Last March, every elementary school in El Dorado, Arkansas read The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies for their One District, One Book event.
Inspired by the story of Jesse and Evan Treski – and their duelling lemonade stands – El Dorado students created their own videos to showcase what they learned from the book. The videos feature original songs, dancing, news stories, and even a Lemonade vs. Limeade war!
Check out some of our favorites below…
(And consider inviting your students to make their own videos when your school does One School, One Book. Don’t forget to share them with us at Read to Them!)
An exciting and informative news story from Hugh Goodwin Elementary School!
Northwest Elementary School with a fabulous lemonade stand!
Students from Retta Brown Elementary School sing and dance The Lemonade War.
These students went above and beyond. Way to go El Dorado School District!
Lewiston-Porter school district in Youngstown, New York is so excited for One District, One Bookthey released five – count ’em, five! – preview videos!
Lewiston-Porter decided to choose between Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White and The Mouse and The Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary.
The school cast two dogs to play Wilbur from Charlotte’s Web, and Ralph from The Mouse and The Motorcycle.
These dogs are reoccurring characters throughout the video, and star in the final, energetic, reveal video, where you finally learn their new One District, One Book title will be…The Mouse and The Motorcycle!
You can watch each of the five of the videos below!
We love the idea of creating multiple videos to increase engagement and excitement throughout the participating schools and the communities that surrounds them.Anyone can surely see how exciting the One District, One Book programs are!
Mr. Casseri kicks off the video series with his canine friends!
Students participate in a preview video for Charlotte’s Web.
Mrs. Rodriguez and Ralph create excitement for The Mouse and The Motorcycle!
Miss. Metz and Mrs. Zielinski encourage students to vote for their choice of book!
The big reveal! Starring Wilbur and Ralph themselves!
"That's a game-changer, people. That's a game-changer in terms of what that does for a young person."