Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Homeschool Easy {4th Grade}--A REVIEW

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.



When I first started homeschooling I really wanted something all laid out for me. I didn't want to have to figure out what to say, where to find the answers, and what to do next. I am pretty sure there are a lot of new homeschooling parents out there right now who are in the very same boat as they try to navigate their way through their new homeschooling journey. If you're a new parent or even a seasoned one (who just wants something simple) you might like this complete curriculum from Homeschool Easy. It's an all-in-one, weekly curriculum for grades 1-5. For this review, we were able to try out the 4th-grade entire school year curriculum.


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There are no textbooks. This curriculum is completely downloaded from the link provided at purchase and then printed up from your home. Everything that you need is given to you except a few literature books that might be needed from the library, on the public domain online, or possibly purchased. Most of these literature selections will be readily available though. The child will need to have access to a computer with internet for the videos and research on Britannica Kids or other websites as well. There will also be projects that the child might possibly need supplies and/or guidance with.

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The first week of homeschool work for 4th grade all printed up and ready to go. There is work in 7 subjects.
Each of the seven subjects is split up into weekly chunks giving the child 32 weeks of materials. The core subjects include Grammar, Science, History, Reading, Math, Spelling, and Writing. Each week's worth of work is split up into 5 days with each page labeled with the letters a, b, c, d, or e. So on day 1, week 1, the child would work on the page that says 1a. On day 2 it would be 1b.  It's a nice way to keep track of where the child should be and helps to break up the workload for them.

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The first history lesson on week 1 for 4th grade has my boy learning about Native Americans. He has some fill-in-the-blank questions, and then a paragraph to write.

Let's talk about the worksheets themselves! What exactly are the lessons and what does the child do to complete them? The worksheets are pretty good at guiding the child through. For History and Science, they look up some information, and/or sometimes they are asked to watch a video, and then they write or answer questions about what they learned. Math, Grammar, and Spelling are more about mastery and repetition, and Reading is a comprehensive understanding of a certain book or story which for 4th grade it was about 2 chapter books per month.

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Alex working on the answers for his Britannica Kids search on Native Americans.
The lessons are packed with a lot of great material and interesting things for the student to learn about and explore. I liked that the wording was not always exact so the child has to think a bit more as they are looking through the reading to find answers. It's not always a direct path to an answer. It's tough but so good for thinking skills. There is a lot of writing in some of the subjects, and my boy isn't a big writer, so I had to help him by letting him dictate to me some of the time. The amount of writing and research was a little hard for him, but I love that this curriculum challenges him to do exactly those things.

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History lesson, week 1, day 1 completed.
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A science project about minerals at the end of week 1.
There is a lot of printing to worry about with this curriculum! I used several pages just printing each subject for week 1. I found it best to just print a week at a time, but it's very possible to print up the whole year at once.

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I had to print all this to get started in each subject. Plan to print a lot with this curriculum!
This curriculum truly is easy for homeschooling parents/teachers. There's no planning, not a lot of prep, and the lessons are pretty straight forward and easy to understand. I think this is a great option for new to homeschooling parents, and even old or seasoned homeschooling parents who really just need something easy and simple to use.

If you'd like to see what others had to say about this curriculum or any of the other grade levels you can click on the banner below

Homeschool Curriculum for Grades 1 to 5 {Homeschool Easy Reviews}




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