Teaching Resources

Reading Logs


Teacher PlanningMake a lesson plan booklet for each child to be in charge of their own lesson completion. This will save you from constantly having to manage each child and it builds self-discipline and industriousness into your child.


See Donna Young’s free student planner you can customize online. Scroll down on the webpage to fill in the fields with the child’s name, grade, subjects etc. and generate a planner with all the pertinant information. Customizable planner

Other Planners: Highland Heritage Forms Photo by Mary Baxter. Retrieved from Flickr




Reading Lists – If I could do it over again!

We read SO many great books over the years but didn’t keep a thorough title list. I definately encourage you and your kids to do this!

Remembering favourite books is like chatting with old friends; those characters we love and identify with.

I love Lisa’s free printable Reading Logs. Add to each child’s reading list each year. Give rewards for numbers of books read.

One creative Mom is putting together a memory box for each child as a gift when they leave home. Special books will be part of the collection. What a GREAT idea!!!!
Photo by Adwriter. Retrieved from FlickR



About Donna…

Donna Ward is the author of four Canadian history/geography curricula, which have been widely used across the country in public, private and home schools. Donna’s love for good Canadian literature sets the foundation to provide teachers with a wealth of resources. Her goal has been to introduce intriguing stories that will captivate even the most reluctant student. Donna holds a degree in Religious Education from Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale University and College) Toronto.

Donna chose the rewarding journey of home education and taught each of her four children through Grade 8. The lack of quality Canadian material and Donna’s love for historical stories inspired the development of a program for her own children. Subsequently, thorough research and reviews by experts culminated in her popular studies available today. Donna is also a motivational speaker at home educators’ conferences across the nation.

Along with a love for our country, Donna also has a love for the people of the world. She strongly supports her husband, Doug, who works with Compassion Canada, a child-sponsorship agency bringing aid to destitute children in third-world countries. The Wards reside in Woodstock, ON. The children are in post-graduate or professional studies, in careers, and one is finishing university.


Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Had a crazy homeschooling day (or week)? The laundry is piled up, the kids aren’t co-operating, the chores aren’t getting done and school attitudes are abysmal..you the conductor of a train with square wheels!

When did we loose the joy of learning? Where did the fun go? As Moms, we are the hub of the home. We set the tone. Maybe it’s time to put some humour back into the day.

Humor is infectious. The sound of roaring laughter is far more contagious than any cough, sniffle, or sneeze. When laughter is shared, it binds people together and increases happiness and intimacy. In addition to the domino effect of joy and amusement, laughter also triggers healthy physical changes in the body. Humor and laughter strengthen your immune system, boost your energy, diminish pain, and protect you from the damaging effects of stress. Best of all, this priceless medicine is fun, free, and easy to use.