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 Earth Science Projects and Labs

My oldest is in 6th grade this year. We’re both excited, and a little nervous, as we jump into a more formal Earth Science course. Don’t get me wrong — we’ve done lots of science in the past because it’s one of his favorite subjects. But middle school is higher stakes. I want to ensure […] READ MORE

Roadschooling Without Getting Left Behind

My husband is a homebody. He’d rather be home than anywhere else. The kids and I, however, are often bit with the travel bug and have been known to give in to our wanderlust throughout the year with short mini vacations. But, what about those times when you’re away for a long period, maybe on […] READ MORE

Choosing an Online High School Homeschooling Program

If you’re researching online homeschool programs, you’re in good company. Each year, thousands of families choose to move to online homeschooling because of the flexibility, engaging lessons, fun topics, and safe environment. Online high school programs are rich in learning, convenient, and challenging. But not all online high school homeschool programs are built alike. If […] READ MORE

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