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In this issue:

  • It's Bring History Alive! Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Contest winner for January, Free DIY Valentine Coupon Book, New Contest for February, Partner with the Co-op, and more

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- How an Online Homeschool Planner Won Me Over - Life at the Table

  • Deals of the Day -- JASON Learning, Animation-ish, Jim Hodges Audio Books

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - Brave Writer, Achieve3000, Rand McNally World Atlas, and SmartTutor

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • LAST CALL - Colonial Williamsburg - Next Field Trip

    • New - Evan-Moor Trios, Great Homeschool Conventions, Ooka Island Reading Program, and Rosetta Stone Homeschool

    • In the Pipeline - TYSC Science-Art Fusion

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews
  • Writing Tips by Julie Bogart, Brave Writer
  • Cathy Duffy Reviews
  • Just for Fun

What's Happening at the Co-op...

Please join us in giving a hearty Co-op "Welcome!" to 505 new homeschool families in the last week!

Contest Winnner:   Congratulations to our January Member Favorites Month contest winner, MomNamedJill, who won a $50 Amazon gift card for her answer to: "How do you ensure your homeschool is meeting yours and your students' expectations...?"

Our son is very active Sitting still isn't something he does for very long. He uses a swivel chair, a large bounce ball seat or just stands when he is at the computer. On winter days when he can't get outside, we take "Energy Breaks". Stretching, jumping jacks and X-Box (energetic, physical video game challenges) burn off steam... To read the rest of MomNamedJill's teaching tip and others, click here.

♥ ♥ ♥  Valentine's Day Freebie:  Valentine's Day is right around the corner and we have a special Freebie just for you! This Valentine's Day, make your own Valentine Coupon Book with this Do-it-Yourself project. This 5-page PDF has 14 coupons that you or your child can use to create a personal Coupon Book for all the "Valentines" in your life, now with new coupons for 2016! To download your FREE Valentine Coupon Book, click here. ♥ ♥ ♥

New Contest:  Tell us what you do to Bring History Alive! in your homeschool for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card as part of Bring History Alive Month! This is one of our favorite contests as we love reading all the creative ways that our members make history come alive.

Partner with the Co-op:  Do you have a homeschool blog or site? Do you send out an enewsletter? Does selling ads frustrate you? If so, the Homeschool Buyers Advertising Network can take the work and worry out of running your ad business, giving you more freedom to do what you do best -- creating good content and resources for homeschoolers! To find out how to get started, click here!

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Homeschool Planet - Online Planner

Homeschool Planet - FREE 30-Day Trial

Homeschool Planet - FREE 30-Day Trial

Are you thinking about a planner for the new year? Or, do you need to change what you're currently doing?

If so, organize your world with a subscription to Homeschool Planet - everything you need to organize your home and your home school in one easy-to-use online planner!

But, don't take our word for it - check out this review from Life at the Table:

"I've got a homeschool planner that I use faithfully, but I jumped at the opportunity to review Hoemschool Planet from Homeschool Buyers Co-op. As much as it pains me to say it, my trusty planner just isn't getting the job done anymore. If there was ever a time to try an online homeschool planner it's now...Let me tell you how Homeschool Planet has rescued me from planning despair. One thing I love about moving to an online homeschool planner is that I always have it with me! I'm so happy to have made the switch to Homeschool Planet..." Read the full review....

To see all the Homeschool Planet reviews, click here!

Click here to start your FREE trial!
Deals of the Day - Today Only!
TODAY ONLY (February 4, 2016), purchase any of these Deals of the Day and receive Bonus SmartPoints. Don't miss these BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET!

JASON Learning - Save 36% + Get 600 SmartPoints

JASON Learning - Save 36% +  Get 600 SmartPoints

We are pleased to offer GroupBuy savings for a 1-year family subscription to award-winning science curriculum from JASON Learning, in partnership with the National Geographic Society.

JASON Learning is a non-profit organization that connects students to real science and exploration through their innovative Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) curricula. By embedding exciting STEM experts (real people!) and cutting-edge research into their curricula, JASON Learning seeks to inspire students to study and pursue careers in these fields.

