Timberdoodle Blog — FAQ

Shipping Times, Black Friday, and More

Shipping Times, Black Friday, and More

Recently a container ship off the coast of Washington and Canada lost 40 containers in a windstorm, only to have some of the remaining containers catch fire a few days later. (the MV Zim Kingston) News reporters will tell you that this is an accurate snapshot of the Christmas gift market this year. Thankfully, here at Timberdoodle, we do not anticipate quite that scenario. With the addition of our new warehouse, we were able to stock up on our main inventory and, in most cases, should be able to meet your needs rapidly this season. However, there are a couple of things...

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FAQ: Teaching Tips

FAQ: Teaching Tips

“How much parent involvement is required with the kits?” It depends on the age and grade level of your child as to how involved you will need to be. You won’t spend a lot of time prepping for school as our kits are designed to be “open and go.” Pre-readers do require more parental oversight, but once your child is a strong reader he should be able to follow the “open and go” format himself. "Why does Timberdoodle recommend independent learning?" We actually have quite a few reasons for selling independent learning tools and after a little discussion here, these...

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FAQ: Record Keeping and Grades

FAQ: Record Keeping and Grades

“Does Timberdoodle keep track of grades or issue report cards?” Since we are a curriculum resource (not a long-distance school), we aren’t able to track your student’s work or issue a certificate of completion. As an independent homeschooler you would serve as administrator for any record-keeping or grading that your state might require. Homeschool regulations vary from state to state. A good place to find out what the procedure is in your state is to check the Homeschool Legal Defense Association website. Information about homeschool laws for each state is available at https://hslda.org/legal. Our handbooks do include space for record-keeping...

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Homeschooling High School

Homeschooling High School

FAQs “What is the best advice you could give to someone who is new to homeschooling a teen?” Self-teaching at this grade is key. We recommend setting up a clearly understood list of incentives and consequences and let them be the master of their fate. "Do you have a high school health course?" We don't currently offer a high school health course, but check out the Dr. Livingston anatomy puzzles for high school! Blog Posts High School Overview Video on YouTube How to Grade for High School Career Planning for Your Homeschooled High School Students  How Do I Help My...

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FAQ: Getting Started

FAQ: Getting Started

“I’ve just decided to homeschool. Where should I start?” How exciting that you are considering homeschooling! We offer full curriculum kits for all grade levels at https://timberdoodle.com/collections/curriculum-kits or you are welcome to order individual items if you prefer. It’s also possible to customize our curriculum if you need to make adjustments for any reason: https://timberdoodle.com/pages/custom-homeschool-curriculum-kits The kits come with parent/teacher handbooks and access to our customizable online scheduler. As you are thinking through your options here are a few blog posts that might be helpful to you: Timberdoodle for Newbies How to Pick a Curriculum Where Should We Start? FAQ...

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