"The math was kind of easy, but hard, and Ms. Lewis helped us," said Tya Blake.
The assignment wasn't just a project for the classroom. Students spent hours of their own time, after school, fine tuning the tiniest details.
"We pretty much built everything," said Cox.
"To make our train flat, there's a piece of pizza bread," said Love.
"We put the icing on it, so we could stick it together like glue," said Jernelle Carter, explaining how she and her classmates were able to make their creation stay together.
"And we used Ms. Lewis' hair dryer to dry it," added Love.
Everything is edible, right down to the Oreo cookies in the coal car.
"The rocks are candy rocks," said Love, describing the stones next to the project's train tracks, which are made of Twizzlers and Kit Kat bars.
The finished product is headed to a national competition in North Carolina.
"It was really cool when it turned out like this," said Tucker.
They hope to win, but even if they don't...
"I had fun because I was working with my friends," said Tucker.
The Gingerbread House will be on display this weekend at the 20th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition and Display.
The event is at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina. We'll let you know if the Dearington students win!