Non-Religious 2019 Second-Grade Curriculum Kit
This year you will love helping your child improve his reading, math, and thinking skills. He will study the five core science disciplines, learn about the Middle Ages, and build 50 rugged STEM models. With creative art, engaging logic games, and exploration of geography and culture around the world, this year will be a year packed with happy memories for both of you!
We asked parents who used our Non-Religious Second-Grade Kit how long their student spent on "school." Nearly all of them estimated that they spent 2-3 hours a day on their kit, for 4-5 days a week. 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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2019 Non-Religious 2nd 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
All About Reading Level 3 Full-Color Edition Deluxe Set
In Level 3 of All About Reading, students will advance to new heights in their reading abilities. Hands-on activities continue to provide a tactile way to review and learn words, while 25 exciting decodable stories help increase comprehension.Learn More
Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 2
Develop students' writing skills in each of the six traits with 125 engaging, 10- to 15-minute lessons.Learn More
Spelling You See - Level C
Spelling You See will help your child become a confident, successful speller, naturally and at his own speed. Each Spelling You See lesson is colorful, short, to the point, and fun!Learn More
My First Story Writing Book
My First Story Writing Book takes your young writer through each part of story writing, showing him how to create characters, develop plot lines, and design dramatic twists.Learn More
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness
Lost Trail: Nine Days Alone in the Wilderness. Children will be enthralled to read the day-by-day account of how a 12-year-old Boy Scout from a New York City suburb survived cold, hunger, bears, a tumble into an icy river, and hallucinations.Learn More
Written in a whimsical and conversational manner, Word Fun is a gentle introduction to the eight most significant parts of speech: nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, conjunctions, interjections, and prepositions.Learn More
Math-U-See Readiness Assessments
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.Learn More
Simple, fast, fun, and purposeful, Tenzi is a perfect addition to your child?s curriculum. Tenzi requires fast hands, the ability to make accurate calculations, and the gift of laughter.Learn More
TENZI Card Deck
Simple, fast, fun, and purposeful, Tenzi is a perfect addition to your child's curriculum. With 77 Ways to Play Tenzi you will find a number of creative ways to make this dice game interesting.Learn More
Building Thinking Skills Book 1
This comprehensive, straightforward program develops four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through both figural and verbal problems. The exercises are clear, with sample completed activities so that the student can see exactly what to do.Learn More
Squirrels Go Nuts Smart Game
Your child may begin trying to solve the Squirrels Go Nuts challenges by moving the pieces randomly, but he will soon discover the logic behind the game. With easy and more difficult challenges, Squirrels Go Nuts is a fun, attractive, logic building game for the entire family.Learn More
Q bitz Solo is a fast paced visual dexterity game played in three rounds, each requiring a different set of visual and cerebral skills. Q bitz is produced by MindWare, award-winning creator and manufacturer of brainy toys for kids.Learn More
Skill Sharpeners Geography - Grade 2
Skill Sharpeners Geography lets your child explore his world while learning key map skills and geography concepts with little fuss on your part. It takes your child beyond just the basics of geography and includes a smattering of histories and cultures within our world.Learn More
This Is the World: A Global Treasury
After charming children and adults for more than 50 years with his wry commentary and his whimsical paintings, an abridged compilation of M. Sasek's most popular children's travel books has recently been reissued under the title This is the World.Learn More
The Story of the World Volume 2
The Story of the World Volume 2, The Middle Ages (400 - 1600) - This easy-to-implement history curriculum tells world history in a compelling, fun, way.Learn More
The Story of the World Volume 2 Activity Book
The Story of the World Volume 2 Activity Book, Use this alongside the Story of the World text to flesh out the stories and history that your children are learning. A complete history curriculum when combined with the textbook.Learn More
The Story of the World Volume 2 Audio Book
The Story of the World Volume 2 Audio Book, This spirited reading of the second in Susan Wise Bauer's Story of the World history series brings to life the stories and records of the peoples of the middle ages.Learn More
Famous Figures of the Renaissance
If you have a child who dreads reading but loves art and drama, the Famous Figures series is the perfect history supplement for herLearn More
Building Blocks of Science 2 Study Bundle
Exploring the Building Blocks of Science is a year-long graded program covering all five core disciplines each year. It's based on an upward-spiral teaching method where disciplines are repeatedly visited and built upon.Learn More
Engino Inventor 50 Model Set
At last, award-winning Engino construction kits are available in the USA. The Engino Engineering kits are among the most advanced and multifaceted three-dimensional construction toys in the world today.Learn More
