Our 6th and 7th grade gifted class chose an extra-terrestrial theme. We have a paper mache Earth with an alien flying over it. Our quote says, “We’re Not Alone….. Help Clean Our Home.”
Sixth through eighth grades.
The theme of our “No More Trash” campaign is, “Refresh the Earth.” It is based around plastic bottles. After refreshing drinks, students and staff have the opportunity to place their empty plastic bottles into our large water bottle designed trashcan. The bottles will then be recycled instead of thrown away in the trash. We are encouraging more recycling and less waste and trash in the school and lunch room to help “Refresh the Earth.”
The class chose to use a sports theme and came up with "Make It A Goal For No More Trash." The can is decorated with a variety of sports that use targets such as the goal post for football, a soccer net, an archery target, a croquet hoop, a golf hole, a basketball hoop and a baseball/softball glove. Around the top is a track with the "goal" of crossing the finish line. The students constructed the pieces and then put it all together. The soccer and basketball nets were actually woven of yarn! I’m very proud of the fact that they did it all themselves.
1. Theme: Fish because fish are affected by polluted water 2. Materials: construction paper, glitter and glue. The fin was stuffed with newspaper. 3. Can will be displayed in the library and used for recycled items.
According to teacher Karen Blevins, the seven participating students were inspired by the 75th anniversary of the game Monopoly. They created a No MOre Trash! version called Trashopoly with Mr. Monopoly front and center holding a No MOre Trash! pencil as his cane. A replica of stops from the original game board wraps around the top of the can with local street names replacing original locations. Additional images of Mr. Monopoly, along with game pieces made from recycled poster board, promote the No MOre Trash! theme. Monopoly money decorates the top of the can.