Mini Books

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The K-1 Stars used cardboard boxes from snack to create miniature books which they could use to record dreams, keep birthday dates listed, or just to write notes. We also talked about parts of a book like the table of contents, glossary, and index page.


Congratulations to the Homemade Ozone Pickle Company!


Last Friday, pickles created by Will and Ozone students soundly defeated Mt. Olive Pickles in the Pickle Taste Test Finals. Here is the recipe for the champion pickles:


  • 4 fresh dill heads
  • pickling cucumbers
  • 8 1/2 cups water
  • 3 1/2 cups white vinegar
  • 1 cup kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar


  1. Top and tail cucumber and cut to preference
  2. Place cucumbers in a bowl of ice water for 8 hours minimum
  3. Dice garlic and add to a large heavy bottomed pot with water, vinegar, salt, & sugar
  4. Bring to a boil
  5. In your dishwasher, place empty jars and run on a sanitize cycle (a cycle that runs for a minimum of 30 minutes over 180%)
  6. Allow jars to cool and stuff them with the cucumbers from your ice bath and your dill.
  7. Fill each jar with your boiled brine.
  8. Fit each jar with a lid and refrigerate for 4 weeks.

Previous posts about the tournament:The Tournament is Starting; Pickle Tournament Finals Preview

Will it Sink or Float?

On Friday, children in the Ozone were challenged to create a boat built with specific recycled  materials. Here is what the children created:

Chocolate Trifle


The K-1 Stars and I worked on a layering dessert; a chocolate trifle. We crumbled chocolate cake and Oreos. We also made instant chocolate pudding and added cool whip. We layered those ingredients in a cup and took our desserts home!


Pickle Tournament Finals Preview

Pickle Finals


In the first round, the cheaper Mt. Olive Pickles pulled off a surprising upset over the often advertised Vlasic Pickles. When asked about the stunning defeat, the Vlasic stork refused to comment. The following week was a thrilling battle between Claussen Pickles and Homemade Pickles created by Will and several Ozone students. Before the match began, self-proclaimed pickle expert, Niles questioned whether the pickles created in the Ozone would even be edible. Niles was proven wrong as the Ozone Homemade Pickles easily defeated the Claussen Pickles.

Here is Niles’s self proclaimed expert analysis of tomorrow’s finals:

Alan: Niles, who will win tomorrow?

Niles: Is Will’s pickles in the finals?

Alan: Yes

Niles: Not them