Community Read


Welcome to this year’s Community Read! We will be reading The Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies.  All Montvale students will receive a copy of the book to keep.  

Book summary:  Evan and his younger sister Jesse, react very differently to the news that they will be in the same class for fourth grade and as the end of summer approaches, they battle it out through lemonade stands, each trying to be the first to earn $100.

Families are encouraged to read a chapter a night. We will have comprehension questions every morning about the previous night’s reading.  Students will be eligible to win prizes for correct answers. Students are also encouraged to respond by drawing a picture and using the following sentence starter: My favorite part was________because________.


Reading Assignment

Monday, February 5

Chapter 1 * Slump

Tuesday, February 6

Chapter 2 * Breakup

Wednesday, February 7

Chapter 3 * Joint Venture

Thursday, February 8

Chapter 4 * Partnership

Monday, February 12

Chapter 5 * Competition

Tuesday, February 13

Chapter 6 * Underselling

Wednesday, February 14

Chapter 7 * Location, Location, Location

Thursday, February 15

Chapter 8 * Going Global

Monday, February 19

Chapter 9 * Negotiation

Tuesday, February 20

Chapter 10 * Malicious Mischief

Wednesday, February 21

Chapter 11 * A Total Loss

Thursday, February 22

Chapter 12 * Waiting Period

Monday, February 26

Chapter 13 * Crisis Management

Tuesday, February 27

Chapter 14 * Reconciliation

This schedule is also available on the school’s website.  Click on “Our School,”  “Library,” and “Community Read.”  

The Virginia Council of Economic Education has put together resources including family financial activities in support of this book:

Previous Community Reads:

2016-2017 Dear Mr. Henshaw by Bevery Cleary
2015-2016 Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
2014-2015 The World According to Humphrey by Betty Birney
2013-2014 The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary 
2012-2013 Frindle by Andrew Clements
2011-2012 Bunnicula by James Howe
2010-2011 Shiloh by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor 





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