3-5

Third through fifth grade.

Our Mark On the World

School: 
Elm Grove Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Courtney Tuck
Class: 
Third grade
School District: 
Fort Osage
Number of Participants: 
22

Our third-grade class is going to 'leave our mark on the world' by not littering and picking up trash around our community. Each of us cares deeply about the Earth and our hands represent our pledge to take care of mother nature. 

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Gotta Trash 'Em All!

School: 
Santa Fe Trail Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Kathleen Brown
Class: 
Student Council
School District: 
Independence School District
Number of Participants: 
11

Just like Pokemon, you gotta sort your trash! Make sure to separate recyclables from trash and put them in the correct bin to keep Missouri clean!

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Gotta Trash 'Em All!

School: 
Santa Fe Trail Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Kathleen Brown
Class: 
Student Council
School District: 
Independence School District
Number of Participants: 
11

Just like Pokemon, you gotta sort your trash! Make sure to separate recyclabales from trash and put them in the corect bins to help keep Missouri clean! 

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Make Trash Goal Away

School: 
Potosi Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Diane Hill and Becky Hermann
Class: 
After-school Art Students
School District: 
Potosi R3 School District
Number of Participants: 
3
teachers and students with trashcan
side view
side view

The art students and teachers worked as a team throughout the process from ideation and planning to completion. Everyone drew sketches, brainstormed slogans and then decided to combine multiple designs into one to carry forward. The trash can is football themed and decorated in the purple and gold of our school's colors. It is marked with the slogan "Make Trash Goal Away" with the goal post positioned so than anyone throwing trash away can toss it through the opening.

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King Kong says, "Litter is King wrong!"

School: 
Liberty Christian Academy
Teacher Name: 
Elizabeth Colbert
Class: 
4th grade
School District: 
Liberty Christian Academy
Number of Participants: 
11

King Kong has learned from his prior mistakes. He now is using his friends to help him teach everyone that litter is the wrong way to go. Our school is a K-12 school and high schoolers are notorious for leaving the trash all around. We decided to make something they would notice and remember in order to encourage them to throw the trash there. It drew a lot of attention and within the 1st day was full. Our class has now taken ownership on keeping it emptied regularly as well. 

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Trash Monster

School: 
Dadeville
Teacher Name: 
Callie Ferguson
Class: 
Fifth Grade
School District: 
Dadeville
Number of Participants: 
13
Class picture with trash can
Top view of trash can
Front view of trash can

Our fifth grade class based their trash can off of the trash monster from Sesame Street. His sign says, "I love trash." The logo is on the top of the lid! His mouth is on front of the can so that when you open the lid, you are feeding him! Our trash can is going to go on our school playground, so we can keep our town clean! Even when the community uses our factilites on the weekends and for special occasions, it will be used by more than just the students. 

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Grumpy Cat Says No More Trash and She Memes It!.....Litter-ally

School: 
PSD
Teacher Name: 
ROBINSON
Class: 
PEGS Grades 3-5
School District: 
Pattonville
Number of Participants: 
14
Grumpy Cat Says No More Trash and She Memes It
Smiley Faces
Grumpy Faces

We had a serious of design submissions and they evaluated them all and eventually settled on this design. Students designed a trash can after the ever Facebook famous Grumpy Cat. "Grumpy Cat says No More Trash and Memes It." They designed this all on their own.  After making the trashcan, they also came up with the litter box idea, as well. The PEGS class enjoyed carrying out the Litter theme with the project.

 

 

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Dunk the Junk

School: 
Holy Family
Teacher Name: 
Mary Holterman
Class: 
5th Grade HFS
School District: 
Fatima RIII
Number of Participants: 
15

Basketball is a big sport for the middle grades and junior high.

The students came up with this idea from being members of a team. 

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Lucky Lindy Says.....

School: 
Crestwood Elementary Environmental Club
Teacher Name: 
Pratt
Class: 
Crestwood Elementary School Environmental Club
School District: 
Lindbergh School District
Number of Participants: 
4
Take 1
Take 2
Take 3

The Crestwood Environmental Club chose to use our Lindbergh School District mascot, Lucky Lindy, as our spokseperson and recycled trash can parts to make our "No More Trash" entry.  We used an old plastic trash can lid to make the propeller and the sides of an old kitchen trash can for the wings to our "No More Trash" can airplane.  So now, our very own Lucky Lindy reminds our students to, "Leave Less Litter!"

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