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How do you space out your MBTP curriculum?

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Jennifer A
Colorado Springs, CO
1/22/2018
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 slightly more?
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Rachael W
Woodstock, GA
1/23/2018
Hi Jennifer, we use the "suggested days" as a guideline. Depending on whether or not we decide to skip an activity, or conversely, to delve deeper into a subject, the time it takes to finish a lesson will vary. In general, we try to pace ourselves so that we do not take any longer than 4 - 6 weeks per unit (we are on the year-round schedule). Along with MBTP, we also study a foreign language, math program, and other extra courses, so it is rare that we are able to complete all of the MBTP lessons according to their suggested timeframes. Additionally, you will find that it may take shorter/longer for certain lessons or activities to be completed depending upon your child's abilities (writing, reading comprehension, planning skills, etc.). One thing you won't have to worry about with MBTP is that your child will run out of challenging things to do--the program is chock full of enrichment and extension activities.
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Samantha M
Murray Bridge, South Australia
2/3/2018
One lesson per day is how it is designed. If the lesson has a day 2 etc it means its a longer lesson and goes over an extra day. If you do a lesson a week you will never finish the course in a year.
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
6/27/2020
I also like to make check marks as I complete the activities (some activities are skipped). I wish they had boxes for the lower grades. We have more than one person in our house (college student daughters) leading the lessons. So it helps whoever that is helping with leading a lesson know where the last person left off.
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Cherrye M
Lumberton, TX
9/22/2020
We are new homeschoolers and new to MBTP. I am following the suggested guideleines of one lesson per day and allowing two days when it is stated. It looks like at this pace we'll finish Science before LA. Is this typical or am I missing something?
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Carolyn L
San Leandro, CA
9/22/2020
Yeah often you finish one subject before another. Not timed perfectly. At least that we have noticed.
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Angela B
College Station, TX
9/23/2020
Hi! The curriculum is designed to be three weeks per unit; however, there is a bit of wiggle room built in for things like field trips, days off, or if your students runs long on an assignment like a project or paper.

My family often takes that extra time to work on their final projects or have a light day to pursue other activities.