Mrs Anderson talked to us about how to cut flax. We had to say a karakia before we cut the flax to bless the flax. Then Mrs Anderson showed what flax to cut and what flax not to cut. We only cut the outside of the family (grandparents and the parents). We can't cut the baby flax because they need to grow. We also were showed how to cut the flax on an angle so the rain can drip off it.
We took the flax back to class and plaited it to make flax ropes.
We used the flax ropes to act out the legend of How Maui slowed the sun.