My name is Jennifer Donovan, and I've been teaching elementary music since 1994. The past 18 years I've been lucky enough to a part of the staff at Clear Creek Elementary in Shawnee, Kansas. Clear Creek is a part of the USD 232 DeSoto Public Schools.
Last week in the Clear Creek music room, 2nd graders had the opportunity to build rhythms using quarter notes, quarter rests, and eighth notes with partners. I got the idea for the rhythm blocks from Thom Borden, and I ordered them on Amazon. Here's the link. Wooden 1 inch blocks.