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Age 11-13
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long, long days
comments: 4 | views: 1240 | last updated: 9/19/2017
I love this curriculum, but this is the first year that we have planned to use the whole thing, all year for all three subject areas. My struggle is that often my daughter cannot complete the lessons in 1.5 hours. She is taking forever to do school . . .
Timeline pages
comments: 5 | views: 2860 | last updated: 8/31/2017
Does anyone have a copy of the timeline pages? I dont have them and we need for lesson 1. Where do I find them?
Replacement for The Hobbit?
comments: 4 | views: 1041 | last updated: 6/22/2017
Hi - we did The Hobbit last year to try out MBTP, and loved it. This year we're buying 11-13. Can you suggest another unit in a nearby level that would work well in its place? We can always just do something completely different during that tim . . .
comments: 1 | views: 944 | last updated: 6/7/2017
How do I hide online units that we won't use? I know it's strange, but having all of them there messes with me.
Individualized Curriculum
comments: 2 | views: 1073 | last updated: 6/5/2017
My son is 12 and is finishing sixth grade. He excels in Math and has been doing the seventh-grade math curriculum. However, he is a little behind in Language Arts, especially in reading comprehension. He is on the autism spectrum. Math has always bee . . .
Removing Books from Order
comments: 2 | views: 1048 | last updated: 5/30/2017
Hello, MBtP! I will be purchasing 11-13 for my son's upcoming school year. I already have the Usborne Encycl. of the Ancient World and Family Geography books. Is there a way for me to order the full year minus those two books? Thanks, Vaness . . .
Sensitive material? Good level?
comments: 4 | views: 2409 | last updated: 4/6/2017
I have sensitive 12 year old. He's advanced in many areas but I want to be sure the subject matter is not too overwhelming for him. I'm looking at the titles for 10-12, 11-13, and 12-14, as according to the guidelines here he should be in 12-14....Bu . . .
All of the activities?
comments: 11 | views: 2027 | last updated: 1/18/2017
Do you all do ALL of the activities or just choose a couple?
Ecosystems and Ecology
comments: 2 | views: 1604 | 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: 1247 | 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 . . .
My daughter needed extra practice with verbal phrases, appositives etc
comments: 3 | views: 1271 | last updated: 10/5/2016
I suggest going to to download some free worksheets. Just type in appositives, verbal phrases, gerunds, infinitives etc
The Hydroshpere Test
comments: 1 | views: 1247 | last updated: 9/25/2016
I believe the answer in the "parents section" of the online version has the incorrect answer for the first question. Oxygen should be labeled as negative (-) and the Hydrogens positive (+), the "parents section" has the opposite. . . .
A Girl Named Disaster
comments: 1 | views: 1352 | last updated: 9/20/2016
There are a few additional words in the Things to Know that are not on the worksheet. Are they supposed to just look them up or add those words to what they have done on the worksheet?
need to save your hydrological sorting jar and sediments
comments: 3 | views: 1084 | last updated: 9/19/2016
Apparently you need everything again for the Turbidity lesson 9. My daughter had to remake the whole thing again wasting tremendous time. Very often I find that I still need things later in the unit that should have been saved before. So save the jar . . .
Egyptian home
comments: 2 | views: 1183 | last updated: 8/27/2016
Not making sense ... Step 4 ... Says the four pieces are octagons and they are not octagons and tells to assemble the support floor base and how to put in the column if support floor base is on it and then the column pieces don't fit in that base sp . . .
Age 11-13