One of our Rhythm Composers
The class claps and says the rhythm pattern that was composed.
The 5K kids have learned about quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth note pairs.
They have taken turns composing 4 beat rhythm patterns for the class to clap and say.
We say "ta" for quarter notes, and clap once. We say "shh" for quarter rests and have our hands out, and we say "ti ti" for eighth note pairs and clap twice. Each of these has the value of one beat.
The students have had fun with this!