We Want Your Vote in the 2019 Old Schoolhouse® EE Awards!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

We want your vote in the 2019 Old Schoolhouse Magazine® Excellence in Education Awards!

Did you know that Heart of Dakota won the following awards last year in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine‘s® Excellence in Education Awards?

  • 1st Place: Character Building Elementary School
  • 2nd Place: Character Building – Middle School
  • 2nd Place: Bible – Preschool
  • 2nd Place: Bible – Elementary School
  • 2nd Place: Homeschool “Secret”

We’re excited to announce that voting for the 2019 awards has kicked off! 😀

Here’s how to vote…

Click here to take a short survey and let The Old Schoolhouse® know which homeschool materials are your top picks. The survey runs through August 15, 2019, so be sure to get your votes in before then!

Here’s what you could win…

Everyone who completes the survey receives a $100 gift certificate to the Schoolhouse Store for any digital purchase*, and you will be entered in a drawing for a Kindle Fire Tablet.

*Gift certificate is not applicable to SchoolhouseTeachers.com memberships.

We’d love to have your vote!

We feel deeply honored for the votes we received last year, and would love to be voted in once again this year! Let’s make this happen, everyone! 😀

 

The Laura Ingalls Connection

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

The Laura Ingalls Connection

Did you know HOD is located near Laura Ingalls Wilder’s homestead?  The Ingalls family moved to the De Smet area in 1879, at the beginning of the book By the Shores of Silver Lake.  Like many other settlers, free land brought the Ingalls family to Dakota territory.  The homestead can still be visited today!  Just outside our HOD Warehouse, cornfields can still be seen that look much the same as they did when Laura lived in South Dakota – though the size of the fields and the manner in which they are farmed has changed greatly!

Have a great weekend!

Come visit South Dakota!

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Come visit South Dakota!

Did you know that South Dakota is a great state to take a family vacation? Come visit Mount Rushmore and enjoy the Presidential Wax Museum! If you are coming from the East, you can stop at Wall Drug for free ice water on your way through the “Bad Lands”! Here are a few links to check out if you are interested:

Calvin Coolidge meets South Dakota

Heart of Dakota Tidbit:

Calvin Coolidge meets South Dakota

Did you know that President Calvin Coolidge’s decision to make his summer White House in South Dakota back in 1929 kicked off a new industry – automobile tourism!* His stay coincided with the dedication of Mount Rushmore in the Black Hills.

Have a great weekend! (And maybe come see South Dakota sometime! 😀 )

* From p. 355 of Coolidge by Amity Shlaes, copyright 2013.

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? 😀