The girls decided to design a trash can that combined their love of playing with helping save the Missouri Rivers - hence the slide. The girls wanted the recycling effort at school to be fun so they have a slide that the water bottles go down. They then came up with the slogan - Slide into Recycling, Help Save Missouri Streams.
Third through fifth grade.
Randall's Student Council wanted to grab the attention of our students while creating a trash can would inspire students and families to pick up trash in our town, state, country and world. This Spring, two of the most popular words have been "trolling" and "trolls" so they decided to capitalize on that by bringing to life a popular troll holding a sign asking everyone to quit "trolling our earth" by picking up their trash. The trash can was debuted to the student body and their families at our Spring dance.
The NO MORE LITTERBUGS trash can was conceived and created by Hayley Frevert during her weekly 3hr art class at the Bellair Outback Studio as part of her Home School curriculum. It will be on permanent display in the new River Rails and Trails Museum in Boonville, MO. as part of the BIG FISH, BIG TALES, and the BIG MUDDY, Community Art Project for Boonville, MO.
Our trash can is going to be displayed inside our school. Our school mascot is a falcon, so we wanted to put a falcon on the trash can so the students, faculty, and any visitors understood the connection to our school. The falcon is holding a key because everyone who is part of the St. Clare School community is "key" to our school being litter free. The top of the trash can is painted as a lock, and the keyhole is cut out so trash can be deposited in the hole - which is the "key" to being litter free. Plus, it gives the idea that we are "locking" the litter away.
Seymour's "man eating plant" has turned a new leaf and is now wanting to help the planet and fellow plant life by eating trash. His favorite meals these days are soda cans, plastic bags and most of all red solo cups. To create this interesting trash cans the students painted the can greens, then use thick grean poster to create the monsters grean leaves and vines, and white paper to create the teath.
Our project was called "Couch Elementary Sees No More Trash! " The students decided to spray paint their trash can many colors and then grafitti "eyes" all over over it, for the "I see" part of our slogan. Then they all made posters with the Missouri theme, and telling about the fine for littering in Missouri. Our tissue paper was recycled for our bulletin board, and our trash can is refurbished with its lovely paint job!
Students imagined how Mother Nature would look as a spokesperson for the NoMOreTrash campaign. They wanted to creat a three dimensional depiction of Mother Nature. The students incorporated different materials and colors in their project. The blue gown represented water and sky, the green silk leaves the trees and grass and multiiple colors represented wildflowers. Mother Nature sends her messages in the placards she holds. However the sadness she feels when she sees Missouri citizens littering is represented by the green bead "tears" on her cheek.
Our school's Green Team Club was developed this year to bring awareness to keeping our school "green" and reduce our carbon footprint in our own backyard. We have talked about this as a global issue, but we emphasize the importance of each person making a difference. "Community" has been an ongoing theme in our school this year and the Green Team Club supports taking care of our school community.
Our team took on this project/challenge to bring awareness to our school, as a whole. In addition, we will be partner with our school's gardening club to set up compost bins and begin a composting project in our school cafeteria.
Our Green Team is made up of 3-5 grade students.
Our 3rd grade class chose to create a 'No More Trash Project' trash can to go along with our school being the "Trailblazers"! We worked together to talk about littering and our "trash" responsibilities. Then we brainstormed and drafted project ideas. We used old wood and a metal trash can. We sanded and prepped the trash can and the wood for the sign and posts. Then we worked in groups to draw, paint, stencil, and decoupage our design. We hope you like our effort. We are proud of it and think it will help keep our school litter free.
Children have designed their Trash Can with puzzle pieces that "Lock Up" Trash. They want people to lock up trash rather than to leave it for someone else to pick up or to destroy our environment.