Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

A complete, free online Christian homeschool for your family and mine

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This is my attempt at putting my children’s school assignments online. I am writing it to make it available to other families as well. While it has made our school days run very smoothly, my grander goal is to help other families, especially anyone feeling like they couldn’t homeschool because of time or money pressures. More and more I am finding families who are using this curriculum because it gives them confidence in homeschooling.

My children (as of 2014) are 1, 3, 6, 9, 12, 14, so you can see we have plenty of years of schooling ahead of us.

This school is good for anyone who needs/wants to save money or time. As for money, the curriculum is free. The materials are online and free. You will need to purchase paper, etc., but it requires no books or major supplies. In this way it is also good for those living overseas who have limited means of access to English books, etc. As for time, this is a way for your children to work independently and to free you from planning. This is good if you have to work, have health issues, are in school yourself or are just busy with babies and toddlers. If you serve overseas, you don’t need to put your kids in school so that you can learn the language.

Your children will need access to a computer and the internet and to you! The children are often instructed to tell a parent or older sibling about what they just read. Be available or assign an older child to be available. Occasionally they may come to you and say they earned a high five or a hug. Please oblige! About once a week the kids also get a little something extra, just for fun, tucked into their school day.

This school is intended to be college preparatory. They will read challenging books and will always be reading something. Most of the books are chosen from the Robinson and Ambleside curricula. You can read the book lists and specific course descriptions on the individual course pages.

I have sought to make this curriculum comprehensive, but not intensive. The lessons are short, intended to keep the school day short. At one point I had three children doing school on one computer and they were able to take turns and finish before dinner without a problem. Also, children in the same age bracket (first through fourth -L- and fifth through eighth -M-) can work at the same time on half of their school day. My children spend their extra time reading, writing, exploring, experimenting, programming, drawing, creating, working, doing chores, helping others, etc. and PLAYING!

This is a Christian curriculum. Not everything is overtly Christian, but I do point to the Bible from time to time in literature, science, history, etc. and seek to promote a biblical worldview. I also believe in a literal six day creation. I do choose to use materials that talk about millions of years because it is what’s available, and it’s useful for our children to know what’s taught out there so they can be intelligent in a response to it. I do address it to varying degrees when it comes up.

The school year lasts 180 days because that is my state’s requirement. Beyond that I believe children should continue schooling the rest of the year with reading, experimenting, exploring their interests and passions and the world.

I am not going to charge for use of my materials. I believe the Christian community should be about giving and receiving, not buying and selling. If you are using this curriculum, please consider giving a donation.

Also, please consider following the blog (click on “follow” down below on the right-hand side bar) or joining our facebook page (choose “show in news feed”) to help me communicate with you. You can also join the Easy Peasy Facebook Group to talk with other families using the curriculum and to get your questions answered.

Our Easy Peasy logo was created by: Leah Hendershot, leahshot at yahoo.com, http://www.huecreatives.com, facebook.com/leah.hendershot


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My Learning to Read Philosophy

When you read, you use sight reading. You don’t sound out words. You see them and know what they say. That’s how you can read quickly. Phonics is a tool for reading words you don’t recognize. I teach my children the letter names and sounds. Then I teach them to read by sight words. Then I teach them phonics. Phonics is simple at that point because they can already read. All of this takes two years. I do this before they start “school” so that they can do “school” more independently and more effectively. All of my children so far are very successful readers and can read faster than I can, I who learned with phonics!

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How I Choose Content

I mostly base my content on what is on my Links to All Things Free for Homeschooler’s blog. I formed that as I looked for links for what we were studying for school. Things with materials get studied. I create my own materials if I can’t find what needs to be covered. I don’t tend to teach though. I let the teaching be done by the online materials. I also follow the broad schedule I established before my firstborn could even walk, a four year rotation through history and science themes. Beyond that I wanted to add that I am careful about what I teach my children and put before their eyes. There are many videos I didn’t choose when studying WWII for example because I didn’t want those images in front of their eyes, even if they are truth. I also don’t study false religion. My children know the basics about it, but you won’t find me teaching them about the gods of Ancient Egypt for example. They will know they had a false religion and worshiped other gods, but we don’t need to learn all of their names and what they looked like. We live in a land of false religion and don’t need any more exposure to it! It’s demonic and not something we need to study. It also makes me careful around things like Native Americans and their spirit guides, etc. Not all literature the children will read is pure in every way. But, that’s a way to talk about the world and choices and consequences and how we should react in certain circumstances…

