I always start my lessons in a crew circle. I will have them fill them out in our crew circle. Throughout the lesson I will have them look for the note in the music we are working with. When they see the note I will have them hold a thumb up and shake it. I will also have them count how many they see, go up to the board to circle or color the note, read the measure that has the note in it, etc.
I also plan on creating a Note Wall to show the notes we know.
You can go to my download page on my website to get a copy of the graphic organizer.