Missouri Wildflowers Need MO Love

Teacher Name: 
Kim Murphy
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School District: 
Poplar Bluff R-1 School District
School: 
Oak Grove Elementary
Location: 
Oak Grove Elementary School
3297 Oak Grove Rd
63901 Poplar Bluff , MO

This project was done with entirely recycled materials. The trash can was used in the contest the year before last. All of the paper products are recycled. The colored construction paper is scraps from previous art projects. The colored construction paper was cut into petal shapes for the flowers. The students glued the petals onto empty milk cartons that the students collected. Inside the milk carton is potting soil and flower seeds. When the seeds sprout, the students will plant them in the schools outdoor classroom. The NoMore Trash logos are printed on recycled paper that has printing on the other side. Students glued the NoMore Trash logo inside of each flower. The top of the trash can lid reads "Have a Heart do your part. Missouri Wildflowers need MO love."

The lesson with this project is Missouri Wildflowers. The inside of the trash can lid is a Tickseed Sunflower. The pink flowers are Prairie Rose. The blue and purple are Hairy Wild Petunias and the purple are Violet Wood Sorrels. The kids loved the names of the flowers!

The trash can is placed on the patio of the outdoor classroom. If the weather is bad, the trash can is brought into the building and placed by the doors the go out to the outdoor classroom.

Grade Range: 
Class: 
Second Grade Art
Number of Participants: 
6