Lemonade Stand

October 2017

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Awesome Foundation Oahu is thrilled to announcee our October 2017 recipient of $1,000 to Kamalani Academy. Awesome was contacted by Emma Shaul of Kamalani Academy who informed us of their need for the $1,000. Ms. Shaul explained to us that the 4th and 5th grade students at Kamalani Academy will engage in a Project Based Unit of Study centered around a Lemonade Stand Project; an awesome way to teach Math and Language Arts standards!

They would like to kickoff the unit with a field trip tour of Waimea Valley – “Take Care of the Land that Sustains Us.” During this 3 hour tour, the students will learn about the relationship between land and people and learn about Hawaiian plants and fruits.

On another day, they will have a representative from Wow Wow Hawaiian Lemonade, a local business in their community of Wahiawa, come talk to our classes about how a business is run, specifically one that sells lemonade. ​ Then they will continue the unit in the classroom, which will include reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies, math activities involving creating and following a budget, measurement, fractions, graphing, and analyzing data. Then students will use all of this knowledge to actually make lemonade. They would like to incorporate native fruits as options for small groups to experiment with and create flavored lemonade. Each group of students (about 4) will work together to decide on one lemonade flavor and then market it, which will include creating a name for their lemonade recipe, musical jingle, I-movie commercial and creating an advertisement poster.

For their culminating activity, every group will have a Lemonade Stand set up on our school campus, and will invite other students, staff, family and community members to stop by and try the different lemonades. They will be able to purchase 4 tickets for $1, and the tickets will be used to purchase a Dixie cup of lemonade from a stand of their choice. After this activity, students will count the tickets and graph the results.

They will also discuss ways people can make a difference in their community and help others. Then as a group will vote to donate all the proceeds to a local charity/good cause.  That sounds like a smashing idea and very worthwhile cause.  

Here is the awesome part, with our check for $1,000 Kamalani will use:

+$300 -pay for a school bus (Roberts Hawaii) for field trip

+$276 - entrance fee for students to Waimea Valley for the field trip "Take Care of the Land that Sustains Us." (46 students/$6 admission)

+$115 - purchase 46 copies of the book The Lemonade War (Scholastic)

+50 - table rentals for Lemonade Stand

+$259 - supplies for 9 student groups (pitchers, lemons, limes, sugar, local fruits, poster boards, measuring cups, dixie cups and (4) hot plate/burner)

We are so happy and proud to have played a part in this wonderful learning activity. Good luck with your lemonade sales Kamalani Academey.