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Teaching: Reading Rhythms
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Blue Jello Cards - Set 1 (Getting Started)
Students read cards with stylized Blue Jello rhythms saying Blue Jello words aloud and making matching hand signs
Blue Jello Cards - Set 1 (Continuing)
Continue to improve the ability to keep a steady beat, to perform Blue Jello rhythms and hand signs, and to think and look ahead.
Find the Jellos
Students hear a rhythm and write it with the blue jello puzzle. Begin with jel-lo and easily progress to rests, pineapple and purple
Pass the Beat - 1
Teacher, students and parents pass a Blue Jello Word Card around the circle saying the Blue Jello name while keeping a steady beat
Count the Beats
It's so simple to use the Blue Jello Cards to isolate individual beats. Important to play all the RR games leading up to this game.
Blue Bar Lines
After choosing a meter, students happily and easily place bar lines on a long snake of blue jello cards
Students feel notes and rests of the same value and how those of unequal value relate to each other. Individual play or as teams.
Blue Jello Cards - Set 2
Students learn 14 more advanced Blue Jello rhythms and hand signs adding to the 14 learned in set 1. Everyone loves this set and find the rhythms quite hilarious.
Double Bar Sit Down
In this favorite game, students read rhythms in a circle of cards in unison