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Fifth-Grade Secular Homeschool Curriculum

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Do you need a customized Fifth-Grade Timberdoodle Curriculum Kit?

Are you looking for a complete homeschool curriculum for your fifth grader?

You'll find that Timberdoodle's Curriculum Kit accommodates the hands-on learner, reaches for academic excellence, and encourages a growing love for learning. We also stress critical thinking skills and working towards independent learning, to take the pressure off of you.

This secular edition is geared toward those of you who purchase through your local school district or simply prefer that your curriculum kit has no creationism or conspicuously Christian content.

All of these Crazy-Smart Tools Included
2014 Scheduling eGuide - Fifth Grade
Daily 6-Trait Writing 5
Word Roots A2
Sequential Spelling 4 DVD
Easy Grammar 5 (Teacher's)
Editor-in-Chief 1
Show Me How to Survive
Teaching Textbooks 5
Critical and Creative 5
Cat and Mouse GoGetter
Doodle America
Stopmotion Explosion Kit
Keva Brain Builders
Brick City
Interactive Science 5
4 D Animal Cell
AGS United States History Homeschool Bundle
Extreme Dot-to-Dot USA History
USA Puzzle
Kids Translations
Thinking Putty
Spectrum Test Practice 5

This guide helps you to know which books to use when and how to schedule your school year. A weekly schedule is included to give you enough structure to make sure your child doesn't miss anything, without the stress of an overly specific plan that leaves no room for the give and take of real life.

Timberdoodle's Scheduling Helps Guide


Daily 6-Trait Writing

With 125 dynamic writing lessons, Daily 6-Trait Writing will provide your child practice and instruction concerning all the essential skills necessary to becoming a competent writer. Research proves that a solid understanding of the six traits of writing improves a child's ability to write successfully and just fifteen minutes or less a day is all it will take. Daily 6-Trait Writing is correlated to state standards for educators, with a dash of fun for our apprentice writers.

The Word Roots series teaches children the meanings of prefixes, roots, and suffixes commonly used in English. Learning word elements dramatically improves spelling and the ability to decode unfamiliar words. Plus, it is now considered a mandatory topic in many states, so you'll want to be sure you cover it.

Word Roots A2

Sequential Spelling DVD

Your child will continue with Sequential Spelling 4. It is not only the most logical spelling program we've seen, but it is also one of the easiest to use. Using the computer DVD, your child will type in each spelling word on his daily list and correct any mistakes. That's it! The sequences are based on building from easy words to advanced words such as from all, to tall, stall, install, installment, and installation; this is an intuitive approach with no memorization required.

Most children dread grammar study because it is too complex. But Easy Grammar is just that--easy. By deleting and marking certain words or phrases, Easy Grammar Grade 5 employs a virtually "hands-on" approach. The vocabulary has been kept simple and, in most cases, the sentences are rather short. This very logical, simple, no-nonsense grammar program is easy to use because each lesson focuses on just one topic. Lots of review helps to ensure comprehensive learning with excellent results.

Easy Grammar

Editor-In-Chief Level 1
Editor-In-Chief Level 1

Editor-in-Chief is our favorite program to bridge the gap between grammar head knowledge and practical application. Your children will delight in finding the errors in content, grammar, punctuation, and usage in each exercise. And catching the occasional discrepancies between pictures and the text adds an extra element of fun! Detailed solutions are included.

We want kids to read, so we move mountains (of books) looking for any title that will cause a reluctant reader to crack open a book. Show Me How to Survive is one such title. This is not necessarily because your child will need to know how to disarm a shooter, survive a shipwreck, or rescue-breathe for a dog, but because its hundreds of illustrations and sparse text make for an irresistible mix for readers and non-readers alike. Colorful, insightful, and maybe just a bit quirky, this visual guide demystifies 175 events, everything from the essential to the unusual, each explained in nearly wordless, step-by-step illustrations. You'll also find this to be the perfect idea generator for Stop Motion Animation!