My four-year rotation is:

  • world history and biology
  • early American history and animals
  • geography and cultures with some history of each country and earth science
  • modern American history and physics and chemistry

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My Bible Background

I grew up in a Christian home and have been following the Lord since I was 10. I never have had a time where I fell away from the faith. My family and I have been serving the Lord overseas since 2002. I don’t talk about it much because we live in a Muslim country. I do not teach any denominational teachings. I believe that denominations fracture the body of Christ, so I consider myself only a member of the body of Christ. I attend a local congregation that doesn’t have any denominational ties. I believe in walking in holiness and the fullness of the Spirit. Overseas I’ve worked with everyone from Baptists to Pentecostals. I cannot be called by any label. I try not to teach too much in the Bible curriculum, but at the same time there are things I want to point out to my own children using this. I try and ask questions and give them the reading to find their own answers, but I can’t help myself sometimes. I do and try and hold my tongue when I know its a point where people disagree and have even put in, “Go ask your parents about what this verse means” instead of giving my point of view. There are a couple things I do bring up repeatedly as it comes up in Scripture. I do warn about false teachers (Christian labels and appearance don’t automatically mean it’s from God) and the occult (supernatural signs don’t automatically mean it’s from God…) Another thing I teach repeatedly is living by faith. It’s something I’ve learned and am learning. I want my children and yours to know that God’s word is true and that they can take Him at His word. It’s the main theme as well of the novel I wrote, The King Will Make a Way. God is trustworthy and faithful and by faith He will save us in every sense of the word. Sometimes I’ve included some of the miracle stories we’ve experienced. We saw a baby born with no stomach be healed and survive after being given zero chance of survival. (BTW, that baby was born to a family that was Muslim by culture. The whole family came to Christ when the baby was healed and now they lead a fellowship of forty people.)

One final note about the Bible curriculum. I don’t have them read everything. For example, when I put up Sodom and Gomorrah they read that it was destroyed because of their great sin, but they don’t read the part about what they did, and I stopped before Lot’s daughters decide they need his help to continue the family line. You can’t avoid it all, I mean, Jacob has twelve sons, but it’s not hard to skip over what happened to their sister Dinah.

Written by Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool

June 11, 2011 at 5:27 pm

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  1. Thank you thank you thank you. This is exactly what I need! You are being such a blessing to us.

    cheryl

    May 19, 2012 at 5:04 pm

  2. Thank you so much for offering this for free!! I have to go back to work and this will make it so easy to be able to continue to homeschool. Thank you and God bless!

    Christal

    May 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

  3. Thank you so much! My daughter is 4 and I’m new to all this. You have made it so much easier. God bless you and your family!

    riley

    May 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm

  4. Thank you so much for these plans and resources. I had no idea that some of these existed. I am “homeschooling” my daughter during the summer to fill in what I don’t see her getting from the Public School and to keep her mind fresh. This is extremely helpful to have it laid out day by day and with links to all the resources! I have ideas of what I want to teach her and what I want to have her practice but have struggled to know how to actually have a plan for each day, even though I do have my teaching degree.

    Eileen Boley

    July 6, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  5. My daughter will be in 4th grade in the fall. We have done a box curriculum up to this point. She has done an intro into World History. What year would you suggest we start with for her?

    I cannot thank you enough for what you have done here! We are not able to spend the money to continue her current curriculum and have spent several weeks looking at free/ cheap curriculum and resources. I “had” to get back on the computer tonight and couldn’t explain why. The Lord took me directly to a link on facebook for you! What an awesome God we serve!

    Dawn

    August 7, 2012 at 3:22 am

    • Only you can know what your daughter has already learned. Year 1 covers ancient history up through the middle ages and early explorers. The science for year 1 is biology–human body and plants. Year 4 is modern history starting after the Civil War. The science that year is physics and chemistry. You can choose either one. You can choose what’s new or choose what she’s interested in.

