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.
The following pages were updated to include the 2021 calendar:
- 2-Page Block Calendar
- The C. Timer
- Calendar SW
- 2021 Dated Half-Sized Block Household Planner
- YoungMinds only calendars:
- DC Journal
- Purse Sized Calendar Booklet
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.
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. 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
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 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.
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
V Planner is an XLS/XLSX file with which you can manage homeschool plans and records. Help Files - V Planner Blog
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
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 ..."
Because I used this curriculum, I have 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
Apologia's Young Explorer Series TOC Planners
Donated Co-op Schedules