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 taking criticism in stride:
Jack is a favorite clown at the circus. He is a wonderful juggler. When the crowd begins to chant, “Jack, Jack, Jack,” the other clowns become jealous. They want to make him look bad in front of the audience. They decide to replace his balls and pins with glass jars and rocks. Then he would be embarrassed when the jars break and the rocks fall to the floor with the thud. But they are in for a surprise. Jack has no problem juggling the jars over his head, and the rocks….he can juggle them behind his back. The crowd cheers even louder.