Here are all the makings of a great lesson:
After every page, we practiced saying the phrase "Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus." The kids love the pigeon books, and so do I :)
Anyway, after the book was read, we figured out the rhythm together. We decided it was "ta ti-ti ti-ti ti-ti ta rest rest rest." We've been learning about bar lines, and it was a great moment to decide where the bar line was, and how many rests we needed to fill up that measure!
I found these foam buses in the dollar bins at Target. I love foam manipulatives! I have drawers and drawers full of them.
For only $1, it came with 10 pieces. I was able to write different rhythms on them with a sharpie, and the fly swatter game commenced.
Great day! We were able to incorporate literature, aural dictation, and aural assessments all on one day.