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Homeschooling Elementary School

Homeschooling Elementary School

For today's blog post round-up members of our Blog Team are sharing their best tips and recommendations for homeschooling elementary school-- grades 1 to 4. 3 Tips for Homeschooling 3rd Grade from Life in the Mundane Homeschooling the Elementary Years from A Mom's Quest to Teach How Important is Your Child's Reading Level from Roads to Everywhere Science Activities from Mombrite All About Reading Reviews from members of our Blog Team   Also, we'd love to have you join our elementary grades community group on Facebook! If you’re using Timberdoodle Curriculum Kits for 1st through 4th grade this year, the Grades 1-4 Community is the...

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While You Wait for Your Curriculum

While You Wait for Your Curriculum

Now that September has arrived, the traditional time for "back to school," there is a certain urgency to get started. The problem is, you may not have all of your curriculum yet. Or maybe not any of it. We are right there with you on the disappointment level. We will continue to do the best we can to keep our website clearly updated and your products shipping as fast as possible. In the meantime, there are a number of learning activities you could have your child do that could count as “school” while you wait for your curriculum to arrive....

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What School Supplies Do I Need?

What School Supplies Do I Need?

A question we are commonly asked this time of year is: "What school supplies do I need to get for my Timberdoodle curriculum kit?" The simple answer is you wouldn't actually have to have much beyond your basic pencil and paper, maybe a pair of scissors and some glue or tape for most of our kits. However, school supplies are always on sale in August so that's the time to stock up on anything you might want for the upcoming school year. Chances are you will likely find a few extra supplies do come in handy, so we are compiling...

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Timberdoodle for Newbies

Timberdoodle for Newbies

How exciting that you are considering homeschooling! We get lots of questions this time of year from families who are just beginning their homeschooling journey. If that's you, welcome! We are thrilled to come alongside you and help in any way we can. How Do I Enroll? Timberdoodle is a curriculum provider, not a school, so our kits do not include enrollment. Many families homeschool independently as their own “private school” while others homeschool under umbrella schools or charter schools. Homeschool regulations vary from state to state. A good place to find out what the procedure is in your state is...

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Learning Styles

Learning Styles

One important aspect to help us be more effective in teaching our children is to understand their learning styles as well as our own. Why are learning styles important? If you know your children’s learning styles, you’ll be far better equipped to teach them and you’ll be better prepared to choose a homeschooling curriculum. Your learning style naturally has an impact on your teaching style. With a little thought and effort you can adapt your teaching methods to better fit the learning style you see in each of your children.  Three main types of learners are: Visual (seeing) Auditory (listening or talking)...

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