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Why Exercise Solves Homeschool Sibling Rivalry

As the oldest child in my family, homeschool sibling rivalry constantly reared its ugly head. I often thought that my siblings were annoying or too clingy. I remember my sister always wanting to play with my friends, read my books, or wear my clothes (although honestly, this one went both ways). Now that I’m older though, […] READ MORE

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Should You Attend a Homeschool Convention

I’ll never forget the excitement of attending my first homeschool convention. During the first year we switched to homeschooling, we attended a convention just two hours from our house. I vividly remember booking the hotel, planning the activities we would do as a family. I spent hours searching the convention website for maps, workshop information, and the various vendors. When […] READ MORE

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7 Great Ways to Celebrate Women in History

March is national Women in History month, a time to take a break from your normal history or social studies routine and actively focus on women’s history. Instituted in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan, Women’s History Month seeks to shine the light on the accomplishments and contributions of women throughout history. Why? Because, as President […] READ MORE

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10 Reasons to Love Live Online Courses

Today, over 56 million students are using and enjoying virtual classrooms from every grade level and for almost every subject area. Innovative technology-driven classrooms are here to stay, which is why here at Bridgeway Academy we are excited to announce our live online learning labs have been expanded with year round options! Read on to […] READ MORE

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Helping Your Homeschooler Prepare for College

Homeschooling is a great way to help your children prepare for college. It instills qualities and skills that many traditional schoolers don’t learn until they reach college. Homeschoolers have the advantage of learning time management, motivation and self-teaching long before they ever set foot into a college classroom. Because of this, they often have an easier time […] READ MORE

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Homeschool Lesson Plans for Daylight Saving Time

Spring is almost here (can you hear the birds each morning yet?) and, along with the flowers that will spring from the earth, we will “spring” our clocks ahead for Daylight Saving Time on March 12th, 2017. While this national time keeping strategy often leaves us feeling tired in the spring, it also may make […] READ MORE

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5 Easy Ways to Make Homeschool Math Fun

I’ll never forget the moment I thought I hated math. I was in fourth grade trying—and failing—at understanding long division. My teacher was by the book, a worksheet loving, stand-at-the-board teacher who was less than inspiring when it came to math. I just couldn’t get the process down and felt like a total failure every time […] READ MORE

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The Best Educational Apps for Elementary Homeschoolers

Homeschool parents love their choice for many reasons, including the ability to choose how and when children learn. Because homeschoolers have more time and can focus on the individual needs, homeschool children are often ahead of the curve academically. Homeschoolers blaze trails in the world of integrating new methods and ideas for teaching children. This is especially […] READ MORE

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Celebrate National Day of Unplugging with Your Family

Many of us will try to “unplug” from tech screens and devices March 3-4 by observing National Day of Unplugging. While it may take a herculean effort to enforce going screen-free for two days, it will be well worth the effort. Becoming an unplugged family can increase your joy, help you grow closer to one another by learning more […] READ MORE

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How to Make Homeschool Science Come Alive

I distinctly remember sitting in sixth-grade science class and almost falling asleep while we were reading from our textbook about the animal kingdom and phyla. I hated science for a good reason. We learned it only through textbooks. Since becoming a homeschooling mother, I’ve committed myself to making homeschool science both engaging and exciting for my homeschoolers. […] READ MORE