If you have been reading this blog for a while, then you (probably) know that I’m homeschooled. I got a chance to review the Timberdoodle Secular Elite Eighth Grade Kit, so I wrote an unboxing post. My mom’s unboxing post is here. It is about the middle of the school year, so I’m writing a mid-year post!
I thought I would make a list of the products inside of the kit, and write how I’m doing in each one.
The curriculum handbook has descriptions of the products and pictures, which can be helpful to look at everything in the kit. I use it to make sure that I’m doing everything I’m supposed to be doing.
This book is made so that you do one lesson per school day. I like this layout, and each lesson is pretty short but also teaches a lot. I also like how simple and straightforward the lessons are. I feel like it is a bit dry and starts feeling tedious after a few weeks.
This is a really solid workbook! I enjoy the stories, and the workpages are pretty fun.
The layout of this book is nice, but I don’t really like how it is taught. It is dry and repetitive. It is a good idea though!
I like most graphic novels, and I have enjoyed this a lot. I like how the stories are easy to read (but not too easy), but the illustrations aren’t my favorite. (Just not my favorite style)
I like this book a lot! It teaches a lot of word roots (I love words) that can help you figure out the definitions of words. It is really fun.
This book is okay. I like the bricks, but the curriculum sometimes seems easy and sometimes too hard and doesn’t explain very well.
I really enjoy doing dot to dots, and this book is pretty cool! I like how there are riddles to help you figure out what the picture is.
This book isn’t very interesting, and it feels a bit young to me. It would be more useful to younger kids.
This game is a lot like Rush Hour, but with asteroids and a space ship. It’s really fun, but also pretty challenging! The design is really adorable, and this could be a really good game to bring when you travel.
This book is pretty dry and repetitive. It isn’t super enjoyable and feels tedious. It does tell you facts about the USA though.
I just started this, and so you are supposed to read this little section, then you do an experiment. It felt young for me, and the experiments are hard to do unless you buy tons of stuff.
This class has one unit that looks super fun, but the other units are long and dry, but that kind of makes sense.
I haven’t started this kit yet, but it kind of looks like Lego, which I think is cool.
The pages in this is pretty standard tests. There are quite a few of them–definitely enough to last the whole school year! They seem to mostly be standard fill in the bubble tests.
This is a fun drawing book that also teaches techniques like how to draw vanishing points. I really enjoy this book so far! the title is a little bit misleading though–it’s more of drawing pictures of cities than designing a city or a house. It is a little bit hard.
I like this kit so much that I have done it multiple times. It is really fun to mix the colours together and put it in the mini tins. The putty is also high quality–all of the Crazy Aaron’s company is high quality. My only problem with this kit is that the tiny tins are sometimes hard to open–a bigger tin would be better. I loved this kit!