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.

How to Switch Mid-year in Homeschooling

You are probably familiar with the phrase, “Don’t change horses in midstream.” That may be good advice in some situations, but when it comes to your child’s education, a change may be necessary. If your homeschooling program or current school situation isn’t working, if your child is frustrated, if your day is full of battles […] READ MORE

Homeschooling During the Holidays- Part II

In our previous post, Homeschooling During the Holidays, we presented some suggestions to help you get your heart and mind ready for the challenges — and blessings — of the holidays. Now, it’s time to build on that foundation with some practical suggestions! We’d love to guide you through holiday homeschooling with some specific ideas on […] READ MORE

Top 10 Activities for Homeschooling in Missouri

The summer heat may have you down, but hopefully not out! There’s a ton to do and learn all summer long in Missouri, and summer break is a great time to experience the sites and riches of your home state. The summer and fall months are a great time to take advantage of the many diverse […] READ MORE

Top 10 Summer California Homeschooling Tips

As we’ve talked about in previous blogs, summer slide is a huge issue for students in the United States. While there are many educational programs for you to use during the summer for homeschooling in California, it can be difficult for your child to actually want to participate in “school” since it’s supposed to be […] READ MORE

Math Homeschool Curriculum Review – Life of Fred

Humor in math? That doesn’t compute! In Life of Fred, there’s no shortage of fun ways to learn math concepts. Follow Fred Gauss through his adventures, from addition to algebra hilarious hijinks ensue. How does Life of Fred stand apart from the rest of math homeschool curriculum? It’s non-traditional approach to math draws in students […] READ MORE

Meet Eleisha Miller: Bridgeway Academy’s Class of 2018 Valedictorian

Homeschooling gives the opportunity for students to excel, nurture creativity, and create their own independent lives. Our Class of 2018 valedictorian Eleisha Miller knows how homeschooling has changed her life and how it helped her transition into young adulthood. She pursued her love of acting and singing with no strings attached to a brick-and-mortar school, […] READ MORE

Five Ways to Avoid Summer Learning Loss

There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again. — Elizabeth Lawrence The long and golden days of summer are forever etched into our adult memories as a glorious period of freedom and joy. I clearly recall roaming in […] READ MORE

The Best Homeschool Preschool Summer Activities

As a homeschooling parent, you can breathe a sigh of relief when the end of May rolls around. Yes, it’s summer! Swimming in the pool, roasting marshmallows, and so much more. But about .2 seconds into your summer bliss, your preschooler is suddenly, magically, bored. Is there a way to incorporate homeschool preschool summer activities […] READ MORE

Curriculum Review – WordBuild Online

Do you remember memorizing vocabulary lists in school? I had to write down twenty words that my teacher gave to us on Monday. Then, we’d have to memorize them, learn to spell them, and take a boring test on Friday. I wish I had had WordBuild Online, a cool homeschool curriculum that makes learning vocabulary […] READ MORE

A Historical Look at Memorial Day

Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of lazy summer days, barbecues, and time spent by the pool. But Memorial Day is so much more than a fireworks show — It’s a day to reflect and remember our military personnel who served and died in conflict and war. These brave men and women sacrificed their lives […] READ MORE