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This Week ▼

In this issue:

  • It's Back to School Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Field Trip Finder, Summer Fun Reading Program, and more

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- "I love it and can't recommend it highly enough."

  • Deals of the Day -- Ooka Island Reading Program, Typing Pal, WorldView Software, ClickN' Kids, Looney Tune Phonics, and MY Access!

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - Human Body Detectives, Fascinating Education, ExploreLearning Gizmos, and Highlights Travel Adventures, Mathmania, and more

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • New - EducationCity, Rosetta Stone Homeschool, and College Prep Genius

    • New for Back to School - Free Shipping! - Alpha Omega Publications, Chester Comix, Mapping the World by Heart, and more

    • In the Pipeline - Thinkwell, Real Science 4 Kids, and more

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews
  • Cathy Duffy Reviews
  • Just for Fun
COMMUNITY UPDATE

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

Please join us in giving a hearty Co-op "Welcome!" to 931 new homeschool families in the last week!

Field Trips: Grab the kids, pack up the car, and hit the road for a fun and educational field trip! With the Co-op's Field Trip finder, you can search for field trips near you and spend the day exploring -- just click here.


Join other members who follow us for freebies, specials, and more on social media.

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Summer Fun Reading Program

It has begun!


On Tuesday, we did our ELEVENTH weekly drawing!

We have this week's Summer Fun Reading Winners! Congrats to Maggie C. (11) of Kansas City, MO, Amelie S. (8) of Parker, CO, and Lucia M. (10) of San Diego, CA. You'll find them listed on our Weekly Winners page. The parents have been notified by email, and the winners are now free to claim their prize from our Community Treasure Chest! Keep up the good work!

To date, Co-op kids have filed 7,167 reading records, for a total of 18,744 hours read since we started on 6/1! Remember, participation is FREE, and all members are invited to participate! (Tell me more.)

Here's a preview of the great prizes that will be available in our next drawing:


The Summer Fun Reading Program will run through September 1st. It's easy to participate and there are weekly drawings and a grand prize of a $200 Amazon Gift Card! We hope your "Reading Champion" will join in on the fun!

Find out more about our Summer Fun Reading Program.
Homeschool Planet - Online Planner

Homeschool Planet - FREE 30-Day Trial

Homeschool Planet - FREE 30-Day Trial

Are you thinking about a new planner? 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 - here's what Co-op Member R. Tarring has to say:

"After homeschooling for 5 years with 4 children using various paper based planners that took so much of my time and with children preparing to enter middle school I knew we needed a something more manageable as a family. The most recommended planner I found was homeschool planet. We have been using it now for a few months and it's like the perfect storm of a planner. It allows my husband and myself to manage our lives and plan the children's curriculums / social & sporting events all I one place, but managed separately. I love it and can't recommend it highly enough." Click here for more testimonials!


Click here to start your FREE trial!
Deals of the Day - Today Only!

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (August 18, 2016), purchase any of these Deals of the Day and receive Bonus SmartPoints. Don't miss these BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET!


NOTE: The Deals of the Day SmartPoints listed above will be awarded based on purchases made TODAY ONLY and are awarded at the time of purchase. For the products with Bonus SmartPoints, after today, we will continue to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for them but the SmartPoints will be reduced or removed altogether.
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 8/14 - 8/20 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
NEW THIS WEEK!

EducationCity - Save 93%

EducationCity - Save 93%

Discover EducationCity, an award-winning online program with colorful animation and interactive resources that brings learning to life!

EducationCity connects teaching and learning for PreK through 6th grade students across six different subjects including Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and much more.

Exclusively for Co-op members, EducationCity is available for ONLY $49.95! Your subscription includes access to not just ONE grade level, but *all* grade levels PreK to 6th Grade -- for a full year access.

Rosetta Stone Homeschool - Save up to 31% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Homeschool - Save up to 31% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Homeschool has announced new savings just in time for Back to School!

