Week Five: Fall Co-op (2013-2014)

Another co-op morning, another day of craziness! (laughing) Why is it that on days when there are outside responsibilities and ministry events, the kids choose that morning to test my patience. Sheesh!

After a stern talking to, we were ready to be underway and plug through our lessons. An hour later, out the door we went and off to co-op it was. Thankfully, co-op went fairly well and we had lots of fun.

Fall Co-op (1/6)

Our kids were encouraged to find items to fill Thanksgiving baskets for their school spirit item this week. These items will be placed into baskets which will go out to needy families in our church who would otherwise not be having such a lovely holiday. I hope those families are blessed.

Fall Co-op (2/6)

Fall Co-op (3/6)

Making music with water and glass bottles!

Fall Co-op (4/6) Fall Co-op (5/6)

In my class, I taught the kids to make Dole Whip,ย my favorite treat when visiting Disneyland during the summer months. This is a very simple recipe; easy as pie:

Dole Whip

2 (20oz) cans Dole pineapple, crushed
2 tbsp. Lime & Lemon juice
1/3 cup sugar
1 and 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream


Drain pineapple; reserving 2 tbsp. juice. Set aside. Place pineapple, lemon juice, lime juice, sugar and reserved pineapple juice in blender or food processor; cover and blend until smooth.
Whip cream until thick and stiff; stir pineapple slush gently into whipped cream until slightly blended, in large bowl.
Pour mixture into an ice cream maker; press start. Serve once ready; enjoy!
(For those who may not own an ice cream maker, place mixture in a freezer safe bowl; place in freezer for about one hour.)

Fall Co-op (6/6)

One of our classes had the kids decorating these lovely salt dough ornaments. The one above was done by Mouse. She did a great job!

Well, another day done. We have one more week of co-op to go and we are finished. Hooray for an open schedule come the holidays!

Now… for some rest! Who knew having this much fun could be so tiring?


7 thoughts on “Week Five: Fall Co-op (2013-2014)

  1. We are going to jump into our first ever homeschool co-op this January. Glad I waited till I had it figure out just how I was going to teach, and how our weeks would really look before I joined. After nearly three months home together I am noticing my big girls are really getting on each other’s nerves; like all day. Hoping a fresh supply of other kids their ages will make them be nicer to each other. Sometimes too much secluded time together is just too much. My husband and I have noticed the same thing between ourselves!


    • Familiarity breeds contempts! (laughing) I think sometimes we all need a break from the people we love. Not because we fail to love them, but because we just need a moment to breathe. Great thought!
      I wish you well on the upcoming co-op. ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Pingback: My First Taste of Dole Whip – A Disney Treat! | Homeschool Crafts

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