Homeschooling Different Grades Together

Jul 23, 2014 No Comments by

My ages and grade of my kids will be 6th, 4th and 1st. I am really wanting curriculum that is student taught for the most part PLUS that I can teach them all together. I am very scared and really don’t know what I am doing in regards to switching things up from a DVD [...]

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Preschool or Pre-K?

Jul 16, 2014 No Comments by

We hear this a lot: How do I decide between Preschool and Pre-K this year? It can be hard to decide which way to go when it seems like you’re right on that line between the two levels. I would generally tend to gravitate toward the higher level… because even if there are some components [...]

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Does Your Curriculum Include Both Convergent and Divergent Thinking?

May 06, 2014 No Comments by

Plan for Convergent and Divergent Thinking As you begin making plans for next school year, you’ll want to keep in mind the necessity of incorporating both convergent and divergent thinking into your curriculum selection. Experts recognize these as the two major types of brain challenges we all encounter. What is Convergent Thinking? Convergent thinking generally [...]

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Homeschool Conventions and Timberdoodle

Apr 08, 2014 No Comments

The “where” and “why” of our homeschool convention schedule in 2014.

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Doodle Our Catalog

Feb 21, 2014 No Comments

Would you like your family’s artistry featured in a Timberdoodle catalog? Or perhaps you’re more interested in winning the $100 gift certificate or taking up to $5 off your next Timberdoodle order? We’re collecting doodles here for consideration in our 2014 Curriculum Catalog and would love to consider yours! Doodles of all skill levels are [...]

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The Bible: It’s Not Curriculum. It’s So Much More!

Oct 16, 2013 No Comments

Bible Isn’t Curriculum Every year we are asked why we don’t include Bible courses as part of our curriculum kits. The answer? Bible is much bigger than a box on your school checklist. It should happen whether it’s a school day or not, whether you feel like it or don’t, and even whether you homeschool [...]

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How Do You Handle Poorly Done Schoolwork?

Oct 07, 2013 No Comments

Question: This is a question that would ideally be answered by one of the parents of the “Timberdoodle children” or one of the children themselves. I have read about how you organized homeschooling by giving each child their weekly assignment, then requiring any undone work to be completed during the Friday evening family time. My [...]

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6 Tools for Teaching Communication to Children with Autism

Sep 12, 2013 No Comments

We have 5 primary goals for a child with autism, and the very first one is to learn to communicate. Whether you use sign language, flashcards or an ESL program, find a way that works for your child and keep plugging away at it, day in and day out. Once the child sees the value [...]

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Using Evan Moor Teacher Books for Independent Learning

Aug 26, 2013 1 Comment

“…I noticed that in the Evan-Moor Daily 6-Trait and Daily Geography workbooks that they are teacher editions. Not a huge problem, but the answers are given right before each section instead of in the back so the child can clearly see the answers while they are doing the worksheets…”

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What’s the Difference? Bubber vs. Living Sands vs. Thinking Putty, etc.

Jun 24, 2013 1 Comment

Prompted by an email asking for the difference between Living Sands and Bubber, here is our best description of those two, along with how they differ from Thinking Putty and Playdough. Bubber is a dry, fluffy, soft, marshmallow-feeling substance made out of microscopic ceramic beads coated in a polymer. It takes imprints better than any [...]

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