Sioux Falls’ KSFY ABC is running a series on various education forms. Homeschooling was the means in Paige Pearson’s piece highlighted below.
Homeschooling provides flexibility, gaining popularity in South Dakota
By Paige Pearson
On this balmy, mid-November day the Nankivels are enjoying nature. It’s a school day, and while they’re learning Bellana and Eland aren’t doing so in a traditional classroom.
“The beautiful thing about homeschooling is we can mix it up if we want to,” said dad and teacher Thor Nankivel.
Nine-year-old Bellana and six-year-old Eland are being homeschooled by their parents who like the idea of being able to tailor curriculum to their individual child.
“We do all sort of things. Like science is one of my favorites,” said Bellana. “We also do geology. I really like that one too.”