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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 and they’re confident of the quality of education. 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.

In 2011, I (Lee Giles) began putting my children’s assignments online so that they could work independently and so that I had 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. We do offer offline courses for math, reading, and language arts, which you can find in our store.

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.

You can read more about the curriculum on the About and How To pages. You can also see if your questions have been answered on the FAQ page.

Note: EP is not an online school. We are a homeschool resource. Your home is the school! You are the administrator. We’re just here to help you on your way.

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Resources for Teens

I have a couple of resources for high schoolers that I’ve been learning about and will be sharing with you in the coming months. They both have costs; there are just some things we can’t get for free.  The first one I’ll be sharing about is a company called Hire Cause.

They mentor kids through a project where they work with a local business to raise money for the charity of their choice.

I think this program could really have a long-term impact on kids who participate and see their project through.

Easy Peasy kids get their lowest prices! You can read about it below and on our site.

Career Preparation With a “Hire Cause”

What do your children want to be when they grow up? Whatever their dream, there are professional skills, which if they develop, have the power to propel them forward in the direction of their dreams.

The challenge is that these professional skills cannot be learned in any classroom, and overworked managers are too busy to teach them in any internship. That’s why so many interns are getting coffee and stapling papers for stressed out supervisors.

What if there was a fun way to develop the professional skills your children needed to pursue their dreams? What if they had a supportive community of peers and mentors helping them along the way? And what if they could develop these skills through projects that had a positive impact on their community?

If you want your children to do well by doing good and grow their skill sets through giving back to their community, then I recommend they apply to the Hire Cause program here. This career prep program is refreshingly unique and powerful. Financial scholarships are also available (and promised to you if you apply in the next few weeks).

See the details on our site. https://allinonehighschool.com/resources-for-your-teens/

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EP Tees for Fall

I no longer sell t-shirts that I buy in bulk and ship from home. Twice a year I plan on doing a shirt sale where you can order your shirt directly and they will ship it to you. The shirts will arrive mid November.

I tried something different this time and am not doing our traditional t-shirt. We will likely have those again in the spring. I chose a long-sleeve shirt and pulled the EP out of our logo, for a simple, muted look. If you like it, maybe it would make a great Christmas present for your favorite EP kids.

They are available only during the month of October, until October 30th.

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Life Update

I told you around this time last year that my family was getting a Habitat for Humanity house, an ADA compliant house that my son in a wheelchair would be able to get around in. Well, it turns out we’re not. When we applied, we told them that we would only qualify financially for eighteen months. They obviously accepted us knowing that. Their program was eighteen months and it all seemed to align perfectly. My husband was in an eighteen-month master’s degree program. Afterwards, he would be working. He would earn more money and push us over the edge of the low-income limit placed on families to qualify for a house.

We were told last year that we shouldn’t plan on our house taking the full eighteen months because they were “getting houses done in a year.” Why they would say that to us when it was so obviously untrue, I have no idea. Even this spring we were told the house would likely be complete this summer because a contractor was going to do it and could get it done within three months.

After hearing nothing all summer and Habitat not calling our required quarterly meeting (again), my husband called a meeting to find out what was going on. He was told that next September was the earliest possible that the house could be done.

When my husband’s final course is finished in December, he’s not going to refrain from working more so we can stay poor enough to qualify for a home. I’m sure you can support us in that decision!

Of course, that doesn’t all of a sudden give us enough money to buy a house; even if it did, there’s no such house on the market. We were going to be getting a brand-new one-level home with four bedrooms, ADA compliant, and something that really excited me – solar panels. It was going to cost around $100,000 for us which we could pay interest free.

We have no debt, so an interest-free mortgage felt much better to us than a traditional one. Still, we were planning to pay it off as fast as possible, though we recently learned that Habitat would own part of the equity on our home for 30 years. We didn’t like knowing it wouldn’t really be ours.

Our current home is my childhood home, which growing up housed just four people, now it holds ten. We live with my parents. The house is on three floors and the changes in flooring between rooms and the cramped space make it so my son in a wheelchair can’t go more than a few feet before he needs help. His special toilet is in the basement (just over a bucket), so he can’t get to the bathroom on his own.

Because my son gets no practice at home getting himself around (he’s working on learning to use a walker), we send him to school. He went to a reverse-mainstream preschool, and now he goes to a mainstream kindergarten class. Thankfully, we’re in a top school district. He gets therapies several days a week at school, but we of course desire to have him home. We were planning to start homeschooling him once we moved into that Habitat house that’s now not going to happen.

So, in some ways my heart is broken. I’ve wanted my own home for the last twenty years. It’s something I had to give up to serve overseas. But now I want it for my child. He wants to chase his brothers around. He can’t. If we had the space, he’d be able to follow them around in his wheelchair. Right now, he’s carried around the house mostly. Obviously, that’s not sustainable.

At the same time, this is a great place to be, reliant on nothing but the grace of God.

A Letter from an Educator

Here’s a letter I received in my inbox.

July 7, 2018

Good Morning Lee,

First of all, I would like to introduce myself. My name is Debbie Lucas and just last year I retired after more than 30 years in education. Most recently, I served for 20 years as a Christian school administrator. Upon my retirement, my family and I made the decision that my oldest daughter and I would homeschool my five amazing grandchildren who had all been attending the Christian school where I worked.
We started our year using the Charlotte Mason approach and loved much about it, but as an educator, there seemed to be some things missing. Almost daily I was researching for the right curriculum or curriculums that would meet the needs our little homeschool group we call Arrow Christian Academy. One evening I came across Cathy Duffy’s review of Easy Peasy and I began implementing some pieces in our daily routine. The kids absolutely loved the variety and their ability to move along at their pace and my daughter and I loved the structure and ease of planning.
Your curriculum not only makes homeschooling affordable, but the excellence with which you have put together the daily lessons makes it one of the very best I have ever seen. Educationally, your curriculum is sound and very rigorous, while at the same time attainable for all children. I would like to commend you for the time and effort you have invested in developing All In One Homeschool. You have truly done what most would think impossible, but that’s how our God works when we follow Him. Our plan is to use your full curriculum this year with a first grader, third grader, fourth grader and two fifth graders. I can’t wait to see how our little bunch will grow!
Thank you for blessing so many with so much. I know you have followed the Lord sacrificially and we are most grateful for all you have done and continue to do on behalf of homeschool families.
May God richly bless you and your family as you continue to serve and follow him.
Truly Grateful,
Debbie Lucas
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