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Clock Worksheets

April 2014 - Math > Clocks
Clock WorksheetsI've added 3 dozen new clock worksheets to the Math- Clocks page. login required YoungMinds subscribers have 3 1/2 dozen new clock worksheets.

V Planner V4

March 2014 - Subscriber Content
V Planner V4V Planner V4 is ready to use. V Planner is a spreadsheet file and requires Microsoft Excel. The file is made available by either subscribing to YoungMinds or by purchasing a Site-CD. V Planner helps you manage your lesson plans and grades.

MM - Manuscript Medium

January 2014 - DY > Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript
MM Medium - Handwriting lessonsMM Medium - Handwriting lessons with a rule size of approximately 1/2". This page is new and contains 80 handwriting lessons - 2 lessons per printed sheet.

XLSX Query String Generator

January 2014 - DY > Handwriting > Gen
XLSX Query String Generator for Gen The query string generator is a tool that allows you to plan the generated handwriting lessons ahead of time. It can create query strings for certain templates in M.Large and M.Medium.

Comic - Classic Layouts

January 2014 - Art > Comic
Centimeter Graph PaperI have added 3 new layouts - 4-Panel, 6-Panel, and 9-Panel. The gutters measure 1/4", the border should be around 1/2", and the panels on each page are the same size. Printed results could vary slightly from mine.

Grid Notes Generator

January 2014 - Math > Paper > Graph Paper I
Centimeter Graph PaperIn the sidebar of Graph Paper I page, I have added a generator that can place your list of 24 items on sheet of graph paper.

Centimeter Graph Paper

January 2014 - Math > Paper > Graph Paper I
Centimeter Graph PaperI've added 9 new printable graph papers. The base graph size is a centimeter. The set has 3 styles and 3 variations, hence, the 9 files. Sizes are approximate.

Spreadsheet Tool- Donna Young's Grade Calculator

January 2014 - Homeschool Planner > Administrative > Grades
C.Small - Cursive Lesson GeneratorsI've remade my grade calculators. The new calculators can handle up to 7 weighed values in points and percentages. Includes optional proration with the percentage values and optional letter grades.

Math Papers with 16, 20, 25, and 30 Boxes

January 2014 - Math > Papers
C.Small - Cursive Lesson Generators I have added four new printable made-for-math-work papers. These papers features a certain numbers of boxes - 16 boxes, 20 boxes, 25 boxes, or 30 boxes.

C.Small - Cursive Lesson Generators

December 2013 - Handwriting > Gen
C.Small - Cursive Lesson GeneratorsAs of this very minute you can create custom cursive handwriting worksheets for your children! C.Small features 2 layouts, 4 variations and the rule is approximately 1/4 inch tall. Only at YoungMinds Online

Yellow Line Handwriting Paper

December 2013 - Handwriting > Paper
Yellow Line Handwriting PaperHave you been hankering for printable handwriting paper that features an ultra bright yellow lower rule space? If yes, then this is your lucky day, my friend! If no, move along to a previously listed awesome addition to

Handwriting Worksheet Generator M.Small

December 2013 - Handwriting > Gen
Gen- M.SmallI have finally added M.Small to the collection of handwriting lesson generator templates. This set has a letter size of around 9mm. The set features 2 blank tops, full, and 2-lesson templates.

Pen and Pencil Shading - Value Scale Exercises

November 2013 - Art > Drawing > Shading
Pen and Pencil Shading - Value Scale ExercisesThis is as much seeing the value range of your drawing pens and pencils as it is an exercise toward achieving just the right shading in your drawings. This page is updated with new images and two new files that are challenging.

Crispin the Crane Fly - a Brief Comic from Nature Observation

November 2013 - Art > Comic
Crispin the Crane Fly - a Brief Comic from Nature ObservationWalls are hard, just ask any crane fly. This page illustrates that a child can make up a story for a comic from day-to-day or nature observations. The End - for Crispin anyway ...

Printable Handwriting Strips

November 2013 - Penmanship > Tips
Printable Handwriting StripsI decided yesterday to make some handwriting strips while looking at a penmanship sample that I had cut out to evaluate some other handwriting thing. Read about these and see which handwriting styles are available at the page linked. See you later, alligator.

Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup

November 2013 - Household > Recipes
Creamy Chicken Noodle SoupI wrote this recipe for Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup on August 1st, 2011 and I've made it many times and has since become a family favorite. Ingredients- onions, carrots, chicken, chicken broth, half & half, cornstarch, and sour cream. Chicken may be substituted with turkey.

Half-Size Dated Block Planner

November 2013 - Household > Half-Size - Dated Block
Half-Size Dated Block Planner The 2014 Half-Size Dated Block Planner is online and ready to print. Like all of my half-size files, the finished pages are designed for binders that use 5.5" x 8.5" paper. I hope that you like it.

Comic Strip Layouts with Story Line Generator

November 2013 - Art > Comic - Story Line
Comic Strip Layouts with Story Line Generator I present to you a tool - "Comic Strip Layouts with a Story Line Generator". Not generator as in random words magically appear, but generator as in - You type something and your words appear on the comic strip template in a "comic strip font".

Printable Comic Strip Templates

November 2013 - Art > Comic
Printable Comic Strip Templates New Set of Templates - "Arch Top" a set of printable comic strip templates that feature an open top for the comic title, a dramatic opening, or something else. The panels on the "Arch Top" comic strip templates vary.

Printable Guide Words Activities

November 2013 - Forms > Guide Words Activities
Printable Guide Words Activities Guide Words Printable Lessons offers free to print cards and other printable items that can be used for the guide words lessons. The guide word lessons include instructions for both beginning and advanced.

Our Nature Journal - Weather

October 2013 - Homeschooling > Science
Nature Journal - Weather Weather - a section in our Nature Journal - The weather page is updated with more information and two printable files for the half sized binder.

Story Paper- Bordered

September 2013 - Art > Story Paper
Bordered Blank Top Printable Paper Blank top papers with two "Blank-Top" sizes - regular and tall. These printable files match the journal files at Homeschool Planner > Lesson Plan Forms.

Custom Drawing Assignments: Draw This, Please

September 2013 - Art > Drawing
Custom Drawing Assignments - Draw This, Please Choose from several bordered papers, fill in the form with a drawing assignment, "Please, draw this ---", press the "Generate Worksheet" button and save the resulting "art lesson" image for printing.

Gray Line Handwriting Paper

September 2013 - Handwriting > Paper
Handwriting paper Gray Line is named such because the lower part of the rule is gray. In the file links below the gray rule is described as Dark, Medium, or Light. Gray Line is available in seven rule heights and includes two rule styles - Regular and Tall. Gray Line also comes in Blank-Top.

Handwriting Lesson Generators

September 2013 - Handwriting > Gen
Handwriting The generators create an image and those are handled differently when printed. Be sure to read the tips before using the generators. I hope you like them! DY
Tips: Printing, Saving, M.Large Handwriting Generators, M.Medium Handwriting Generators

Free Schedules for Apologia's Science Books -  Both co-op and individual schedulesscheduleHere at you will find free schedules for some of the courses that are published by Apologia Educational Ministries. We used the original four books Exploring Creation With General Science, Exploring Creation With Physical Science, Exploring Creation With Biology, and Exploring Creation With Chemistry. My children enjoyed the books and that is why this part of my web site exists and that is why I have posted my schedules. I do not have a schedule for every book or edition. If I do not have what you need look at the co-op page. A co-op schedule could serve as a basis for a class schedule.

Apologia Co-op Schedules: Several homeschoolers have generously donated their co-op schedules to be used by other homeschoolers at their science co-ops.

faqsTwo Common FAQ's that I receive once someone looks here and does not find the desired schedule:
1. Do you have "said" schedule? If I do not have it I will answer, "No, but have you looked at the co-op schedules?"
2. Do you know where I can find "said" schedule? I will reply no to this question because I do not know.

