Want to know what’s in our guides? Download each guide’s Introduction for free!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Want to know what’s in our guides? Download each guide’s Introduction for free!

Did you know that you can download and print the Introduction as well as the First Week of Plans to each of our guides for free from our website? Simply click on the “Samples Pages” link from the drop down menu at the top right-hand corner of our website (underneath the View Cart icon).

The Introduction of each guide details the scope and sequence of all subjects that will be taught for the year. If your school district requires you to hand in your teaching plans for the year, the Introduction of your HOD guide can be used to comply with this requirement.

Have a great weekend!

Homeschooling = Freedom to Grow in Your Interests!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Homeschooling = Freedom to Grow in Your Interests!

In one of our previous tidbits, we looked at how homeschooling has helped our kids explore new interests, such as making their first YouTube video. Since releasing that video ten years ago, thanks to the freedom homeschooling gives, our boys have had the time to continue to hone their skills in this hobby. This has recently culminated in an exciting way with them releasing their latest short film after three years of work! Their short film, “Remember Me,” tracks the experiences of a fictional Union sharpshooter during the American Civil War. You can watch their film below!

PS: Want to see more examples of how homeschooling gives kids the freedom to develop and pursue personal interests? Have a look at this blog article here:

Why homeschool? Free Time for Personal Interests, Hobbies, and Skill Development

Worried about inappropriate content? HOD books are pre-screened for you! 

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Worried about inappropriate content? HOD books are pre-screened for you!

Did you know that all of the literature books included in the HOD catalog and on the HOD website have been pre-read by Carrie to make sure that there is no objectionable words or inappropriate content? The books that are listed in the Sample Book Ideas list that comes with Drawn into the Heart of Reading have not all been pre-read by Carrie. The books in the Sample Book Ideas list have been very well reviewed and highly recommended, but there may be inappropriate content. So, keep this in mind as you are choosing books for your children to read.

Have a great weekend!

Homeschooling = Freedom to Explore Your Interests!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Homeschooling = Freedom to Explore Your Interests!

One of the benefits of homeschooling is that it gives our families freedom to explore their own interests and hobbies. Oftentimes these look different for each child, as they each have their own personalities and interests, but occasionally, our boys pool their interests for shared projects! For example, when our kids were little, they loved to work together making home videos like “The Morning Express”.

While “The Morning Express” will probably never be a blockbuster cinema hit, it holds a special place in our hearts because it reminds us again why we love homeschooling. It gives our kids the freedom to explore interests and spend precious moments with each other that they would have never had if they had gone to public school. Looking back, we wouldn’t trade the happy, laughter-filled hours our young kids spent on projects like this for the world! 🙂

PS: Want to see more examples of how homeschooling gives kids the freedom to develop personal interests? Have a look at this blog article here:

Why homeschool? Free Time for Personal Interests, Hobbies, and Skill Development