3-5

Third through fifth grade.

BEE Litter Free

School: 
Pleasant Hope Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Crystal Trahan
Class: 
Green Team 3/4 (after school club)
School District: 
Pleasant Hope R6
Number of Participants: 
10

The students wanted to use a MO animal this year and decided on the state insect, the honeybee. Our theme is “BEE Litter Free.” We wrapped the can in yellow paper, drew black lines on it, and stuffed the area above the lid with recycled paper to make the hive. Students made the bees out of pipe cleaners. Students used stencils and recycled scrap paper to make the flowers and lettering. The lid comes off easily so the can CAN be used for trash. It will be displayed by the elementary’s front doors, along with signs explaining the reason we made it.

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We come to recycle to save the World

School: 
Jonesburg Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Holly Neske
Class: 
4th Grade PAWS Enrichment Class
School District: 
Montgomery County R-II School District
Number of Participants: 
9

Theme: "We come to recycle to save the World."

Materials: Recycled/used trash can, yellow spray paint, sliver spray paint, used cardboard, chicken wire, used aluminum foil, paper, tape, and markers.

The trash can is displayed at the main entry of Jonesburg Elementary School.

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Don't Sit Around, Before It's on the Ground

School: 
Lathrop Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Deloris Brunner
Class: 
4th Grade Elementary Art Club
School District: 
Lathrop R-II Schools
Number of Participants: 
11

My 4th grade Elementary Art Club's theme was "Don't Sit Around, Before It's on the Ground." They enforced this idea with an empty chair, encouraging people to get up and clean up. They constructed the chair out of cardboard, poster board and newspaper, held together with tape. They then used colored construction paper and art paste to papier mache their chair. They glued the "No MOre Trash!" logo on the back of the chair. They drew out their letters with pencil and outlined with black marker.

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One Can, Toucan Yes You Can Make MO Trash Free

School: 
El Dorado Springs Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Barbara Walsh
Class: 
3rd-5th Grade Gifted Class
School District: 
El Dorado Springs R-2
Number of Participants: 
10

We came up with the rainforest idea with a toucan in a tree. The title of our project is One Can, Toucan Yes You Can Make MO Trash Free. The recycled materials we used are; old soda bottles for the leaves and the bottom of 2 liter bottles for flowers, bark that had fallen off trees and old dead branches from a brush pile on school property, news papers for paper machete, used dirt, donated paint, insulation, and 3M paper. The trash can will be on display in the hallway by the elementary office.

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MObot the Robot

School: 
Cathedral Basilica School of St. Louis
Teacher Name: 
Nan Herr
Class: 
4th / 5th grade students
School District: 
Archdiocese of St. Louis
Number of Participants: 
12

Our theme was a robot. His name is ‘MObot the Robot.’ All of the items were either donated or taken from recycling bins. The only item we purchased was the trash can which Mrs. Herr plans to use when the contest ends. Our slogan is, TAKE ME TO YOUR RECYCLE BIN! Get it? It’s a play on words. We are displaying MObot in the entry foyer for all to see.

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Blast Trash Out of This World

School: 
Sedalia Middle School
Teacher Name: 
Patricia Patrick
Class: 
Boys & Girls Club of West Central MO
School District: 
Sedalia
Number of Participants: 
8

According to Boys & Girls Club Site Director Patricia Patrick, the eight participating students chose the theme, "Blast Trash Out of This World" and created a rocket ship out of a metal trashcan. Students used recycled cardboard boxes for the ship’s wings and recycled chicken wire with foam insulation for the nose cone. Donated bed risers served as thrusters and the accompanying sign was made from soda cans and recycled wood flooring. Students painted details on the rocket and sign with acrylic paint.

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