Jessica Parnell | Homeschooling Help and Tips | Bridgeway Academy

20+ years of experience as a homeschool mom and evaluator, I have had the privilege of meeting homeschoolers that take a variety of approaches to their education. It’s our job to ensure that we’re raising each child to fulfill their individual purpose and when we can teach in a way that inspires them, we are on our way to homeschool success.

The Best Summer Homeschool Reading Ideas

Summer is a time when our family loves to be outdoors and active. From hiking and biking to swimming in the lake, you name the activity and we’ve probably tried it (or want too!). But, if your family is like mine, you’ve got at least one bookworm who would much rather stay on the shore […] READ MORE

How to Earn PE Credits During the Summer

There are times during the year when our family is super-active. We hike, we bike, we swim, etc. But, there are other times when, while we aren’t couch potatoes, we don’t do as much as we should. During winter, we are busy with the holidays, and then the season of “catch up and push through […] READ MORE

Summer Learning for Homeschoolers

Summer is often full of lazy, hazy days, where we prioritize family and fun. And that is important! However, it can also create “summer brain” that lasts long into the school year. Come August, many children are reluctant to work, slow to get started, easily distracted, and longing for the ease of summer. Help your […] READ MORE

Mother's day crafts for homeschoolers

Mother’s Day Crafts for All Ages

Mother’s Day Crafts and Activities for Homeschoolers It’s almost Mother’s Day and, dads and kids, this post is for you! Your mother is more than just a mom, she’s a homeschool teacher, calendar keeper, meal planner, boo-boo kisser, and, above all else, a woman made in God’s image who loves her family. So, this Mother’s […] READ MORE

Homeschooling a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Have you ever felt that the one-size-fits-all approach to education isn’t working for your child with ASD? Your child perceives and interacts with the world uniquely and, thus, needs a unique approach to education. There is no other child quite like yours, so how can you expect a teacher with 25-30 other students to meet […] READ MORE

spring field trips

Spring Field Trips for Homeschoolers

There’s a phenomenon that hits our home each year and has the ability to wreck our homeschooling routine and rhythm like nothing else: spring. So spring homeschool field trips are a must! Something about the warm weather, new growth, and the sunshine just call our names and make it impossible to homeschool the way we […] READ MORE

famous women in history

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

homeschool math

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

National Day of Unplugging

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