+Elementary Series

The books in the elementary series, named the "The Young Explorer Series," are written by Jeannie Fulbright. The books are for children who are ages of six through twelve. I do not have schedules for those books and I explain why at Elementary Series. I have planners for the books at TOC Planners. I've made a Toc Planner for each of the six books (as of autumn 2010).
Co-op Bookmarks:
Exploring Creation with Botany
Exploring Creation with Zoology

+Exploring Creation with General Scienceskeleton

I've made a lot of resources for this book and I have written about it as well. Others have donated resources. The first page is the "General Science Home Page" and the rest of the pages are linked below.
1st Edition Schedule for Exploring Creation with General Science
2nd Edition Planner for Exploring Creation with General Science
Lab Book, Lab Sheets, and Grading for Exploring Creation with General Science
Worksheets and Study Aids for Exploring Creation with General Science
My Comments about using Exploring Creation with General Science
and lastly the Co-op Bookmark for this book: General Science Co-op Schedules

+Exploring Creation with Physical Scienceegg experiment

Exploring Creation with Physical Science was the first book that we used. We really enjoyed both the book and the experiments. I think our enjoyment shows in my first edition original schedule. My other schedules are more refined I suppose. Below are the links to my resources for Exploring Creation with Physical Science.
Exploring Creation With Physical Science - Home Page and Lab Sheets
Exploring Creation With Physical Science Schedules
Exploring Creation with Physical Science Ex. 3.2
Exploring Creation with Physical Science Ex. 9.1
Co-op Bookmark for Exploring Creation with Physical Science

+Exploring Creation with Biology

See also the schedules at see alsoCore Foundations

Exploring Creation with Biology has so much vocabulary that I was inspired to make vocabulary bookmarks to be used as a study aid by my children. I put the bookmarks online and they became widely used by other homeschooled students. I was very busy during the year that we used this book and the years beyond, and as a result, I do not have many resources for this book, but I do have the important ones, the bookmarks and a schedule or two.
Resources for Apologia's Exploring Creation With Biology
Lab Forms for Exploring Creation With Biology
Co-op Schedules

I have a link named More Biology in the menu. There are a few resources on that page for these two books: "The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!" and "Marine Biology." What I have on those pages is all that I have other than co-op schedules.
There is a co-op schedule for both "The Human Body: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!" and "Marine Biology."

+Exploring Creation with Chemistry

I was incredibly busy both times that we used the chemistry book. I made a basic checklist instead of a schedule and I made bookmarks.
Resources for: Apologia's Exploring Creation With Chemistry
Please check the co-op page for schedules for the second edition book.

Lab Resources

In this part of my website, Apologia Science Resources, each book other than chemistry has its own set of lab forms. I will link them below.
Lab Sheets for Exploring Creation with General Science
Lab Sheets for Exploring Creation With Physical Science
Lab Forms for Exploring Creation With Biology

12-1612-16 Lab WU

12-16 Lab Wu is a flexibleDonna Young's XLS Lab WUXLS grade keeper that includes a version of my composition grader, Lab WU [Lab Write-Up]. 12-16 is designed for co-op lab science classes that have 12 students or less and are using a plan based on 16 sections of work, such as 16 chapters, or in the case of Apologia science, 16 modules. 12-16 averages grades in quarters and semesters and yields a final grade for the year.


Apologia Educational Ministries has support files at their web site.

My Work/My Files: Derivative Work

You must obtain my permission before creating derivative work from my files in the apologia section if you intend to share the derivative work with others who are not your students.

Special Permission

Curriculum Fair Class Instructors: You have my permission to distribute free printed copies of the schedules that say by Donna Young as long my copyright and/or author information remains visible on the schedules.

Please note that I am not employed by Apologia Educational Ministries. I do not have information regarding becoming a vendor. If you need to contact Apologia, please visit Apologia's Web site instead of writing me.

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My Yellow Science Planner

is my favorite planner for classes like these

Donna Young's excellent science planner

The yellow planner is in DOC doc (word) format. Each week's table is separate so that is can expand as needed without affecting the other tables. This link will take you directly to the page with Donna Young's Science Planners. There are two - The Gray One and The Yellow One. I'm just saying - the yellow one is my favorite. -Donna

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