This week, 3rd graders got to learn about sixteenth notes, which we call "takadimi". We talked about how different names have different rhythms. Each student got to say his/her own name in 2 beats, and we found out that not every name has the same rhythm. Then we talked about the name "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt", which takes four beats. His name also includes a takadimi. Do you know where it is? Finally, we got to read about (and add instruments to) a very interesting, 16-beat name: Tikki tikki tembo no sa rembo chari bari ruchi pip peri pembo. WOW! Do you know how to find the rhythm of his name? How many takadimis are hidden in his name? I look forward to teaching this lesson every year. Learn more about Tikki Tikki Tembo, a Chinese folktale retold by Arlene Mosel and illustrated by Blair Lent
Tikki Tikki Tembo
10/17/2013 08:29:29 am
Love this book! Saw the title and started rattling of the name in rhythm on reflex. :)
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