HOW TO HOMESCHOOL FOR FREE – AN EASY PEASY REVIEW

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How to Homeschool for FREE!

So You Want to Homeschool? That’s a great decision for your family and you’re investing in your child’s future! However, that means you’re probably either leaving a job, or trying to work smaller side jobs – you might have to think of creative ways to make up for the loss of income. Here is one way of learning how to homeschool for FREE!

 

An Easy Peasy Free Homeschool Review


 

So many times I get the question, “Is it expensive to homeschool?” And the answer to that question is two-fold. Yes, and No. There are many ‘all in one’ curriculums on the market that you can purchase. Most of these come with teacher manuals that explain step-by-step what to do each day – sometimes even down to what to SAY.

 

These complete curriculum sets come with an array of workbooks, test booklets, and extra reading suggestions that complement the each area of study. For the mom of multiples, this can be very beneficial. Or if you’re the type of person who wants to follow a step-by-step process these are wonderful tools.

 

However, these ‘complete curriculum’ sets don’t always run cheap. For a new homeschooling mom, this can be very overwhelming. – It’s still overwhelming for me!

 

So is there a way to homeschool for free (or almost free)?


Is there such as thing as a free homeschool curriculum?

 

YES! And today I’m going to introduce you to a website called All-In-One Homeschool . Previously this was known as “Easy Peasy Homeschooling.”

 

OVERVIEW – WHAT IS IT?


Easy Peasy Homeschooling is a website that offers a complete online curriculum from children who are ages preK all the way through High School. They offer the core subject – Reading, Science, Math, English – as well other extra-curricular subjects such as Bible, Computer, Coding, and even Spanish!

And YES, it’s all FREE!

How can that be?

 

HOW IT WORKS


The All-In-One Homeschooling site moves your child through a day by day curriculum (180 days worth) for an entire school year.  The creators of the site have navigated and linked every subject to a corresponding free resource that can be found on the internet. This is NOT their own created curriculum* – it is a wonderful conglomerate of links that connect you to resources that form a complete curriculum.

For example: all you do is head to their website. Choose what grade, or Level, you child is in and scroll down to the corresponding day you are on. If your child is old enough, they can read it and click to the various links all on their own. This site makes it low hassle for the parents.

*However they do have a Genesis study they have created that you can purchase.

 

 GETTING STARTED


Getting started is easy! You don’t need to enter any information. No sign in, no credit card, NADA!

If you don’t want to do the entire curriculum, you can do each individual subject too!

You can choose how much of your child’s education will be done through this site – and the best part, you don’t have to pay for what you don’t use!

 

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PROS


I have a lot of good things to say about this site. There are not a lot of completely free online homeschool programs out there. But, I would highly recommend All-In-One for new homeschooling moms – even if you just use it as a guideline in the beginning.

They have a lot of good subject matter! I’ve personally used this site in my homeschool and my boys truly enjoy it.

The site is easy to navigate and well managed.

 

CONS


I don’t have a lot of ‘cons’ for this website: So here goes KNITPICKING!!!

This site does NOT comply with the ‘common core’ standards. Personally, I’m okay with that.

One annoyance is that the program does not keep track of which day your child is on. (since you don’t have a username/login this makes sense). But they do provide a daily checklist you can print out to manually keep track.

One personal con for me is that if you do this program in it’s entirety, then your child will be sitting in front of the computer the whole time.

The math program is more ‘games’ than anything. I love using math games to teach, and the websites they suggest I can offer to my child as ‘fun’ math time on the computer, but this can easily be taken advantage of. Sometimes my child will sit a play games for long periods of time and call it ‘math.’

You really have to be diligent in making sure your child is actually doing the reading and the work – not just pressing the buttons to get through. Unless you’re standing over them, there is really no way to tell if they actually did it up to your standards.

Also, yes it’s free. However, to complete some of the English and Math you need to print off some extra worksheets for the child to do manually. That has been the only expense in my experience. (unless, of course you count the actual internet bill!)

 

VERDICT


I believe this site is a great resource for parents just starting out, or for parents just looking for a little direction. I think it can be good TOOL. But since I want to personally be involved in my child’s education, I do supplement some of the courses. I love the ability to pick and choose what I want my child to learn and not have to worry about paying for an entire curriculum and only using parts of it.

 

Do you Homeschool? What are some of your favorite resources and curriculums? Drop me a comment below!

You can also check out some of these other free resources! Now, go and be awesome today!

 

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2 Comments to HOW TO HOMESCHOOL FOR FREE – AN EASY PEASY REVIEW

  1. Sue says:

    We have used EP for 3 years now and have found it awesome. Some people say you can’t keep track if they did the work or not, but I have found if you are willing to take some time each day, you can write or type up the day before (copy and paste helps too) the questions for each subject, print them out, and this way you eliminate some of the computer screen time with actual paper and your child needs to write out their answers each day to prove they did the work. After online tests, make them print the results to show you the grade they received. For online math, I have my daughter write down the original problem from the computer and show her work. Yes, it takes some extra work on your part each day, BUT remember the amount of money you are saving not buying tons of textbooks. Also, if you don’t want them reading a lot on the computer screen, you can eliminate that on the History and Science sections by simply finding the same subject matter on youtube videos, which are way more interesting to audio/visual learners. It does require the parent to see what is being taught on EP each day and then watching the videos to make sure it is teaching the subject matter, but again isn’t this worth the extra work to save all that money and you are seeing what is being taught each day, which makes it easier for you to answer any questions that come up. I simply bookmark the next day’s videos on their computer (delete the ones they already watched that day) and write on the paper I printed out, see the bookmarked video titled……..If your child is not grasping a subject in math, simply find a youtube video teaching that they can grasp and understand. You can also find free math worksheets to print to give them extra practice if needed. So, I use all of Easy Peasy and do some “tweaking” to hold the student accountable and make what might be boring reading in History and Science more fun with video teaching instead. I’ll still use some of their links and replace some with my own youtube videos. The fact EP has planned out the syllabus for the entire year, saves me a ton of work doing it myself. We stick to the content of each subject on each day, yet do a little “tweaking” on how that content is being taught each day. It’s worked great for us and I know they are not skipping anything. It also leaves me with a complete paper trail of daily work.

    • Kayla says:

      Sue,

      I love the advice you give out about how to track your student’s progress. The idea of bookmarking on the computer is FABULOUS! I also use YouTube… A LOT! I find it easy to supplement subjects, especially when I find it hard explain something. (i.e. History is NOT my best subject, so we use YouTube videos to explain certain battle layouts, etc…)
      It sounds like you are doing so great with the EP program! That’s fantastic! I wish you the best of luck in your homeschool!

      Thanks for commenting!
      ~Kayla

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