Nonreligious 2021 Fifth-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 the five core science disciplines, learn about American history, and make his own stop-motion videos. With creative art, robust STEM kits, and more hands-on materials that develop logical thinking, this year will be a year packed with happy memories for both of you!
We asked parents who used our Fifth-Grade Kit how long their student spent on "school,” and they estimated that they spent 2-5 hours a day on their 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 5th 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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101 Doodle Definitions
With 101 Doodle Definitions, your student will discover that by drawing a picture to remind him of a word, his brain will more readily remember the word’s meaning. This groundbreaking mnemonic approach to learning, and remembering, the meanings of words covers 101 of the most-used words on standardized tests.Learn More
Mosdos Press Literature - Coral - 5th Grade
Coral’s integrated literature and language arts study for fifth grade continues to encourage thinking about important themes; there are over 600 pages of prose, poetry, plays, and nonfiction narratives to challenge the mind of the fifth-grade reader.Learn More
Spelling You See - Level F
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
Daily 6-Trait Writing Grade 5
Develop students' writing skills in each of the six traits with 125 engaging, 10- to 15-minute lessons.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
Extreme Dot to Dot: US History
Extreme Dot to Dot: U.S. History puzzles range from 500 to over 1,400 dots. Some puzzles even cover a two-page spread! Counting, mapping and concentration are just a few of the educational benefits.Learn More
Critical And Creative 5
Critical And Creative Thinking Activities, Grade 5. Profound thinking requires both imagination and intellectual ideas. To produce excellence in thinking we need to engage our children in a curriculum that overlaps the logical and the imaginative.Learn More
Cat Crimes Game
With a little logical deduction, you will be able to figure out which of the 6 cats did each of the abominable crimes that were committed while you were cat sitting the neighbor's cats in Cat Crimes.Learn More
The Genius Star
The Genius Star is a STEM board game that promotes problem-solving, spatial awareness, logic, strategic planning, visual discrimination, motor manipulation skills, and concentration. It is a useful learning tool for individuals with dyslexia or dyspraxia and can be played using non-verbal communication skills.Learn More
A History of US - Part 1 (Books 1-5)
A History of US tells a clear story of United States history with scores of illustrations, photographs, and fascinating sidebars. This award-winning series brings American history to life through occasional first-person comments and striking short biographies.Learn More
Amazing World War II Stories
Introduce your student to some of the most clever, tenacious unsung heroes of World War II with this collection of 4 true stories. Encounter a squadron of female pilots in dilapidated airplanes and a soldier reputed to be unbreakable. With tales like these, Amazing World War II Stories offer tales of history that stick.Learn More
Skill Sharpeners Geography - Grade 5
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
Draw the USA
Draw the USA is a fun, easy way for your child to learn the states. Draw the USA will give your child an opportunity you probably didn't have while significantly increasing his knowledge of the United States.Learn More
USA Scrunch Map
Printed on water and tear-resistant material, ScrunchMaps are as kid-proof as you can get. Very detailed with gorgeous colors, ScrunchMap is portable, practical, measures 36 x 24 inches and can be used in any weather!Learn More
Dr. Bonyfide Presents Bones - Book 3
Dr. Bonyfide is a young person's highly entertaining guide to their own body. You know that your if child has basic information about his body he is more likely to make healthy life choices.
This item is temporarily backordered from the publisher and will ship separately from your kit when it is back in stock.
Building Blocks of Science 5
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
Lab Kit for the Building Blocks of Science 5
The Lab Kit for Exploring the Building Blocks of Science Book 5 contains 32 items that are uncommon household items. This handy kit has virtually all of the more unusual household stocked items in just the quantities you’ll need to complete your experiments.
Please note: Lab kits are non-returnable.
