2020 Eighth-Grade Curriculum Kit
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This year you will love helping your child continue building his language, math, and thinking skills. He will study physical science, the Middle Ages, and aviation. With creative art, accessible Shakespeare, and more hands-on materials that develop logic and spatial reasoning, this year will be a year packed with happy memories for both of you!
We asked parents who used our Eighth-Grade Kit how long their student spent on "school." Families estimated that they worked 3-5 hours a day for 4-5 days a week using items in their Timberdoodle Kit. That variation is likely to be impacted by how in-depth you take your child's studies, what your child's learning approach is, how distractible he is, and much more. You’ll be able to plan yours to work best for you with your access to the online Timberdoodle Scheduler, included with your kit. Make sure you allow yourself and your child some time to find your own rhythm!
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2020 8th Grade Handbook + Scheduler
We wanted our curriculum handbook to be extremely simple, easy to use, and promote independent study as early as possible. Our guides are designed to get you up and running - today - without being overwhelming, boring, or confusing.Learn More
Mosdos Press Literature - Gold - 8th Grade
Gold, the textbook for eighth grade, offers increasingly complex literature and a curriculum that prepares your student for high school. The lessons emphasize discussion and hone in on cultivating critical reasoning skills.Learn More
Graphic Shakespeare is the easier, sanitized way to expose your child to Shakespeare. Full-color artwork brings the scenes to life while speech bubbles present key excerpts from Shakespeare's original dialogue.Learn More
Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 8 Teacher's Guide
Easy Grammar Ultimate Grade 8 Teacher's Guide doubles as a student book for independent study. The teachers book is reproducible for multiple students and makes teaching grammar easy.Learn More
Word Roots Level 2
Children with a solid grasp of word roots will have better reading comprehension skills, because they have the ability to decode words. Word Roots teaches the meanings of Latin and Greek prefixes, roots, and suffixes of words commonly used in English.Learn More
Usborne - Write Your Own Scripts
The central purpose of creative writing, the opportunity for your teen to develop creative problem-solving skills within a story, is addressed with The Usborne Creative Writing Book. Here teens will learn to write while exploring personal narratives, reviews, fiction, poetry, and more.
Please note: This product is included in the 8th-grade curriculum kit to replace the Creative Writing Book, which unexpectedly went out of print by the publisher.
Math-U-See Readiness Assessments
Math-U-See Algebra 1
If you are looking for a manipulative-based curriculum that ensures your children will be able to fully understand each mathematical concept before moving on to another one, you have found it in Math-u-See.
Please note: Math-U-See's Integer Blocks are backordered from the publisher and will be shipping mid-November, separate from the rest of your kit. A digital version is included for free and can be utilized as a substitute in the interim.
Ultimate Dot-to-Dot Animals
Addictive, complex, and amazingly clever, Extreme Dot-to-Dot: Spectacular Places is part history, part human ingenuity, and solidly ingenious.
This item is temporarily backordered from the publisher and will ship separately from your kit when it is back in stock.
Building Thinking Skills Book 3 Figural
These thinking skills books are among our favorites because of their tremendous scope. They develop four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through both figural and verbal problems.Learn More
Asteroid Escape Smart Game
While there are only 8 sliding puzzle pieces in Asteroid Escape, the progress of the spaceship is seriously limited because of its size and the size of some of the asteroids. One of the harder challenges requires more than 100 moves, so Asteroid Escape is not for the faint of heart.Learn More
Braintopia Beyond tests your family’s mental focus and decision-making skills, and promotes advanced visual perception. Challenges include finding a single image in a sea of duplicates, determining the solution to a maze, locating the unique item on a card of lookalikes, finding the missing puzzle piece, and much more.Learn More
The Mystery of History Volume 2
The Mystery of History Volume II is a Bible-centered approach to learning the history of the early Church through the Middle Ages. Written by home-school mom Linda Hobar, Mystery of History Volume 2 is another spectacular masterpiece.Learn More
Friendly Physical Science
Friendly Physical Science covers all of the topics typically taught in a traditional physical science course.Learn More
Intro to Aviation Course
Your student’s education can now take flight with Introduction to Aviation, an online aviation course that makes at-home aviation training possible. Upon completion of this course, your child will have an understanding of the aerodynamics of flight, how to read aviation charts, how navigation works, and so much more.Learn More
Fischertechnik Profi Hydraulic with Engineer
Fischertechnik Hydraulic provides as realistic a construction kit as you can imagine, and offers hands-on learning about the transfer of force using liquids. Five different models illustrate the basics of hydraulics through play.Learn More
A Year in My Life
A Year in My Life is a mashup of a creative writing journal and a doodle book with tons of kid appeal. This beautifully illustrated journal invites your child to create a commemorative keepsake from a year in his life. Fill in 365 quirky idea starters and unique prompts, one for every day of the year.Learn More
Chinese Brush Painting
In Chinese Brush Painting for Young Artists, your student will learn how to use simple brush strokes to depict the essence of a figure or scene. Chinese Brush Painting for Young Artists shows your teen how easy it is to paint striking plants and animals using watercolor paints with specialized paper and brushes.Learn More
Mixed By Me Glow Thinking Putty Kit
Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Kit - Bounce, Stretch, Tear, Drip, Snap, Even Shatter Thinking Putty.Learn More
Test Prep: Grade 8
The Test Prep series offers students the essential groundwork needed to prepare for standardized tests. Based on subject areas covered by most state standardized tests, these colorful, inviting workbooks provide a good sampling of all the skills required of each grade level.Learn More
After using a traditional school style boxed curriculum for 9 years we took the leap to Timberdoodle. Wow were we surprised at how very fun school can be. I’ve seen a new spark for learning in our child! Just the right amount of book work and hands on! And being able to customize it is just the icing on the cake!
The online scheduler is super fun once you get it all figured out! I enjoyed being able to tweak it, customize it and add in other subjects and activities Very helpful in planning our day and even seeing how the year plots out.
What an amazing curriculum. This is our family first time homeschooling our kids and Timberdoodle was recommended by one of our friends and we are super happy!! I love how their curriculum manual explains every single detail and it makes super easy to understand how to use it!
I love that the kit can be customized, so that my 6th grader and 8th grader can do some of their subjects together! That is the best part of the custom option! However, the 8th grade guide that explains how to use the curriculum included in the kit only covered half of the items we ended up purchasing and I was left with zero guidance on how to schedule them. I would have like to have at least a loose leaf explanation page for the items we purchased.
Also, UNCLE SAM AND ME is a curriculum designed for 5th to 8th grades, yet it was not even an option on the online scheduler, unless you add it in.
Bottom line, if you are unorganized and doing multiply grades like me, the customized option has its obstacles.
We have been doing the curriculum for about 4 weeks now and I really love how everything is together in one kit. My only complaint for me as a first time home school mom would be that I would love a breakdown of a day by day schedule to help guide me in making sure everything is done and that I am teaching them the material that will help them to be successful. I will definitely be looking at Timberdoodle again next year.