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Missing Numbers Multiplication Charts

May 2014 > Math > Charts > Multiplication
math/multiplication-charts.htmEach multiplication chart is missing a set of numbers that are divisible by a certain number. The student may observe the pattern of missing numbers, fill in the missing numbers, and complete the multiplication problem set.

80 More Lessons for DN Style

May 2014 - Handwriting > By Style > DN
handwriting lessons in a style resembling dnealianI've added 80 more lessons to DN Style. The rule height is approximately 7/16" or about 12mm.

Handwriting Animations for DN Style

May 2014 - Handwriting > By Style > DN
handwriting animations in a style resembling dnealianAnimations for DN Style
DN style is very similar to D'Nealian. There are 53 animated letters in this hand drawn set.

More Play Money

April 2014 - Math > Money > Play Money
million play money dollarsBy request I have added 4 more denominations to this set of small sized play money. This money is ideal for game money or for use as a learning tool.

K1 Manuscript Handwriting

April 2014 - Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript > Large Letters
K-1 Manuscript Handwriting LessonsI've added 31 new files to the "Large Letters" manuscript handwriting page. Most of the new worksheets are in a new set called Set 3. Rule height is appoximately 1 3/8".

More 9mm Rule

April 2014 - Handwriting > Paper > Filler
Filler Paper - 9mm RuleI've added 5 new files to the 9mm rule printable filler paper page - all with a book theme. login required YoungMinds subscribers have 7 new 9mm filler paper files.

Clock Worksheets

April 2014 - Math > Clocks
Clock WorksheetsI've added 3 dozen new clock worksheets to the Math- Clocks page. login required YoungMinds subscribers have 3 1/2 dozen new clock worksheets.

V Planner V4

March 2014 - Subscriber Content
V Planner V4V Planner V4 is ready to use. V Planner is a spreadsheet file and requires Microsoft Excel. The file is made available by either subscribing to YoungMinds or by purchasing a Site-CD. V Planner helps you manage your lesson plans and grades.

MM - Manuscript Medium

January 2014 - DY > Handwriting > Beginning Manuscript
MM Medium - Handwriting lessonsMM Medium - Handwriting lessons with a rule size of approximately 1/2". This page is new and contains 80 handwriting lessons - 2 lessons per printed sheet.

XLSX Query String Generator

January 2014 - DY > Handwriting > Gen
XLSX Query String Generator for Gen The query string generator is a tool that allows you to plan the generated handwriting lessons ahead of time. It can create query strings for certain templates in M.Large and M.Medium.

Comic - Classic Layouts

January 2014 - Art > Comic
Centimeter Graph PaperI have added 3 new layouts - 4-Panel, 6-Panel, and 9-Panel. The gutters measure 1/4", the border should be around 1/2", and the panels on each page are the same size. Printed results could vary slightly from mine.

Grid Notes Generator

January 2014 - Math > Paper > Graph Paper I
Centimeter Graph PaperIn the sidebar of Graph Paper I page, I have added a generator that can place your list of 24 items on sheet of graph paper.

Centimeter Graph Paper

January 2014 - Math > Paper > Graph Paper I
Centimeter Graph PaperI've added 9 new printable graph papers. The base graph size is a centimeter. The set has 3 styles and 3 variations, hence, the 9 files. Sizes are approximate.

Spreadsheet Tool- Donna Young's Grade Calculator

January 2014 - Homeschool Planner > Administrative > Grades
C.Small - Cursive Lesson GeneratorsI've remade my grade calculators. The new calculators can handle up to 7 weighed values in points and percentages. Includes optional proration with the percentage values and optional letter grades.

Math Papers with 16, 20, 25, and 30 Boxes

January 2014 - Math > Papers
C.Small - Cursive Lesson Generators I have added four new printable made-for-math-work papers. These papers features a certain numbers of boxes - 16 boxes, 20 boxes, 25 boxes, or 30 boxes.
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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 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. has grown over the years and continues to grow. Meanwhile, Donna's children have graduated from home school and life goes on.

Get Ready for Homeschool

Below are just a few of the starting points to the many resources at 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 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.


What do I have to say about home school? My thoughts on home school are scattered all over and 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

Home School Planner

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.

New To Home School?

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

V Planner is an XLS/XLSX file with which you can manage homeschool plans and records. The file is a part of the collection at  YoungMinds
Home Page- Donna Young's Homeschool V Planner
Help Files for - V Planner V3
Videos - V Planner Videos


In the household section you can print household planners in two sizes. Although I have a separate calendar section, you can print special calendars from household. 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, hopefully, this year and next year at the very least.
Printable School Calendars
Vertical Monthly Calendars
Horizontal Monthly Calendars
Blank 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.
Some pages:
Comic Strip Printables
Drawing Ia
Drawing Ia for Younger Children
Drawing With Children Overview & Lesson Plans


The English section is challenging to work on because it is the last place that I want to causally type up articles full of 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.
Spelling | Vocabulary | ABC Order | Linking Verbs |
Sentence Building Activity 1 | Activity 2


The Handwriting section is a popular landing page. I have printable ruled paper, handwriting lessons, animations, font links, & tips. Handwriting is a large section; the newest manuscript handwriting set, KB, has over 550 printable files as well as handwriting animations.

Apologia Science

Because I used this curriculum, I have free 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
E.C.W. Biology
Donated Co-op Schedules

Donna Young

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