K-2

Kindergarten through second grade.

We Don't Litter--We Put A Lid On It!

School: 
Northwestwern R-1 School District
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Amy McCampbell
Class: 
Northwestern S.A.C.C. (AFTER SCHOOL AGE CHILD CARE)
School District: 
Northwestern R-1 School District
Number of Participants: 
15
finishing touches
litter-put a lid on it
we don't litter bags

We collected lids from everything from water bottles to butter tubs.  We invited the entire school to help us collect lids. From January to the end of February the entire school, staff, parents and teachers helped collect the lids.  We then glued them to recycled posterboard.  The poster board came from a publishing company.  We then spray painted them using paint borrowed from the art room.  Next students colored pictures that said "I Don't Litter."  These were glued to recycled paper sacks.

The poster boards were attached to the trash can using yarn.

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Dog Gone It... Recycle!

School: 
Willard North Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Felecia Creed
Class: 
Second Grade (entire grade level)
School District: 
Willard Public Schools
Number of Participants: 
52
Students creating paper mache dalmation
Finished Project
Students presenting their project to the Willard Fire Department

Students learned about being productive citizens within the community. We learned about important people that help keep our community safe. This project allowed us to extend that unit by creating the recycling can from repurposed materials to be used and displayed at our main location for the Willard Fire Department. Going with the theme of a fire station, students created a recycling can that resemebled a fire hydrant and dalmation.  Students, with assistance,  used a combination of newpaper, chicken wire, cardboard, and masking tape to create the form of the mascot dog.

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1st Grade Pete the Cat Trash Can

School: 
Andrews Academy
Teacher Name: 
Ashley Huttegger
Class: 
1st grade science class
School District: 
Private school
Number of Participants: 
10

Our first graders created a trash can using one of their favorite book characters: Pete the Cat! They used old items around the school to reuse them for our display. Empty tissue boxes = shoes, empty laminator rolls = arms and legs, empty cardboard box = cut out head. They worked together, with teacher help, to create a slogan that sounded like Pete the Cat to encourage other students to recycle and keep their trash in the can instead of littering.

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Be Respectful and Responsible To Our Earth: Know What To Recycle

School: 
Heritage Primary
Teacher Name: 
Katherine Eberhard
Class: 
Kindergarten
School District: 
Wentzville
Number of Participants: 
24
The Responsible Heritage Kindergarten Group
Be Respectful to Our World
What to Recycle
What is Trash

Our class created a recycle bin that asks people in the community to "Be Respectful to our World." The word respectful is a character education word that our school has been studying this year along with the word responsible. We have learned about our responsibilities as citizens to keep our community clean. When discussing the importance of recycling and cleaning up litter, our class wanted to create a bin that would show people what items you should throw away and items that can and should be recycled. Inside the can, there is a divider for trash and the other side recycle. We collected items around our classroom, school, and homes to place as recyclable or trash. First, each student helped paint an Earthly scene. We then sorted and discussed what items would go where on the can. Each student took a turn gluing their item they choose to bring. Our class is proud to present the recycling trash bin!

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A Clean Environment isn't No "Bull"... Dawg!!!

School: 
Dixon Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Russell
Class: 
Second Grade
School District: 
Dixon Elementary School
Number of Participants: 
64
Dixon second grade with our bulldog trash can.
Students having fun with the "Dawg"
Our bulldog named Dawg

Our second grade classes collabortated together to make this fun, loveable bulldog! He is made out of old file folders, foam left over from a STEM project and reused glitter. Students brainstormed ideas for our trash can and did research on decorating trash cans. We voted as a grade level on the favorite ideas. One was for the bulldog and the other for the words on the collar saying Glitter, Not Litter! He is out and about advocating for a clean Missouri. His sign states, "A Clean Environment isn't No "Bull"... Dawg!!! He is also proudly carrying the No More Trash logo!

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Keep clean so the Earth will be green

School: 
Lesterville Schools
Teacher Name: 
Amber Harbison
Class: 
2nd grade
School District: 
Lesterville School
Number of Participants: 
11
No Mo Trash
No Mo Trash

For this trash can the students came up with a great slogan, "Keep clean so the Earth will be green". The students created this project by painting the trash can blue, and adding flowers, butterflies, bees, crickets and a large picture of the Earth on the can.

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Catfish say "Throw trash away!"

School: 
Lakeland R-III
Teacher Name: 
Liana Bennett
Class: 
LOGO
School District: 
Lakeland R-III
Number of Participants: 
2

The students decided on a catfish theme since the channel catfish is our Missouri state fish.  There is one large catfish on the front with its mouth open.  The students painted the catfish, outlined it with markers, and then glued on a paper tail and fins.  The catfish has whiskers coming off the lid of the trash can as well.  On the lid, there is a hook dangling by the catfish's mouth.  There is a fishing pole made from a tree limb with line attached.  The rest of the can features smaller catfish swimming around tree branches in the lake.

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"Even Little Hands Can Make a BIG Difference"

School: 
Christ Community Lutheran School (CCLS)
Teacher Name: 
Katie Clark
Class: 
CCLS Green Team
School District: 
Webster Groves
Number of Participants: 
24
Even little hands can make a BIG difference!
Even little hands can make a BIG difference!
CCLS Green Team - Even little hands can make a BIG difference!

Making the cafeteria at CCLS more sustainable was a large undertaking this 2016-2017 school year. The CCLS Green Team enjoyed decorating their new Recycling bin with the theme, “Even little hands can make a big difference.” We researched the underused Steady Stream container behind our school and discovered it was affiliated with our association church. Thankfully, the church gave permission to add cafeteria recyclables to the container every day.

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Beautiful As A Peacock-Don't Litter!

School: 
Northwestern R-1 at Mendon
Teacher Name: 
Amy McCampbell
Class: 
SACC (School Age Child Care)
School District: 
Northwestern R-1 at Mendon
Number of Participants: 
12

Peacock made from recycled cardboard feathers; pop cans for body and eyes; cardboard box lid and scrap material for nest; cardboard tubes and recycled shoes for legs; used candy box for head; magazine for eyelashes; recycle shopping bag with motto.

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Oscar will be your fan, if you keep it in the can!!

School: 
Cowgill Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Miss Morgan and Ms. Farabee
Class: 
Pk-1
School District: 
Cowgill R6
Number of Participants: 
16

We completed our trash can design with the help of our combined preschool, kindergarten and 1st grade class. The students really enjoyed coming up with a theme. When they mentioned that Oscar the Grouch loves trash, we thought it was a great idea to incorporate that as the main theme in our trash can design. The students found information about Oscar, including his friend Slimy the Worm, and how Oscar has a sign on his trash can. We incorporated those aspects into the final design. We used scrap, recycled tissue paper and glued it to the scrap cardboard to form Oscar, Slimy, and the base.

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