Friday, February 25, 2011

Rhythm Relay

As a fun group activity that would help my students build measures and reinforce full counts, I put together a relay simply using white boards and markers.  We talked about all of the note values to make sure that everyone was secure in knowledge and then we broke up into 2 teams.

I gave both teams a time signature and then they raced to build a full measure using different notes.  Each team member had to be creative and put together different notes from their other team members so it got a bit challenging as they went along.   In other words, they couldn't all just put one whole note down!

It was super fun and it really helped students who were less knowledge to more fully grasp the concept.  Not to mention that it got competitive (in a healthy way, of course)!

A very simple exercise but it yielded big results.  The kids really loved it so it will be something I will certainly do again!

Wishing all of you a wonderful weekend!

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