Chestnut Grove Academy

Home Schooling, Homemaking and Crafting This is a blog about our Home Schooling experiences. I have 3 sons, ages 7yo, 4yo and 2.5yo. Baby girl is due October 2013!

You'll find Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and soon 2nd Grade ideas and information on my blog. We do weekly field trips and I post about workboxing and other organization tips, as well as homeschool product reviews! I'll also be throwing in some info about Homemaking and crafting as well :D

Operating as usual

09/23/2021

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09/17/2021

#wisdomwednesday “I pray we all recognize the joyful and sacred responsibility it is to teach a child.”
-Devin G. Durrant
First Counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency #ldshe #homeschool

Where were you when the world stopped turning? The 10th anniversary of 9-11 09/11/2021

Where were you when the world stopped turning? The 10th anniversary of 9-11

http://chestnutgroveacademy.blogspot.com/2011/09/where-were-you-when-world-stopped.html?m=1

Where were you when the world stopped turning? The 10th anniversary of 9-11 A homeschooling blog with lots of fun hands on activities and great field trips! I also do homeschool product reviews.

09/08/2021

When was/is your first day??

When was/is your first day??

09/08/2021

#WisdomWednesday “Teaching in the home is becoming increasingly important in today’s world, where the influence of the adversary is so widespread and he is attacking, attempting to erode and destroy the very foundation of our society, even the family. Parents must resolve that teaching in the home is a most sacred and important responsibility.”-Elder L. Tom Perry, 2010 General Conference,“Mothers Teaching Children in the Home” #ldshe #homeschool

Photos from Chestnut Grove Academy's post 09/07/2021

#notbacktoschool 2021-2022 #homeschoollife

08/14/2021

Check out our team store!

Variety of designs, styles and colors! bonfire.com/store/robotics-themed-gear-store #robotics

Photos from Simple Homeschool with Jamie C. Martin's post 07/20/2021

Photos from Simple Homeschool with Jamie C. Martin's post

07/20/2021

This is a HUGE downfall of the American education system... the belief that a child has to master every topic/subject area in order to be a good student and/or progress in life.

We don't expect a plumber to be a master electrician, nor a doctor to be an expert at cooking, yet until a child is out of school, we feed them the belief that they must be masters of everything that's presented to them.

And then set an immediate expectation that they should pick the ONE thing they excel at to pursue as a career.

What an unfair system.

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06/21/2021

BUBBLE POP MATH GAMES

Have you seen those bubble pop fidget toys? Well, they lend themselves very well to elementary math games... 😁

LINK: https://frugalfun4boys.com/bubble-pop-math-games/

06/15/2021
06/11/2021

I’ve spoken about this a lot.

When we began homeschooling 12 years ago I had no idea the changes it would bring. It gave us the courage to say no to a lot of other things that just weren’t serving us well.

Homeschooling gives us courage to march to the best of our own drummer.

It gives our children permission to be ok with being different. In fact, being “normal” seems a little weird.

This is another homeschool benefit people didn’t tell me about!

If you’re on the fence or feeling unsure about your decision to homeschool, please keep in mind what you want your children’s final education outcome to look like… because that is where I have seen the beauty, but I know we sometimes trudged through the mud to get there. 😉

06/07/2021

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Photos from Chestnut Grove Academy's post 05/27/2021

Prepping my presentation outside on this beautiful day, for the @Ldshe #homeschoolconference next week. Tell me your why. Why do you homeschool?

05/19/2021

LDSHE virtual #homeschoolconference, all are welcome. I will be presenting as well as many other amazing presenters! (Link in bio)

LDSHE virtual #homeschoolconference, all are welcome. I will be presenting as well as many other amazing presenters! (Link in bio)

Oh Freedom! High School Edition | Woke Homeschooling 05/15/2021

Oh Freedom! High School Edition | Woke Homeschooling

I’ve decided to host a discussion group (36 weeks) for OH Freedom High School Edition. If you are interested in using Oh Freedom High School and will Purchase the curriculum and textbooks and want a place to gather each Monday at 11am EDT/EST let me know! https://wokehomeschooling.com/oh-freedom-high-school-edition/ We will begin discussing week 1 on 8/2 and will run through 5/2 with the following days off (9/6, 10/11, 12/27, 1/17), of course if you can’t make it one week that’s fine! Feel free to DM if interested. #HomeschoolHighSchool

Oh Freedom! High School Edition | Woke Homeschooling Get Free Sample Oh Freedom High School Edition Our high school curriculum is 36-weeks of U.S. History lessons for teens (8th-12th grade). Students work independently to take deep dives into understanding history from the perspective of Indigenous and African Americans. Using Stamped from the Beg ...

