There’s been a lot of buzz, discussion, and anxiety in the homeschool community for the last few years about the Common Core State Standards. Many of you have asked us what our stance is on the standards, and whether our curriculum is designed to comply with them. What is the Common Core? According to the [...]
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This is a common question about our Timberdoodle Core Curriculum Kits so for those of you who have wondered but not asked yet, here is our answer! Accreditation is really a term used for regulating schools instructing students, rather than the curriculum itself. So if we were overseeing the education of your children, checking their [...]
Many of our customers fall in love with our curriculum kits but rely on school funding (yes we take P.O.s) to be able to afford the curriculum their children need. However, this is a big problem since school districts are not able to purchase the Christian components of our complete kits. We’ve always allowed for [...]
“I have been homeschooling for three years. I have always purchased a “box” curriculum. I loved the ease of it, but disliked that I usually had to settle for at least one subject where I really didn’t like the book (usually science or history). This year I ordered 4th grade and Kindergarten boxed curriculum from [...]
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 [...]
In the academic world, our hands-on babies are at a disadvantage. These children learn best by doing… Keep in mind that God put those wiggles in your baby. When you think you just cannot clean up one more mess, tell yourself that to excel academically your baby needs as much active time as possible. I like to think that the more weary I am, the brighter my hands-on baby is becoming.
It is that time of year again, when we upgrade our curriculum kits to add this year’s best discoveries and subtract the discontinued/replaced items. This year we see a handful of changes, mostly revolving around adjusting the ages of our baby and toddler/preschool/PreK curriculum kits and a reshuffle of upper level science. I’ve written entire [...]
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.