Make story time interesting. PowerPoint audio books read to the students. This story is from First Phonics, a phonics curriculum for preschoolers. There are 31 stories about the alliterative characters from the program. Included with each story is the character’s song. Most of the stories subtly teach a character-building trait. This one teaches a lesson about caring and playing jokes that go bad:
Blooms, the falcon, loves to collect feathers…..all kinds of feathers. But when he can’t find some that have fallen out of the birds, he begin to pluck them from the other birds. When he plucks one of tiny chickadee’s feather, Maribelle thinks this is the last straw. She and the other birds conspire to teach Blooms a lesson. They make a colorful turkey and plant it in the forest. Each of the turkey’s feathers are attached with really sticky glue. Blooms plucks the colorful tail feathers and takes them one by one to his nest. But when he returns that night to count all his beautiful feathers, they are in one huge clump. Now the birds feel bad about what they have done until Simon has a new plan…..they help Blooms collect his feathers. Now he has more than ever.