About Donna Young's Homeschool Planner

Calendars Update on August 1st

September 2014 > donnayoung.org > Calendars Index
Calendars IndexInstead of updating on January 1st, the calendars at donnayoung.org will update on August 1st.

Handwriting Number

September 2014 > Math > PreK-2 > Numbers
Handwriting NumbersHandwriting practice just for numbers 0 through 9. Each printed worksheet has two lessons of alternately tracing numbers then writing numbers. Choose from 3 different handwriting styles.

Telling Time

September 2014 > Math > PreK-2 > Telling Time
Telling TimeNew set of Telling Time worksheets - The worksheets have the heading "Telling Time to the Half Hour" so from that you know these problems are all about the half hour.

DonnaYoung.org Index of Top 200 Pages

September 2014 > donnayoung.org
Donna and Her FriendFor the chronically curious, this page links DonnaYoung.org's most popular 200 pages during the back to school season. This list changes a bit during the year because the needs of my visitors change.

2015 Half-Sized Household Planner

September 2014 > Household > Half-Sized > Dated Block
2015 Half-Sized Household PlannerCrank up those Printers! Load it with some 28# or 32# paper! The 2015 Half-Sized Household Planner is online and ready to print!

Fact Family Worksheets

September 2014 > Math > PreK-2 > Fact Families
Fact Family WorksheetsFact Family worksheets in three handwriting styles - ZB, DN, & HWT.

Handwriting Planner

September 2014 > Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript > K-1 > K-1 Schedules
K1 Handwriting PlannerWhat?! A Handwriting Planner.. whaaaaat? Sort out your handwriting lessons! There are 4 pages with a ruled background and 6 groups of blocked areas, each made up of 30 cells, which = 180 lesson plans. A matching ruled paper file is provided.

Targeted Teaching Manuscript Handwriting

September 2014 > Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript > Targeted
Targeted Teaching Manuscript HandwritingI updated Targeted Teaching Manuscript Handwriting lessons to clean it up a bit and to add bookmark links to each group of handwriting lessons. The bookmark links are convenient if one needs to refer someone to a certain group of handwriting lessons.

HWT Handwriting Practice Worksheets K-1

August 2014 > Handwriting > By Style > HWT > HWT K-1
HWT Handwriting PracticeNew handwriting practice worksheets in a font style that is similar to handwriting w/o tears. This page is K-1 and the handwriting practice will have a rule height of around 5/8"

Double Line Ruled Printable Paper

August 2014 > Handwriting > Paper > Handwriting > Double Line
Double Line Ruled Printable PaperDouble Line Printable Paper features a rule that has two lines instead of three. Papers come in 3 rule sizes, in landscape and portrait, fully ruled, blank top-each in 2 degrees of blankness, and landscape with 4 columns.

Missing Numbers Multiplication Charts

May 2014 > Math > Charts > Multiplication
math/multiplication-charts.htmEach multiplication chart is missing a set of numbers that are divisible by a certain number. The student may observe the pattern of missing numbers, fill in the missing numbers, and complete the multiplication problem set.

80 More Lessons for DN Style

May 2014 - Handwriting > By Style > DN
handwriting lessons in a style resembling dnealianI've added 80 more lessons to DN Style. The rule height is approximately 7/16" or about 12mm.

Handwriting Animations for DN Style

May 2014 - Handwriting > By Style > DN
handwriting animations in a style resembling dnealianAnimations for DN Style
DN style is very similar to D'Nealian. There are 53 animated letters in this hand drawn set.

More Play Money

April 2014 - Math > Money > Play Money
million play money dollarsBy request I have added 4 more denominations to this set of small sized play money. This money is ideal for game money or for use as a learning tool.

K1 Manuscript Handwriting

April 2014 - Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript > Large Letters
K-1 Manuscript Handwriting LessonsI've added 31 new files to the "Large Letters" manuscript handwriting page. Most of the new worksheets are in a new set called Set 3. Rule height is appoximately 1 3/8".

More 9mm Rule

April 2014 - Handwriting > Paper > Filler
Filler Paper - 9mm RuleI've added 5 new files to the 9mm rule printable filler paper page - all with a book theme. login required YoungMinds subscribers have 7 new 9mm filler paper files.

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.
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homeschool planner
You are the Homeschool Planner and as the planner, you will arrange the different parts of home education that make homeschooling possible and make homeschooling proceed each day with as little chaos as possible. Parental issues aside, there are things about homeschooling that are easily within your powers to subdue, which I just simply call "being prepared". That is what this section Homeschool Planner is about - being prepared. Within the pages of Homeschool Planner you will find articles that I have written about the various aspects of planning homeschool and free printable homeschool planner pages.

Pictured above is a two page spread from my homeschool planner from 1996. During my first few years of homeschooling when my children were both young and shared some subjects, I favored a 2-page 5x7 grid. The planner page is dotted with little happy stickers. The stickers represented a score of 100%. The stickers were more for me than for my children - they had their own sticker books.

