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HWoT - 3 Short Lessons

February 2015 > donnayoung.org > Penmanship > By Style
Handwriting without Tears Handwriting LessonsHandwriting without Tears - 3 Short Handwriting Lessons - These handwriting lessons are lowercase practice. Each printable has 3 short lessons with each lessons being for one lowercase letter.

Master Lesson Plans

January 2015 > donnayoung.org > Homeschool Planner > Help
Master Lesson PlansMaster Lesson Plans - What are Master Lesson Plans? Why Should I Make Master Lesson Plans? How Do I Make Master Lesson Plans? What Planner Forms Should I Use for Master Lesson Plans?

C. Timer

January 2015 > donnayoung.org > Calendars > Organizers & Journals
Organizers and Journals - SWC. Timer is a new timer. It's called C Timer after the columns. Each month is a contained timer with a cover sheet, enough 2-page spreads for each week, and ending with a lined, wide-margin paper.


January 2015 > donnayoung.org > Calendars
Organizers and Journals - SWCalendars - The first section to have complete overhaul, the menus are restructured and more pages are added. Subscribers will enjoy seeing their exclusive content under my standard URL.

Organizers & Journals - SW

January 2015 > donnayoung.org > Calendars > Organizers & Journals
Organizers and Journals - SWA new organizer - This is "SW" (skinny weekend), this 1 page per month block calendar utilizes the margins for the weekend days to allow more room for the week.

Website Design

January 2015 > donnayoung.org
Today I added my new site design to most of donnayoung.org. The new design features: -Cleaner layout with less clutter; -Log-in/Log-out for members -- additionally, subscribers will no longer see the left sidebar or the adsense ads at my main website.

D.C. Journal

November 2014 > donnayoung.org > Calendars > Organizers & Journals
D.C. Journal is a lined calendar that is 73 pages long.D.C. Journal is a lined calendar that is 73 pages long. Each month has 6 pages and each page features the current month's calendar in a vertical column placed in the inner margins. Read more

2-Page Block Calendar

November 2014 > donnayoung.org > Calendars > Organizers & Journals
2-Page Block CalendarIt's a brand new 2-page per month calendar that is ideal to put into your full-sized binder. The calendar's 2-page spread features the following- -Blocks measure approximately 1.5" tall by 1.76" wide -Clean layout with no colors -Ruled column on the right...

Purse-Sized Calendar Booklet

October 2014 > donnayoung.org > Household > Purse-Sized
Purse-Sized Calendar BookletWOW! a Purse-Sized Calendar Booklet! Can you believe this awesome stuff is free to print? You're welcome!

Standard Lined Paper

October 2014 > donnayoung.org > Handwriting > Paper > Filler
Standard Lined Paper I moved the "Standard" lined paper to its own page and added a gray scale version of each file. The gray scale version has black lines and any vertical lines are medium gray.

Spelling Practice

October 2014 > donnayoung.org > English > Spelling
YoungMinds Subscribers - This is new - it is a simple form with which up to 14 spelling words can be placed in a worksheet format for the purpose of spelling practice. I made this, but this is my opinion- I don't really think this sort of worksheet is essential because the student can copy words in a notebook, but here is the worksheet generator just the same. To access it, log-in, go to English > Spelling. It is in the sidebar on the spelling home page.

Handwriting Readiness

October 2014 > donnayoung.org > Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript
Handwriting Readiness Handwriting Readiness is crazy popular. I've remade all of the files and added two more.

Calendars - 3-Month - WIDE

September 2014 > donnayoung.org > Calendars > Yearly & School
Calendars - 3-Month - WIDE3-Months per page Calendars with wide blocks! These are similar to the 3-month ruled calendars, but I removed the ruled lines and stretched out the bocks.

Calendars - 3-Month - Ruled

September 2014 > donnayoung.org > Calendars > Yearly & School
Calendars - 3-Month - RuledNew Calendar layouts! Someone wrote me saying, "hey! do you have this?" and I thought, "whaaat? I got to have that." I could have placed these files on the Attendance page of Homeschool Planner - Admin, and I will add a link from there, BUT these are placed in the Calendars section.

HWoT Lessons 25 - 50 and TYCTR in 100 Easy Lessons

September 2014 > donnayoung.org > Penmanship > 133 Manuscript Lessons
HWoT Handwriting Lessons 25 - 50 and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy LessonsFree Handwriting W/o Tears style handwriting lessons that are more or less coordinated with the book, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons - Lessons 25 - 50

HWoT Lessons 1 - 24 and TYCTR in 100 Easy Lessons

September 2014 > donnayoung.org > Penmanship > 133 Manuscript Lessons
HWoT Handwriting Lessons 1 - 24 and Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy LessonsFree Handwriting W/o Tears style handwriting lessons that are more or less coordinated with the book, Teach Your Child to Read in 100 Easy Lessons - Lessons 1 - 24

HWT Handwriting Practice Worksheets K-1

September 2014 > donnayoung.org > Penmanship > By Style
HWT Handwriting Practice Worksheets K-1Handwriting W/O Tears handwriting worksheets for beginners. The starter set "Basic Letter Practice" includes some form of guidance for all letters.

