1. Math – Use The Lemonade War to do some math. The book makes math problems real – and hopefully exciting. Take actual problems from the book and use them. Repeat them. Explore them. Practice them. This will obviously have to be tailored by grade. But The Lemonade War should make many problems – from simple addition and subtraction, to more complicated affairs involving calculating profits, multiplying, and even using ratios – more meaningful and relevant. Think of The Lemonade War as making “word problems” come alive. If students care about Jessie and Evan’s lemonade stands – then perhaps you can get them to dive into some related math questions.
5. Siblings – I would imagine that nearly all students will relate to or identify w/ the love/hate relationship btwn Jessie and Evan. Let them. Invite them to tell stories or find some ways to communicate or share their experiences w/ their siblings. You could start as simple as that: What I Hate about My Brother and What I Love About My Brother. And you’re off from there – off to the races. A lot could emerge simply here – if you can keep it reined in, focused and constructive.