3-5

Third through fifth grade.

Blow That Trash Away

School: 
Cedar Creek Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Diane Neal
Class: 
Cedar Creek Girl Scouts Troop 151
School District: 
Lee's Summit
Number of Participants: 
11

The Cedar Creek Girl Scout Troop 151 learned about the No MOre Trash program and heard the story of Peanut the turtle.  They were inspired to design their trash can to share the No MOre Trash message and to provide a place to recycle waste in the lunch room.  Each girl presented their design idea and the 11 girls voted on their favorite.  Then they divided up into teams, each working on their contribution to the project.   We have since placed the trash can in the lunch room for all to see.  Thank you for this opportunity to spread the No MOre Trash message. 

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Minion with Freeze-ray warning

School: 
Homeschool - Lilly Acadamy
Teacher Name: 
Joanna Lilly
Class: 
4th grade
School District: 
Francis Howell
Number of Participants: 
3

My son designed our project and with the help from his younger siblings (and Mom to oversee and make suggestions) completed it. The slogan is "Stop. No Litter. Don't make us freeze you" . The minion is holding a freeze-ray gun in one hand and the warning sign in the other.
Thank you for this opportunity. My kids are very aware of how people litter at their favorite parks and natural areas - often they clean up after others to keep the place looking nice.

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Show Trash the Door

School: 
Ballwin Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Katy Jauch
Class: 
Fifth Grade
School District: 
Rockwood School District
Number of Participants: 
5

Our trash can shows a world of disgust, a world we don't want to be in. Where people don't recycle. On top of everything, we have a world of beauty. Where the ground is clean, and the people are safe. Since our slogan is "Show Trash The Door" we have cut out a door in the shape of Missouri. Opening the door reveals the world where there is litter and no recycling. It also has the effect of darkness and depression. Our project includes a platform made completely out of recycled paper.

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Flappy Birds Addicted to "No More Trash"

School: 
Boswell Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Jodi DeJong
Class: 
Small group of 5th grader students after school
School District: 
Lebanon R-III Public Schools
Number of Participants: 
4

A small group of 5th grade students were invited to participate in the No More Trash contest.
Due to snow days, students had a limited amount of time to complete their project. Students decided on a Flappy Bird theme as it is sooooo popular amongst their peers. They find it very "addicting" and chose that as part of their theme also. The "5" for the score number represents the number of individuals who worked on the project and that they are in 5th grade.

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Recycling is Epic!!

School: 
Castlio Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. warden
Class: 
Fourth Grade Gifted
School District: 
Francis Howell
Number of Participants: 
8

We covered our trash can with bubble wrap that was obtained from an automotive dealership. We them covered the bubble wrap with discarded blue bulletin board paper. We took the lid of the trash can and created our class mascot, Sunglasses Smiling Sun using recycled butcher paper and construction paper. We cut our continents out of recycled cardboard and decopauged them using old scraps of paper. We painted them and applied them with hot glue. We gave our earth an EPIC face with a recycling symbol nose.

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If you litter you will be bitter!

School: 
Macks Creek Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Merchant
Class: 
4th Grade
School District: 
Macks Creek R-V School
Number of Participants: 
30

The fourth graders brain stormed ideas in small groups. Then they voted as a class on the best idea to create. They made a list of recyclable materials they would use to make each part of the project. The entire trash can is created from recyclable materials. From the cardboard used to make the structure, to the aluminum cans and foil used to create the texture of the lemon, and finally the paper towel rolls to create the look of seeds on the inside.

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No MOre Trash- Recycle & Reuse

School: 
St. Brendan School
Teacher Name: 
Sarah Thompson
Class: 
Fourth Grade Art Class
School District: 
Saint Brendan School
Number of Participants: 
15

The St. Brendan 4th Graders voted to recycle old crayons for their trash can entry. Old crayons were collected, labels pealed off, and crayons melted on the top and side of the trash can. Each student entered a design for the vote and everyone participated in melting the crayons. The Trash Can will be proudly displayed on the St. Brendan School playground to help keep our school & church grounds litter free.

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Get a Heart...Recycle! Tin Man

School: 
Ozarks Christian Academy
Teacher Name: 
Angela Littlejohn and Denise Estes
Class: 
Ozarks Christian Academy Grammar School Students
School District: 
Ozarks Christian Academy -West Plains, MO
Number of Participants: 
11

The spring play at Ozarks Christian Academy in West Plains is "The Wizard of Oz." The students decided to keep with that theme and do a Tin Man trashcan. Since the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz is longing for a heart, they decided "Get a Heart...Recycle!" was a perfect logo for their Trash Can Tin Man. He has been place in the cafeteria and will encourage and remind students and faculty to recycle plastic drink bottles and soda cans that have been going into the regular trash until now.

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SPREAD THE NEWS! DON'T LITTER!

School: 
FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Teacher Name: 
Debra Lawrence
Class: 
Fifth Grade Class: Eva, Joslyn, Luciana, Matt
School District: 
FAITH LUTHERAN SCHOOL
Number of Participants: 
4

Our class gets a newspaper for each of us daily. We recycled our old papers to cover our trash can. We have placed our trash can in the cafeteria. When the weather warms up, we will move our trash can to the playground.

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