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.

4 Ways to Do Summer Homeschooling

Summer is my favorite season. When I hear the word, my mind drifts to our beach vacation, memories of my kids running through the sprinkler, late nights enjoying the long days, and all things swimming! But come August, I often regret not doing more schoolwork during the summer — for good reason. Statistically, students who […] 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

The Importance of Homeschool Accreditation

Homeschooling has been gaining momentum over the past decade, and it’s no mystery why: Homeschooling is producing confident, well-adjusted kids who excel academically. In many cases, homeschooled students far exceed the national average of public school students who move on to college pursuits. The statistics prove homeschoolers on average score 25-40% higher on standardized tests […] READ MORE

Easter Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

The snow is melting and our yard looks like a swamp. But we can hear the birds chirping and our grass is growing greener by the day. This can only mean one thing: spring is coming, and with it our family’s favorite holiday: Easter. For us, this season is about renewal, rebirth, and the resurrection […] READ MORE

Smooth Strategies for Rough Homeschooling Days

I knew we had hit a snag in our homeschooling day when the pencil flew past my head and smacked the wall, causing our puppy to run from the room with a whimper. Breakfast had gone well, and so had family devotions. So, I was a little dumbfounded at the temper tantrum being thrown over […] READ MORE

Black History Month Lesson Plans for Homeschoolers

When we chose to build our family through adoption, we knew we would always look different. But at the time, I didn’t think that MADE us different. We are, after all, just a family. We are just humans who love one another and Jesus, trying to make our way in this world, teaching, loving, and […] READ MORE

Homeschooling Special Needs Tips and Tools for SPD

In our last post, we discussed what Sensory Processing is and looks like, and how to know if your child has sensory struggles. Now, it’s time to give you the best tips and tools for homeschooling special needs children or those with sensory processing disorder. While you may not be able to integrate all of […] READ MORE

Homeschool Writing Curriculum – Writers in Residence

If you’ve been in the homeschooling world for any length of time, you’ve no doubt heard of Apologia. Best known for their rich, Bible-based science curriculum that includes interactive notebooks, Apologia is one of the most trusted faith-based curriculum publishers for homeschoolers. However, you may not have heard of their homeschool writing curriculum, Writers in […] 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