Ms. Martin's Music Room

Resources and reflections on what my classroom teaches me.

R is for Rhythm

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The student will clap or play rhythms for the action words in the book “I am not sleepy and I will not go to bed.”


The class will go through each action word, miming the action and then determining a rhythm pattern for each. These rhythms will be written on the board and practiced by all. Use questions like “Is this a slow, regular pattern, or a fast, irregular one?” and “Is this a hard or a soft sound?” to help guide the students.

These rhythms will be saved to use as part of creating a song in the next lesson.


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