An online subscription to the JASON Mission Center brings ALL of JASON's curricular units into one digital resource, supplementing them with live webcasts, inquiry-based labs, videos, and educational games. A subscription includes pre-developed, customizable lesson plans, assessments and journaling.

Members can now enjoy a Family subscription for $79.99 -- a 36% savings off the retail price of $125. Plus, when you order today as a Deal of the Day get 600 SmartPoints.

Animation-ish by FableVision - Only $34.99 + Get 300 SmartPoints

Animation-ish by FableVision - Only $34.99 + Get 300 SmartPoints

Animation-ish is the award-winning easy-to-use animation downloadable software for PC or Mac, Animation-ish, from Peter H. Reynolds and FableVision, the creators of member favorite Mapping the World by Heart.

Designed for grades K-12, Animation-ish provides your children with an easy-to-learn animation interface, lessons on animation, curriculum-based activities across 7 subjects for a cross-curricular experience, and much more from Peter and the animators at FableVision.

Members save 42% (only $34.99) on a license for one computer which can be used by the entire family. As a special bonus, members also receive Peter's Animation Storyboarding Kit, a 19-page PDF step-by-step for planning animation films so your children can "show what they know"!

And if purchased today as a Deal of the Day, receive 300 Bonus SmartPoints!

Jim Hodges Audio Books - Save 40% + Get 400 SmartPoints

Jim Hodges Audio Books - Save 40% + Get 400 SmartPoints

Need some additional history audio materials for your homeschool? If so, check out the Jim Hodges Audio Books GroupBuy, offering thirty title choices, including:

Yesterday's Classics
Old Time Radio
G.A. Henty History titles
You Are There - U.S. History
Stories of the Pilgrims
American History Stories, and more!

Members save 40% on a selection of 5 titles - and if you purchase today as a Deal of the Day, you'll also receive 400 SmartPoints!

Note: These audio stories are in MP3 format and are delivered via your My Subscriptions page.

Deals of the Week - LAST CALL!

Last Call for Deals of the Week

Last Call for Deals of the Week

Our Deals of the Week are the BEST DEALS ANYWHERE, but for a limited time only, so don't delay:

NOTE: The Deals of the Week SmartPoints listed below will be awarded based on purchases from 1/31 - 2/6 and are awarded at the time of purchase. For the products with Bonus SmartPoints, after this Saturday (unless otherwise noted), we will continue to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for them but the SmartPoints will be reduced or removed altogether.
GroupBuy Roundup
Free Shipping Offers!

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 10% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 10% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

We are pleased to offer Free Shipping on all Alpha Omega Publications programs for the entire month of February! And, you'll still receive 10% off and Bonus SmartPoints with your purchase.

If you have been on the fence about purchasing award-winning curriculum from Alpha Omega such as Switched-On Schoolhouse, Monarch (Free Shipping does not apply as Monarch is an online program), Horizons, or LIFEPAC now's the time to jump in and get Free Shipping and BIG savings through the Co-op!

P.S. If you purchase an Alpha Omega program such as the Switched-On Schoolhouse Complete Set, you'll get 4050 SmartPoints which is enough to purchase Mark Kistler Draw 3D, Type to Learn 4, Explode the Code, and many more!

Mapping the World By Heart - Save 24% + Free Shipping for February

Mapping the World By Heart - Save 24% + Free Shipping for February

We are pleased to offer Free Shipping on the geography curriculum classic, Mapping the World By Heart from FableVision Learning for the entire month of February! And, you'll also save 24% on this award-winning program, the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET.

When it was first released, Mapping the World by Heart was awarded the "Breaking the Mold" Award by the U.S. Department of Education. It has been through nine complete revisions, and is updated regularly. Mapping the World by Heart makes it easy to integrate lessons, activities, and drawing into any existing geography curriculum.

Get your child excited about geography with Mapping the World By Heart!


