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, this website is a place on the internet from where you may print homeschool planners, household planners, Calendars, handwriting lessons, printable worksheets or papers for several subjects. DonnaYoung.org has grown over the years and continues to grow. Meanwhile, Donna's children have graduated from home school and life goes on.
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 boxes below show the sections along with a screen shot image of the related navigation menu. I wrote a little bit about each section in the boxes and included a few links.
The sections are linked across the top of every page on my website. If you get lost, try using the search form at the top of the page or email Donna. The area below list the sections and some child-sections with a little write-up and a few links.
What 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.
Why Decide to Teach at Home and Who Are Homeschoolers
How to Make a Sticker Book
I have many homeschool planners and you can print them for free. However, Homeschool Planner is more than 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.
How 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
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.
In 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
The 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
Note: Sometimes the calendar that you want will be in the Household section.
I 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:
The 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.
Some links in the history section:
Timeline Book Instructions
Streams of Civilization Volume One
Maps for School Children
A Child's History of the World Schedule & Book Suggestions
In the math section I have printable items such as Math Work Paper, Number Line Paper, multiplication charts, coordinate grid paper, drill sheets, triangular flash cards, clock worksheets, money worksheets, black & white graph paper and color, a fraction pie, and a write-up about Unit Multipliers
"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 ..."
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