      The King Will Make a Way

      August 7, 2012 at 3:37 am

  6. this is amazing, thank you!

    Dawn

    August 15, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    • You are welcome. It was a process getting here, but the Lord brought us to the point of being able to do this step by step. The first year was really tricky trying to figure out how to organize it all, but now it’s pretty smooth going and makes our own school days easy since I have everything planned and their assignments laid out for them so that they know just what they need to do, whether I’m napping or not :)

      The King Will Make a Way

      August 16, 2012 at 4:17 am

  7. So excited about this English. HUGE blessing!! How do I join the site and get a password? Starting school on Monday. Just found this and we are switching a few subjucts to this cur.!!!

    Kerry DuPree

    August 18, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    • You don’t have to join, although I’m considering a forum in the future…but I’ll email you the password. I didn’t want to post it on the site.

      The King Will Make a Way

      August 18, 2012 at 6:48 pm

  8. This is FANTASTIC!! Started “getting ready 1″ with my 2 and 3 year old and “getting ready 2″ with my 6 year old. They LOVE it! I also started doing Khan Academy with my 10 year old and he enjoys it so much he asks for more “playing” time (usually getting him to do his math assignment is like pulling teeth, so this is HUGE!!). I cannot even imagine the amount of time you must’ve put into this. You are truly a blessing to our family and many others!! May God bless you immensely in return!!

    I would love to have the password as well, if that’s okay! :)

    Deborah Bryant

    August 22, 2012 at 4:32 am

  9. Thanks so much for all that you have made available. I sent a message in the box above requesting the password. Many blessings to you and your family.
    Veronica

    Veronica Barnes

    September 9, 2012 at 1:48 am

  10. Is there a way to make the McGuffey Reader any clearer? Sometimes we can read it pretty well magnified and other times it is too blurry to read. We are all loving your curriculum! Thank you so much!

    Dawn

    October 12, 2012 at 2:46 pm

  11. Wow!!!! I have been prayerfully searching for a new routine for the last week or so. We are going to be moving out of the country to be full time missionaries and I will no longer have access to libraries. I’ve been a little stressed thinking about what to do!! I just discovered your site about an hour ago and cannot seem to get away from it. I believe this is my God-send!! You can’t even begin to imagine how excited I’m getting the more I read and look over it. I’m so grateful for the hard work you must have put into this!! I will be schooling my 6/7 grade girls and will look forward to the coming grades. Thank you ssooooooo much!!! You’re an answer to my prayers.

    Alicia

    October 16, 2012 at 3:08 am

    • Are you going to Honduras? Our family has been overseas for more than 10 years. I know what it’s like to miss the library and to try and to have school books packed into everyone one of your ten suitcases :)

      The King Will Make a Way

      October 16, 2012 at 5:29 am

      • Yes we are!! So excited! We will be moving in about five months so its coming down to the wire!:) so you’re overseas now?! Where? Is it missions or military?

        Alicia

        October 16, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  12. I just found about about this site. This is amazing!! Thank you for all you have done to help other homeschoolers!!

    Rebecca

    November 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    • Oops! My typo! It should have read…I just found out about this site. I’m excited to start using it with my children! What a blessing and answer to prayer for me!

      Rebecca

      November 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

  13. Thank you so much for all the time and energy that obviously went into this. I received a link from one of the forums that I belong to yesterday and when I checked it out I was amazed. My 17yr ds kept saying,”Someone put a lot of effort into this.” He was greatly impressed. My 3 yr ds is loving the abc things,he already knows them but he’s really enjoying all the videos and the alligator. My ^yr ds started on lesson 172 whispered and wanted to know if you could hear him read the words to you.:) If you do a forum I would love to join.

