This year, I decided I would do it with my kindergartners, too, but I decided just to pick our team name. We are Mrs. Patton's Ladybugs. I just couldn't think of any other animal besides a praying mantis or a porcupine starting with the letter P that might be found in "Mrs. Patton's Patch". So... we are the ladybugs!
We created this banner:
I decided to do a directed drawing, so we each made a ladybug to stick on the banner. Some added lots of details, and others did not. I love seeing their creativity, though!
I also made this sign from a popsicle stick and a paper plate. When we go out to recess, they can see exactly where to line up amidst the other 6 classes!
My kids were so excited to be the ladybugs! They even wanted to make a cheer. 1-2-3-Go, Ladybugs! How cute are they? :)
One more perk about the banner is that it doubles as the sign for our class on field day in May. Each class marches down the hall with a banner to go outside to start the games. When May comes around, the first grade teachers and I will not have to worry about making a banner because we already did! Wahoo!