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Kindergarten through second grade.

Bryan Hill Speaks for the Trees!

School: 
Bryan Hill Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Britt Tate
Class: 
First and Second Grade ART Classes
School District: 
St Louis Public Schools
Number of Participants: 
84
Bryan Hill Truffula Trash Can
Bryan Hill Truffula Trash Can
Bryan Hill Truffula Tree Pencil Project for Read Across America/No MO Trash
Bryan Hill Truffula Tree Can

Bryan Hill Elementary is located in the College Hill neighborhood of North City St Louis. We have a severe littering problem in the entire surrounding area. In celebration of Dr Suess's birthday and Read Across America Day, the Kindergarten, First and Second grades read The Lorax and discussed ways to protect our environment. Each student created their own truffula tree pencil to remind themselves to step up and help protect our neighborhood. We used a large yellow trash can and painted it to resemble a truffula tree stump.

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Who-o-o Can Help? You!

School: 
St. Joseph School, Martinsburg, Missouri
Teacher Name: 
Shirley Harby
Class: 
Pre-K/Kindergarten
School District: 
St. Joseph Catholic School
Number of Participants: 
12

Who-o-o Can Help? You! Everyone no matter his size can help keep our world clean. Everyone can pick up trash so we have no MOre trash in Missouri! To make the owl we made "feathers" with handprints. We recycled frisbees for the eyes and a cab light for a beak.

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Recycling is the way to go!!

School: 
Cowgill Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Erin Peters and Morgan Floyd
Class: 
Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st grade
School District: 
Cowgill R6
Number of Participants: 
11
Our class with our trash can
Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat

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. We asked the students to think of a character that they would like to make. Our students love Pete the Cat and they decided he was the one for our trash can. We came up with our slogan, with the help of the words from Pete the Cat, "Did Pete cry? Goodness, no!!!", then we added our own to go with it "Recycling is the way to go!!". 

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Clean Up Your Space!

School: 
Flint Hill Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Schieffer
Class: 
Earth Club
School District: 
Fort Zumwalt
Number of Participants: 
13

Materials used are paper, paint, trash, fishing string, tape and a large trashcan.

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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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