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Timberdoodle Story #82

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? I didn’t like the idea of curriculum kits. Each child is different, and one kit isn’t a good fit for all students. I didn’t know about customizing the kits. I was really worried about the price. It seemed like a lot of money to spend on homeschooling one child. What did you discover that helped you overcome that? I discovered that you can customize the kits! I looked into other curriculum. They let you switch out whole subjects for different levels, […]

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Timberdoodle Story #11

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? I was worried I wouldn’t have the patience to teach, and that my son would not welcome my role changing from doting mother to teacher. What did you discover that helped you overcome that? My son loved me being his teacher. The curriculum was varied enough for him to stay engaged. And the opportunities for me to cheer him on his successes actually made us closer. We had targeted goals through following the curriculum, and meeting them made us both feel […]

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Timberdoodle Story #81

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? For the past few years, we’d been using another curriculum (Calvert), and we were concerned that perhaps Timberdoodle wouldn’t be up to their standards or that she’d be going over things she’d learned already. Because Timberdoodle is honest enough and proud enough to stand behind their products, my husband and I were able to go to the website and actually see sample lessons and tests so that we could be better informed on what was offered. The cost was also a […]

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Timberdoodle Story #72

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? The price was the biggest obstacle for me. Would the price be worth it? Would it really cover everything that I needed to cover and make the most use of our limited budget? What did you discover that helped you overcome that? The answer has been a resounding, YES! My girls love the Timberdoodle picks and so far our school year has already been way more fun, interesting, and educational than years past mostly due to all the hands-on games, STEM, […]

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Timberdoodle Story #135

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? My biggest obstacle about using Timberdoodle was the expense. As a first time homeschooling parent, I wanted a high quality program but didn’t want to spend excessive amounts of money to build our program. What did you discover that helped you overcome that? My children’s education is an investment. As such, I was not opposed to spending top dollar for an exceptional program. Timberdoodle definitely measured up. The curriculum is rooted in subject mastery, critical thinking and each of the components […]

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Timberdoodle Story #56

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? I felt concerned that the sheer number and size of the workbooks would appear overwhelming to my kids (and myself!) It seemed like too much book work! What did you discover that helped you overcome that? When I discovered that each page in each subject was colorful, engaging and spread out in a very nonstressful way, I felt relief. Both of my girls were happy to pull them out and breezed through the pages, even when new concepts were introduced. Which […]

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Timberdoodle Story #44 (Grand Prize Winner!)

Before you decided to use Timberdoodle, what was your biggest obstacle or concern about using a Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit? When my husband and I decided to homeschool our children, I had no idea what I was doing. We didn’t know anyone that homeschooled. I had no idea where to go for curriculum, what was good or bad, or how to decide what would work for us. I literally spent months researching, and I was overwhelmed by all the options. I had no idea there was so much out there, and the fear of making the wrong decision was daunting. That […]

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When Will the 2016-17 Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits Be Available

Are you having as much trouble as we are believing we’re almost through the first month of 2016? Many parents are already planning for the new school year and we are busily updating our Curriculum Kits for the 2016-17 school year. The new 2016-17 kits are scheduled to make their debut by early April. We do not anticipate major changes to our current kits; most of the key components should be staying as they are. However, we are constantly on the lookout for exciting new resources to include, and it seems like there are always a few things discontinued by publishers that […]

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Why are people concerned about Common Core and what is Timberdoodle doing about it?

Is Timberdoodle Curriculum Aligned With Common Core?

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 CCSS website, “The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort that established a single set of clear educational standards for kindergarten through 12th grade in English language arts and mathematics that states voluntarily adopt.” Why Homeschoolers are Concerned There is some real concern […]

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Are Timberdoodle's Core Curriculum Kits Accredited?

Are Timberdoodle’s Curriculum Kits Accredited?

This is a common question about our Timberdoodle 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 grades, etc. then we could pursue accreditation. However, Timberdoodle is not a school, but rather a curriculum supplier so we are not eligible to become accredited. To put it another way, your local school district is accredited, but not their textbooks. What most people mean when […]

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