Gary is pushing around a factory that eats and recycles trash! The 3rd and 4th graders worked hard to decorate the can and through the talents of Mrs. Smith, Gary was brought to life!
Third through fifth grade.
The Macon Elementary Student Council, located in Macon, Missouri, was very excited to submit an entry for the trash can contest. This is the third year for the Elementary Student Council. The very first project the Student Council worked on was implementing a recycling program in the elementary. This program works in conjunction with Diversified Industries of Macon. Each room in the elementary has a recycling box for paper. Everyday Student Council representatives collect the recycled paper, bag it up, and leave it in a designated location to be picked up for treatment.
Keeping Missouri Clean as using the "Easy Button". Keeping a " to do list" of daily chores to include recycling and reuse. Our trash can on the bottom is a clean bed of flowers and a "No littering" drawing. It also includes two states of Missouri, " Keeping Missouri Clean and No More Trash". To top it off with the "Easy Button". Thank you
Pick it up, clean it up, put it inside...Keep Missouri beautiful and blooming with pride!
The Fourth and Fifth grade students of Hermann Middle School used an upcycling technique to create soda can flowers for our trash can project.. While preparing for this project, we discussed the importance of reducing wasate, recycling and reusing in order to protect our environment. Respecting our natural resources was emphasized, so that future generations will also be able to enjoy our beautiful state of Missouri.
The trash can project helped to fulfill the following National and Show Me Standards listed in the Missouri Art Curriculum:
National Standards (1,2,3,4, and 6), Missouri Show Me Standards (1,2,3,4)
Our full slogan is "Begin with the End in Mind - No MOre Trash Today, Means a Cleaner Earth Tomorrow!" We are a Leader & Me School and "Begin with the End in Mind" is one of our leadership habits. We teach our students to set goals. One of our goals with this project was to bring more awareness to the littering problem in Missouri. We also wanted to incorporate items from trash cans/recycling bins into our project. We thought this would be a great way to add texture to the trunk of our tree. It also allowed us to reuse and recycle what would have otherwise been trash. We entered
In our 5th grade group we chose a bright and colorful lego person for our trash can. We chose this because it was eye catching and drew a lot of attention. It is also unique with the "lego" or "let go" of that trash. The objects we used for our trash can were: legos, old drinking cups, leftover coffee cans, a second trash can, cardboard, broken internet cables, lego containers, foam board, and a ton of 3M remnants. We had a lot of fun making our trash can and hope you enjoy our creation. Recycling is important and we plan to do our part to help save the future environment.
I teach 3rd-5th grade art, and the gifted program. I took my gifted students out to do a nature walk around our school and we were appalled by the amout of trash we saw so we turned around and went back in the school, got a trash bag and put on gloves and we picked up trash all around our school. We had enough to fill up the bag! We talked about how littering is so bad for our environment and for animals. Then I got tagged in fb for this contest and I thought it was a perfect to incorporate into our lesson.
The students made the project out of a large trash can, posterboard and aluminium foil. Isaac, Isabel and Ruben came up with the creative idea of making the trash can look like a pencil, and added the phrase "Don't DRAW attention, throw away your trash!" They placed the trash can to be used at Lighthouse Preparatory Academy in Jefferson City.
PROJECT NAME: CANCER IS TRASH
Rusty trash can was given to class from the Holy Family Parish grounds to restore it to an eye catching opportunity for all to throw in or pick up any liter. It had to be sanded and painted a primer metal.
Cancer affects many lives all the time just like trash does so we are supporting cancer efforts while cleaning up the trash. We have several staff members that have experienced this dreaded disease themselves.