Need a fresh new activity to get your year started out with active music making? Using quarter and eighth note rhythms, students will read four simple rules about being listeners, participants, following directions and being respectful. Once the rules are learned, students will review the rhythm of the rules and will play the rules! A variety of ways are suggested to play with either drums or UPP and boomwhackers set in C pentatonic could also be used. Drum Rules/Drums Rule makes for a perfect 2 to 4 part canon experience as well.
You'll be engaging students, reviewing rhythms, and subtly teaching concepts of structure and organization with a "playful" twist from the very first day of music class! Woohoo!