TiffinTalk’s Middle School cards are designed specifically for preteens and teens in grade 6 - grade 9. With more complex content, TiffinTalk’s Middle School cards will help to develop increasingly sophisticated creative and critical thinking skills that are often lost as curriculum begins to focus more strictly on factual material.
Your initial purchase arrives in a boxed set filled with 65 daily cards arranged in 13 themed weeks for the season of your choice. We've also included summary cards for each week to help parents start, shape, and develop the conversations around each theme and to avoid the “uh-huh”, “that’s nice”, and non-sequitur answers that come with end-of-the-day parent exhaustion. Finally, you'll find one week of blank cards for you (or your child) to start the conversations of your choice.
NOTE: 2 name labels are also included with a boxed set purchase so that your child can decorate his or her own box (or forehead, as the case may be). (PLEASE FILL IN THE NAME FIELD ABOVE and include your child's preferred color(s) so that we can print them accordingly.)
ABOUT THE CARDS
The card fronts feature images that have been chosen to appeal to middle schoolers, while the progressive weekly puzzle 'reveal' of the card helps develop your child's analytic, predictive, and creative thought processes. By Middle School, the weekly puzzle becomes more interesting and more challenging with interlocking 12 pieces.
The back of every card features our tiffintidbits, weekly themed facts that don't involve pop culture or celebrity facts. The backs are deemed a "no adult zone" because we want kids to learn something fun on their own. Let them share spontaneously. No quizzing allowed!
Inside the cards, you will find original content with provocative questions ranging from silly to serious depending on the theme for that week. There is always enough room for you to address the card, sign it, and include additional thoughts or reminders.
BOXED OR UNBOXED?
TiffinTalk recommends that you purchase your first set of cards WITH the box. It's lovely, reusable, and will keep your cards in optimal condition for daily use – rather than having loose cards lost in a desk drawer.
PLAN AHEAD. SAVE MONEY.
You can purchase the full year set, which comes with one custom-made box and all four seasons of Middle School cards at a discount to the "individual season" box. That said, if you want to buy a full-year set (at the full-year discount!) and your child will be moving on from Middle School to High School in less than a year's time, call us at 610-299-1107 and we can put together a mixed-level, full-year package for you!
For additional information, please click the Additional Info tab above, contact us using the contact form, or call 610 299 1107.