Show Me How to Survive


Teaching Textbooks Math 5

This year your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math 5 is a full-year curriculum designed to be completed on the computer. The friendly lessons and automatic grading mean that this program will be a blessing to both you and your child! (Not sure if this is the correct level to start your child in? Have him take this free placement test and make sure.)


From brainteasers and logic puzzles to mazes, Venn diagrams, and secret codes, Critical & Creative Thinking Activities has a wealth of mind-boggling activities that your child will enjoy. Exercises include thinking fluency, originality, generalizing, patterning, and problem-solving. Every lesson is based on grade-appropriate themes and is correlated to state standards. Just as important, the presentation is appealing, and many students will find that thinking skills are the highlight of their schoolwork.

Critical & Creative

Cat & Mouse

The goal is simple: Choose a challenge from the glossy, spiral-bound booklet and then make the right connections to build a path by arranging the sturdy plastic maze tiles. Challenges seem simple at first: Build a road from the white cat to the gray mouse. But keep in mind that all roads must connect to something with no dead ends and you'll find that even the "simple" challenges take some brain-power. There are forty-eight multi-level challenges with over 1,000 solutions ranging from easy to difficult. (Challenge 20: Both dogs to the bone. Mouse to the garbage. Dogs must not be able to get to the mouse.)


Doodling books are great for any age, encouraging imagination, creative thinking and story-inventing abilities, so why not tie that in with your history theme this year? Doodle America does just that, covering historical events, places of interest, and fascinating facts from sea to shining sea.

Doodle America

StopMotion Explosion Animation Set

This very cool kit is a complete introduction to stop-motion animation and filmmaking. Your student will learn how to write screenplays and draw storyboards; how to make a character walk, run, or talk; and finally how to edit scenes and add voices and sound effects. With the StopMotion Explosion Animation Set, your children could research and animate just about anything. Includes a camera, software, substantial manual, sound effects, and so much more!


Can your 5th grader look at a technical drawing and build a 3-D object? An essential STEM skill, 3-D visualization is the backbone of many professions. Keva Brain Builders will help your child strengthen his 3-D visualization skills using technical drawings and the highly acclaimed Keva planks. With 30 challenge cards and 20 Keva planks, your child will be asked to build a familiar object after seeing its front, top, and side technical drawings. Answers are provided. From lemonade stand to toboggan, rowboat, or even cannon, Keva Brain Builders make learning this skill fun.

Keva Brain Builders

Brick City

Focusing on real-world iconic architecture from major cities across the world, Brick City is a combination of showcase and idea book. Brick City will provide your Lego fan a vision for something beyond artillery and aircraft, and give any student an appreciation for architecture. Brick City is not only filled with interesting bits of historical information covering over 100 landmarks, but the author also includes advice on construction techniques, color blending, and more. Includes two bonus posters.


Interactive Science's bright pages offer a huge variety of lesson styles and activities. Each chapter begins with questions designed to get your young scientist thinking about and predicting answers relating to this month's subject. You'll then find the information essential to the month's studies, all written to the student and laid out in a friendly, non-overwhelming fashion. Just so you know, you will see references in the book to "school-only" features that you don't have access to. They are not essential and, to us, not worth the $350 additional fee. More information about that is in the Interactive Science 5 complete description here.

Interactive Science 4

4D Science Animal Cell Model

All the complexities of cells can be hard to digest with just book learning. The Animal Cell Model provides a unique way for learning the essential components to these building blocks of life. Each six-inch Cell Model contains twenty-four super-detailed, detachable pieces and features cutaway sections of the various cell parts. Assemble and disassemble as many times as you like, as these science puzzles are made to last.


