Dyana Sienna October 1, 2021 worksheet
With a quick search of the Internet, you can find dozens of free budgeting worksheets to download. There are PDFs and Excel worksheets galore. Some are easier to navigate than others… some look better. So, with all the options out there, which free form should you choose?
When I originally prepared the worksheets several years ago, I admit I didn’t always know what to put on them. Sometimes I just didn’t do a worksheet for a particular assignment. Other areas were more obvious to me about what to include. And then there were times when I just copied a bit of text from the teaching and simply pasted that text onto a worksheet. I added some blank lines for students to work out how the subject mattered to them. Simple but effective.
Think about this thought. If you woke up one morning, went online to pay some bills and found your bank account was showing 100 million dollars. My first reaction would be, ”no way”. The second action would be to call the bank. Let us suppose the bank was correct. What would you do? Do you have a plan? How would you spend your days? These are the questions that can be answered by completing the dreamlining worksheet.
Several months ago, as I was beginning to write materials for parents to use while helping their children with math, I decided that I should do some research to see if materials similar to mine already existed. I checked a local educational store which is primarily for home-schooling parents and I checked out the new educational section Barnes and Noble had just added to their stores. I was shocked at what I found. Worksheets, worksheets, and more worksheets. I would pick up a book with a lovely cover and catchy title, but inside–just worksheets! Both stores had row after row of very enticing books and workbooks each containing page after page of worksheets. So very disappointing! What do I have against worksheets? Keep reading.
Another website stated that it had thousands of e-worksheets available for the use of parents. Again, these learning aids ran the gamut of courses. There are worksheets for spelling, English, history, writing, music, and a variety of other courses, including geography. Some are available in hard copy and there are also many available over the Internet and as part of software. Surprisingly, many schools provide free worksheets to parents who purchase textbooks from the school.
If you have read my article ”Helping Your Child With Basic Arithmetic? Stay Away From Worksheets” then you know that I am not a fan of traditional worksheets. After writing that article, I found another credible teacher who has written many ezine articles expounding on the benefits of worksheets. I decided some clarification of position is in order.