Nate has been reading my blog quite a bit lately. He asked the other day why he was never pictured on it. “Because. You Said NOT to put you ON!” Well, he has changed his mind. So – in honor of his 13th Birthday – and in honor of Seven Years of Academic Home Learnin’ I give you a Timberdoodle Review – We’ll see how he likes this . . . .
We are enjoying Daily Mind Builders Social Studies which is listed for Grades 5-12. We have not done any workbook style social studies so far. Nate has been excited about how easy and fun – yet challenging the work is. Again – another book with questions – yet no answers. We start by reading a true story, and then answer a question that needs to be concluded using evidence from a few sentences. The second half of the page holds word puzzles, based on Geography so far – really challenging! (Answers are in the back of the book)
On the photo below, brother leans back to give the correct answer.
Nate asks – did you video Jon solving that one? No, I answer.
The Daily Mind Builders Social Studies is from The Critical Thinking Company. Their moto is Empower the Mind! Skills are built in
- Critical Reading,
- Inferential Reasoning,
- Deductive Reasoning, and
- Drawing Conclusions.
Mom built her skills in tapping the camera while clicking photos while the boy didn’t know.
Happy 13th Birthday Nate! We started officially homeschooling on his 5th birthday – so his year goes February to February. After seven years of academics and 13 years of training – I am still glad to spend all day with this amazing young man! Looking forward to Year 8 of Home Schooling!
I wanted to share these photos with my Timberdoodle Review today – because – without products from their company throughout the years, & reviews from their family – I may not have had such an easy laid out path for Nate and Jon. I am thankful to the family at Timberdoodle!
Disclaimer – I received a free copy of the Daily Mind Builders in exchange for my honest opinion. I was not sure that we would use this book full force – but Nate really really really likes it! We do a page a day, mostly out loud, pencil in his hand, whole family discussion.