I’m really excited about this project- there are over 200 pages of manipulatives, should you choose to print them. I did, and I’ve been printing and laminating all day so I can show you what they are and how to use them. I’ll make a tutorial on how you can adapt them and print only what you want.
I didn’t want to let the day pass without sharing at least something with, so here’s a little exercise to get your feet wet.
Ring around the Rosies
Ring around the Rosies PDF pages
There are 7 other nursery rhymes that will come with the e-book, with four different time signatures.
Have fun! Now I’m going to sign off and celebrate my baby’s first birthday. Thanks for checking in!
Here’s a manipulative that you can use to teach your students basic rhythms using nursery rhymes, like “Ring around the Rosies.” This is the first stage that we learn it. They can clap the rhythms, they can play it on a percussion instrument, they can say it with you, and they can sing it and play the singing game. That’s the first stage.
In the second stage we have boxes for every measure, and the notes have been lighted out. There are two different ways you can have your students do this. They can either use a dry erase marker if you’ve laminated it, or a crayon or pencil and throw it away when you’re done, or put it on the fridge. Or, they can use these cards that come with it, and put it together like a puzzle. When they are done you can have them clap the rhythm. (demonstration).
In the third stage we have the same (boxes), but there are no notes. In this one they have to figure out what the rhythm is themselves. They might use the sheet from stage one for reference if they are beginning students, or they can figure it out by themselves with the cards or they can do stick notation. (demonstration)
That’s one example of how you can use these cards. There are seven others that come with my e-book, “Beginning Rhythm”, and this one is free. Have fun, and thanks for watching!