What is Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool?
We exist to help families homeschool. We enable families to homeschool who thought they couldn’t because of a lack of finances, a lack of time, or a lack of know-how. Others join EP just because it’s easy and fun. EP seeks to free families from the burden of pursuing the “perfect” and encourages them to let it be “enough.” Each family and each child is different and we seek to provide the resources to enable your family to be who you were meant to be.
This is my children’s school. I have put their assignments online so that they can work independently and so that I have the assignments saved for their younger siblings. I also wrote it from the beginning to be able to be used by other families. EP grade levels and individual courses include 180 days of homeschool lessons and assignments. It covers reading, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, math, history/social studies/geography, science, Spanish, Bible, computer, music, art, PE/health, and logic. It uses only free materials found on the internet.
This site holds preschool (getting ready 1), kindergarten (getting ready 2), and first through eighth. (We have a separate high school site.) Grade levels include all of the English, math, computer and logic. The other subjects are combined into “program years” so that all of your children can study the same topic at the same time. Year 1’s theme is ancient history and biology. Year 2 has early American history and zoology for the theme. Year 3 is earth science and geography and cultures as the theme. Year 4’s theme is modern history, physics and chemistry.
Your child just goes to Day 1 on his or her level (found in the sidebar) and starts clicking through the assignments! That’s all!
And yes, it’s all free. You’ll need paper, pencil, etc. and some minor supplies if you choose to do the experiments and art projects, but all of the reading materials, etc. are all free and online.
My hope is to enable families to continue homeschooling no matter their life circumstances. A sister site, All-in-One Highschool, holds the high school courses that are being made.
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The next volume of the EP Reader Series is ready, just one to go. These books contain the Reading 6 course. Like the others it has the 180 days assignments with all of the readings, lessons and activities included right in the book. Answers are found in the back of the book.
Because of copyright issues, I have to sometimes switch up assignments. The satire assignments have stayed, but I had to find new images for the book. (The pictures are from my Word document. Because I live overseas, I haven’t gotten my copy of the sixth reader yet to take pictures of the actual book!)
The readers are again split in two. The first book is the assignments, lessons, activities and readings for Days 1-90 of the level 6 reading course. That book is 480 pages. The second book is all that for Days 91-180 and is 344 pages long. The cover is indigo, the next color of the rainbow.
The next set of readers is available. Just like the others you’ll find the 180 days of assignments along with all of the readings. Vocabulary activities have been recreated in the book. Other times they are prompted to review their vocabulary. If you want extra vocabulary activities (or to be able to do them on paper), you can order the vocabulary workbook.
If you are just ordering the second half, consider getting the vocabulary workbook along with the reader IF you don’t want to use the online review games. Most, if not all, vocabulary activities are in the first half and in the second half they are told to review their words.
color: cover blue (next color in the rainbow); interior is black and white
size: 7.5 by 9.25 inches
number of pages: first half is 349; second half is 468
font: Times New Roman 11 (mostly)
The EP Fourth Reader is now available in the EP Store. This is our Reading 4 course in book form. As I was able to work closely again with the course, I made some changes which will be appearing on the Reading 4 and Level 4 pages over the Christmas holiday. I have shortened the length of the some of the daily readings and added in more comprehension questions and narration prompts. Some readings have changed day numbers, but the books are still all in the same order. A Little Princess still starts on Day 101 (as a reference). This will mostly affect The Railway Children and The Peterkin Papers. When you go to your day it won’t put you further into a book than they’ve already gone, but it may give you a chapter you’ve already read. You can not have reading that day, read the chapter again, or decide to skip forward.
Level 4 will be the first to try out our new EP Book Spot, where we will be hosting our readings from the public domain, so we won’t have to worry about archive.org going down or links changing on us. And, I am going to try to update the computer course, as I originally made it before they updated to Scratch 2.0.
As for the reader, here it is. Like the others is has all 180 days of assignments from the reading course with the readings and vocabulary exercises built right into the book.
These vocabulary exercises are made to be done on a separate piece of paper. At my request, a family has made us workbooks that match the vocabulary in these readers. They are beautifully done. There are activities that match what’s in the readers and then more for when the reader says to go back and review your words.
This reader, like the the others, has the answers to the vocabulary and reading comprehension questions in the back. (The pictures are all from an earlier version of the reader that I used for proofreading.)
This book got too long, and I had to split it in half. If you are already halfway through the course, you can just pick up part two, but consider getting the vocabulary workbook along with it if you don’t want to use the online review games since most if not all vocabulary activities are in the first half. In the second half they are just told to review their words. Please pay attention to which one you are ordering. They are split right down the middle, Days 1-90 and Days 91-180.
Color: Green (next color in the rainbow)
Interior: black and white
Pages: Part 1: 382; Part 2: 400
Size: 7.5 x 9.25 inches
Font: Times New Roman size 11 and 12
Find the EP Third Reader in the EP Store.
This is our Reading 3 course in book form. It contains the reading and vocabulary lessons from the third level. Vocabulary exercises and other lessons, such as main idea, are included in the book so that students don’t miss anything found in the online course. This book completely replaces the online course for reading.
Here are some pictures. In this first picture you can see that the assignments are labeled as day numbers, matching the site. The assignment directions and questions are included, again same as the site. Then the reading is included right with the assignment. Since most reading is found in the public domain, we are able to do this. And, I included a few pictures.
Vocabulary exercises include matching and multiple choice activities. Students are told to write their answers on a separate piece of paper.
Answers are included for the vocabulary exercises and for the reading comprehension questions.
Size: 7.5 x 9.25 inches
Font: Times New Roman 11 (mostly)
Cover: Yellow (next in the rainbow)
Inside: black and white
Available now in the EP Store!
Here we go. Another book is complete. EP’s Reading 2 curriculum (which is all of the reading and vocabulary assignments from level 2) is now in book form. The 180 days of assignments have been included along with all of the readings. Vocabulary activities and any lessons that were found online were recreated in the book. Here’s a vocabulary matching activity. The students are told to write their answers on a separate piece of paper. Someone’s working on a workbook which will have these vocabulary activities and more.
You can use the book alone, or hop online to play vocabulary review games where indicated, or any time really!
There are not many pictures, but I have included some pictures in the poetry section to help with comprehension.
Two times in the curriculum I tell the kids they can ask someone to read the poem/story to them if they find it difficult. It also mentions where you can listen to the story online.
Answers for the reading comprehension questions and vocabulary exercises are found in the back of the book.
size: 7.5 in. by 9.25 in. (same as EP First Reader)
#of pages: 378
font: mostly Times New Romans size 12
color: black and white (inside), orange (outside) Since I am making seven readers, I am coloring them like the rainbow. The first reader was red. This one is orange. The EP Third Reader will be yellow, etc.
As with the other books, free books will be sent to those who need them. (Go to the bottom of the EP store page.)