Ta (quarter) q
ti-ti (2 eighth) sd
Ta rest (quarter rest) Q
too (half note) w
tiki-tiki ( 4 16ths) xccc
tum (dotted quarter) r
ti ta ti (8th, quarter, 8th) a q a
tiki- ti (2 16ths/8th) xcd
ti- tiki (8th and 2 16ths) sxc
Later in 4th grade, I add dotted eighth/sixteenth notes and 6/8 patterns. I don't test them on those two rhythms for the rhythm wall of fame, but they are ready by the end of the year to start recorder.
I have a big pile of rhythms we review and one student at a time, one per class period, pass off the rhythms by reading the stack of rhythms in order to get their name on the Rhythm Wall of Fame. It is a big deal to get your name on the special bulletin board. At the beginning of this time, I show the students various colorful fonts that I found on an old program I have called Scrapbook factory. Each student chooses a font for his or her name. I spend an hour or so making all of the students' names in his or her chosen font. Then I put each class's names into a ziplock baggie and randomly choose a name a day.
When a student passes off the rhythms, he then puts up his name on the "Rhythm Wall of Fame" and gets to choose a small prize I have, such as a bouncy ball or a porcupine character.
I have printed out the title "Rhythm Wall of Fame" for a bulletin board. Get the title for FREE HERE. Since no one else is going to have my old program, I thought of a way you can make your own names for your board. Many Clip artists on Teachers Pay Teachers have free alphabet letters. You could just choose a few for your students, and print them colored or let the students color them to make their own unique name. I searched for some of those for you. There are so really fun ones for you to choose from. Find some fun free alphabet letters for your students here.
I use rhythm patterns that I color code by backing them with colored construction paper. I use a different color for each grade.