Exit Tickets are quick assessments you can do as kids are wrapping up an activity. I have seen several different versions of these, some using Post-it Notes. Although I know there is value in written assessment and I do use it on occasion, having kids write quickly, in my experience, never works out. I would rather do something aural/oral on the way out. I've used my rhythm cards several times throughout the year as exit tickets. Here are a couple:
1. To assess understanding of the whole rest/whole note in 3rd grade. Each student performed an 8 beat rhythm pattern containing one or the other before lining up to leave. Sounds like it would take forever but we completed this within a couple of minutes. Way better than searching for pencils and clipboards and getting a post it note. Ugh! I hate tedious time spent on passing out materials.
2. In 1st grade I assessed note names using rhythm cards. After labeling quarter/eighth notes, I would point to a note randomly on the rhythm cards and ask students to name it. I could see whether they knew the name instantly or at least knew where to find the answer in my room.
These are just 2 ways I've used rhythm cards for exit tickets. Do you have any other ideas?