Evan Moor Trios - Save 33% + Free Shipping

Evan Moor Trios - Save 33% + Free Shipping

We are pleased to announce that a brand new, hot-off-the-press, selection from Evan-Moor, a long-time member favorite, has arrived at the Co-op!

Evan-Moor Trios are printed workbook sets that teach skills, provide hands-on skill practice, and give you options to assess skills. Each Trio focuses on one theme or goal for learning (Daily Practice, Early Learning, Language Arts, etc.) and includes 3 titles for your desired grade level.

Members save 33% and get Free Shipping on U.S. orders over $35 on these Trios that will help your students master new skills and provide practice to master basic and challenging skills.

Great Homeschool Conventions - Save up to 25% + $5 Coupon

Great Homeschool Conventions - Save up to 25% + $5 Coupon

We are pleased to offer exclusive GroupBuy savings for individual and family registrations to any of four different Great Homeschool Conventions!

With Great Homeschool Conventions, you can join other homeschoolers and attend workshops, listen to distinguished speakers, shop HUGE exhibit halls, and attend Real Faith for the Real World Teen Track plus Family Friendly Special Events.

You'll be given the opportunity to attend sessions that are most applicable to your own homeschooling efforts with session topics that include Math, Reading, Science, Beginning Homeschooling, Homeschool through High School, and much more!

Members save up to 25% depending on how many registrations we order as a group so be sure to tell your friends and homeschool groups. And, you'll also receive a special $5 off coupon for any Special Event at the convention you attend.

Ooka Island Reading Program - Save up to 50%

Ooka Island Reading Program - Save up to 50%

Create a confident reader through the help of the Ooka Island Reading Program for grades PreK-2. Ooka Island is a scientifically proven reading program that accelerates and personalizes your child's learning through game-based educational activities and over 80 eBooks Ooka Island can be used on the web and iOS devices (with Android devices coming this spring)!

Why should you send your child to Ooka Island? They were ranked #1 by the Institute of Education Sciences for reading comprehension, they send a weekly report card providing details of your child's reading progress, and with only 30 minutes, 3 times a week, your child will be on their way to becoming a confident reader in one year.

Ooka Island is scientifically-proven and includes personalized learning for each child. And, by purchasing through the Co-op, you get the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET and save up to 50%!

If you're still not sure this is the right program for your child, you can play Level One absolutely FREE and experience the first 1.5 hours of the 80 hour program.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool - Save up to 58% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Homeschool - Save up to 58% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Homeschool has announced new savings!

Members save 58% on the Level 1-5 Set, save 58% on the Level 1-3 Set, save 50% on the Level 1-2 Set, and save 44% on Levels 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Sets.

And, for any set that is ordered through the Co-op, we'll not only give the best price anywhere, but we'll throw in FREE shipping, give you up to 2,189 BONUS SmartPoints, and honor their 30-day, no-risk, money-back offer.

Also, this GroupBuy offer includes the ability to use PayPal's new Bill Me Later® payment plan option: No Payments + No Interest if paid in full in 6 months. (Subject to PayPal credit approval.)

Another BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for Rosetta Stone!


HERO by Colonial Williamsburg - Save up to 52% - Next Field Trip Thurs., 2/11!

HERO by Colonial Williamsburg - Save up to 52%

If you haven't signed up for the Emmy Award-Winning HERO Live! interactive broadcasts from Colonial Williamsburg, now's the time to jump in as the next field trip, Jim Crow, will be Friday, 2/11!

In the Jim Crow field trip, your student be carried from the post-Civil War promise of citizenship and equality for African Americans to the harsh realities of the system of legal segregation known as "Jim Crow." Between dramatic scenes and short documentaries, watch students discover what primary sources reveal about life under Jim Crow and its effects.

The HERO program for elementary and middle school ages features a wide variety of content for teachers and students including materials from the award-winning Electronic Field Trip Series, including video, web activities for students, teacher lesson plans, and special HERO Live! broadcast interactivity.

A 1-year HERO subscription features the following:

  • Online on-demand access to award-winning curated video
  • Thematic programs with accompanying teacher guides, including lesson plans
  • Student interactive explorations
  • Exclusive HERO Live! interactivity
  • and much more!

