At ELC Los Angeles, Halloween is celebrated in a big way. From pumpkin carving to costume shopping, there are always Halloween activities in the halls of ELC. Most recently, students participated in the annual Halloween Door decorating contest.
Like every year, students were provided with basic materials, such as markers, paper, magazines and scissors, to collectively design their classroom doors in Halloween fashion.
While some students chose to stick to the provided materials, others planned well in advance and brought in their own supplies. One group of students who did this was Amy’s conversation class. The students created a coffin on their door, which opens when you pull it out. On the top the door read “ Will you be next?” As you open the coffin you discover a mirror, creating the illusion of seeing yourself inside it. Amy’s class was happy to find out that they had won second place.
Other classrooms decided to make use of the windows in the doors and create interactive door decorations. One such class was Kendelle’s class who drew a witch cut out allowing students to pose with the drawing and take pictures with it.
Of course, there would be no Halloween spirit without a scary and creepy component. It was Nathan’s class that really brought the element of macabre with their creation of a shadow of a hanging man on their door. One student volunteered to lay on the paper and be traced by his classmates to create a very realistic shadow. Perhaps it was because this was the spookiest door that this class merited the third place win