Black History Month Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

When we chose to build our family through adoption, we knew we would always look different. But at the time, I didn’t think that MADE us different. We are, after all, just a family. We are just humans who love one another and Jesus, trying to make our way in this world, teaching, loving, and […] READ MORE

Be Mine: Valentine’s Day Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

Valentine’s Day is what I like to call the “un-holiday” holiday. You don’t get a day off from school or work, but you can still—easily—gain five pounds. My favorite Valentine’s Days were the ones in elementary school. We got to put away our normal daily work, break out the Elmer’s, and make a big ol’ […] READ MORE

3 Ways to Make Homeschool Math More Hands-on

Ah, mathematics. I excelled in language arts, not fractions. It was a definite struggle to learn math concepts with just worksheets (The train schedule problems were the WORST.). There are only so many ways to multiply fractions on black-and-white pieces of paper. It can get frustrating, especially if your child is a kinesthetic or “hands-on” […] READ MORE

Recharge Your Year with Bridgeway Academy!

Making the switch to homeschooling in the middle of the school year may sound a little daunting, but it’s completely doable. And, if you’re child isn’t thriving or has lost their love for learning, it’s the best choice you can make. From requesting transcripts to choosing the best curriculum, our process makes switching mid-year easier […] READ MORE

What Is a Learning Style?

Each child learns differently. Multiple studies mention that a child’s way to success is through a concept called a “learning style.” A learning style is defined as “a certain way one processes and retains information.” There are three categories: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic (hands-on). We all share traits of each of these categories, but there […] READ MORE

Why Switch to Half-year Homeschooling?

You’re frustrated. Your child struggles through homework that they don’t understand and they are only getting farther and farther behind. Perhaps, on top of everything else, your child is being bullied in school. When you’re a parent, it’s hard not to think, “This is hopeless!” It’s only halfway through the school year! The desire for change […] READ MORE

Favorite Christmas Traditions from You!

We asked, you answered! Check out these wonderful Christmas traditions from our Bridgeway Academy parents and students! I live in the desert and there is this huge cactus garden outside of a chocolate factory. Every Christmas they light up the cactus garden with thousands of lights. My family goes to walk through it and we […] READ MORE

Fun Christmas Traditions from the Bridgeway Family

We all have our special Christmas traditions. Mine include Christmas pajamas (this year’s set is snowmen rocking out in headphones) and watching A Charlie Brown Christmas with my family. Whether you’re having a big family-and-friends gathering or an intimate celebration, all traditions are unique! To celebrate the season, we’re excited to share some of Bridgeway […] READ MORE

Fun Homeschool Kindergarten Winter Lesson Ideas

Everyone can sense when winter approaches. Whether you live in a warm climate or one where there’s a ton of snowfall, there’s something about winter that invokes magic. When I remember back to kindergarten, I recall the excitement and joy this season brought (even if it was in Florida!). The Christmas tree was put up, […] READ MORE