Community Level 1 – Acquainted

Materials: None

How to Play: Players are seated in a circle. The first player
starts the chant, “Here’s my rhythm so check my beat.” He then makes a
four-beat pattern. The class repeats the pattern. The adjacent player
says the chant, invents a rhythm, and the class repeats it. Players
continue around the circle, alternating between chant, rhythm, repeat,
until all players have had a turn to initiate the chant and rhythm.

Plan for Success: Give players a chance to model and practice a four-beat rhythm. Warm up with some whole class examples with younger students.