USJ 5th graders win 4H Birdhouse contest
Three USJ 5th graders recently took part in the 4H Birdhouse contest. The challenge was to construct a creative birdhouse that could be made out of any material. eXtreme Birdhouse lets students show off their creativity, share their design abilities, use their skill as an architect, artist or craftsman, and carry through on a challenging project.
By taking on this challenge students learned, the basics of good design, to recognize and practice good art and construction techniques, to explore their own design preferences, decisions, and choices, and learned and practiced skills that will be useful in an array of careers.