It was all part of the 17th annual Harmar Gingerbread House Project, developed by longtime art teacher Carol Garoza in cooperation with the Lafayette Hotel, the school's Partner in Education.
"The hotel sends four or five chefs over to help the teams of students with the project and provides candies, materials and expertise for each house," Garoza
"We've had so many wonderful gingerbread houses over the years.
The kids decide on a theme and make a food list," she
"We try to work on the houses several times a week through November."
So many fifth-grade students wanted to be part of the project this year that names had to be drawn from a hat.
"To be part of the team, students must be talented, that's great, but most important, they must be team players," Garoza
"Today is fun time," Garoza