    Kelly

    November 29, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    • There is no forum yet. Some day… You can join us on facebook if you have an account. It has taken a lot of time to put the curriculum together. I work on it a lot right now, but it is just my children’s assignments. I used to write them out by hand for them to check off each day. I used to bookmark links for them to use each day. I realized I was just going to have to do it all over again. I wanted to put it in a format that I could use over and over. I purposely made the effort to make sure everyone could use it. I no longer download “freebies of the week” or whatever because I need to use things that will always be available to everyone. I have done things only for others like all of the phonics lessons. My family already had a phonics book, but I knew it needed to be part of the curriculum to be complete. It’s more work to make it available for everyone, but for all the work I put into making the assignments, I’m glad more than just my family can use it. (And super cute that your son was reading to me.)

      The King Will Make a Way

      November 29, 2012 at 8:00 pm

  14. He was excited that at the 2nd reading that he knew all the words. I’ll do the last when I’m done with this. I also wanted to tell you what an added blessing this is for me. Last year. I was in the hospital for 26 days and relied on my 2 wonderful teen boys to take care of the then 5 & 2 yrs. and the house. I’m much stronger now but am on o2 24/7 and some days my energy just isn’t there making talking let alone teaching too much. Knowing that this is here has just emotionally takes a burden off of the dreaded what if I get sick again?
    Again thank you

    Kelly

    November 29, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    • You are someone I had in mind in working to make this available. I want people to be able to continue homeschooling despite life’s circumstances.

      The King Will Make a Way

      November 29, 2012 at 10:07 pm

  15. What a blessing you are the homeschool community!! Thank you so much for all the time and effort that obviously went into this curriculum.

    Bessie

    November 30, 2012 at 7:33 pm

  16. This is just exactly what I needed!! I honestly cannot thank you enough.

    Angela

    December 29, 2012 at 3:01 am

  17. This is an amazing curriculum. I was trying to do this for so long and now I have found someone who has figured it out for me. Thanks! I will pray about this and maybe try it soon. I’m definitely going to add it to my free homeschooling tab on my website.

    Jenifer

    January 2, 2013 at 2:57 pm

  18. I can’t tell you how excited I am to have found you. I am in the Dominican Republic, and am at my wits end. I work full-time online, and homeschool my 3 girls, my son is done.. and I am so overwhelmed with lack of resources here.. I can’t wait! Thank you so much! Thank you, Thank you!!!

    Jennifer Moschiano Gomez

    January 7, 2013 at 12:49 am

  19. Amazing…… Thank you for all your hard work and dedication.

    susan

    January 20, 2013 at 2:19 am

  20. THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, thank you thank you thank you!!! :-) for all the hard work you have done to put this wonderful curriculum together. I have been home schooling for about 9years and it has been a struggle as my oldest has learning delays. I believe this maybe what I’ve been looking for. I want to jump right in but don’t have internet access at my home and need a couple more computers. I know the Lord will provide for these things. thank you again.

    Dawn

    January 20, 2013 at 3:05 am

  21. I was wondering how the science and history units work? i understand that theres a level l and a level m but its supposed to cover all grades 1-8? so would we go through biology, zoology and chemistry with the younger kids in level l and then repeat the same things only in level m when they are older?

    stacy crandall- jones

    January 24, 2013 at 3:53 pm

  22. This is great…thank you so much for sharing this information…you have put a great deal of work into this…and I appreciate it so much. You are such a blessing to new homeschool moms;)

    Lisa

    January 24, 2013 at 6:31 pm

  23. I was directed to your site two weeks ago. My 7 yr old son is terribly behind in reading. I told myself that if after Christmas if he was still struggling, I would pull him from school and home school him. Problem was, I had no idea where to start. So I joined a homeschooling community on yahoo for my city and one of the members directed me to this site. Well… let me assure you, that the work you have put into this site has changed the course of one young boy’s life. He was floundering. He was being pushed from one year into the next and I had NO idea until this year how little he knows how to read. I went through your site and thought, OK I can do this! But my son was way behind year 2 so I started him Monday on year 1. He really could barely ready Jolly Robin lesson 1. I decided to follow year 1 (Also took my 5yr old daughter out and started her at getting ready 1) she is in Senior Kindergarten (I am Canadian) let him watch what she is watching, and also added extra reading from the reader for getting ready 2. 5 days.. 5 days is all I have done so far for my youngest boy. 5 days, and I was in tears when he finished his lesson today. IN tears. He read day 5 Jolly Robin reader and read MOST of it all on his own, and he didn’t fight me at all for the entire day’s lesson. AND he worked mostly on his own. The school wanted me to medicate him so he would sit still and listen… when the reality is he was frustrated because he couldn’t read. If you have ever wondered why you have gone the extra mile for people you don’t know (aka phonics etc.. you have mentioned you have done extra for us), please think of my son youngest son Avery (he is one of 5 brothers and a little sister) because I truly believe you just changed this boy’s future by giving me the resources to teach my little boy how to read. Thank you. Thank you. For taking the fear out of home schooling for me and for providing me with the tools to help my son to read.

