First graders heard the story The Cave Painter of Lascaux by Roberta Angeletti this past week. The book tells the story of a young girl on a field trip to the caves of Lascaux in France. The caves are home to paintings that are over 17,000 years old.
After the book, we discussed the reasons behind making the paintings, such as recording history (no written words). We also talked about the simplicity of the images. The students then had to create their own drawings to tell the world something about them without using words. To sign our drawings we traced our hands.
The final two days we spent making our paper look more rock like by crumbling and adding water color. When we are all finished, the cave paintings will be displayed together as one large cave wall(picture to come).