I am adding an Easy Peasy Homeschool review to my site because many people ask about this comprehensive home school curriculum and question whether it is totally free to use or not.
Easy Peasy All-in-one-Homeschool is a free, online Christian curriculum created by a home school mom, that uses online activities, videos, and select reading passages to teach grades kindergarten through high school.
This complete, free, online, Christian curriculum was written by Lee Giles, a homeschool mom, for her children. Later, she generously decided to offer it to others for the benefit of their households, as well.
It is not aligned to the Common Core standards, but it does link to sites that adhere to Common Core.
Easy Peasy Homeschool covers grades preschool through high school and is intended to be a challenging, college preparatory home school curriculum.
It includes the following subjects:
Several electives including Spanish language instruction are also offered in addition to the above-mentioned basic subjects.
There is also a specific site exclusively covering high school levels, too.
There is a helpful "How-to" video to get you started. The program also has placement tests or guides to assist in placing your child in the correct level/grade in math, reading, and language arts lessons.
Online (or printable) daily lesson plans lead to assignments or activities with detailed instructions within the Easy Peasy website or links out to other sites.
There are two levels within the all-in-one-homeschool program. Levels 1-4 cover elementary grades and levels 5-8 cover middle school grade levels.
Easy Peasy is not a school, so it does not provide grading of students' work; each parent is responsible for doing that themselves.
However, they do allow for parents to track their child's progress within the program, but they don't have a means of scoring students' work.
The materials that are needed for this program are your basic school supplies such as pencils, pens, scissors, glue, notebooks, etc.
You will need a computer with internet access and this program can be done anywhere there is an internet connection.
Additionally, you may want to have a printer and ink if you choose to print activity sheets. There is also the option to purchase printed, bound workbooks of activity sheets and lessons.
Parental involvement – the program is definitely NOT parent dependent like some other curriculums, but it does require the participation of a parent or older sibling.
My Easy Peasy Homeschool review observed that this program uses a four-year cycle where the basic subjects can be taught to multiple grades simultaneously.
This method allows families to "group teach" the same concepts or themes to the entire family, but on the appropriate grade levels.
My Easy Peasy Homeschool review revealed that this program is a terrific resource especially when money is an issue. It is free and it does a thorough job of teaching your children in all grades.
It is not a "ready-made" resource and requires work on your part and the child's, however, that can be viewed as a plus. Your child will learn great research skills and will become comfortable with searching the web for educational links.
I have used their middle school and high school programs in my home, and I would recommend it to others who are willing to do the necessary work and preparation.
The program also has an active social media community if that is important to you where support and information is shared.