Here’s where I’m about to sound an awful lot like an infomercial. You know, those half hour long commercials that point out all of the difficulties you face in a certain situation, then point out the product that will simply make your life so much easier! Well, Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool is that product for us homeschooling moms.
Curriculum can get extremely pricey. For example, a full curriculum for 7th grade from Sonlight is $746.65 as of the time of this writing. Multiply that price by the number of kids you have. I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford that!
With that in mind, I set out to find high quality affordable curriculum that I could use for my kids. Easy Peasy Homeschool is what I found, and I am so glad that I did!
Easy Peasy Homeschool is an absolutely wonderful, well-thought out and well put-together curriculum that is completely FREE. Lee Giles, mom of 6 children, is AMAZING. I have 5 kids, and I still can’t understand how she managed to create this awesome curriculum that is so detailed. I am in awe.
Seriously. You will be too, once you browse the Easy Peasy Homeschool site for a few short minutes! Let’s go over what is on the site and how it all works!
What is Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool?
Simply put, Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool is FREE homeschooling curriculum put together, organized and created by a homeschooling mom. The curriculum covers students from Preschool all the way through Eighth grade.
But don’t worry, Mrs. Giles has us mommas of high schoolers covered too! You can use her free high school curriculum as well. I have 2 of my daughters on this now.
My younger 2, in the meantime, are on the elementary site. 🙂 So let’s move back to that, shall we?
First of all, pick your child’s grade from the menu on the right side of the page. “Getting Ready 1” is the preschool level and “Getting Ready 2” is the Kindergarten level. The rest of them, I believe, are self-explanatory.
Once you click on your child’s grade, print out the Daily Progress Chart. This is a chart you can use to check off each of 180 days of school (some states require 180 days of attendance, others do not).
A list of required materials to get through the lessons for that day are provided, as well as a list of things to do for each school subject. This makes it easy enough for your child to follow along with!
Math and English are on the initial grade level page. For other subjects, you’ll need to select a program year. If you have multiple children, they all will be doing the same “Year”. It’s up to you which year you choose; according to the site, year 1 has Ancient History and Biology, year 2 has Early American History and Animals, year 3 is Geography and Cultures, and Earth Science and year 4 has Modern History and Chemistry/Physics.
As you can see, the program years are not required to be done in chronological order. Simply choose the topics you want your kids to study this year and that’s the program year you’ll select!
Of course, if you would rather your child study Ancient History and Earth Science together, you can pick and choose curriculum items, switch everything around…really make it your own!
Don’t forget the Bible reading! I love the fact that my kids are reading the Bible and being asked questions that help them apply God’s lessons to their everyday life.
This curriculum really does include everything that you could want your child to learn.
How I Use Easy Peasy Curriculum
Yes, I am using this for my own kids. As I mentioned above, my 2 high schoolers are using the free High school curriculum, and my younger 2 are following this site’s curriculum.
I have the Daily Progress Chart printed out, and this helps me keep track of which day they are on, and makes the kids feel like they’ve accomplished something.
I copy and paste everything from the Day that my child is on into a Word document. While most of the school activities are done online, there are a couple of things they can do off the computer.
Once I print off this document, the kids have a checklist of what activities they need to do for the day. I sign off on the activities when they complete them. They all take turns on the computers, and they have all said they enjoy the activities.
For my high schoolers, I created a OneNote notebook with a separate section for each subject. There is then a section for each of the 180 days; I paste the assignments for that day and that subject. OneNote lets me know when they have made changes to the notebook so I can keep up with their work easier.
What do you think? Have you used Easy Peasy All in One Homeschool Curriculum?