On our first school day, we read about historians and archaeologists.
After we had read some books about archaeology, especially Archaeologists Dig for Clues by Kate Duke, the boys were so enthralled that I suggested they play like archaeologists during the afternoon. (Actually it was suggested in Story of the World, but I had planned on skipping it...of course.)
It has been one week since then, and I am pretty sure they have played archaeologist every day. I know I have wiped sand from the bathroom sink and tub every day. They keep trowels, paint brushes, an old toothbrush, a watering can, and lots of other tools in a plastic pail hanging on a peg in their room. When they go outside, so does the pail.
The opportunity to sit and write a comprehensive "first day" post continues to elude me.