That surprised me. He is my big time drawer (no, he's not a drawer; he's a draw-er). Still, I resisted the urge to tell him he had done it wrong. I did ask him what he thought all the space on the left side was for. He told me he would go back and write a list of the books he had read on the trip. Since he was talking about the novels he had read in the car, I told him not to bother :-)
My verdict on this journal is that I really like it. I think that I will love it when we go on a road trip this summer. When we road trip, we go so many places. The fact that the kids can collaborate and document each place we visit and come out on the other side with, basically, a book of our trip is awesome. I have always just used a notebook for that purpose. For $22.00, this book is so much sturdier and such a nicer keepsake for that purpose, though. I already know that Michael and Mary-Catherine had a lot of fun working in it. They have already mentioned "saving it for going to Colorado."
Even if you think you don't go on many field trips, I encourage you to look at the sample pages of this journal online and consider whether you could adapt it to your particular homeschool. It's a beautiful product.
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