Has anyone heard of or used Easy Peasy? It’s free, and I’m liking the looks of it, but Im thinking just for ideas to supplement history and art for now. Anyone use it? I am really loving SCM and math u see don’t want to switch completely.
It’s interesting to read how and why she starred the curriculum and why it’s free.
WOW!!! Thanks! I already found a great math practice program that I’d never heard of and gives progress reports!
I’ve heard of it and looked at it for a possibility. I just can’t stray from CM I love everything about her style and I’m not a big fan of having my kiddos on the computer for all their work. Well, with 6 kids it would be hard for them to get all their work done on the computer anyway, lol. I have a few friends who are using it and absolutely LOVE it!!!! It seems to be pretty solid I think what she has done is amazing!!!!
Rebekahy, what is the practice math program?
I had never heard of EP before. I’m sure I won’t use it as a plan but I’ll certainly spend some time looking through what resources she has found. Thanks for mentioning it here!
Yes, I agree, I don’t want mine on the computer all the time anyway, but I like the print outs and other ideas she has to go with our history study this fall. I’ve never heard of Mango but hope our library has it..And her art lessons sound fun and give me something to follow! I wish I’d heard of it sooner, but I think it’s only been around a year??
I think the art programs look pretty interesting. =) I was on the phone w/ my sister when I looked at the art things. She doesn’t hs, but thinks they would be great summer activities for her kids. I haven’t looked at the other stuff yet.
I guess I should look around a little more on her site. I didn’t really pay much attention to her art stuff Thx!!!
The practice math program was probably xtramath.org – it is mentioned in Easy Peasy
I think I’m sold on Easy Peasy for the summer. I’ll let you know how it goes.
Yes, keep us posted Do you plan on using the whole program or just bits and pieces?
Thanks for sharing. I’m interested in using the math portion this summer.
That’s great! I’d like to hear as well how it works out. I am excited to try portions of it, maybe even this summer. But I plan to use it as a family, not individual work. I like her writing assignments for early am history and poetry, that’ll I’ll use next fall (may poetry and art this summer).
I kept seeing homeschoolers mention Easy Peasy on Hip Homeschool Moms on Facebook so decided to look further into this program. Many really like it!
Nina- I am going to use the whole thing for now, just to get me back on the rails so to speak. And just for the summer. We’ll go “back” to CM teachings after this.
I have to kind of chuckle to myself when I say that because thruthfully we don’t have much to go back to.
I’m hoping that this season away from the computer (I can’t use it when the kids are doing Easy Peasy on it, extra bonus there) and focusing on chores, school, and some serious tomato staking will let us transition into the less regimented (read: worksheet-y) realm of CM. My hope is that perhaps once we establish good habits with our time, we will be able to enjoy a less structured CM education in the fall.
My only real concern is that my children’s amount of screen time is going to go from about zero to about a ton starting Monday. Luckily like I said that means mine will dramatically decrease, but I do worry that they will be “hooked” come fall. Any thoughts on that?
I did look at several random days in each of the years my dds will be using this summer (K and 3) and it looks like the links take you to sites that have very little if any advertising or extraneous animation. Still…. I’m concerned. I’m also desperate so I will likely go ahead with it despite these reservations, but I would love to hear from anyone who’s done Easy Peasy already. Anybody?
We have used it some and yes there are a lot of games that are played for reinforcement of the skills taught. I did find my children wanting to get on just to play the games and the less trustworthy one not doing his other schoolwork if I didn’t keep an eye on him.
We use xtramath daily and I allow them to play some of their favorite games once or twice a week. Also, I would caution that there are ads on some of those sites that she links to. She can’t control that. Still it is a good program for a busy season of life when other things cannot be done. She is great to provide her hard work for free. Oh we have also enjoyed her booklist that is free in public domain books.
Xtramath is the one I was referring to.
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