This can be used as a beat chart and as a beginning stage of students learning to write out rhythms that they hear. It's mini dictation for elementary school that's fun! Included on the last page are my suggestions for how I use the resource. I personally print the first page for students to use as a beat chart and then they draw the notes over the umbrellas. I project the rest on the white board. Alternatively if you laminate them it's like each student has their own little white board. This is my first product and I hope you enjoy it. It's simple but my first graders LOVED the dictation unit we did. This was about 4 weeks in and their joy at decoding and notating a real song was awesome. I hope to put up the rest of the unit... as time allows! If you're interested message me and that will perhaps get me moving faster.