Code Rocket, designed by parents, educators, and engineers, gives your creative child a chance to experience hands-on coding. Like a foreign language, coding takes time to learn, and the younger you learn, the easier it should be to pick up. Code Rocket teaches C++ coding through 20 kid-friendly projects.Learn More
Stopmotion Explosion 2.0
The Stop Motion Animation Kit is a brilliant addition to your homeschool curriculum. Your homeschoolers can create their own movies and bring their lessons to life.Learn More
Now your child can create dozens of pixel-style models with Pixio Neighborhood. This multicolored magnetic construction set allows children to create objects, characters, and structures using 160 super tiny cubes, and will help your child develop fine motor skills, spatial reasoning, creativity, and problem-solving.Learn More
Doodle America allows young artists to create, imagine, and sketch their way through the USA. Doodle America lets you doodle a Thanksgiving feast, finish the Wright brothers' flyer, design a license plate, finish a Mississippi riverboat, and more.Learn More
Djeco Cosmic Mission
Scratch art is a type of engraving where an artist scratches through dark ink to uncover a colored layer beneath. Now French company Djeco has taken scratch art to a whole new level with these original display-worthy designs.Learn More
Watercolor for Young Artists
With Watercolor for Young Artists, your child will discover how to mix watercolor paint to create colors and how to make peaceful landscapes. They will even learn what happens when they add table salt, candle wax, or soap to wet paint.Learn More
Mixed By Me - Holographic Thinking Putty Kit
Mixed By Me Thinking Putty Kit - Bounce, Stretch, Tear, Drip, Snap, Even Shatter Thinking Putty.Learn More
Test Prep: Grade 5
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
This was our introduction with our youngest to homeschooling, a pandemic hard hit as they stopped going to school or doing online classes and focused on a new model. We loved and continue to love this transition and can’t stop referring it to our friends. We’ve ordered this years curriculum and plan to continue as it has allowed up freedom as a family.
I am a first-time homeschooler, and I was very impressed with all the fantastic goodies and learning materials we received for our 3 children (K, 3rd grade, and 5th grade). My kiddos were all in the Japanese Immersion program here in Anchorage, Alaska, but with the difficulties of zoom classes, and online learning through our local school district, we sadly decided to pull our kids out for the year. Thank goodness for Timberdoodle and the spark it gave my kids for learning again. Daniel, the customer rep we have had the pleasure of working with every time so far. He is full of knowledge, advice, and problem-solving skills for the clueless mom I sometimes feel like. He shared with me strategies to save on our curriculum kits but earning reward points to use for the next kit by ordering each separately. Having such a great helper made the transition much easier for me. Plus, the boxes our kits were shipped in had adorable pictures on them for the kids to color or paint, and even the packing slips were cool. Each page doubled as an activity page. These people get making learning fun!
First Time Home School mom here - I pulled my 5th grader out of our local district because zoom school was just not working for us. We were tired of the busy work, not mastering any subjects, and staring at screens for 4-5 hours a day. I knew for weeks that switching to home school was what would be best for our family but I was so worried about making the transition and was overwhelmed by the amount of curriculum options.
I am sooo glad I went with Timberdoodle for our kit. Their customer service lines are to real live people that are so kind and helpful! Getting a kit for us as a first time home school family was totally the right way to go. Honestly I am now thinking we will be sticking with Home School and timber doodle for a few more years.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS KIT: The handbook, online custom scheduler, and teacher guides and amazing! This helped me get organized quickly so we could jump right in during Q2 of the school year and not feel left behind. I was originally really concerned with finding our pace and not knowing if were were ahead or behind of schedule but the scheduler helps me feel like we are on track. Seriously I pull the handbook out on a weekly basis, the dialog used in the handbook is very reassuring and the information is well laid out. The teacher guides allow me as the instructor to be as rigid or as flexible as I deem appropriate for my student. There are options for extended learning or options to skip through materials if my student mastered a subject and is ready to move on. Because it is so well laid out It also makes it easy to pass off instruction responsibility to my husband or other family members when needed.
This kit also encourages a lot of independent reading and comprehension which was important to me. I felt like during this COVID pandemic we were all spending too much time on screens and getting back to daily reading was important for all of us.
My 5th grader loves all of the stem activities, 2 player games, and thinking skills activities. We have been able to do many of these items with our 4 year old in the mix and now she wants to start doing school with her big sis. My 5th grader also loves drawing so Doodle America and Doodle definitions have been a big hit.
I am really glad I went with this Elite kit instead of the basic one just because it's nice to have all of the extras for breaking up our days between the core subjects.
The only thing we have not gotten into yet is the stop motion kit. We do not have a CD rom on our laptops so that will have to be something she does at grandmas house.
We feel like we have plenty of material and ways to challenge 5th grader with this curriculum kit. I love to logic games and my son loves that games are part of the school day. This is our first year homeschooling and I am thrilled. I was nervous to start homeschooling, but I feel like Timberdoodle has made it so easy for me. We just follow along with the high quality materials!
The custom kits are really great, especially for those who may supplement with other things or do online programs along with books, or have limited income. I only hesitate to give an additional star because the custom process is difficult at times, and the descriptions of what is included with certain books could use more detail. ISometimes it's difficult to see how much you actually need with certain book sets.
Thank you for your review! We appreciate you letting us know the points of frustration. We are always looking for ways to make the process easier for our customers, so we truly appreciate you sharing this. I will pass it on to our web team!