This was a school wide assignment for grades three through six .
|example started by student, abandoned, finished by me|
We started with the idea of drawing the house. They were good at adding the architectural details. The classes could look at a 14 inch high sculpture of a Victorian house with a turret. They also passed around a rubber stamp block that had an image of a old house. They see enough Halloween images in real life, so they had no trouble being inspired to create the atmosphere of the holiday around the yard.
They kept track of the number of minutes they worked on the piece. If over sixty minutes, they converted it to hours.