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 laziness and what you are missing out on when you sleep too much:
Nora Nanny stays up really late at night, and then sleeps until late in the day. When Clarissa comes to tell her about the circus in town, Nora just keeps sleeping. Clarissa gives up and goes to the circus alone. When Nora is finally awake, the circus has left town. She asks Clarissa to tell her all about it. She feels bad about missing the tall clown, the lady riding horseback, the trapeze artists and especially the chimpanzees. Nora decides to sleep at night from now on, so she doesn’t miss everything.