Finding the right mix of lessons can be a great task for parents who don’t want to be bound by a certain curriculum for all of their needs. Easy Peasy All in One homeschool offers variety and flexibility for the beginning homeschooler who is trying to find their way around the process. And, did we mention that it is completely free?
Homeschooling can be expensive. Buying materials for more than one child for all of their subjects each year that they are in school can add up. There are also the organizational materials to create a comfortable homeschool classroom environment. Some parents can afford it while others do what they can.
When you feel strongly about wanting to teach your children at home, cost is the last thing that should stand in your way. Homeschooling parent Lee Giles understands that. She knows that finances aren’t always conducive to buying what you need when you need it. She decided to make it easy by posting her children’s lessons on line as free lessons for other children.
She has painstakingly compiled complete subject lessons for grades pre-K throughout high school. All of the lessons are not posted, but she does have everything needed for at least preschool through ninth grade. If your kids are young, by the time they reach high school everything should be in place. She adds new lessons and subjects as they are completed.
What is Included
You can find all of the free resources that you need to get started homeschooling your child right now on Lee’s website. What will you need? There are pages that need to be printed out so you will need a printer and of course a computer with an Internet connection. In addition to that, pencils, paper, scissors, glue and crayons or colored pencils. If anything else is needed, each lesson plan will detail it for you. Every lesson plan contains live links to materials needed for that subject for that day.
It all begins with Getting Ready. This is the program for preschoolers. They are taught reading readiness along with lesson plans for math and language arts. Lee has her own unique take on reading. For her children (and the lesson plans that she posts on the site), she uses the following method. First, she teaches letter names and sounds. Next she teaches reading through memorization of sight words. Lastly, she teaches phonics. The process takes about two years for kids to complete. By first grade, kids are beginning to read from McGuffey’s First Reader.
She uses materials that she has tried with her own kids as well as materials from other sites. Everything that she links to is also free to use like Ambleside Online. For grades one through eight, there are math and language arts included in the lesson plans. You may also choose your levels individually from the material. Included in these lesson plans are Programs of Study which adds science, history, Bible study, computers, music, art and something called “thinking” to round out each curriculum. There are separate Programs of Study for lower grades and higher grade levels.
This program is well put together. Because so much is done for you already, there is not much additional support like other programs. Visit the site to find out more.