Nonreligious 2021 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 simple machines and electricity, American history, and aviation. With creative art, approachable 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 spent 3-5 hours a day for 4-5 days a week on 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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2021 Nonreligious 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.
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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
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
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.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
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
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.Learn More
Extreme Dot to Dots: National Parks
Extreme Dot to Dots: National Parks contains 32 puzzles of scenes from the volcanos of Haleakala National Park to the black bears of Great Smokey Mountain National Park. A handy key in the back identifies each scene and provides interesting details and facts.Learn More
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
This artful combination of hide-and-seek and tic-tac-toe will have you and your opponent scrambling to remember where each colorful peg is hidden. The first to align two sets of the same color wins! Play this beautiful all-wood strategy game to improve your student’s memory and cause-and-effect thinking.Learn More
US History Detective 1
U.S. History Detective Book One and Book Two are complete U.S. history courses that have integrated critical thinking skills into the lesson content. Book Ease of use, suitability for independent study, and critical thinking questions all make U.S. History Detective an excellent option for exploring U.S. history.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
For the student with zero previous artistic experience or even talent but lots of desire to create, there is Cupixel Duo. With Cupixel, anyone, regardless of skill level, can paint a professional masterpiece. Using Cupixel's innovative tracing technology ensures a fail-proof experience.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
We are new to homeschooling. We only took the leap a month ago (January 2021). Timberdoodle’s curriculum kits have been lifesavers and gave newbies like our family the ability to succeed. The scheduler has been a lifesaver! Purchasing the curriculum kits saved us so much time and anxiety because looking through all the different options out there was incredibly overwhelming.
We love really all the subject sets and thinking games in both the 5th grade and 8th grade non-religious curriculum sets we purchased. The one thing we didn’t realize that since we have been in public school until now, the 7th/8th grade science my daughter was doing in 8th grade, was really the biology part for our district-they did the physical science in 7th. Really it doesn’t matter for us since we will purchase that part (or possibly the next curriculum set to work on over summer). The biggest thing we’ve learned over the last month is that our 3 kids have gaps in almost all areas. For example, we need to go back and revisit certain math and writing skills they should have mastered years ago. In public school they just keep moving on. I’m very grateful to have the tools and guidance from Timberdoodle to be able to fill in these gaps and make sure my kids are getting what they need to succeed and be happy, well-rounded kiddos.
We are very grateful for Timberdoodle, my four sons and I are are very excited to start homeschooling using all the wonderful curriculum! :)
We love it! We bought the elite version. The only thing we aren't using are the dot to dots.