September 29, 2020

Communication Week Morning I Spy (9-29-2020)

by Chompers

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We've got some historical I Spies for you today about the history of communication.

Transcript

>> Rachel: Hey folks, and welcome to Chompers! Your morning and night tooth brushing show. Start brushing on one side of the top of your mouth, and brush the inside, outside and chewing side of each tooth. 


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!! 


>> Rachel: It’s Communication Week, and today we’ve got some historical I Spies for you. 


Here’s your first one.


I’m in a deep, dark cave. Up on the ceiling, I see beautiful carvings and paintings. It’s carved right into the ceiling and walls, and it’s colored in with red and black.


So, what are these symbols? What do I spy?


>> GROUP: : Parietal art! 


>> KID: HUH?


>> Rachel: I know, that's a big word right?


Switch your brushing to the other side of the top of your mouth, and keep on brushing.


Parietal means art that’s been created in a cave! 


[SFX STONE CARVING] 


>> Rachel: Cave art is one of the OLDEST examples of communication still around today! 


Scientist’s don’t know EXACTLY WHY this art was made or who made it, but whoever it was was born WAY before your grandparent’s grandparent’s grandparents were even born!  


The cave art is a type of visual communication, and tells scientists a little bit about the lives of the people who did the paintings.


Switch your brushing to the bottom of your mouth, and spit if you need to.


Alright, ready for your next I Spy?


I’m in the deserts of Egypt, a country in Africa, inside a big stone building. On the wall there are a whole bunch of different small pictures. I see birds, something that looks like an eye, and even shapes that look like people! 


So, what are these symbols? What do I spy? 


>> GROUP: : Hieroglyphics! 


>> Rachel: Hieroglyphics! 


Switch your brushing to the other side of the bottom of your mouth, and brush your front teeth too!


Hieroglyphics were a type of VISUAL communication used by ancient Egyptians! Hieroglyphs are small pictures.  And they work a lot like words.  When put you put a bunch together they tell a story. Hieroglyphics were used to describe great Egyptian battles, or describe the lives of important Egyptian leaders.


>>KID: WOW!


>> Rachel: That’s all the time we have this morning for our history of communication, but come back tonight for more clean teeth! 


For now, it’s time to-


>> KIDS: 3, 2, 1 brush!!