We are coming close to the end of the Peter and the Wolf unit, and are going to start focusing more on rhythms for the time being. We are in fact going to be focusing on how to write rhythms. Your children already know how to read, speak, and play three different notes and one rest, but they haven't worked on writing them on their own yet.
The students will start with a worksheet where they simply write each note and rest eight times on a piece of paper. The bottom of that paper will have two different rhythms for them to copy on the line below.
The next step is called Rhythmic Dictation; this is when I say a rhythm, and the students have to write it down on a piece of paper. I will start out with simple four beat rhythms and make it more complicated as we get further down the paper.
The last step is for the students to write their own rhythms. This is very fun for them and they are very creative!