Mathematics can be fun! "This Tune" uses math and melody and rhythm to help the teacher learn students names quickly as well as aiding the students to learn their classmates names.
The five beat pattern can be physically represented by dividing the 5 beat measures into Knees (beat 1), Clap (beat 2), Snap (beat 3), knees (beat 4) and Clap (beat 5). As this pattern is repeated, the children are involved in a phsically active learning activity that is practical and enjoyable. If you learn the "Knees, Hands and Fingers song (cowritten with Bill Prince) you and your class can have a great time learning names. I have used my family in the original version but you can feel free to subsitute your class members names just as well.