Sunday, February 17, 2008

NEW Wiki of the Week!

So it looks like most schools are rolling along! Projects are starting to take off with some really great ideas! This week, we would like to spotlight Laura Ingalls Wilder Intermediate School for a fantastic job on their wiki page! Here is a snippet of their poem about the project:

"Our school is named for Laura Ingalls Wilder, who wrote the Little House books and more,
we're not sure what this project holds for us,
or for what we are in store.
We are brave 5th graders in a 5th and 6th campus
in a small town named Schertz in the Lone Star State,
we can't wait to tackle these projects
and share different issues for debate."

To read the full poem, go visit their wiki page at:

It looks like Laura Ingalls Wilder is about to undertake their communities problem. We look forward to your progress! Keep up the great work!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Wiki of the Week!!

Great job to East Elementary School for their work on Project Trinity! Wow, you were just recognized here at Project Lemonade Central as an outstanding wiki! We encourage other schools to join in on their discussion tab and commend them for their work and for making a difference in their community. You can access their wiki and blog at

Keep up the great work everyone! We are looking for another wiki to recognize for their efforts....who could it be??? WE have Alex's Lemonade Bracelets to give to a school for their project work on March 12th! Stay Tuned!!

Monday, February 4, 2008


I hear stories all the time about people making a difference, whether it's in the news, in storybooks, or on Youtube. And I think to myself that I could never be put in a position like that. What I mean is I could never make such an impact like these people. Martin Luther King: he changed the world's outlook on equal rights. Oprah Winfrey: she's providing education and a better life for children in a third world country. These people are famous! MY question is this: What does it take to make a difference? What do I have to do to make an impact? If you have a response, please tell us!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Dr. Martin Luther King

Project Lemonade salutes Dr. Martin Luther King for his courageous efforts in his fight for equal rights. Dr. King set a standard for all of us in how we should treat each other. No person should be judged by their race, religion, gender, or color of their skin. Thank you Dr. King, for following your dream, and for making a difference!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Class Wiki Update

Hey guys, all of you did an amazing job at our first video conference! Everyone seems to be really enthusiastic about this project. We've noticed that some of you have already started on your WIKI page! Great Job! It looks like the Cyber Chickens are leading the way for the best blog award, but the students from Qatar Academy are coming along!! We'll see.... Kara and I can't wait to see your project ideas. Keep up the good work!


Thursday, January 17, 2008

Our First Videoconference

Our First Videoconference was a success. We had a few technical difficulties, but managed to staigten things out and pull everyone together to start making a difference! Thank You Liz Scott for your inspiring words. Happy Birthday to Alex! We hope you enjoyed our hosts, Conor and Kara, and look forward to hearing your successes down the road. Keep those wikis going, friends. We'll be watching!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Project Launched

We are looking for particpants in this project around the globe. If you are interested, please refer to the registration at
This is a collaborative project with the Lower Merion School District in Ardmore, PA, and classrooms around the globe. Inspired by the true story of Alex Scott, Project Lemonade was started to get kids to think about how they can make a difference in the world. When faced with her biggest challenge, Alex decided to start a lemonade stand to raise money for cancer research. Alex's Lemonade Stand has drawn national attention, and has raised millions of dollars for pediatric cancer research.

This project will encompass the participation of classrooms all over the world. A 5 month long project duration will enable classrooms to connect , whenever, wherever. 5 videoconference events will take place to connect kids from other countries and cultures. Through videoconferencing, blogging, and a wiki, students will work together to solve real problems in their own school, community, country, and the world. Students will debate, discuss, and generate questions based on essential questions that will drive the project. The project will culminate with a product to be shared via Ex: video, podcast, etc. This project is about real world problems and how we deal with them.

The BIG Ideas:
How can kids make a difference?
When life hands "you" lemons, what will "you" do?
Is better working alone or in groups?
How do we solve problems?