4th graders talked about architecture and what an architect does. Architecture is both the process and product of planning, designing, and construction, usually of buildings and other physical structures. An architect is someone who designs or does all the planning of the design of the building.
Victorian style homes have many levels in them, are very geometric in shape, have lots of windows, a porch, and usually a balcony. 4th graders then looked at several examples of spooky houses. We discussed what makes a house look spooky. The spooky aspect usually comes from the landscape around the house, and the lack of the grounds around the house.
Students drew their house on black paper, outlined it in white pencil, then cut it out and glued it to a colored background. They then added the landscape around the house.