We consistently get great feedback from members about this unique program. Members save up to 52% on this exclusive GroupBuy offer. And, members have access to exclusive savings of 25% off The Idea of America, a standards-based, supplemental history program and 20% off a rich selection of DVD sets and printed materials!
In the Pipeline

In the Pipeline Intro

These Special Offers and GroupBuy savings are "in the bag". Read below to see what's coming!

For some, there are a few more details to be worked out before we can go live. We hope to take these Group Buys live in the few weeks. Stay tuned!

TYSC Science-Art Fusion - Exclusive Savings - Coming Tues., 2/9!

TYSC Science-Art Fusion - Exclusive Savings

The Young Scientists Club, creators of award-winning The Magic School Bus Science Club, is pleased to announce their latest hands-on science series -- Science-Art Fusion! The 6-kit Science-Art Fusion series for kids ages 5 and up combines art and science to inspire creativity while at the same time introducing basic scientific concepts, including Rainbows, Crystals, Sculptures, Bubbles, Explosions, and Space.

Each kit includes 10 exciting experiments and activities plus a unique Science-Art Fusion poster with the instructions for each project placed in a framed space that can then be covered with a photo of your child's final art piece to create their own Art Gallery. We are just working out the details for members to save BIG on this new series so stay tuned!

If you would like to know when this new offer launches in early February, click here.

Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses - Save 58% - Starts Monday, 2/15!!

Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses - Save 58%

We are excited to announce that 3D Game Design and FIVE other programs from Youth Digital, -- App Design 1, Game Design, Fashion Design 1, 3D Animation 1, and 3D Printing & Modeling will return to the Co-op with the deepest discount of 58% on Mon., February 15th!

If your child has expressed an interest in learning to program, code, design, mod, animate, model, develop, or create, these courses from Youth Digital might be just the ticket!

Youth Digital offers online computer courses designed to give students everything they need to design their own mods, mobile apps, video games, and more at their own pace, and on their own schedule.

If you'd like to be reminded when these offers launch, click here.

GroupBuy Calendar - See what else is coming to the Co-op!

GroupBuy Calendar

Be sure to check out the GroupBuy Calendar and you'll not only see what's coming up, grouped by subject, but you can select the "Remind Me" link to get notified when the offer launches via (a) a reminder email from us or (b) an entry in your calendar.

Note: Some of our suppliers don't want us to pre-announce their GroupBuys savings, so they won't show up in the GroupBuy Calendar. Stay subscribed to this email and the newsletter to get announcements for all offers as they come and go.

Free Curriculum

FREE Curriculum from ClickSchooling

FREE Curriculum from ClickSchooling

Does it seem like you spend countless hours searching the internet for resources, games, worksheets, and more for your children? Well, look no further!

The Co-op is pleased to offer our members a database of free curriculum and other educational resources from our ClickSchooling partner. This week, we offer these free curriculum discoveries and their ClickSchooling reviews.

Please let us know if YOU find any great educational websites!
Writing Tips by Julie Bogart
This week, we offer these recent writing advice tips from Julie Bogart, the creator of the popular Brave Writer writing and language arts curriculum:

Check our Free Writing Tips section frequently for new tips, or sign up for Julie's Daily Tip newsletter on the Brave Writer website.

P.S. We'd like to remind you that the Co-op has the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for Brave Writer writing and language arts curriculum: Save up to 47% on Brave Writer.
Cathy Duffy Reviews
By special arrangement with Cathy Duffy (author of the new "102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"), Co-op members hear about Cathy's latest reviews.

Don't forget that the Co-op has BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET for many of
Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks!

Get the Best Deal Anywhere for Cathy Duffy Top Picks.

And, if you're not sure which curriculum might be right for your child, take a look at Cathy's 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum -- and save 50% on the various eBook editions, if you purchase through the Co-op!
Just for Fun

Do you have any videos, games, jokes, quotes or other light-hearted or inspirational Internet discoveries that you would like to share with us? Tell us about it.
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Brett Walter
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