How Do Charter Schools Work?

For the sake of simplicity, throughout this blog post we’ll refer to all home-based charter schools, home study divisions of public schools, etc. under the title of “Charter School”. In a nutshell a charter school gets state funding for each child they have enrolled, just as a public school would. The charter schools we work with here at Timberdoodle pass on a chunk of the funding to you for curriculum purchases (orders usually have to be placed through them) and keep the rest of the funds to cover their overhead costs. Charter schools want you sign up with them so […]

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7 FAQs About Timberdoodle Handbooks

This time of year we receive a number of inquiries about our handbooks. Perhaps you’ve had these questions too? We hope this FAQ will help, and if you have more questions please ask away! Do I need a Curriculum Handbook? If you are a first time homeschooler, the answer is yes. Our curriculum handbooks were especially designed for you. Without this resource, parents new to homeschooling would get an enormous box of texts, workbooks, art supplies and construction kits and feel immediately overwhelmed. To make the first year of homeschooling smooth sailing, we took on the task of providing you […]

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You’re Invited: Blog for Timberdoodle in 2017!

Have you ever wondered what it would take to blog for Timberdoodle? Or why exactly people do it? Then this is the blog post for you! Benefits to reviewing for Timberdoodle: Be part of a team of bloggers to learn and grow. Members of our blog team will be invited to join a closed Facebook group for the purpose of networking with other bloggers. We can share tips and ideas as well as cross-promote one another’s blogs. Free product As items are available for review we will let you know via the Facebook group, then choose a blogger from among those […]

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Doodle Timberdoodle’s 2017 Catalog!

Would you like your family’s artistry featured in a Timberdoodle catalog? Or perhaps you’re more interested in winning one of the 3 amazing prizes or taking up to $5 off your next Timberdoodle order? We’re collecting doodles for consideration in our 2017 Curriculum Catalog and Curriculum Handbooks, and we would love to consider your doodles! Entries of all skill levels are welcome; we find the toddler’s “bug” as appealing as the teenager’s B-17 or Dad’s beehive. If you or your child aren’t sure where to start, take a look at this PDF packed with suggestions! To Enter: 1. Doodle Use […]

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The Damaged Sale Catastrophe – We’re Sorry!

Dear Friends, We are SO sorry for the nightmare on our website this morning! Seriously. Here’s what happened: When our sale launched this morning, we were overwhelmed with the response and received an unprecedented spike in our traffic. We anticipated some slowing but expected our host to keep it running like last year. Instead, they set a limit for our site, kicking a third of you off immediately and sending the other two-thirds of you into crawling speed. They did not contact us at that point, and it took us a while to figure out what happened. (Our own connections […]

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What Do Your Family Devotions Really Look Like?

As a foster family with little ones 1-4 years old, devotion time has radically changed from previous years, when we were a family of grown ups! Our morning devotion routine starts with gathering the family and getting the little ones seated quietly on the couch. Honestly, this is probably the most difficult part! Some mornings are finally almost effortless, but some mornings way more time is spent on obedience than on devotions. Not to worry, this is both normal and extraordinarily valuable for the children. In fact, the toddlers probably benefit more from that training than from the actual contents […]

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How Our Family is Celebrating Christmas This Year

Our Christmas traditions have morphed through the years as our kids grew up. Now, after several years of having only adults at our celebrations, we welcomed three amazing foster children ages 1-4. Our excitement is palpable! To make this the best year possible for them, we’re bringing back some of our earliest traditions, while setting aside some cherished ones that would not be a good fit for them. Advent Books & Nativity Sets Introducing our little ones to the Christmas story is our highest priority this year. So we found 25 different picture books that retell the nativity story and […]

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10 FAQs About 2016 Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits

With the release of the 2016 Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits you’ve had many great questions for us. Here are our top 10 questions and answers so far. Please let us know if you have any more questions we can answer. We want you to be as excited as we are! Why did you switch to Math-U-See instead of Mathematical Reasoning? Do the components of the old kits stay on your website? Why did you switch to First Language Lessons instead of Language Smarts? Do I get reward points and the appropriate gift certificate during the pre-sale? Will the kits be available […]

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Doodle Timberdoodle’s 2016 Catalog!

Would you like your family’s artistry featured in a Timberdoodle catalog? Or perhaps you’re more interested in winning one of the 3 amazing prizes or taking up to $5 off your next Timberdoodle order? We’re collecting doodles for consideration in our 2016 Curriculum Catalog and Curriculum Handbooks, and we would love to consider your doodles! Entries of all skill levels are welcome; we find the toddler’s “bug” as appealing as the teenager’s B-17 or Dad’s beehive. If you or your child isn’t sure where to start, take a look at this PDF packed with suggestions! To Enter: 1. Doodle Use […]

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What If Someone Else Ran Your Booth?

Since announcing Why Timberdoodle Won’t Be At Conventions in 2016, we’ve been blown away by all the generous offers to staff a Timberdoodle booth for us. Knowing the work that goes into just family scheduling, unloading, and reloading, we are stunned that you could even consider doing this for us. Unfortunately though, there are multitudes of complicating factors such as taxes, training, product demo logistics, etc. that make it impossible this year. For instance, we estimate that just the demo copies of the grades and their displays would be close to 1,000 pounds. Can you imagine the shipping to bounce […]

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