Eco Buildings

Mr. Orchard came and showed us heaps of pictures about  buildings from the past. The old buildings were made using cob. Cob is a mixture of clay, straw, manure and water. It's kind to nature because there are no chemicals and ther materilas were all local. We made our own Cob Cottages in groups. We had fun mixing the cob even though out side on the deck it was cold at times. Some of us helped others-we really enjoyed doing the work. We used strings of flax to tie up the roof sticks. We used harakeke to make the rooves. Some of us made little gardens and we used beries and cabbage tree leaves.

Now we're learning about Matariki-the stars that appear in our winter time sky. We've done a legend so far. We are going to go to our marae soon.