Using bamboo, clay, twine and reeds, 5th graders built a small Mayan style house in a community garden.  The garden is used by play groups and pre school aged kids so the 5th graders had the opportunity to show the younger kids what they were doing.

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 Processing the daub:  mixing clay, sand and hay

Processing the daub:  mixing clay, sand and hay

 Pounding stakes into the earth to make holes for the upright poles   

Pounding stakes into the earth to make holes for the upright poles

 

 Mixing the clay, straw and sand

Mixing the clay, straw and sand

 Tying the poles together

Tying the poles together

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