LA
comments: 1 | views: 93 | last updated: 10/31/2018
Is anyone using the High School LA curriculum. We are new to MBtP, how do you get started? There is no tab on the getting started page for it and I have contacted the company twice and have gotten no response. At this point I can not access any of th . . .
High School Record-keeping
comments: 2 | views: 185 | last updated: 7/16/2018
I'm planning to use 12-14 as a 9th grade curriculum for 2 of my kids, and I've read several discussions on this forum of others having done the same thing. My question is how you keep records for that, and how to award credits for it? We live in a st . . .
Antebellum America help please
comments: 5 | views: 162 | last updated: 6/29/2018
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!
High School
comments: 31 | views: 3170 | last updated: 5/4/2018
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: 336 | last updated: 4/9/2018
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 . . .


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