How to Create a Homeschool Portfolio

The end of the year is fast approaching (hurray for summer!) and the weather is starting to get warmer (we hope). Spring always reminds me of another season: evaluation time for homeschooling families. While state laws vary, many states and districts require homeschooling families to put together a homeschool portfolio. This may seem daunting, even […] READ MORE

State Spotlight: Homeschooling in Texas

Every year, thousands of homeschooling families gather together at homeschool conventions to find the best curriculum and resources, and listen to other professional education specialists.  Many of those families come from Texas. In fact, according to research, Texas is one of the top three states with the most homeschoolers in America!  With over 145,000 students […] READ MORE

The Best Poetry Lesson Plans for National Poetry Month

Poetry. Just the word can make even the best and most energetic homeschool parents want to run for the hills. You’re not alone if the words “iambic pentameter” make you cringe and bring back memories of boring, miserable 5th-grade poetry units with forced memorization and painful rhyming and rhythm analysis. Teaching writing is hard enough, […] READ MORE

How to Homeschool Multiple Ages While Keeping Your Sanity

Guest post by Shelly of RedHeadMom. Check out her website here: There’s No Place Like Home As a mom of 11 kids, one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How in the world do you homeschool all those children?” I’ll admit that the task surely can seem daunting to those unfamiliar with […] READ MORE

Community Service Ideas: Thanksgiving Edition

Today’s blog post is about opportunities to serve communities near and far. It’s only appropriate since Thanksgiving is right around the corner! As a Bridgeway student, I spend my time focusing on my academics and trying to find community service projects to add to my – sometimes – hectic schedule! It can definitely be a […] READ MORE

Fun Christmas Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

December is a special time of year for me. In Pennsylvania, most of us are hoping for a snowfall, allowing us to stay home from work and snuggle in a blanket with a book and hot cocoa. We want to savor every moment of the holiday season. We want to help you get the most […] READ MORE

How Do I Plan for High School Homeschooling? Part II

There is No Need to Panic It’s easy to get lost in the transition from middle school to high school. Summer rolls around, and Snapchat is a lot more fun with beach trips and friends than thinking about (ugh) schoolwork. But then the end of July comes, and you realize high school approaches you like […] READ MORE

Get Your Fall On! Alternatives to Halloween

Not everyone celebrates Halloween. The galloping ghosts, the spooky spiders, and meddling minions may be too much for your younger children or boring to older kids. How do you take October 31st and make it fun and exciting? We’ve got a few ideas for you to skip the candy bags (the ones you rush to […] READ MORE

The Top Homeschool Virtual Field Trips

I don’t believe there are two words that bring more excitement to students of any age than “field trip.” Is there anything more fun than grabbing a brown bag lunch, hopping in the car, and going to experience, discover, and take part in what you’re learning? Nope, nothing. From museums to farms to nature centers, […] READ MORE

How to Get the Most Out of High School Homeschooling: Part I

Gasp! High school looms over you like a tiger waiting to pounce. The classes are harder, the tests more rigorous, and you’re figuring out who you are, all at the same time. But high school homeschooling isn’t complicated. Your parents are cheering you on, every step of the way and this time in your life […] READ MORE