Music always makes work more fun!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Music always makes work more fun!

One of the things our employees love about working in the warehouse is the fact that they get to listen to music while they work. Since each of our employees gets a turn to play their own playlist, we get to hear all sorts of different artists! Here’s some of their current favorites:

  • George Strait (Country)
  • Kenny Chesney (Country)
  • Kingdom Heirs (Southern Gospel)
  • Hans Zimmer (Film Soundtrack)
  • David Crowder*Band (Christian Contemporary)
  • TobyMac (Christian Contemporary)
  • Newsboys (Christian Contemporary)

We’re always on the lookout for new music! So…what are some of YOUR favorite artists? 😀

You can be flexible with HOD!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

You can be flexible with HOD!

Did you know that you do not need to complete a guide by the end of your school year? Many families move from one guide to the next seamlessly mid-year. For example, our youngest son, Beau began this school year in Creation to Christ and is now in the next guide, Resurrection to Reformation. The steady and methodical progression of skills is the most important factor, not completion of the guide.

Have a great weekend!

May Library Builder: Save 10% on the Missions to Modern Marvels Basic Set!

Library Builder

Use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY for 10% on this month’s Library Builder book set: The Missions to Modern Marvels Basic Package!

We are excited to continue our  Heart of Dakota Library Builder book set promotion! On the 1st Wednesday of each month we will be promoting one of our book sets with a 10% coupon code. For this month’s special, use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY on our website for the entire month of May to apply the savings to your order. The coupon applies to the Missions to Modern Marvels Basic Package set of books.   To view all of the books in this set, just click here! (Scroll down until you see the “Basic Package” section.)

How is the Basic Package used in Missions to Modern Marvels?

Well, we could tell you, but why reinvent the wheel? Carrie and Julie have already done an excellent job of outlining how these books are used in the Missions to Modern Marvels Introduction, so why don’t we have a quick look at that?

(From the Introduction to Missions to Modern Marvels):

Daily storytime sessions are linked to the “Reading about History” box of the plans by historical time period. These books provide the historical backdrop, or a panoramic view of history, while the “Reading about History” readings provide a more factual view.

These scheduled read-alouds are highly recommended, unless you need to economize. Complete listings and book descriptions for these books can be found in the Appendix. These books are sold as a set as a Basic Package, or sold individually, at

The “Storytime” box of plans includes bookmark prompts that target higher-level responses. Students select lines to quote and comment upon, use quick sketches to provide visual commentary, ask clarifying and probing questions, make written connections, and share observations, reflections, and musings.

Leading students to think in this manner goes beyond finding one right answer. Rather, students are encouraged to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate what they’ve read to reach their own conclusions. Bookmarks must be copied from the Appendix of Missions to Modern Marvels once every 6 units as directed in the guide.

Note: If you are already doing a Storytime package with a different Heart of Dakota program, you may choose to have 7th-8th grade students read the books in this package on their own by following the plans in the “Storytime” box.

Use coupon code MAY-LIBRARY to save!

To apply this month’s savings, just enter coupon code MAY-LIBRARY on our website when you check out! We hope these books will be as treasured to you as they are to us!

Have a great rest of the week!
Heart of Dakota

PS: If you’d like a more in-depth look at what using Revival to Revolution looks like in your home, have a look at this article!

Missions to Modern Marvels: A Seventh or Eighth Grade Program with Optional Extensions

Backorders are starting to arrive!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Backorders are starting to arrive!

During our Flash Sale earlier this month, we were blessed with far more orders than expected. (Woo hoo!) Even though we stocked up our warehouse in preparation for the sale, eventually many of our items ran out of stock.

If your order included backordered items, we have good news for you: many of our backorders just came in! 😀 Once we have them all processed and stocked, we’ll begin to ship them out to you.

(Below: One of the daily deliveries we’ve been receiving over the past few days. To be honest, we don’t think we’ve ever seen a UPS truck so full before!)