We started by creating a list of what our Haunted House needed. We took that list and created expert groups to research and create each part!
Before we even started, the authentic writing started! This friend wrote a sign to hang near the area that said, "Haunted House. The scary Haunted House with scary bats. With spiders."
The expert groups met and researched the part that they were going to make. Here the spider team is counting the legs and eyes they will need when they make their spiders. They also used books for their research and looked at pictures of webs. They learned that spiders have 8 legs and can have from 2-12 eyes, but most have 8! After their research, they created their spiders and webs.
We had an "atmosphere" team whose job it was to create a scary, but not too scary atmosphere for our Haunted House! They decided to make a stormy atmosphere! They created a three dimensional cloud out of some material that has been used year after year whenever we have needed a cloud. They strung blue beads on yarn for rain and strung yellow gold and silver beads onto pipe cleaners for the lightning, bent into a lightning shape, and hooked them to the cloud material.
They used a model to measure and cut blue ribbon for more rain. We didn't want it long enough for friends to grab.
They wanted to paint a storm so that it looked like a window with a storm outside. They mixed colors to make the perfect color for a stormy cloud.
As they used the iPad to find pictures of storms, they noticed that the lightning was white rather than yellow so they decided on white paint.
Here is the bat team researching bats with Miss Weaver, our Wright State Student.
The monster team decided on a skeleton as a scary, but not too scary monster. They used the iPad and books for their research.
Here is their finished Haunted House!