Easy Peasy Homeschool
Common Core Aligned: No
** From the Publisher’s Website: **
This curriculum is comprehensive and college-preparatory, but not intensive. The lessons are short and intended to keep the school day short. Coursework requires Internet access.
There are two decisions you need to make to get started with this curriculum. One, choose your child’s level. You can select a pre-made level, ie. First, Second, Third, or you can mix and match and have your child do a different levels for math, reading and language arts. Placement Guides are available to aid you in your decision.
The second decision is to choose a “program year”. All of your children will use the same “Year”. Easy Peasy uses a 4-year rotation of topics:
- 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
Reading Instruction: The Easy Peasy Reading approach teaches children letter names and sounds before teaching them to read by sight words. After kids know how to read, they are taught phonics. The Easy Peasy Reading approach takes two years and is intended to be taught before starting “school”.
Extras: Music and art relate as much as possible to the time periods studied and appear once a week in the curriculum. PE/health, computer and “thinking” are also once a week.
Testing & Grades: Every forty days there are notes to the kids to give things to you to add to your portfolio, so you should have a record from each subject quarterly. Grading guides for high school courses use online quizzes, written tests and grading rubrics. Lower levels do not have grades, you are welcome to create your own grading system ie. 7/10 correct or 70%. You are welcome to track any grades you create using your own system, or you may find a parent-created grading sheet. I personally DO NOT recommend keeping any grades unless you are required to.
About the Author:
Easy Peasy is written by Lee Giles, a Christian homeschooling mom to 6 children.
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