Moving Beyond the Page is a secular, literature-based curriculum that offers Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math. Although you can purchase the unit studies independently, we went all in this year and purchased the full set. My oldest is using the Age 9-11 package, while my youngest is using the Age 8-10 package. It's been a while since I've gone with a boxed curriculum, so I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Why I'm Loving Moving Beyond the Page


We're using Moving Beyond the Page for the first time this year.

We're using Moving Beyond the Page for the first time this year.

Although Moving Beyond the Page does include spelling as part of its Language Arts, we are also using Simply Charlotte Mason's Spelling WisdomIt's a great resource for implementing spelling, dictation, and handwriting into one lesson. It might be worth noting, however, that there are some Bible verses thrown in. We usually just skip over these, as it's definitely the minority of the passages.

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We've been with Life of Fred from the beginning, but we've worked with Teaching Textbooks, as well. The story of Fred is so engaging, and I love the word problems at the end of each chapter. They really force the child to think outside the box, beyond rote memorization. Most importantly, we've had fewer tears with this math than any other, so we're sticking with it.

Update: My oldest daughter has informed me that she wants to return to Teaching Textbooks. She feels this will allow her to work more independently, which I'm perfectly fine with. The grass is always greener on the other side!


*This sums up the majority of our curriculum for the year, but I'll definitely keep you updated with worthy read-alouds or any changes we may make as the year progresses. More curriculum details will be forthcoming!

*Also, if you're interested in how we switched our Christian homeschool into a secular one, these two posts delve into that subject.

The Evolution of a Homeschool (Part One)

The Evolution of a Homeschool (Part Two)