Wile E. Coyote Physical Science Genius - Set of 4
Wile E. Coyote Physical Science - Your child will learn basic physics while guffawing over the ill-thought-through misadventures of Wile E.'s labors to get hold of Road Runner.Learn More
Me: A Compendium
Me: A Compendium is a humorously illustrated, library-worthy hardback book that your child fills with drawings and words that reveal his likes and dislikes, and what exactly makes him tick.Learn More
Natural World Workshop
Using highly pigmented, yet easy-to-work-with gouache paint, Natural World Workshop by Djeco is a step above the traditional children's paint-by-numbers sets. Following the full-color picture instruction book, young artists are clearly shown how to complete these original pictures of nature.Learn More
Step-By-Step Drawing Book
Step-By-Step Drawing Book instructions are easy to follow, so children of all ages can effortlessly master the simple drawing skills required to depict a range of animals and objects.Learn More
Colored Sands - Fish Rainbows
Fish Rainbow includes four pre-printed images of beautiful fish on glue-covered cards; nine pots of ready-to-apply colored sand; two containers of glitter; a peeling stick to make the process easier; and a detailed, wordless instruction booklet.Learn More
Mad Mattr Builder Pack
Mad Mattr Builder Pack Mad Mattr, an amazingly moldable, stretchable, dough-like compound, can be shaped into countless brilliantly colored creations. Now you can take your Mad Mattr to the next level by creating Lego™-like building blocks that actually lock together.Learn More
Spectrum Test Practice - 2nd Grade
Spectrum Test Practice offers students the essential groundwork needed to prepare for standardized tests.Learn More
Please note that our Second-Grade Curriculum Kit video mentions Pixio-200. That item was unexpectedly discontinued and has been removed from our Second-Grade Curriculum Kits.
I love timberdoodle. Let me just begin there. What I love about their kits:
They given me the confidence to homeschool (invaluable)
They are cohesive and the variety is impressive. My concern both get such a diverse education with this platform.
What I wish I had known:
The online scheduler did not help us. I wasted dozens of hours messing with it. Now, I don't even use it.
You can create a custom kit!!! Not every child is the same. And not every child needs the same things. I love being able to customize. I just wish I had realized in the first year we purchased that we could customize.
The kit is an excellent starting point. As I said, it gave me the confidence to homeschool my children. I felt so out of place at first but, with this kit, I feel like I'm doing a great thing for my kids.
We chose to try Timberdoodle this year after using a diff curriculum last year. I am sooooo beyond pleased with them I can guarantee I will use next year. I have bought three times from them since I first ordered just adding more goodies to the mix. I’m even doing all my Xmas shopping from them.
Absolutely love everything about this kit. Couldn’t imagine homeschooling with a different curriculum. My child with adhd enjoys all of it and it’s not difficult for me to organize our week and teach her.
Fantastic kit! My daughter loves the learning/fun play activities and is really excelling with this well-rounded curriculum! It is a little pricey, but for me it's well worth it for several reasons.
1. I plan to homeschool long-term. Having someone else provide me with all the tools I need helps me feel more confident, feel less anxious about what to teach my kids, and adds to my support network. It's true that it takes a village. And I could have saved money by getting my own curriculum, but I've heard stories of moms getting burnt out after two or three years of so much work to save money.
2. The curriculum guide has innumerable tips and tricks to help beginner homeschooling families. I was so overwhelmed when I first received everything and I think one of the first lines in the guide is something like: you're probably feeling overwhelmed. Here's why you shouldn't be! And then they give great information that boosted my confidence and let me know that I CAN DO THIS!
3. They provide an online scheduling tool that has been a life saver! My husband and I both want to homeschool our children, so we split the curriculum. He teaches certain areas and I teach others. A couple of courses we manage together. The guide is so flexible and there are instructions on its features in the curriculum guide (that guide really is a blessing!)
4. Timberdoodle staff have been doing this a long time, and it's a program they grew up on. These are some seriously smart people, so I trust them to pick the curriculum I teach my child. Did I mention that I have extensive experience in critical thinking and logic skills? I also own my own accounting practice, so logic is my forte. I question everything and display (mostly healthy) levels of skepticism. So, for me to be singing their praises--guys, they helped bring my dream of homeschooling my children without giving up to fruition and I will forever be grateful. Timberdoodle has a customer as long as I'm homeschooling!
Ordered the Elite Kit and love it! It was so nice especially with our first year of homeschool to order a kit and know I'm getting every thing I need. The handbook is wonderful, the weekly checklist makes knowing how much to do each week so easy. I really like that you can customize the kit, my son is behind on reading so it was easy to swap out for a level more appropriate to his abilities. I also love all the games the whole family has fun playing them!