Most classes have been working on grade-appropriate rhythm concepts and skills. Kindergarten and first grade classes are learning about ta (quarter note), ti-ti (two eighth notes) and "shh" (quarter rest). We first played ta, ti-ti and "shh" to the rhyme "Wiggly, Jiggly, Loose Tooth." Then we used Halloween candy on the SMART board. Students chose either a single or double piece of candy. They then had to decide if the candy represented ta or ti-ti.
Other classes composed rhythms in 4/4 and 3/4 time. They also used Music Theory worksheets from MakingMusicFun.net. Fourth and fifth grade classes are now starting to play recorders.