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Sixth-Grade Complete Secular Curriculum Kit


 
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Grade Levels: 6th


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Do you need a customized Sixth-Grade Timberdoodle Core Curriculum?

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

You'll find that Timberdoodle's Core Curriculum engages 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 - Sixth Grade
LANGUAGE ARTS
Easy Grammar 6 Teacher's
Wordsmith Apprentice
Sequential Spelling 5 DVD
MATH
Teaching Textbooks 6
THINKING SKILLS
Critical and Creative 6
Brain Fitness Solitaire Chess
HISTORY AND GEOGRAPHY
Daily Geography 6
You Decide & Answer Guide
The Search and A Family Secret
Extreme Dot-to-Dot Around the USA
4-D USA History Puzzle
ART
Doodle Your Day
Complete-A-Sketch Advanced CD
Abstract Art Workshop
TYPING
Typing Instructor Platinum
CONSTRUCTION
Equilibrio Brain Builder Bundle
SCIENCE
Interactive Science: Life Science
Torso Puzzle
STUDY HELPS
Thinking Putty
Spectrum Test Practice 6
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

Easy Grammar

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 6 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.


From firefighting to law-making, an ability to write clearly will serve your child for the rest of his life. Wordsmith Apprentice has all the practicality, humor, and fun of the original Wordsmith book included in seventh grade, but this one is written specifically for this age-group. It's an easy-to-use introductory writing course that encourages students to develop their writing skills as they participate in every role on a newspaper staff: editor, reporter, writer, etc. Children develop a love for writing as they express themselves through sentence and paragraph writing, persuasive writing, and much more.

Wordsmith Apprentice

DVD Sequential Spelling 5

The most priceless commodity a homeschool mom has is time, and the longer she teaches, the more frugal she becomes with how her time is spent. While we love Sequential Spelling's scope and sequence, and find it is one of the most labor-prudent programs available, it still requires parental time to implement. Multiply that time by however many levels you are teaching, and it is no wonder that for many families the use of Sequential Spelling, or any spelling program for that matter, fizzles out by mid-year. Now it doesn't have to.


MATH

This year, your child will continue with our favorite math program ever. Teaching Textbooks Math 6 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.)

Teaching Textbooks Math 6

THINKING SKILLS

Critical & Creative Thinking Activities

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.


Fast-paced Brain Fitness Solitaire Chess will exercise your child's critical-thinking, spatial, analytical, and decision-making skills, while at the same time sharpening his chess skills. Using only traditional chess moves, he must eliminate all of the pieces from the game board except one. This logic game, based on the rules of chess, will not only help your child learn the game, but also greatly improve his ability to "think chess."

Brain Fitness Solitaire Chess

HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY

Daily Geography Grade 6

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.


Does it ever seem to you that the Bill of Rights is often talked about but seldom understood? Does your child know how to discern proper application of this important document to real cases? This year you'll study the Bill of Rights in depth, discussing individual amendments and their meaning. Then, the best part: real case studies! Your child is then given a thumbnail of an actual case pertaining to that particular amendment and asked to discern how the amendment should or should not have applied. After debating each case’s merits, grab the answer key and discover the Supreme Court's official verdict and how they reached it. Whether you will always agree or not is debatable, but you will be able to understand how they came to the conclusion they did and how the amendments apply. Because these are real court cases and not sanitized versions, you will run across topics such as murder or racial injustice. The publisher has done a great job of recounting facts and not appealing to drama, but only you know if this is a good fit for your child this year or not.

You Decide!

The Search and A Family Secret

This pair of graphic novels explores the impact of the German occupation and the Holocaust on Dutch and Jewish families during WWII. From the innocent to the heroic resistance fighters, and from the passive bystanders to the brutal Nazis, A Family Secret communicates some of the most perplexing and disturbing events in Dutch history, from a "safe" Dutch girl's perspective. The story and characters from A Family Secret are intertwined and expanded upon in The Search, in which a Jewish grandmother recounts to her grandson how she escaped from the Nazis. With her grandson's help she plunges into a search to discover what happened to the rest of her family during their last months at Auschwitz. The Search is a compilation of many stories of Jewish families who experienced the horror of the Holocaust.