Members save 31% on the Level 1-5 Set, save 22% on the Level 1-3 Set, save 14% on the Level 1-2 Set, and save 24% on the Level 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 1,749 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!

College Prep Genius - Save 40%

College Prep Genius - Save 40%

If you just missed out on College Prep Genius, you can jump in now and save 40% on the New 2016 College Prep Genius Comprehensive eCourse, an award-winning SAT and PSAT/NMSQT test prepration program created by SAT Instructor and homeschooling mom, Jean Burk!

This course is designed to help students master the strategies behind the PSAT and SAT tests in order to improve their overall performance.

The new New 2016 College Prep Genius Comprehensive eCourse retails for $159.00, but exclusively through the Co-op, we're able to offer for $94.95 - that's a 40% savings. If you have a student taking the SAT soon, this could be the online course for your homeschool.

Don't take our word for it – check out these testimonials from parents who have used the program plus see what The Old Schoolhouse and Cathy Duffy Reviews have to say about the College Prep Genius program.

With the next SAT test date set for Saturday, October 1st, your child can get started with College Prep Genius today. The subscription is for a full year so even if your child is not planning on taking the test this fall, Jean's advice is to start sooner than later -- so they can be ready for the spring!

New for Back to School!

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 through August 31st! 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!

Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + Free Shipping on Print Superbundle

Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + Free Shipping on Print Superbundle

Looking for a history product to delight children of all ages? Check out Chester Comix!

Author/illustrator Bentley Boyd turns traditional history teaching on its head with his blue, hatted crustacean, Chester Crab, your child's guide on a colorful and witty romp through U.S. history. Bentley uses Chester, other cartoon characters, and large type to draw reluctant readers--typical of visual learners--into the study of history. You can also use his extensive Teacher Guides to amplify your student's learning.

Our members report that the entire family loves Chester Comix! Plus, don't forget if you purchase "The League of Homeschool All-Stars" as part of this GroupBuy, it will be personally signed by the author, Bentley Boyd. Plus, you'll save up to 54%! Members also receive FREE Shipping (an $11.00 Value!) on the Superbundle Print Version with any U.S. order as part of Back-To-School Month!

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

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

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 August! 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!

Words and Their Stories - Save 93% + FREE Poster Set

Words and Their Stories - Save 93% + FREE Poster Set

Words and Their Stories is an award-winning, interactive vocabulary curriculum from FableVision available exclusively through the Co-op with incredible savings of 93%!

Words and Their Stories is delivered through engaging multimedia and is designed specifically for grades 5 and up, allowing both individualized instruction and self-paced study. Full assessment and reporting features are available and all programs meet or exceed both state and national standards. Finally, vocabulary study that is fun and effective.

Plus, if ordered this month, you'll receive FREE the Words and Their Stories Homeschool Poster Set! Created by Peter H. Reynolds (Founder of FableVision, Author and Illustrator), the posters feature words and their derivations from Words And Their Stories. Use the 8 1/2 x 11 inch color posters to decorate and inspire a passion for vocabulary. After all, the more words students know, the farther they'll go!

Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach - Save 25% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach - Save 25% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

We are pleased to offer the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Homeschool!

Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach offers the authentic Singapore math pedagogy with fewer topics taught in greater depth at each grade level. The program features visual representations and modeling strategies to solve complex problems; a consistent concrete-pictorial-abstract progression; and strong development of both conceptual understanding, place value, and computational fluency so K-5 students understand the "how" as well as the "why."

By joining this GroupBuy offer, members save 25%, get Free Shipping and Bonus SmartPoints with the purchase of Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach.

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!

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

GroupBuy Calendar

Be sure to check out the GroupBuy Calendar where you'll see what else is coming to the Co-op including:


If you'd like to be reminded when any or all of these GroupBuys launch, 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!
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.
We appreciate you at the Co-op!

Brett Walter
President
Homeschool Buyers Co-op

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