Writing Rhythms

My students have been working on ways to create rhythm patterns. We talked about repetition and contrast, such as how patterns can be mirrored or simply repeated. I took snapshots (not too great, mostly blurry) of their patterns on a dry erase board. We then evaluated and clapped the patterns. Next time I do this, I will try to bring my camera as the iPhone doesn’t do a great job on indoor pictures on gloomy days.

This is a 4th Grade student whose class was studying different combinations of eighth and sixteenth notes.

This is a 2nd Grade student whose class was studying different combinations of quarter and eighth notes.