2nd and 3rd Grades learned how to play the game Zap It! over the last few weeks. Mrs. DeFrang (music teacher at Franklin) taught me this game and I am so thankful that she did because we LOVED IT!!!
We learned to play in our riser groups. Each riser received a Popsicle stick with a rhythm printed on the end. Each riser had to perform their rhythm by clapping and saying the rhythm (we used quarter note and rest, eighth notes, and half note). IF the riser group clapped their rhythm correctly, they kept their stick. If not, I took their stick back. Tricky, eh?
But that's not all! Students then began to pick their own sticks from the cup to perform in their groups. If a student pulled a stick that had the words 'Zap It!' on the end, I collected all of their sticks. *insert maniacal laugh here*
We had so much fun that we will play again. Next time, the 3rd grade will add dotted half note to their game to make it even tougher. *maniacal laugh*