Timberdoodle’s 7th Grade Customized Curriculum Kit Unboxing {D’s 8th Grade Year}


In the last few months I have been school planning like mad preparing for this upcoming school year that is now upon us.  I'm super excited that I was able to customize Timberdoodle's 7th grade curriculum kit to use with D for her 8th grade year!  I love how easy it was to customize the various subjects online when I ordered our kit.

Above is Timberdoodle's typical 7th grade Elite kit
When I ordered my kit, I just selected the customization feature.  It was great because I could select the kit I wanted to start with (7th grade) for my customization.  I really like that it has options suggested for replacements.

Our Kit

What I kept the same:
I kept most of the language arts components: Grammar for the Well-Trained Mind Red Bundle, Wordsmith Bundle, and Word Roots Level 1.
I kept the Extreme Dot to Dot: Around the World book for D to use with her math program.

I kept most of the Thinking Skills the same: The Basics of Critical Thinking, Diamond Quest, and Laser Chess.  I plan on using The Thinking Toolbox but I took it off my kit order because I already own it so I didn't need to purchase it again!  Everyone likes the looks of Laser Chess!

I kept The Mystery of History Volume 1 for History and Social Studies and Bear Grylls Survival Camp for History and Geography as well.


What I changed and why:

  • I took out the Mosdos Press Literature as we will be using a different literature program that I already own and D will be taking a World Literature class in our CoOp.
  • I took out Math-U-See as we use Teaching Textbooks.
  • I kept the Thinking Skills the same except I didn't need to purchase The Thinking Toolbox because I already own it.
  • I kept the Art program but I did add the Chinese Brush Painting featured in their 8th grade kit because I think D will really enjoy it.
  • While I kept Test Prep: Grade 7, I also added Test Prep: Grade 8.  I thought it would be good for D to do both of these.  D would be in 7th grade if she were in public school (her age); however, we have had her a grade up her whole life as she was advanced from the start.  I like the idea of her working through both these books to make sure we cover all the bases.
  • While I kept The Mystery of History Volume 1, I added the companion guide to have a more complete program.

And there you have it!  I'm excited about this curriculum.  Stay tuned to hear more about D's journey through 8th grade with more reviews!  And be sure to check out Timberdoodle's 7th Grade curriculum kit for yourself.

Disclosure:  Huge shout out to Timberdoodle for selecting me as a Timberdoodle Blogger.  I will be refunded the purchase price of our curriculum kit in exchange for my honest reviews.  All opinions are my own.