    Deena (mom to 5boys1girlandtwopugsons)

    January 26, 2013 at 1:35 am

  24. Thank you for this wonderful site. I’ve been searching, it feels like forever, for homeschool materials before I start my homeschool for my sons. This is a one stop place and I love it. It’s easy to use and most of all you made it available free of charge. You are a true blessing to me. I’m excited to get started with using this material with my sons. Thanks again!!!!!

    R. A. Wilds

    January 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

  25. Should I strive to stay on a 5 day week, having a multiple of 5 as our Fridays? Are your Fridays shorter than other days? Does it make any difference?

    Jenny

    February 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    • The topics do tend to start on a 1 and end on a 5 (or 6 and 0), but you don’t have to do that Monday through Friday. We take Thursdays off :)

      The King Will Make a Way

      February 6, 2013 at 6:37 pm

  26. Do you have a scope and sequence? I would love to take a look at it so I have a heads up :) Thanks. This site is amazing. I can’t believe one person would take on such a huge job for the blessing of others for free. God bless you!

    Christina

    February 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  27. My 5th grader requested modern American history for 6th grade because he wanted to learn about the World Wars and my search for curriculum led me to your site. This is so exciting! Not only is your history just what we were looking for, we are missionaries in Congo and do not have access to bookstores, wal-mart and teacher stores, or libraries. Our internet is often unreliable or extremely poor so I am going to try it in advance this year with just one course to see how feasible it is for us. Thank you for the time and effort you have put into offering this gift to others!

    Nancy

    February 2, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    • We are overseas as well. I definitely know about unreliable internet. Can you watch videos and play the little educational games?

      The King Will Make a Way

      February 6, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      • Hi! Thanks for your response! The short answer would be “maybe.” We did a little checking around in the curriculum and most of the games and short videos work if we are patient and wait for them to download. There are a couple of longer ones in the history that I don’t think will work. For example the one about riding the rails. It looks as if the majority will work though. Again, thank you so much for this! It is a very timely blessing for our family, financially speaking.

        Nancy

        February 6, 2013 at 7:15 pm

  28. Just wanted to say a few things, First we LOVE easy peasy so much!!! I recommended it to a friend whose daughter loves it and she also recommended it to 2 of her friends who also love it! So thank you, thank you, thank you!! Second I found a website for free piano lessons, my son is taking them and its awesome,(did I mention free?) http://www.freepianolessonsforkids.com Just in case you want to add it :)

    constantlynew

    February 2, 2013 at 6:31 pm

  29. What a tremendous gift you are passing on! Thank you! How ever do you find the time?! You are amazing!

    homemakingwithheart

    February 4, 2013 at 7:46 pm

  30. I was wondering why their isn’t a name for whom created this curriculum….I would like to have a name…and contact info….it would just be great to know who did this and put a picture to curriculum.

    Ashley

    February 5, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    • Hi Ashley, I’m sorry. The site stopped sending me notifications of comments, and I had no idea you had left these comments. I know you’ve found me on facebook, so you know who I am a bit more now. I don’t have a picture of myself posted online though.

      The King Will Make a Way

      February 6, 2013 at 4:12 pm

  31. Love your website! Just an FYI… recently Google is redirecting your link to an advertisement. The only way I’ve got around it is to directly type your address in the address bar on internet explorer.

    Betsy

    February 6, 2013 at 2:10 am


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