Monday, August 20, 2012

First Day of School: History

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.


AMAY said...

I LOVE this!!

Rebekah Sacran said...


Amy said...

This is something that I really need to do with my kids! We started history for the first time today, and this would fit perfectly at some point in the near future! Do your kids just dig randomly in your yard, or is there something specific you have them looking for?

AIMA said...

Amy, at first I buried some items in the sand box. After that, they took turns burying things for the other to find. Since then, it has just turned into digging and pretending...but I try to keep them in the sandbox or the other spot in our yard designated for digging. :)

Amy said...

We've got an area next to our garden that would be perfect! Maybe I'll have time to do some of this before the weather gets too cold. Thanks for your response!