Homeschool Planner is Organized in These Parts

planner guide how to plan lists administrative lesson plan forms high school extra sets V Planner
Site Info

The links shown here are also in the 2nd row of the navigation menu that is at the top of this page when you are browsing the Homeschool Planner section. These links are the "home pages" of the various sections in Homeschool Planner. The links remain active as long as you are in "Homeschool Planner." If you go to a different part of donnayoung.org, Art, for example, you will not see these links, instead, when you are at Art, you will see the art sections in the second row of links.

planner guide

Information: Discusses the different types of planners, the pros and cons of subject planner and the weekly planner and the types of forms to use in the planners. The articles in planner guide are: Essential Homeschool Planner Forms | How to Make a Homeschool Weekly Planner by Donna Young | Homeschool Subject Planner | Homeschool Journal Planner | Homeschool Timer | Do You Need a Planner | Over the Years, Donna Young's Homeschool Planner

how to plan

Information: Discusses how to get started with planning, how to schedule a day, and how to make simple lesson plans. This section How to Plan contains a few sections of its own. Some of the main articles and sections are: The Four Steps of Homeschool Planning | How To Make Simple Lesson Plans for Homeschool | (Surviving) The Curriculum Fair | Scheduling Tips for Homeschool | Using Your Encyclopedia to Make Lessons for Homeschooling

Homeschool Planner - V Planner

v planner
[An XLS File] There has been a great deal of interest in the V Planner. Most of the interest has revolved around how it handles lesson plans - whether it can do "this." I designed the V Planner to do things in a way that I would have liked, of course I am retired now. The V Planner combines the best features of subject planners and weekly planners. Go to the V Planner's home page and read about it.


Printables: Printables: The section called Lists has printable forms that deal with lists such as library books, reading logs, checklists, curriculum shopping list, goals, and etc.


Printables: Printables: Forms in the Administrative section deal with sorting out things such as attendance, grades, course of study, calendars, etcetera.

Printables: Lesson Plan Forms - click each tab to read about each type

  • Index
  • Weekly
  • Term & Subject
  • By Columns
  • Daily
  • Row
  • Journal
  • Unit
  • Excel Weekly

Browse Donna Young's Lesson Planners by Groups, Types, or Styles

Homeschool Weekly Planner

This "browsing" area is by far, incomplete. My apologies for that; it's just that I have this whole website to work on and projects take a while to complete. But for now, if you need a planner that is arranged by block width and height, you are in luck, sort of. I have grid planners grouped in that way here 5x7 Grid Homeschool Lesson Plan Forms and here 5x8 Grid Homeschool Lesson Plan Forms. Both of them have the snowman planner. And the 5x7 page has a planner that I designed after the planner that I used for both of my children the first 3 years of our homeschool 2-page planner with 5 x 7 grid

Donna Young's Home School Weekly Lesson Planners

Homeschool Weekly Planner

Weekly Planners are incredibly popular and for good reason - your plans for one week are right there on one or two sheets of paper, maybe one sheet of paper for each student, but they are still right there. Pictured here is a two-page weekly planner and those can be used for 2 children or more as long as you have enough room in the blocks. Most of my weekly planners are the one-page type. The planners on this page are not the only weekly planners at donnayoung.org, be sure to look at the Donna Young's Homeschool Planner Sets before deciding which planners to use.

Term and Subject Homeschool Planners

Homeschool Subject Planner

What are Term and Subject Homeschool Planners? Those are some of my favorite types of planners and term planners and subject planners are pretty much the same thing, the difference walks in when they are specialized, but what they all have in common is that term and subject planners are for one subject [or class]. While I have more Term and Subject Homeschool Planners than those shown on this web page, the ones shown are the basic types - a Quarter Planner, a Semester Planner, a 6-Week planner, a Science planner, and an English class planner. Be sure to look at Donna Young's Homeschool Planner Sets because many of those will have coordinating subject planners.

Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns

Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns

The Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns are nice in that they are interchangeable without looking odd; you can choose whichever block, ruled, row arrangement that I have to suit your needs; and the Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns are available in doc format. These planners are actually a set and are spread over several web pages. Each page is named after the number of columns that files have on the page. Homeschool Planners with One Column | Homeschool Planners with Two Columns | Homeschool Planners with Three Columns | Homeschool Planners with Four Columns | Homeschool Planners with Five Columns. I included ruled paper with the column planner set: Ruled Paper with Two Columns | Ruled Paper with Three Columns

Daily Schedule Lesson Planners

homeschool timer daily planner

The planners on this page are for those homeschoolers who like to make a daily homeschool schedule. The first planner is a timer and the second is a daily planner. The daily planner comes in 3 colors- blue, pink, and green. Other planners that could be used for a daily planner are found in Homeschool Lesson Planners by Columns and Homeschool Lesson Planners with Rows

Homeschool Lesson Planners with Rows


What are Row Planners? I'm making this up as I go along - a row planner is a lesson planner that has rows instead of blocks. Now you know. A row planner can be used as a daily planner or as a weekly planner. When used as a weekly planner, a week of lesson plans for one subject are stuffed into one row and it could be as simple as Math: Complete Lessons 6-10.

