This is the sister site to Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool which houses lessons for pre-k through 8th.
I’m Lee, the creator of the Easy Peasy homeschool lessons. I’m the mother of six homeschooled children. I began putting my own children’s assignments online in 2011 as a way to preserve them. I purposefully wrote them in such a way that others would be able to use them as well. In 2012 I started letting others know about it. My hope is that these sites will enable families to homeschool no matter what their life situation.
The high school site is set up similar to the lower school, except that there are no levels. You will choose your course load. There are recommendations on the site for how to do that. I will be working on completing new courses each year until I feel it is complete. You can read the full list of what’s planned on the courses page. If a course is listed as “parent submitted,” then it was something sent to me by an EP user. I haven’t worked through it to check content. Some of them are in 180-day format, some aren’t. Some have tests and answers; some do not. They are just shared as a way to help each other out.
Please read the About, How To Use, and FAQ pages to learn more.
**Update – It was short lived. It’s fixed again.
Our new look was short lived. It’s not working properly today. Hopefully WordPress will have it worked out shortly. Sorry for the crazy top menu. I can’t do anything about it at the moment.
WordPress made some changes to how their sites work and that has forced us to embrace change! They’ve changed how their menus work, and our old way of doing things no longer worked on mobile devices. Although most people use EP on a computer, we do serve families who need to use their phone or other mobile device to access school. The change in appearance is all related to needing to accommodate these changes.
If you don’t like change, I’m sorry, but it had to be done, and I’m sure you’ll get used to it soon!
EP Tees store is having a sale! We’ve extended the dates through Thursday.
There is new product in our EP Tees store, an EP tote bag that you can preorder now for just $8.99! The price goes up on Friday.
If you are wanting to get a portfolio together, Jessica, my faithful assistant and our EP Tees store owner, is offering portfolio binders complete with EP cover. They include everything you need to complete a child’s portfolio whether you need it to comply with your state requirements or for your own personal records.
Each Portfolio contains:
· Blank transcript
· 180 Day Attendance Checklist
· 9 Individual Course Sections including: Course Description, Course Check list, and Printed Grade sheets.
As no two home school families are the same, parents choose which courses that they need in their portfolio books up to 9 Courses. There is also the option of choosing a blank course pages to complete yourself.
This is also your last chance to get your EP Tees at $12.99.
Last week I was interviewed by homeschool.com. They are having an event this week where you can listen to interviews with the “experts” and ask them questions via facebook. If you would like to advertise EP this week on your blog, you could link to my interview page. I’m not sure if I did the best job, but I hope it will encourage people at least! I would urge a little caution in listening to the interviews. What you’ve decided to do for your own children to educate them is enough! If your child has the goal of getting into an elite school, then let them pursue it, but be careful of letting these interviews make you feel like you should be doing more. There are many educational philosophies/goals that aren’t worth sacrificing your family for. My answer to her question about whether it’s possible to have an extraordinary homeschool was that we’re just ordinary people and that in every home homeschool looks different because it’s an extension of parenting and everyone’s family life looks different, so their school life will look different. I said that I thought an extraordinary homeschool is one where the family is enjoying the experience. I hope you are enjoying homeschooling! In my eyes that makes your homeschool extraordinary!
Lee Giles, Easy Peasy All-in-One Homeschool interview
Here’s part of an email I received about an offer of free online computer courses. These are professional courses, each costing sometimes hundreds of dollars. I wrote back and forth with him and confirmed that this will be free for homeschoolers for the indefinite future and that it can be used multiple times by the same student. Please honor their generosity and do not post this code elsewhere online. He decided I should share it here and then point others to come here to get the code to access the classes. If you want to share this code with others online, please do the same and direct them to this blog post. This offer is for homeschool students only, not for adults. This is thousands of dollars worth of courses being offered us for free, so I really hope many will take advantage of it. This is not just for techie kids who are into programming and web design. Your non-computer users can learn things like Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, etc. Every kid needs to know how to use computers as the powerful tools that they are.
To register for a course, all they need to do is:
- Go to our Self-paced Courses page.
- Browse through the courses.
- Click the Order Now button next to the course.
- Enter HOMESCHOOL for the Coupon Code and click Validate Coupon.
- Complete the registration.
That’s all there is to it. As I said, the courses are self paced, so students will need to have some discipline to get through them, but one of the great things about homeschooling is that it helps kids develop this kind of discipline. So, we’re hopeful that our courses will help kids develop much needed skills in the workplace. Plus, a lot of this stuff is just fun to learn!
Lee Binz is offering another free ebook, this one on Step by Step Senior Year. It’s usually only a few dollars, but it’s free now for a few days.
Lee Binz is hosting another webinar. This one is on transcripts. It’s next Tuesday, the 24th. Here’s the link to the registration page.