A quilt square by Donna YoungAbout 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.

Files and Articles

Most of my articles may be viewed without a subscription. Access to files requires a subscription and some files are available for purchase at the shopping cart. Two subscription levels are available, Basic and YoungMinds. Basic includes most of what you can see at the website, but no spreadsheets. Youngminds is visible to its subscribers and no one else. Youngminds includes everything at donnayoung.org as well as additional files, spreadsheets, and articles. The link to subscribe is at the top of every page.

Calendars Updated

The following pages were updated to include the 2020 calendar:

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

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.

Home School Planner | Index

Donna Young's Homeschool PlannerI have many homeschool planners. 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

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vplannerV Planner is an XLS/XLSX file with which you can manage homeschool plans and records. Help Files - V Planner Blog