Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Then and Now #1: Early Human

The Water Group started to explore the life of early humans. We wanted to learn the similarities and differences between past and present. The children know that we can mail each other letters as a way of communication but did early humans send each other letters? "No!" the children giggled as they shouted out the answers. "They don't even have paper!" Charlie exclaimed. I told the children that it is possible for us to read messages from early humans even though they did not have paper. The children were very confused! I showed them pictures of cave paintings made by cavemen and we guessed what the paintings meant.

The children painted a cardboard box and made it into a cave. We are going to learn the daily life of an early human and we record it on our "cave" wall.