Full-color illustrations throughout AGS United States History complement the fascinating text. Potentially unfamiliar words are defined, short biographies are liberally sprinkled throughout, and thought-provoking questions abound. Best of all though is the text itself. Controversial issues are set up well and the logic behind the action is explained so that the student is left understanding why, for instance, the atom bomb was dropped without being obligated to agree or disagree with that action. In this way a thoughtful, inquisitive approach to history is encouraged that will serve your student well throughout his lifetime.

AGS United States History

USA Puzzle

Clever! Just when you think there are no new ways to craft a United States jigsaw puzzle, someone proves you wrong. In this case, it is the same company which produces the widely popular, 600-piece Global Puzzle included in fourth grade. What makes the United States Puzzle so distinctive? First, the United States Puzzle is in fact shaped like the United States, with all its beautiful contours. If you have only experienced puzzles with straight edges, you are in for a treat. Second, each state is a puzzle in itself; for example, the state of Washington is made of eight pieces, those pieces together forming the actual shape of Washington. Finally, a surprising bonus is that each state is overlaid with its own symbolic flag. Imagine how much your fifth grader will learn about the USA this year!

Unlike conventional dot-to-dot puzzles that reveal too much of the picture and ruin the mystery, the Extreme Dot-to-Dot puzzles are intricate and so challenging that when your child looks at a page, he will have no idea what the result will be. That means Extreme Dot-to-Dot: USA History will not only reinforce your student's history lessons this year, it will also provide a workout for your child's problem-solving and thinking skills!

Extreme Dot to Dot - US History

Kids' Translations set of 5

When you pledge your allegiance what exactly are you saying? When a flag is spangled is that good or bad? Does the Declaration of Independence promise happiness to all USA citizens? Kids' Translations Collection answers these and other questions in a format that children will find simple, engaging, and memorable, with timelines, a glossary, lots of illustrations, photos, and even a "Why do I care?" section.


When one of our children was a preschooler, we received the best advice a parent of a kinesthetic child could receive: Let her wiggle. And wiggle she did. I don't think she sat for schoolwork for many years. Thinking Putty offers your child a way to move without becoming a distraction. An impressive, adult-sized handful of high-quality, moldable putty, the non-toxic, non-gooey Thinking Putty will bounce, stretch, tear, drip, snap, even shatter. Finally, your little wiggler will be able to sit and listen!

Thinking Putty

Spectrum Test Practice Grade 5

Spectrum Test Practice offers a comprehensive and sequential way to practice the content areas offered on numerous standardized tests, plus access to online state-specific test practice. The up-to-date content reflects national standards and includes practice tests in reading, language arts, and math.

Smencils (Scented Pencils) are made from 100% recycled newspapers; you can even see the layers of recycled newspaper when you sharpen them! Individually packed in their own freshness tubes (made of corn-based biodegradable plastic), guaranteed to keep the delicious aromas fresh for two years. (One Smencil included with each Complete Curriculum).

Gourmet Scented Pencil

Award Winners

An Almost Perfect Fit? Build your own custom kit here or contact customer service to have them help you customize your order.
FYI, the online customizer starts with our standard, non-secular Curriculum Kit products. To get the secular options as listed above, just make sure you select those alternates. Too confusing? Just send your list to us and we'll get right back to you with your custom kit!

Still have questions? Check out our FAQ blog post to find out more.

CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3yrs.

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When I finally received my September 14, 2014
Reviewer: Dana C.  
When I finally received my order the 5th grade elite, I was impressed with the verity. I am not happy there are still items on backorder waiting to be delivred, I'll update if and when they arrive. TD Reply: We are so sorry for the unexpected delay on this! Teaching Textbooks had an unanticipated delay reprinting this level, and we were forced to hold your order for 3 business days while we awaited its arrival back in stock. We did email you on the day we received your order to give you a heads-up about the delay, and I'm sorry to learn now that you didn't receive that email. We usually ship orders within 24-48 hours, so this was a delay we were not pleased with either. Hopefully you'll find Teaching Textbooks well worth the wait!

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