New at DY in 2008
High School Subject Notebook
How to put together a subject notebook that is meant to be used by the homeschooled high school student. The student uses the notebook to complete assignments, to manage time, and to brainstorm. The example on this page is for an 11th grade English class.
December 30, 2008 | High School Subject Notebook »
Candy Cane Ornaments
A few days ago, I added a few Christmas crafts under /Homeschooling/ in the menu above. Most of the crafts are already in the blog, but the blog often loads slowly and certain articles from there will be repeated here in a static format for faster access.
November 15, 2008 | Crafts »
Homemade Paper Gift Bag
Several years ago, one of my two sister put her gifts in gift bags that she made from brown paper grocery sacks.The instructions will produce a bag that is roughly 12 inches tall.
November 6, 2008 | Homemade Paper Gift Bag »
Hand Trace - Macaroni Turkey
I am working on some of the web pages in homeschooling and until I am finished with this small phase of development, you might find some links that go nowhere.
November 6, 2008 | Art »
In "Big Cursive" a blank handwriting paper with slanted guide lines is available. The lines slant at around 73°.
November 5, 2008 | Big Cursive »
High School Section
I have added new content to three web pages in the High School Section and they are linked below.
Garamond collection is a new group of planners that are spread out over two web pages, the one linked below and the high school forms web page. The font, Garamond, is used in the set. The set includes standard lesson planners and a few that are a little different. Garamond also includes a class planner.
October 25, 2008 | Garamond Collection »
Site CD: YoungMinds 2009
I have finished YoungMinds 2009. As usual, there are new files. The major change in this edition is that I reviewed and remade hundreds of files and I cleaned out many files that I considered redundant.
If you enjoy using this web site and would like to learn more about YoungMinds, see the Site-CD page and browse the screen shots that are provided.
Household Dated Files
I think I am finished updating all of the dated files. As of today, all files that I am continuing to carry into future years should be updated to include the years 2009, 2010, and in some cases, 2011.
September 17, 2008 | Household »
Half-Sized Ruled Planner
Because I am tired of the old ruled planner, I'm placing a new ruled planner online. This one is dated and ready to print, no need to write the month and year.
September 17, 2008 | Half-Sized Ruled »
2009 Half-Sized Dated Block Planner
The dated 2009 Half-Sized Block Planner refills are ready and uploaded. These files are designed to be printed on a regular sized printer paper, then cut in half.
For notebooks that use 5.5" x 8.5" filler.
August 04, 2008 | Household Block Planners »
2-Page Attendance Forms
The 2-page attendance form can keep attendance records for one student. Each page is for one semester. Keep attendance totals for each week, each month, and each semester.
July 27, 2008 | Attendance Forms »
Do you have one of the Geosafari units? They are becoming harder to find lately. This is to announce that I have reorganized the geosafari resources that I have here and I have added several pages, images, and files. I have also moved the geosafari page into:
Homeschooling > Games.
July 25, 2008 | GeoSafari Resources »
Grades and Attendance Web Site Reworked
During the last two days, I reworked the Grades and Attendance file pages and help pages. Maybe it is better this time, and the files can be found, and the helps can be helpful. :-) While I was at it, I added a web page about grade weights. I linked the new page from some of the G&A web pages, and here is a temporary link: What is Weighing Grades?
March 18, 2008 | Grades & Attendance »
Manuscript Animations - Completed
I set aside a few hours today and completed the remaining 14 manuscript animations. These animations are located in the Beginning Manuscript section in Handwriting. The start page is linked below.
March 01, 2008 | DY's Manuscript Animations »
Homemade Handwriting Lessons
The page linked below describes how to use a composition notebook to make handwriting lessons. This is useful for remedial work or if you are on a very tight budget.
February 28, 2008 | Homemade Handwriting Lessons »
My math charts are reorganized to different pages. The coordinate grid notebook is moved to charts. I added new files to multiplication and coordinate grid notebook. Please see the chart home page for details regarding the new files.
February 21, 2008 | Math Charts »
Horizontal Calendar "Clean"
I've had an unusual amount of requests for a typeable calendar. In response to those requests, I have uploaded a DOC calendar. Of course it is only typeable if you have a program which will open doc format. I am providing a PDF version of the file as well because it is such a minimalist calendar.
February 14, 2008 | Horizontal Calendars »