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. 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. DonnaYoung.org has grown over the years and continues to grow. Meanwhile, Donna's children have graduated from home school and life goes on.
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 donnayoung.org 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
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.
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. 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
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.
Comic Strip Printables
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.
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
I have a few articles, a few printables, a few videos in science.
A Child's Simple Folded Nature Journal | Half-Sized Nature Journal
Full Sized Nature Journal
Video: Playing Dead, by a False Potato Beetle
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
Donated Co-op Schedules
Gluten Free Cheese Crackers
Gluten Free Burger Buns
Lemon Sponge Cake - No Flour - Gluten Free
Spaghetti Pie II with photos
Spaghetti Pie II
Ham & Cheese Oven Omelet
Crustless Quiche Lorraine with Bacon