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Using Evan Moor Teacher Books for Independent Learning

Aug 26, 2013 1 Comment by

“…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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9 Tips for Homeschooling Gifted Children

Mar 19, 2013 No Comments by

We had an email asking for tips for homeschooling a gifted daughter which prompted us to compile all our very best tips and tricks learned over the past decades. What would you add? 1. Disdain Busy-Work Your child wants to learn, so don’t slow her down! If she has mastered multiplication, why are you still [...]

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The Big New Feature In Timberdoodle’s 2013 Core Curriculum Kits!

Mar 14, 2013 No Comments by

When we started our business in 1985, it was the ability to build your own curriculum that set Timberdoodle apart. While we still offer parents the ability to tailor their curriculum to their unique family, we meet more and more families each year who are simply not comfortable with that particular feature of home teaching. [...]

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How do I Catch My Child Up in Science and History While Using the Timberdoodle Cores?

Sep 25, 2012 No Comments

The following are excerpts from an email conversation here this week. Andrea asked such a great question that we are sharing it here, with her permission of course! From Andrea in CA: Love, love, love your curriculum. Keep up the good work. My 3 boys and I are into our 4th year and loving it, [...]

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What Kind of Manuals are in Timberdoodle’s Core Curriculum Kits?

Mar 30, 2012 No Comments

We are often asked about the documentation included in our Core Curriculum Kits, and with good reason. You know that your curriculum manual will set the tone for the year. With that in mind, we wanted our Scheduling Helps Folder to be extremely simple, easy to use, and promote independent study. We wanted you to [...]

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Eliminating After (Home)School Boredom

Oct 05, 2011 4 Comments

I need some help. I had purchased a few extras to add to our basics for our school year, thinking it would not be too overwhelming for my kids (or me). However, I’m starting to second guess myself. My kids average an hour or two a morning, which I think is plenty for a 5 [...]

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Motivating a Reluctant Learner

Sep 19, 2011 6 Comments

This is my 3rd year doing hs w/my son who is 2nd grade (actually 4th if you count preschool)… I am nearly in tears. My son will only work when I am right by his side, even if he already knows how to do the page. He is so smart, yet hates school. It took [...]

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Helping a Child in School Stay at Grade Level

Sep 10, 2011 No Comments

I am not homeschooling my first grader, however, when we lived in Florida she excelled at a A grade level school and is currently enrolled in an F grade level school. I want to make sure I can keep her up to standard (and above standard where necessary) instead of her falling behind and getting [...]

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Transitioning from Unschooling to Timberdoodle’s Curriculum

Aug 17, 2011 1 Comment

I’m new to your company, and am transitioning from a very unstructured unschooling approach to something more structured. I have an 11-year-old son who is very bright, catches on quickly to things, reads voraciously, but has been unschooled. I’m looking at your complete curriculum packages, and am thinking I might choose the 5th grade package for him . . . but I’m not sure exactly how to make the decision.

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Why Timberdoodle Encourages Independent Learning

Aug 17, 2011 2 Comments

I’m wondering, though, about what feels to me like an increasing number of DVD/computer-style resources that “replace” parental involvement (like Sequential Spelling). Yes, homeschooling parents are busy, but isn’t spending time with your kids as they learn a major part of the whole point? What is your perspective on this?
Tricia Groenewold Van Dyk

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