Case in point... remember that journal we thought would work for The Professor? Didn't even last a week. I ended up making him a lesson journal just like the girls' with a boyish touch, of course. And personalized to The Professor's taste.
Character: Elrond from the Lord of the Rings movies
If you'd like this version for yourself, you can find it here:
Boy lesson plan book
I printed 40 or so first pages and then flipped them over and printed the second page on the back side with an extra one sided page of each for the first and last page. Just ignore the blank third page.
Oh...and that history we planned on using, upon closer inspection, isn't going to work for us right now. I'm not making a judgement call for anyone else, but the mature content in the first reading selection isn't appropriate for our freshman young man. He still wants to read The History of the Peloponnesian War and maybe The Persian Expedition but with the help of an advisor, we are backtracking to American History and will tackle World History next year with a third history course to be determined after that. We really love the Catholic Schools Textbooks Project history texts (lots of great UD connections) but seeing as some of them might be a little light weight for high school, we are supplementing with lots of good reading and primary sources, which is the best way to study history says my history buff husband.
We also made a last minute switch to the girls' history plans. They are very excited to use Professor Carol's Discovering Music course this year. It was such a last minute decision that I didn't have time to look it over. I just opened it up and started watching the first DVD and soon found all of the big kids surrounding me watching along. Sounds of disappointment all around when I turned it off. That's a good sign, I think.