Homeschool Journals, Lined Paper

journal journal journal

Homeschool Journal is for the most part lined paper, some of the paper is decorated in some way and some of the paper has a distinct homeschool purpose. The printable journals are sorted in to four sections as follows: Journals with Borders | Decorated Journals | Journals with Titles | Plain Journals. Of course any of the journals can be used as lined school paper.

Homeschool Unit Study Planner

unit planner

Many years ago an online friend named Sumi outlined how she planned unit studies. From her method, I put this planner together and while I added to it, the planner would not have been possible without Sumi. The file is available in doc and rtf formats.

Excel Weekly Planner

excel weekly planner excel weekly planner 2 pages

Excel Weekly Planner requires a spreadsheet program such as Microsoft Excel or OpenOffice. The planner allows you to create 6 weekly dated planners and a dated 3-week objectives list page. The planner can be personalized with up to 9 subjects and a planner title. You have a choice of a one-page or two-page planner. The two-page was a special request and the two=page version could be used for two children. YoungMinds, the Site-CD has a 12-week version of the one-page Excel Weekly Planner

Printables: Forms that you may print for your lesson plans. Please see also Sets [Planner Sets]

high school

Printables: Information and Printables: In the High School section I wrote about the basic steps to planning high school and I provide printable high school forms.


Printables: Printables: The vaguely named section, Extra, has forms that might come in handy such as notebooking templates, grids, cover sheets, and homeschool group printables.

Printables: Sets - Coordinated Planner Sets

Printables: Groups of files that have something in common. Sets will also have matching planner sets, some permanent and some temporary.

The Lovely Alexia Homeschool Planner Alexia Homeschool Planner
Alexia is available in several formats, pdf, doc, rtf, and odt. The font used in Alexia is also available for download.

Colonial Planner for Household and Homeschool Colonial Planner for Household & Homeschool
The Colonial set is probably the largest set that I have. This set is online as PDF's.

Garamond Homeschool Planner Garamond Homeschool Planner
Garamond Planner can be used for any year, but this set is featured as the high school planner at donnayoung.org

Marble Homeschool Planner Marble Homeschool Planner
Marble is a pretty planner that I made 2001 or so. The Marble Planner is small; it has six basic homeschool forms.

Papyrus Planner for Homeschool and Household Papyrus Planner for Homeschool and Household
Papyrus planner has household and homeschool planners and includes a matching calendar.

Homeschool Portfolio Lesson Planner Homeschool Portfolio Lesson Planner
Portfolio Planner has 7 basic homeschool forms plus a matching calendar.

Homeschool Portfolio Lesson Planner Portfolio X - Generate a Filled Homeschool Lesson Planner
Fill in the name, days, and subjects at Portfolio X, click a couple of buttons and you'll be presented with a filled Portfolio Planner.

Homeschool Portfolio Lesson PlannerSeasonal Homeschool Lesson Planners [not much here]
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docMicrosoft Word Homeschool Forms This is a zipped download
xlsDonna Young's XLS Files A list of some of them

About the File Formats

The Rich Text Format (RTF), DOC, and DOCX files were created with Microsoft Word 97 (not Works) or Microsoft Word 2002. My docx files were created with Microsoft Word 2007. Microsoft Word should open any of my word files successfully. Several other word processors might successfully open the RTF, DOC, or DOCX files.

The Acrobat files [PDF] should open with Acrobat Reader 5 or higher. Most of the PDF files can not "type-over", but some can be typed on.

typeable PDF The Typeable PDF are marked with this icon and the description of the file will state that the pdf file can be typed on.

The PDF files require the free acrobat reader. If you do not have the reader, it can be downloaded free from the Adobe Acrobat Reader web site.

XLS and XLSX: The Excel files, sometimes referred to as MS Excel will open with some applications that support spreadsheets; however not all of these applications will support the formulas in my excel files. Because of this, some of my xls files will only work with Microsoft Excel. A few files have password protected worksheets. These passwords are not given out.

What is: oooODT? and Free Office Suites

ODT is an Open Office format. Open Office is an open source word processing suite. It is one an alternative office suite for those who do not have word or excel. Open Office has been in development for over twenty years and is free for download from their web site at openoffice.org. [update-2014] OpenOffice changed hands a couple years ago and I no longer recommend it. I'm not saying that it's bad now, I just do not have a copy of it on my computer. There are two other free office suites that I know of and they are: LibreOffice and Kingsoft office. I urge you to research all three choices before downloading to your computer. Also, make certain to download the software from the true owner's website.

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