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.
See More of: What's New at DonnaYoung.org

Donna Young started this web site in 1998. She was teaching her children at home, had bought a new internet capable computer, and decided to put her homeschool and household files online. Aside from a few donated files, Donna makes all the content for donnayoung.org using several programs such as drawing programs and word processors. Most of all, donnayoung.org is a place on the internet from where you may print Lesson Planners, Household Planners, Calendars, Handwriting Lessons, printable worksheets or papers for several subjects. DonnaYoung.org has grown into a large website over the years and it continues to grow. Meanwhile, Donna's children have graduated from home school and life goes on.


DonnaYoung.org is Organized into Several Sections

The sections are linked across the top of every page on my website. If you get lost here, just try backing up or going to the section where you think something should be. I'll admit that not everything is organized as well as it could be and I'm working on it!! The list below show the sections along with a few links on some of the topics.


Our BackyardWhat do I have to say about home school? My thoughts on home school are scattered all over donnayoung.org, not in just this section. If you spend enough time here, you will know what I think of homeschooling. This section, Homeschool, will have links to articles, game items, etc. It's not a big section and the links often go to other parts of donnayoung.org.
How to Make a Sticker Book
The Games Section - Blank printable board games, bingo games, blank cards, etcetera

Home School Planner | Index

Donna Young's Homeschool PlannerI have many homeschool planners and you can print them for free. However, the Homeschool Planner section is about more than just printing planners; it is also about: How to Plan; Why Choose a Certain Planner Type; School Calendars; Grade Forms, XLS Files; High School Forms; and more. If you are a homeschooler, just go there.

New To Home School?

Lesson PlansHow to Plan is a "child section" of Homeschool Planner. I wrote a series of articles about the thought processes behind getting started and making simple lesson plans. Linked below are some of the starting pages.
Homeschool Planning Steps 1-4
How To Make Simple Lesson Plans for Homeschool
(Surviving) The Curriculum Fair

Login RequiredV Planner | About the V PlannerAbout

vplannerV Planner is an XLS/XLSX file with which you can manage homeschool plans and records. Help Files - V Planner V4
/DY-Sub/ Links what is dy-sub
Login Required Homeschool V Planner

Latest Version: April 4, 2014 V Planner 4.2, High School V Planner V4.2, and Homeschool Lesson Planner V4 are ready for use. Download from the Member's area. requires login


HouseholdIn the household section you can print household planners in two sizes. The main parts of household are:
Full-Sized Household Planners
Desk Size Personal Organizer
Purse Sized Booklet
Small Desk Calendar

Calendars | All Calendars Index

Printable Calendars and Printable School CalendarsThe section name is self explanatory and in it, you will find calendars for last year (in most cases), this year, and the next 3 years.
Printable School Calendars
Vertical Monthly Calendars
Horizontal Monthly Calendars
Blank Calendars
Note: Sometimes the calendar that you want will be in the Household section.

Art | Index

Visual ArtI was one of those children who drew on walls. My art section is not nearly large enough and I really want to work on it, but there are so many parts to this website to work on. The main parts:

English | Index

EnglishThe English section is challenging to work on because it is the last place that I want to causally type up articles with poor grammar, iffy usage, and typing errors. I like the subject and when I get over my fear of making mistakes in this section, it ought to grow like crazy.


HandwritingThe Handwriting section is a popular landing page. I have printable ruled paper, handwriting lessons, animations, font links, & tips. Handwriting is a large section.


science"Studying the sciences develops deductive and inductive reasoning skills and increases logical comprehension. It is also a hands-on approach to learning and practicing "scientific method," of which a fundamental and practiced knowledge is ..."

Nature Journal
Life Science
Sky Watching

Apologia Science

Because I used this curriculum, I have free lesson plans for some of the books. For my children, I made vocabulary bookmarks as a study aid & those are online as well.
E.C.W. General Science
E.C.W. Physical Science
E.C.W. Biology
Apologia's Young Explorer Series TOC Planners
Donated Co-op Schedules

What is DY-Sub?

Dy-Sub is the area to which YoungMinds members (via CD-Rom and/or Subscription) have lifetime access to V Planner files. The link to this area is listed among member's active resources at the member's page when logged in. The name of the link is V Planner Access.

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