Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1

    Default Is there a secular all-in-one, similar to Easy Peasy?

    Hello... looking for an all-in-one curriculum to use as a planner/backbone of our studies this year.

    I took a peak at Easy Peasy but would prefer something secular. EP looks like it might be pretty good so I could always work around it... but wondering if something similar exists that is 100% secular. And free or mostly free

    Thank you!

  2. Thank You Leaderboard
  3. #2

    Default

    What exactly are you looking for in a planner / spine curriculum? What age are needing for?
    All-in-ones are known for being great for absolutely nobody... whatever imaginary child they were made for wasnt yours!
    They target new homeschoolers, who dont know better, and who want something that promoses on paper to be “easy peasy”.

    As far as secularising curriculum.... if youre going to spend the effort doing that, you migt as well just go with something secukar in the first place. Why pay for bible quotes in substandard curriculum?
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

  4. #3

    Default

    I believe I mentioned that in my post: looking to use it as a backbone/planner for school this year.

    I'm not a new homeschooler and I know they are not tailored to any one child. Using as a springboard, of sorts.

    I also mentioned in my post that I'm looking for something free or mostly free.

    I get that you're atheist but you might want to check your bias before you respond to people. And maybe read the post a few times? LOL

    Thanks for your input, all the same.

  5. #4

    Default

    What do you mean for a planner? Do you want something telling you what to do every day? All in ones give you all your materials, so youre not having to pick anything, and itd be helpful to state what age(s)(?) youre looking for.

    Its really a request for you to provide more information about what youre looking for.
    Yes, there are inexpensive multi-subject (or integrated subject) products out and about, but without knowing what youre wanting, its hard to offer useful advice.
    Other than dont go with EasyPeasy.
    Homeschooling DS13, DS6.

    Atheist.

    My spelling was fine, then my brain left me.

  6. #5

    Default

    Have you looked at Under the Home? (Free) Found here: https://underthehome.org/ (Charlotte Mason flair, but not religious, or not overtly so.)

    Don’t use this as my main curriculum, but have used the art and poetry. Only goes through fifth grade. Definitely easy to use, click + go.

    Also, Blossom and Root (kind of expensive though) looks really appealing too, kind of a Waldorf + Charlotte Mason mashup, but secular. I think they also only have early grades available, maybe through 3rd or 4th at this point.

    Build Your Library (low cost) -doesn’t include math, but I believe it does everything else. We tried this and it wasn’t a great fit, but I know others have used it and LOVED it. Great book lists for sure!

    Torchlight (Low cost) -haven’t used this, but the book lists are great. Also only early elementary at this point.

    Ursa Minor Learning (free) -Secular Charlotte Mason inspired for the upper years, grade 7-12.
    Last edited by nachokaty; 08-10-2020 at 01:30 PM. Reason: To add detail

  7. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverGirl View Post
    I believe I mentioned that in my post: looking to use it as a backbone/planner for school this year.

    I'm not a new homeschooler and I know they are not tailored to any one child. Using as a springboard, of sorts.

    I also mentioned in my post that I'm looking for something free or mostly free.

    I get that you're atheist but you might want to check your bias before you respond to people. And maybe read the post a few times? LOL

    Thanks for your input, all the same.
    You might get a bit further if you are polite and kind to people. You will catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

    AM has a lot of experience and knowledge to offer. You did not really provide any guidance or information in your request beyond some very general "recommend me a planner that is free". She was just trying to find out exactly what you are after. There are so many posts from new members asking for help at the moment and she is kindly providing answers to most of those. Perhaps she does not have the time to read your post between the lines and try figure out exactly what you want but are not saying.

    And I really don't get the jibe about religion. You asked for something secular and she said just buy something secular, where's the offense??
    Last edited by NZ_Mama; 08-10-2020 at 03:55 PM.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
    Part-time freelance science copyeditor.

  8. #7

    Default

    I am also not sure what you mean by a planner/backbone but also an all-in-one. However, have you looked at Build Your Library? It is secular and comes in levels for many different ages. It has everything but math and science, and it has a good list of books and topics to do for each year. It is also cheap so you don't have a big outlay if it does not work. If you do not want to pay for the actual schedule, you can even just figure out what the booklist is for free by looking on the website, but then what you don't get is the idea of how to organize the topics and the extra resources (other books, documentaries, websites, printables etc.).

    If that is not what you are after, I suggest providing more details so people can help. Generally saying "I want something like X" (Easy Peasy in your case) is not helpful. Many people will not have used the product. I personally have no idea what Easy Peasy is and I certainly do not have the time to go search it out online and figure out what it does and does not contain. So if you say, I need a curriculum that provides X, Y, and Z instead, you might get some more ideas.

    Also, the whole being polite and kind thing would greatly help.
    NZ homeschoolers (school year runs start Feb to mid Dec).
    DD 12 (year 7) and DD 7 (year 2).
    Fourth year homeschooling.
    Part-time freelance science copyeditor.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
About us

SecularHomeschool.com was created to provide information, resources, and a place to share and connect with secular homeschoolers across the world. Secularhomeschool.com aims to be your one-stop shop for all things homeschool! We will be highlighting information about wonderful secular homeschool resources, and keeping you up to date with what is going on in the world of secular homeschooling. But that is only the beginning. SHS is your playground. A place to share the things that are important to you. A place to create and join groups that share your interests. A place to give and get advice. There are no limits to what you can do at Secular Homeschool, so join today and help build the community you have always wanted.

SecularHomeschool.com is a community and information source where secular homeschoolers ARE the majority. It is the home for non-religious homeschoolers, eclectic homeschoolers, freethinking homeschoolers AND anyone interested in homeschooling irrespective of religion. This site is an INCLUSIVE community that recognizes that homeschoolers choose secular homeschool materials and resources for a variety of reasons and to accomplish a variety of personal and educational goals. Although SecularHomeschool.com, and its members, have worked hard to compile a comprehensive directory of secular curricula, it does not attest that all materials advertised on our site, in our newsletters, or on our social media profiles are 100% secular. Rather, SecularHomeschool.com respects the aptitude of each individual homeschool parent to fully research any curriculum before acquiring it, to ensure that it holistically meets the educational, personal, and philosophical goals of each homeschooler.

Join us
Is there a secular all-in-one, similar to Easy Peasy?