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All of the activities?

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Sandy s
Wichita, KS
8/5/2016
Do you all do ALL of the activities or just choose a couple?
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Ashley K
8/11/2016
I would love to know the answer to this also. This is our first year with mbtp and was wondering the same thing do you do all activities or just choose one? If you only do 1 activity are you missing out on important learning information?
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
8/12/2016
Hi Sandy and Ashley,

The lessons are designed to do all of the activities in the lesson. With that said, you can definitely modify the activities to make them work for you and your child. For example, if you look through the lessons, and the skills that are covered in each lesson, you may find that your child has a good grasp on the skills covered in a particular activity. At that point, you may want to verbally review those skills, and move on.

Please let me know if you have any further questions.

Thank you,
Vicki
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
8/26/2016
We do a combo. Sometimes some activities are just so fun we do both options. I see my child benefiting from both choices. Other times we just do one option because it is obvious the child would not enjoy the other option or do it as well. I do occasionally sneak in the other option which she wouldn't like to do just to give her additional practice in presenting for example. Sometimes we do Option 1 and I save Option 2 worksheet for review or extra practice. Right now I am having a hard time choosing whether to do the turn over or the upwelling experiment, I wonder if I can do them both or would one form affect the other? Regardless we don't want to replicate public school which gives them exposure to everything without them truly knowing a few things well. I would rather stick around and review and dig deeper in a unit before moving on to be sure she got the concepts well.
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Jan S
Prosper, TX
9/17/2016
I am surprised to see that the lessons are designed to do all of the activities in the lesson if the intent is each lesson should only take about 1.5 hours. Egypt and Mesopotamia, Lesson 3, has four activities, including cooking a Mesopotamian family meal using a lot of ingredients that we certainly don't keep on hand. When there are more activities than can reasonably be accomplished in 1.5 hours, we select a couple that we feel he will learn the most from.
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
9/17/2016
We move at a slow pace. The lessons are not designed to do it all. We don't finish a unit in the expected time. We linger if something is interesting and fun. For the Mesopotamian food my husband went to an Indian grocery store or Middle Eastern grocery store.
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
9/19/2016
Perhaps we need to clarify what all the activities are:
1) Many lessons are broken down into Day 1 or 2 with respective lessons
2) Some lessons have several activities and you are expected to do all of them unless given a choice
3) Some activities have two worksheet options: an easier option and a harder option


You as a parent have a choice to do all the activities suggested including the choice ones or do the minimal amount of activities and easier worksheets
It all depends on your child and what he or she needs.
For a lot of the grammar worksheets I make my daughter do both : one immediately after its presented and the harder one a few days later to see if it soaked in. My daughter is absolutely gifted with art but not in other areas.

If there is a science activity I see that will help show what she has read I do it because she needs to see it to get it.
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Joanna R
1/13/2017
We never do all of the activities. My daughter is doing the 9-11 even though she is 13. She has reading issues. We pass the coloring activities sometimes because what 13 year old wants to color. An example is from the science. She had to color the 4 seasons of the Catskill Mountains. We just Googled pictures of the 4 seasons and looked at pictures. You get the choice! We do MBTP through our charter school and her teacher is always telling me I am free to decide what we do and not to do.
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Joanna R
1/13/2017
We never do all of the activities. My daughter is doing the 9-11 even though she is 13. She has reading issues. We pass the coloring activities sometimes because what 13 year old wants to color. An example is from the science. She had to color the 4 seasons of the Catskill Mountains. We just Googled pictures of the 4 seasons and looked at pictures. You get the choice! We do MBTP through our charter school and her teacher is always telling me I am free to decide what we do and not to do.
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antim b
1/18/2017
This is my first time ,I need help in decideing which curriculum I should take ,my daughter is turning 12 next month she is now in sixth grade ,she is the only child ,any suggestions if this program is good or I still need to search more,also after she finishes this what do we need to do in terms of assessments ,or tests or keeping a record do we need a record to show the schools in future pls any help or suggestion will be appreciated I am so confused where to start ,which program to go for.thanking in advance.
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Vicki K
Spokane, WA
1/18/2017
Hello,

Thank you for reaching out to MBTP. I would suggest starting with our Placement Assessment. You can find that here: http://www.movingbeyondthepage.com/curriculum/choosinganagelevel.aspx I would recommend starting with the 10-12 assessment. If you have questions after giving your daughter the assessment, please feel free to contact us again.

Thank you,
Vicki