Students will take a few simple steps as an idividual or a small group in order to write one measure of a rhythm. These rhythms can later be combined in a drum circle or as a classroom composition.
This lesson reviews note values and time signatures. It also reinforces reading of simple rhythms. Because it involves breaking words into syllables it can be used with common core standards in reading a lauguage arts. It also includes review of fractions for common core standards in math. Most importantly this lesson involves simple and fun competition between students and ends in classroom performance and music making!