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. And you're not only reinforcing numbers and number order - these are each effective brainteasers and even many an adult has found these books both provoking and relaxing! This will be a treat for sluggish minds or weary bodies, a perfect way to start a slow-moving school day.

Extreme Dot-to-Dots - USA

4D Cityscape USA History Over Time Puzzle
4D Cityscape USA History Over Time Puzzle

Wow, a geography puzzle with history built in! The 4-D Cityscape USA History Over Time Puzzle is a unique 4-D puzzle that enables you to incorporate the fourth dimension of time as you piece together the growth of the USA. The first layer of the USA History Over Time Puzzle is made up of 806 cardboard pieces and details the territorial expansions that occurred from 1783 to the 1900s. The second layer is sixty-five pieces of dense foam, including mountain layers, that are assembled on top of the territorial expansions. This layer presents the United States as we currently know them. Finally, and probably a universal favorite, is placing USA History Over Time Puzzle's ninety-three 3-D historical buildings and monuments into the foam base. Fun, challenging, educational, and memorable, the USA History Over Time Puzzle allows your entire family to see the defining moments in USA history unfolding before their very eyes!


ART

Doodle Your Day introduces your child to microjournaling, or journaling in small bits. With 365 doodle and journaling prompts for your young artist, Doodle Your Day makes microjournaling easy. From drawing today's weather to sketching what made him laugh on International Moment of Laughter Day, your child will love exploring his imagination with such an immense variety of topics. This is an easy, appealing way to expand your child's creative juices.

Doodle Your Day

Djeco Abstract Art Workshop

Broaden your older artist's knowledge and experience of artistic technique with the eye-popping Djeco Abstract Art Workshop. Inspired by the bright and cheery expressionist paintings of Paul Klee, we're sure you and your child will agree that the pictures produced are stunning! Featuring child-friendly oil pastels in easy-to-use protective sleeves that minimize messy fingers, Abstract Art Workshop comes with twelve artist-quality oil pastels; four large, preprinted templates on very thick cardstock; and a detailed, wordless instruction booklet; all in a beautiful box.


This is one of our favorite product lines; it does such an excellent job of teaching a very necessary skill. Complete-A-Sketched Advanced has taken what has been an excellent resource and raised it to a higher level.

Complete-A-Sketch Advanced CD

TYPING

Typing Instructor Platinum

Being a competent typist gives children greater job flexibility and allows them to be more productive, so if you are looking for the best typing program available for your family, look no further. We spent countless hours evaluating the competition, but everything else we tried was juvenile, stressful, violent, or just plain dumb.

Typing Instructor Platinum offers a variety of typing plans that can be tailored to your skill level and preferences, including a typing plan just for children. Typing Instructor Platinum Version 21 is the easiest method to teach this vital skill. (NOTE: MAC version is also available and can be substituted upon request.)


CONSTRUCTION

Using eighteen sturdy, precisely-cut, solid plastic blocks, your child builds the structures illustrated. Each successive structure is more complex to build and more difficult to balance, requiring the use of fine-motor skills, creativity, and perseverance. (As an educational bonus, while accomplishing these tasks, your child will subconsciously be experimenting with basic concepts of geometry and balance.) As he works through the exercises, which become increasingly difficult, your child will be given additional views of the illustration for help and clarity. If this doesn't give your child a profound understanding of perspective, depth, and geometric forms, then I don't know what will.

Cliko Construction Set

SCIENCE

Interactive Science Life Science

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, along with how the reproductive system is presented, is in the Interactive Science - Life Science complete description here.


It was this 3-D Torso Puzzle that was the beginning of our addiction to these collectible-quality puzzles. While a mere thirty-two pieces, it was challenging for the entire family and remains one of our favorites today. There are many torso models currently on the market, but none are as demanding. The finely-detailed sculpturing with hand-painted parts ensures that this puzzle is up to medical-school quality. Not quite five inches tall when assembled, so fine-motor skills are a must. Not only will the hands-on element provide a welcome change of pace for your student, but physically assembling the puzzle will also help your student visualize and remember how parts fit together. For those who want to know, a bladder is depicted, but there are no gender-related details.

3-D Torso Puzzle

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 Grade 6

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
  • Doodle Your Day - Voted one of the top "boredom busters" by FamilyFun magazine

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.



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