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Fourth-Grade Complete Secular Homeschool Curriculum


 

Please note: The OLLO Starter set has been revised and upgraded to the ROBOTIS DREAM Level 1.


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Ages: 9
Grade Levels: 4th

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Product Code:
999-1404S

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Are you looking for a complete homeschool curriculum for your fourth 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.

This secular edition of our 4th Grade Curriculum Kit is geared towards those of you who purchase through your local school district or simply prefer that your curriculum kit has no creationism or conspicuously Christian content.

2014 Scheduling eGuide - Fourth Grade
Language Arts
Daily 6-Trait Writing 4
Word Roots A1
Sequential Spelling 3 DVD
Easy Grammar 4
Marie's Words
Editor-in-Chief Beginning 2
Math
Teaching Textbooks 4
Thinking Skills
Building Thinking Skills 2
Quadrillion
Geography
Daily Geography 4
The Global Puzzle
Art
Oodles of Doodles
Simply Draw
Robotics/Construction
ROBOTIS DREAM Level 1
Science
Interactive Science 4
History
The Story of the World 4 Reader
The Story of the World 4 Activity Book
True Stories of WWI, WWII, and Civil War
The Story of the World 4 Audio
Study Helps
Thinking Putty
Spectrum Test Practice 4
Smencil
Features

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

LANGUAGE ARTS

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 A1

Sequential Spelling DVD

Your child will continue with Sequential Spelling 3. 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 4 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

Marie's Words

Because we remember faces easier than we do names, it follows that learning vocabulary with colorful illustrations to help with recall is a more effective plan than merely studying lists of words and their definitions. Marie's Words features a full-color, hand-drawn illustration on one side to show the word in a way that helps your child recall the meaning more easily.


Editor-in-Chief provides your child with a fake newspaper article and picture in each lesson, and then asks him to find and correct the errors. What a fantastic way to take the drudgery out of applying his budding language and spelling skills, while also enhancing his critical thinking and observation skills!

Editor-in-Chief Beginning 2

MATH

Teaching Textbooks Math 4

This year your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math 4 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.)


THINKING SKILLS

Building Thinking Skills Book Two was a favorite school assignment in our family. This comprehensive, straightforward program develops four basic analytical skills (similarities/differences, sequences, classification, and analogies) through both figural and verbal problems. Sound intimidating? Don't worry! The exercises are clear, with sample completed activities so that the student can see exactly what to do. The activities offer lots of variety too, from finding the identical matching figure to selecting the most similar adjective from a list or describing the parts of a whole.

Building Thinking Skills Book Two

Quadrillion

With seemingly limitless challenges, Quadrillion's transformable game board will give the brain a real workout. Simply snap the magnetic reversible grids together, then fit the 12 puzzle pieces onto the game board covering all of the open spaces to solve the challenge. Included booklet provides 60 puzzle challenges, from easy to extremely difficult, then follow the included instructions to create your own. Challenge family and friends to solve your customized puzzle, then create a quadrillion more!


GEOGRAPHY

Basic geography is essential, but done in large, infrequent doses it can become tedious or, worse yet, too quickly forgotten. Daily Geography uses a short daily lesson approach that avoids both pitfalls.

Daily Geography 4

The Global Puzzle

The average individual can only place eighteen of the world's 193 countries. But wouldn't it be nice if he could locate all 193? Unlike other world puzzles, The Global Puzzle has pieces shaped like individual countries. Instead of matching color to color, you must be able to work each country piece into the bordering countries, making a lasting mental connection as you go. After completing this puzzle, people, on average, were able to identify 103 countries, an increase of 400%. After completing the puzzle a second time, they were, on average, able to identify 130 countries. Imagine how much more your child will get out of history lessons and current news when he is able to accurately place the countries in his mind!


ART

Structured doodling is an ideal activity to encourage our children in open-ended art projects. Better than sitting your child down with a stack of paper and colored pencils, Oodles of Doodles will strike a perfect balance between structure and imagination. Every page contains a simple line drawing and a suggestion on how to complete the picture. This is a super idea starter for the child who doesn't know what to draw, allowing him to express his imagination and hone his skills, while building creative thinking and story-inventing abilities. More than 200 themed doodles to complete.

Oodles of Doodles

Simply Draw

We review drawing programs on a regular basis and not a single one of them compares to Simply Draw. The lessons are simple and come with clear, step-by-step explanations. Because each exercise introduces a new idea or adds to drawing concepts already introduced, Simply Draw is so basic that even those of us who despair of ever learning to draw can do so. Plus, there are almost three hours of additional video instruction included, making this the easiest drawing program available. (And your student will love the humorous drawings and witty asides throughout Simply Draw!) Simply Draw includes nearly 200 pages, close to three hours of DVD instruction, and a PDF document containing all the practice pages. The DVD is designed to play on a computer only.


ROBOTICS & CONSTRUCTION

Did you know that simply by building things your child simultaneously improves his visual perception, fine-motor skills, patience, problem-solving, spatial perception, creativity, ability to follow directions, grasp of physics concepts, and engineering ability? We believe that construction is one of the most valuable educational processes available and that both learning to build and learning by what has been built should be a part of every family's curriculum. That is why we've included the ROBOTIS DREAM Level 1 as part of your 4th-Grade Complete Curriculum Kit. This twelve-week curriculum comes with an easy-to-understand workbook with clear pictures and text, plus thought-provoking questions that will guide your child through a simple introduction to robotics. He will also have the opportunity to design and build his own robots using a geared motor for independent movement no programming required. ROBOTIS DREAM presents topics such as electricity, the center of gravity, the understanding of power, and the walking mechanisms of both two- and four-footed robots through lessons on science, technology, engineering, and math.

ROBOTIS DREAM Level 1

SCIENCE

Interactive Science 4

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 4 complete description here.


HISTORY

History is a story -- isn't it time you read it that way? The Story of the World is a captivating read-aloud series which will introduce your children to the marvelous history of the world presented chronologically from the beginning of time. The details of battles, kingdoms, cultures, and customs from every continent and major people group are woven together into a story that children will find mesmerizing. With short chapters, many less than seven pages, The Story of the World presents history in small, easily-digestible chunks. Of particular appeal to children will be the occasional story about a hypothetical child in the culture of that time and fictional stories that were popular during that time. In your Complete Curriculum, we include both the reader and the student activity book for Volume 4, covering the Modern Age (1850 AD - 1994 AD).

The Story of the World 4 Readers
The Story of the World 4 Activity

The Story of the World CDs

Featuring the same content as The Story of the World book, this convenient audio book allows you to listen in the car, while fixing dinner, or any other time when your ears are freer than your hands!


One of the best ways to encourage a young reader is to constantly supply him with reading materials that interest him. Assign reading if you must, but encourage it at all costs; a child who enjoys reading will find it easier to excel in every area. We are including three sample graphic novels in your curriculum related to this year's history: True Stories of WWI, True Stories of WWII, and True Stories of the Civil War . This engaging approach has been a big hit with eager and reluctant readers alike.

True Stories 4th Grade Set

STUDY HELPS

Thinking Putty

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!


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.

Spectrum Test Practice 4

Gourmet Scented Pencil

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).




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!

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