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 that stealing and lying to get what you want doesn't make you happy, but sometimes can make you sick:
Clyde the snake was a happy, jolly snake and all the animals loved to be with him. When Clyde finds Kelly’s saxophone in the tall grass, he hides it and lies to Kelly about it. But now he can’t even play the saxophone. He gets a bad feeling inside his belly. His smile turns into a frown and he becomes sick. The animals try to comfort him, but when Kelly brings him a bouquet of flowers to cheer him up, he feels even worse. He decides to admit what he has done. When he does, Kelly forgives him and the bad feeling goes away. His frown turns back to a smile. The animals form a band and fill the jungle with their music.