05/09/2021

We want to wish a Happy Mother's Day to and from all of our amazing volunteers! We couldn't do what we do without the help of some amazing mothers all across the country. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

05/08/2021

For Asian-American history month, check out some of my favorite picture books about China. I especially love Ruby's Wish, The Empty Pot, and Lon Po Po. (The Empty Pot is more obscure but is one of the best books on honesty I've ever read!)

https://learnincolor.com/picture-books-about-china-and-chinese-culture.html

05/07/2021

If you enjoy Crafting a Homemade Education's posts, then be sure to share them so more homeschool parents can find and enjoy them too 😉.

‎First Name Basis Podcast: 5 Tips For Talking To Children About News on Apple Podcasts 05/04/2021

‎First Name Basis Podcast: 5 Tips For Talking To Children About News on Apple Podcasts

‎First Name Basis Podcast: 5 Tips For Talking To Children About News on Apple Podcasts ‎Show First Name Basis Podcast, Ep 5 Tips For Talking To Children About News - Apr 27, 2021

Summer Reading Program - The Good and the Beautiful 05/03/2021

Summer Reading Program - The Good and the Beautiful

https://www.goodandbeautiful.com/products/summer-reading-program/

FREE pdf downloads or pay $1.00 shipping.

Summer Reading Program - The Good and the Beautiful Why is The Good and the Beautiful giving away 75,000 free books!?! We are losing whole generations of children who are able to recognize or care about literature and learning that is good and beautiful. We are also facing generations of children who are flooded with books that model disrespect and l...

Crash Course Black American History Preview 05/02/2021

Crash Course Black American History Preview

Crash Course Black American History Preview Over the course of 50 episodes, we're going to learn about Black American History. Clint Smith will to teach you about the experience of Black people in Amer...

05/02/2021
05/01/2021
05/01/2021

To go with my last post, never even taught her how to write her name, she just did it one day! N needs some work... but not bad!

To go with my last post, never even taught her how to write her name, she just did it one day! N needs some work... but not bad!

Timeline Photos 04/30/2021

Timeline Photos

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Timeline Photos 04/30/2021

Timeline Photos

Some days are hard. But that doesn't mean that homeschooling isn't right for your family.

04/28/2021

Such a great reminder and a lesson I’ve learned many times over!! My oldest (unfortunately for him) was who has had to teach me this multiple times!

Such a great reminder and a lesson I’ve learned many times over!! My oldest (unfortunately for him) was who has had to teach me this multiple times!

04/28/2021
04/25/2021
04/25/2021
Oh Freedom! High School Edition | Woke Homeschooling 04/24/2021

Oh Freedom! High School Edition | Woke Homeschooling

I’ve decided to host a discussion group (36 weeks) for OH Freedom High School Edition. If you are interested in using Oh Freedom High School and will Purchase the curriculum and textbooks and want a place to gather each Monday at 11am EDT/EST let me know! https://wokehomeschooling.com/oh-freedom-high-school-edition/ We will begin discussing week 1 on 8/2 and will run through 5/2 with the following days off (9/6, 10/11, 12/27, 1/17), of course if you can’t make it one week that’s fine! Feel free to DM if interested.

Oh Freedom! High School Edition | Woke Homeschooling Get Free Sample Oh Freedom High School Edition Our high school curriculum is 36-weeks of U.S. History lessons for teens (8th-12th grade). Students work independently to take deep dives into understanding history from the perspective of Indigenous and African Americans. Using Stamped from the Beg ...

04/16/2021
The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts 04/12/2021

The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/05/23/statue-liberty-was-created-celebrate-freed-slaves-not-immigrants/?outputType=amp

The Statue of Liberty was created to celebrate freed slaves, not immigrants, its new museum recounts The new museum revives Lady Liberty's forgotten history.

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Hurricane winds @mdsciencecenter #homeschool
Static electricity @mdsciencecenter #homeschool
#windy
Jumps and tunnels #howardcountyfair #4hdogclub #dogcompetition
Tunnels #dogcompetition #howardcountyfair #4hdogclub
Rally #dogcompetition #howardcountyfair #4hdogclub
Agility #dogcompetition #howardcountyfair #4hdogclub
#howardcountyfair #roundandroundyougo
#Howardcountyfair
#dogsofinstgram #dogobedience #howardcountyfair
😂 #crazygirl
That time C accidentally flicked off his Chinese teacher #lingobus the teacher thought it was funny at least 😂

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