Kimberly Kulp | Homeschooling Help and Tips | Bridgeway Academy

I’ve been involved in teaching elementary - higher education students for more than 10 years in the public, private, and homeschooling community. I’ve had extensive experience with at-risk students who require more hands-on learning approaches, and as a result have become very passionate about interdisciplinary education and the integration of technology to enhance a student’s mastery of the subject, their creativity, and ability to make lasting human connections.

How to Answer the Question Should I Homeschool?

If you’ve found yourself reading this article, chances are you’re considering (or reconsidering) homeschooling. You may be excited, you may be terrified. Most likely your current school isn’t working for some reason. Your kids aren’t getting their needs met, are being bullied, have low self-esteem, or are not being challenged. Maybe you’re just tired of […] READ MORE

The 5 Best Life Skills for Homeschoolers

There is a ton of myths out there about homeschoolers (un-socialized weirdos) and their parents (jean jumpers, anyone?). Most of these myths and stereotypes aren’t true but have become the homeschooler’s reputation nonetheless. Unfortunately, just like most stereotypes, the negative consequence is that these myths can turn parents away from homeschooling, causing them to miss […] 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

Ways to Incorporate Homeschool Writing in Every Subject

Choosing the right curriculum for your homeschooler is at the top of the yearly to-do list for every homeschool parent. I’ve found homeschool writing curriculum to be one of the most difficult to choose because, while the writing process is often the same, how each of my kids approaches writing is not. If you’re wondering […] READ MORE

The Best Earth Science Projects and Labs Part II

Our house is all things earth science right now as my oldest is diving into earth science with gusto! Because he’s a kinesthetic and visual learner, I’ve spent a lot of time planning out the best hands on earth science projects and labs for this year’s science program. And, it’s working! He’s loving and grasping […] READ MORE

Balancing Home and Homeschool

Friends, it’s back to school season for many of us. You are excited, or you may be cowering in your closet. This time of year is met with mixed emotions from parents and kids alike. During back-to-school season, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed. You (like me) want to be a good mom, homemaker, and […] READ MORE

How to Emotionally Prepare to Homeschool

One of the questions I get asked most often is how to emotionally prepare to homeschool. The start of the school year feels like an assault for many of us. An onslaught of back-to-school lists, schedule changes, organization and planning to-dos, and more. It’s no wonder that this time of year can bring so many […] READ MORE

Getting Started Homeschooling Elementary Part 2

So, you’re starting homeschooling elementary this year. Good for you, friend! Welcome to the homeschool family. You’re going to love it — eventually. During the first few weeks, you may feel more overwhelmed than overjoyed. And that’s normal! The best way to ensure you get to the joy is to have a plan and know […] READ MORE

How to Get Started Homeschooling Elementary Part I

I remember clearly my first day of homeschooling. I had visited all of the conventions in our area, talked with several homeschooling families, and had read everything I could get my hands on at the library. And although I was really prepared, the butterflies in my stomach hadn’t gotten that memo! I was so nervous, […] READ MORE

Part-time Homeschooling to Bring Out the Best in Your Child

Our family has always had a fluid, yearly approach to our children’s education. The truth is, I’ve never been a dyed-in-the-wool homeschooler. Rather, I’ve found many reasons why solely homeschooling for every class isn’t always the perfect fit for every child, every year. We take a different approach for each child — each year we […] READ MORE