Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.
Figuring out where to begin homeschooling, what topics to cover, and how much to do each day can be a challenge. Homeschool Easy provides parents with a complete year’s curriculum for a very reasonable price, making homeschooling- well, easy! As a member of the Homeschool Review Crew, I received the 1st Grade Entire School Year Curriculum in a downloadable format and was asked to provide an informed review as we weren’t able to use this daily during the time period.
Homeschool Easy arrived in downloadable folders that were conveniently labeled “1st Grade Reading, 1st Grade Grammar, 1st Grade History, 1st Grade Math, 1st Grade Science, 1st Grade Writing,” along with an overview and how to use guide. This made accessing what I needed simple and straightforward. It’s recommended that you print the worksheets you need week by week to keep things, though some topics are presented in monthly themes and it might be beneficial to download and print the month’s pages to stay organized.
For reading, selected book titles are available online, and then students use the pertaining worksheets to answer the questions after they read the online book. It’s recommended that weekly vocabulary words are studied in flashcard form until they become fluent and easy to read.
Science consists of monthly themes including “plants, bugs, mammals, birds, and water animals.” Some themes carry into more than one month, but each unit consists of online teaching videos and some accompanying questions and worksheets.
History is also broken down into monthly themes in a similar format to the science program. For 1st grade, the themes include patriotism, presidents, followed by six months of various geography studies. The geography units focus on American States and provide links to videos to watch and accompanying projects and worksheets.
Grammar lessons are about 5 pages each and there is one lesson per week. For 1st grade, grammar includes types of sentences, nouns, verbs, tenses, contractions, irregulars, adjectives, synonyms, and antonyms. I was really impressed with the amount of topics covered, for grade one, this is would be effective in building a solid foundation!
Math is broken down into weekly assignments. The first week includes 29 pages of worksheets which cover adding and use picture blocks to assist visual learners.
Writing is covered twice a week with creative writing prompts, and fun assignments. Writing is also reinforced throughout the other subjects and worksheets used daily. I felt like for 1st grade, there was more than sufficient writing practice, and would likely have students answer some questions verbally while they’re starting grade one.
I really appreciated the simplicity of this program. Monthly science themes are a terrific idea to streamline learning, allow for endless learning rabbit trails, while maintaining coherent structure. I felt like this program would be a great fit for families beginning their homeschool journey. I remember starting our homeschooling and spending ample time trying to figure out what to cover for each grade. Having it neatly organized is helpful and provides a great starting place. Homeschool Easy is also priced very well, making it a reasonable option for homeschool families. Overall, I felt like Homeschool Easy would be a great fit for homeschool families looking to streamline their learning and avoid curriculum overload!
Other members of the crew reviewed different levels, so be sure to check out their thoughts by clicking the image below!
is a writer & tired homeschooling mom of five.