K-2

Kindergarten through second grade.

Trash Guardians of the Glaxay

School: 
The Language Tree
Teacher Name: 
Natalia Prats
Class: 
Kindergartens
School District: 
Columbia
Number of Participants: 
19
Earth's resources are not infinite like the universe. Preserve them! No More Trash!
Class Photo- KIndergartens at The Language Tree
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

The Language Tree is a non-profit school that teaches children ages 2 to 5th grade Spanish and French in an immersion setting (using only the target language in the classroom). 

This week our Kindergartens are studying space and we are preparing for Earth day too. They decided to combine the best of both and came up with the following slogan: 

Earth's resources aren't infinite like the universe. Preserve them! No More Trash!

Les Resources de la Terre ne sont pas infinies comme l'Universe. Conservez les! Fini les poubelles!

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Recycle MOre

School: 
Col. John B Wyman Elementary School
Teacher Name: 
Tara Peters, Kristin Porter and Many Lebedowicz
Class: 
The Brick Street Boys & Babe Lego Group
School District: 
Rolla School District
Number of Participants: 
7

Our trash can teaches you to Recycle MOre. The first graders decided to cover the entire can using only recycled materials. The materials are attached in a rainbow theme from top to bottom, red to violet. The children learned MOre about what can be recycled and the importance of it for our school, city, state and world. They worked as a team every Tuesday to create their Trash No MOre---Recycle MOre trash can. It was a fantastic learning experience for all. 

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Stomping Out Our Trash Footprint

School: 
Family Worship Center Academy
Teacher Name: 
Randi Unger
Class: 
Mrs. Unger's Class
School District: 
Private School - Boone County
Number of Participants: 
6

The kids "stomped" their footprints and learned the importance of recycling and keeping the earth and our community clean.  We talked about where the trash goes after we take it out and also about what other things can be made from recycled materials!

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Cookie Monster Likes Trash Too

School: 
Holy Family Catholic School
Teacher Name: 
Mary Holterman
Class: 
Pre K, Kinergarten, 1st and 2nd Art classes
School District: 
Fatima RII
Number of Participants: 
27

PROJECT NAME:   COOKIE MONSTER LIKES TRASH TOO

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:

Rusty trash can was taken 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.

Each child put their hand prints on the can.   Trash was picked up around school and glue to their hands because anyone can help pick up trash or throw trash in a trash can.

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"Box"up your recyclables, Missouri's State Reptile: 3-toed Box Turtle

School: 
East Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Gail Forsyth
Class: 
Second Grade Recycle Club
School District: 
Waynesville R-VI School District
Number of Participants: 
14

Our recycle club chose to decorate our trash can as a Three-Toed Box Turtle, Missouri's state reptile.  He really is made out of a box; a box that fits down over the trash can with the bottom removed. His shell is made from individual pizza slice containers, with the outer edge made from hot drink sleeves.  His legs are made from an old sheet, and stuffed with shredded paper. His toe claws are made from a plastic milk jug.  After decorating our trash can, the students created posters with the computer program, KidPix.

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Girl Scouts Make the World a Better Place with No MOre Trash!

School: 
Ross Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Kass Stolzberg, Girl Scout Troop Organizer
Class: 
Girl Scouts: Daisies and second grade Brownies
School District: 
Parkway
Number of Participants: 
18

As part of the Girl Scout Law, we promise to do our best to make the world a better place, use resources wisely and be a sister to every Girl Scout. We used our resources wisely by converting empty 50 gallon plastic drums donated by Speedy's Car Wash in to custom trash cans for the students at Ross Elementary. A single theme, Make the World a Better Place with No MOre Trash!, was presented as a school wide Girl Scout opportunity and successfully united numerous Girl Scout Troops.

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Super Leaders, Save the Day!

School: 
Eugene Field Elementary
Teacher Name: 
Mrs. Hinton
Class: 
Green & Clean Team
School District: 
Hannibal Public Schools
Number of Participants: 
6

Have no fear, the Green & Clean Team is here!
We are ALL leaders in our school! In our school, we have leadership jobs. I, Mrs. Hinton, sponsor a fabulous group of students who are committed to keeping our school, and the school grounds super clean! We meet on Monday mornings before school to pick up trash around our schoolyard and playground. We also help water plants out front in warm weather and are looking forward to our new school garden this spring!

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NoMO in No Co

School: 
Extra Homeschool Co-op
Teacher Name: 
Becca Bryan
Class: 
Extra Homeschool Co-op
School District: 
Based in the Hazelwood School District but not affiliated with them
Number of Participants: 
40

Our project was based on symbols of Missouri. Our entire display was made with recycled materials that we saved or found. We made a Dogwood tree (the official tree of MO) from a fallen branch and coffee filters. Our bluebirds (the official bird of MO) were made from used tissue paper and light bulbs, a few cardinals (for obvious reasons) were also made the same way]. The St. Louis skyline, the river, and the Missouri cut out were made from old cardboard boxes. The arch stands over the entire scene made with cardboard and tin foil. The birdhouses are made from milk cartons.

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