You know you're a homeschool mom when you get excited about the school year ending because it means you get to start planning next year! :-)
I know I'm not alone in this, so don't act like you don't know what I mean. Although we have a couple real weeks left in our school year (and those may stretch a little further into June as these last couple weeks have been less productive than I had anticipated), I have begun eagerly making plans for next school year.
In fact, I'm having so much fun doing all this planning and dreaming that I hope to write a series here on prepping for the upcoming year. Budgeting, curriculum planning, scheduling, list making . . . Ah, I'm in dreamland! The more I spend on this step, the more successful our school year, especially on those "come what may" days.
In putting together my plans for Exploring Creation With General Science I once again came across DonnaYoung.org and was so impressed I had to grab her button and stick it on my site. I've been to her site before, but had not spent nearly enough time to fully appreciate all she has available.
If you are looking for a fantastic FREE resource for schedules, handwriting, lab sheets, nature notebooks, certificates, calendars, reports, etc., etc. you need to check out her site. She has over ten years of compiled material available for you to tap into. I almost wasted my own time putting these things together, and went there and found so much of my work already done for me.