On Monday of this week English Class first and second graders learned a little bit about the history of Halloween together with some Halloween vocabulary words. The children also learned that similar celebrations are held throughout the world. After watching a couple of short video clips, the children set to work crafting their own haunted houses.
The project involved tracing around a pattern and then cutting out the house from folded black paper. Windows, doors and decorations were added to taste after the folded house was glued together along one edge.
Once the houses were completed to their satisfaction the children made tall ghosts from lightweight cardboard. Each ghost was then inserted between the two parts of the folded haunted house so that it could be moved to pop up here and there, accompanied by spooky ghost sounds.
The haunted houses will reside on the windows of the first and second grade classrooms until Halloween. They look “spooktacularly” cool!