Monday, September 15, 2008

Do You Do a Didgeridoo?

Today one of our read alouds was the book, "Do You Do A Didgeridoo?" by Nick Page. It was about a man who was looking for a didgeridoo in a music store. He begged, pleaded, and continually asked the owner, "Do You Do a Didgeridoo?" and the owner answered, "I didgeridon't!" At the end of the book, the owner found one in his store, and the man who once wanted it so badly, changed his mind. The children loved the sing/song rhythm of the book and of course, the topic of the didgeridoo. After the book was read, students learned that this instrument, used by the Aboriginal Australians, is made from tree branches that have been hollowed out by insects. There are no reliable sources stating the didgeridoo's exact age, though it is commonly claimed to be the world's oldest wind instrument.
The biggest surprise was yet to come. A student knew someone who had a didgeridoo and he brought it in to share with the class. It was a wonderful opportunity for everyone to see. hear, and feel this instrument up close. So, "Do You Do a Didgeridoo?


Suzanne said...

Good thing you added the picture of the Didgeridoo, because I had no idea what that word meant. Thanks for the new vocabulary! :)

Anonymous said...

i love the book, "do you do a didgeridoo?" love,

dayle timmons said...

How cool is this!!

Melanie Holtsman said...

So.....what did it sound like?

Beth and Blane Alicea said...

Dear Mrs Mallon and Mrs Dillard, I'm glad you have a great time teaching us, I liked hearing the Didgeridoo from Jonathon. I can not to wait to see Carter and all of my other friends at school tomorrow!!!
Love, Blane

I agree with Suzanne I was unclear what it was until I saw the picture :)
Beth Alicea