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