Every year my students do a project about recycling for the Marshall County Landfill. Student learn about recycling and then they create a poster to promote all the good things that recycling does. These posters can then be turned into a calendar contest! This is a project that K-6th grade students can do and once the posters are turned in, the judges choose 13 students (12 for the months and one for the cover of the calendar) to receive awards at a reception for the students and their families and be in the new calendar which helps promote recycling in the Marshalltown area. The one student chosen for the cover receives $100 and other fun prizes (including calendars for their family and their classmates). The other students chosen for the months receive prizes as well! So it's definitely a fun project. Last year I had 7 students chosen to be in the calendar and one of my students was chosen for the cover! So here are some of the projects I turned in for this years contest. It is so fun to see how they take the information about recycling and then put those thoughts onto paper. Some very creative solutions!