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Homeschool for FREE using Easy Peasy

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We’ve all been there. The bank account is low, the needs are high. Homeschooling can drain the funds faster than most things. With the cost of co-ops, curriculum and math programs, it’s no wonder that homeschoolers need to budget their money.

When I first decided to get serious about homeschooling, I knew I needed a plan before approaching my husband. He knew I had always wanted to homeschool but he had some genuine concerns. (Read: I tend to get crazy-excited about an idea and then change my mind 3 months later…) Somehow, somewhere, I stumbled upon Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool. The site forever changed my life.

I wish I had known this sooner! I can actually homeschool for FREE using Easy Peasy! How awesome!!!

I knew my husband (and secretly myself) wouldn’t agree to shelling out hundreds of dollars on curriculums and supplies when we didn’t even know if we would like homeschooling.  But when I found Easy Peasy, I knew I’d found the answer.

Homeschooling with Easy Peasy

Armed with a promise that I could homeschool for just a few hundred dollars a year (including field trips) and provide an amazing education for my kids, I convinced my husband to give it a chance. Easy Peasy was the turning point for him.

I introduced him to the site and he was blown away. How could someone offer complete curriculum for families from pre-k through 12th grade at no charge? The site was Bible-based and approached learning in an “old-school” fashion. My daughter learned to read the exact same way I did: using a Dick and Jane primer!

We used Easy Peasy for the first year, until we knew we were serious about homeschooling. It’s still the first place I send people who ask me about which curriculums they should start with. Until you know what kind of curriculum you want, there’s no point in purchasing any.

Using Easy Peasy allows you to decide what you like, what you don’t like and what you want out of a curriculum.

The site is a collection of free printables and links you can find on the Internet. My only complaint about Easy Peasy is that there is a LOT of clicking. But the site has been designed to make it easy to navigate. Simply click on the grade you need, then begin with Day 1. Each day provides the links you will need to complete that day’s work.

The program can be slightly confusing at first but after spending a few minutes familiarizing yourself with the layout, you shouldn’t have any problems. But if you do, there is plenty of help. Not only is there a Facebook group for Easy Peasy users but there are also Facebook groups for each grade. Here, you will find TONS of help! Whether you have a question, suggestion or are just looking for a supplement, you can find it here. The people are helpful and friendly so there’s no need to worry about asking a “stupid question.”

Easy Peasy currently offers the following subjects:

Getting Ready 1 (Pre-K)

Getting Ready 2 (K)

1st-High School (This is where you will find all of the below links already arranged by day. Simply click on the grade you need and get started. If you are looking for a class/subject in particular, use the links below.)

Art (Ancient, Early American, Cultures and Modern, Drawing and Painting, Drawing Professionally)

Bible (Old Testament, New Testament, Poetry, Prophets)

Computer

Foreign Languages (6th and 7th level Spanish and Spanish 1)

History (Ancient, Early American, Geography and Cultures, Modern)

Language Arts (1-7, Intermediate Language Arts, English 8)

Math (1-4, Middle School, Math Facts Practice)

Music (Ancient, Early American, Geography and Cultures, Modern)

PE/ Health

Reading (Learn to Read, Reading 1-7, Intermediate Reading)

Science (Biology, Zoology, Earth Science, Phys/Chem)

Thinking

 

We love Easy Peasy and the security it gives us. If we are slacking in one department, we simply find that subject on the Easy Peasy site and get to work. Without such an amazing resource, I would’ve never had the confidence to homeschool my kids.

 

Thank you Lee and the Easy Peasy team for providing a safe and organized way to homeschool for free using Easy Peasy.

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Barbara Swihart

Tuesday 7th of February 2017

This is my 2nd year homeschooling. My child is currently in 8th grade. I am a working mom (outside the home) and wonder how a site like this would work. I'm not here to see what my son is doing. Perhaps having him take screen shots of things that he does? Any thoughts on that?

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Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Just another idea: You could have him email or text you the screenshots as soon as he completes each assignment. This would help you see how long he spends on each subject and maybe help you find areas that he needs extra help.

Homeschool Hideout

Wednesday 8th of February 2017

Most of the subjects have something that he could use as "proof." For example, Khan Academy (the program used for math) sends weekly report to the parents' email. The reading usually requires some sort of written assignment. The history has you answer questions or summarize. You could just check in every night when you get home to make sure he finishes it all. Or you could just do screen shots. ;) Whichever works best for you.