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Christmas Gift Tags to Decorate

I drew this set of Christmas tags many years ago on a whim. Almost every year since, we print at least one sheet and we decorate the tags and use them on gifts. The article includes a printable sheet of tags to decorate and a sheet of blank tags.

xlsG&A Points, Version 2

This is the first new G&A in a while. G&A Points Version 2 is based off of the 10-subject G&A Points and will allow you to award AP, Honors, or regular Quality Points to each subject. Additionally, you can choose one of two grading scales for each subject.

September 1, 2010 | G&A Points Version 2 »

xlsV Planner Help Files

Some help files are up for the V Planner. Days is probably the most thorough. See also "S" Sheets & Grades. The help files for the V Planner are an ongoing process.

I've never done this before—announce information about something that is not online. Not many people have access to the V Planner at this time, but I have to maintain an online help area for this planner because it is under development. The V Planner is a brand new XLS homeschool planner and it is currently only on the DonnaYoung.org Site-CD as of version 2011.

August 26, 2010 | V Planner »

Lab Sheets for Exploring Creation with Physical Science

While working today, I decided to update the lab sheets on the physical science page. I also made a grade sheet, but it is limited to labs and module tests. I included the DOC forms this time.

August 23, 2010 | Lab Sheets Physical Science »

Exploring Creation with General Science Co-op Schedule 2nd Edition

Kris Stedl has updated Leah Mitchell's 1st edition general science schedule to a 2nd edition schedule.

August 23, 2010 | Co-op: General Science 2nd »

drawing with children lesson 3Drawing With Children, Lesson 3

I recently went over chapter 3 in the Drawing with Children. The lesson seems to be one that is easy to plan. I summed it up on the page linked above [and below].

chore makerDonna Young's Chore Maker

This is a spreadsheet made in two formats, XLS & ODS. With it you can enter up to 8 people. You can generate two types of chore charts - One is calendar and list based. The other is list based. The file includes a sample master list that you can edit.

August 12, 2010 | Donna Young's Chore Maker »

Portfolio X - Generate a Filled Homeschool Lesson Planner

Filled with Name, Grade, Year, Subjects, and Days of Week for 5 Days, 7 Classes/Subjects

Fill in the fields and click on the Custom Form button, then click through one more page and an RTF file will be filled with the data that you provided in the fields. Requires Microsoft Word.

August 2, 2010 | Portfolio X »

clock quizQuiz 1 & Quiz II

This is one of two simple telling time quizzes. These two simple quizzes have been on the site cd for years, so this will not be new to everyone. The quizzes do not record how many hits or misses. Quiz 1 is the easier one with the questions in numerical order (1:00, 2:00). The questions in quiz 2 are not in numerical order.

July 15, 2010 | Quiz 1 & Quiz II »

folded nature journalSimple Folded Nature Journal

This is a folded nature journal. It asks questions such as, "What do you see?". Each "field trip" has a two page spread. The left side is for written observations and the right side has a place for a drawing or gathered samples. At the bottom of the right side page is a place to take note of the moon phase.

Practice Writing a Word in CursivePractice Writing a Word in Cursive

There is a brand new set of 28 cursive handwriting worksheets at donnayoung.org. These merely have the children practicing writing one word per line over and over until they run out of room. Total word height is 1 cm.

row planner surrounded by a calendarHomeschool Lesson Planners with 9 Rows

The rows are surrounded by a 5-month calendar. The calendars are continuous and the weekends are highlighted.

Marine Biology Co-op Homework Schedule and Flashcards

Kathleen Duncan has shared her co-op schedule and flashcards for the book Exploring Creation with Marine Biology published by Apologia Educational Ministries.

May 29, 2010 | Co-op: Marine Biology »

wordsmithReview: Wordsmith, A creative writing course for young people, By Janie B. Cheaney

While I had my English books spread out all over my desk, I decided to write a review for the writing curriculum Wordsmith. Read about Wordsmith and why I recommend it. The review is based on my 1992 edition book and while there is a newer edition out, it is changed very little from the first one.

March 20, 2010 | Wordsmith Review »

planner for science booksDY's Resource Home for Jeannie Fulbright's Science Books

There are two pages that are new: A Home page and the TOC Planners page. The planner files are available in both PDF and DOC.

March 3, 2010 | TOC Planners »

spacer paperSpacer Paper

Blue and pink ruled paper with small tick marks along the ruled line to help the student space words.

February 23, 2010 | Spacer Paper »

dnealianKitchen Planners

Kitchen Planners is still in the works, but I am announcing it because there are several new menu planners.

I wrote some about the different types or styles of menu planning. There will be sub-pages added to kitchen-planner eventually.

February 10, 2010 | Kitchen Planners »

dnealianHalf-Sized Ruled Planner

This planner has been remade again along with the addition of two ruled paper choices. Not only that, but I have re-added my very old ruled planners, "Tiny"

February 6, 2010 | Half-Sized Ruled Planner »

Art Index & Homeschool Planner Index

Two sections of donnayoung.org have their own "Site Directory" or long page of links.

February 5, 6, 2010

dnealianHollow Letters

The alphabet in large hollow letters, sometimes called bubble letters, may be printed from this page. Each letter set, except M and W, uses one sheet of paper. The letter set consists of the upper and lower case letter. The letters are available in two styles. Suitable for children who are learning the alphabet.

January 30, 2010 | Hollow Letters »

holly's calendarTeaching Days and Months

Suggestions about how to teach a child the days of the week and the concept of today, yesterday, and tomorrow.

January 27, 2010 | Teaching Days and Months »

teaching # of days in monthsTeaching How Many Days for Each of the Months

Two methods to help children remember how many days are in each of the months. Also has a printable of the poem, Thirty days hath September.

small desk calendarSmall Desk Calendar

Several pages about how to make a small desk calendar. Includes the printable calendar.

January 26, 2010 | Small Desk Calendar »

diaryA Fragmentary Account

A Fragmentary Account is a 12 page dated calendar/diary/journal that is ruled and each line begins with a date. On the line you should write something in short about the day.

January 26, 2010 | A Fragmentary Account »

green13-Month Ruled Calendar

The 13-Month Ruled Calendar has 13 months.
The months run down the page. There is a ruled space next to each calendar block.
The starting months for this calendar are: May, June, July, August, & September

January 25, 2010 | 13-Month Ruled Calendar »

green13-Month Vertical Green Calendar

The 13-Month Vertical Green Calendar has 13 months.
The months run across the page, BUT the days run down the page in a single column. There is a ruled space at the bottom.
The starting months for this calendar are: May, June, July, August, & September

Nature Journal Tabs - How to Make the DividersNature Journal Tabs - How to Make the Dividers

Finally! All that cutting and pasting we did in kindergarten will be used once again and for such a worthy cause—the children's 1/2 sized nature journals! You can use the Construction Paper! the Glue! the Scissors! a Hole-Punch! Oh Joy!