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In this issue:

  • It's Summer Fun Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Earn Bonus SmartPoints, Summer Fun Reading Program, and more

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- "Homeschool Planet is a great tool!"

  • Deals of the Day -- Mark Kistler Draw 3D, Starry Night, and HELP Math

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - Zometool STEM+ Educator Kit, BrainWare Safari, ChessKid.com, and Highlights

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • New - Thinkwell Video Courseware and Kaplan Online Math Foundations Course

    • FREE for the Summer - Eleven Award-Winning Products

    • In the Pipeline - CodeMonkey, LEGO Education, Readorium, and more

    • Member Meter - Calvert Homeschool

  • 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 625 new homeschool families in the last week!

Earn Bonus SmartPoints:  Did you know that you can earn Bonus SmartPoints just by purchasing award-winning curriculum (maybe a program you were already going to purchase!) at the Co-op? You can also earn Bonus SmartPoints by adding a field trip to the Field Trip Finder, inviting friends who join or purchase, and much more! To see more ways to earn Bonus SmartPoints, click here. P.S. Sign into your Co-op account and click the 'My SmartPoints' tab to see an Overview of SmartPoints, check your balance, find more ways to earn, and more!

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 THIRD weekly drawing!

Congrats to Nathan A. (Age 13) of Sacramento, CA, Tabor L. (Age 8) of Wellsville, KS, and Holden C. (Age 11) of Roseburg, OR. 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 3,887 reading records, for a total of 9,341 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 Crystal F. has to say:

"This computer planner is very useful. It helps our homeschool by not only organizing but teaching my children different ways to organize their day. It is easy to insert sick day or unplanned vacation. A little planning can help anyone accomplish great tasks. Homeschool planet is a great tool and my children like it." 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 (June 23, 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 6/19 - 6/25 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!

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save up to 45% - One Week Only!

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save up to 45%

Great news -- Thinkwell has arrived at the Co-op with savings up to 45% but only through Thursday, 6/30!

This is one of our most popular math curriculum offerings, and not merely because our GroupBuy delivers the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET! Look at the demo courses and we think you'll understand why--some of the world's best teachers teaching YOUR 6-12th grade student in the privacy and security of your own home.

If you're interested in video courseware for Science, Social Studies, Economics or Public Speaking, Thinkwell also has award-winning video instruction in these subjects, too!

Kaplan Online Test Prep - Save 67% - New Online Course!

Kaplan Online Test Prep - Save 67%

We are pleased to offer Math Foundations from Kaplan Online Test Prep at 67% savings!

You can help your child succeed in arithmetic, algebra, and geometry with Kaplan's new online Math Foundations - Self-Paced course. Math Foundations will help your student conquer high school math and be confident going into preparation for the PSAT, SAT and ACT.

Kaplan Math Foundations features:

  • Arithmetic: ratios, percentages, averages, powers and roots
  • Algebra: linear and quadratic equations, inequalities and symbolism
  • Geometry: lines, angles, triangles, circles and quadrilaterals

Members save 67% on six month access to Math Foundations from the date you activate your subscription!

Note: Because this course covers math topics and not the tests, it does not include any SAT or ACT practice tests.
Summer Practice Programs

Reading Eggs & Mathseeds - Save 25% + Get 500 SmartPoints OR Purchase Reading Eggs and Get 1 Year of Mathseeds FREE

Reading Eggs & Mathseeds - Save 25% + Get 500 SmartPoints OR Purchase Reading Eggs and Get 1 Year of Mathseeds FREE

Pay $69 for Reading Eggs and get 1 Year of Mathseeds absolutely FREE!!

Reading Eggs is a popular online reading program for K-3rd graders featuring animated characters, songs, golden eggs, and a reward system that is designed to motivate children to keep exploring and learning.

Mathseeds teaches kids aged 3-6 the core math and problem solving skills needed to be successful at school with fun, highly interactive and rewarding lessons. We were pleased to learn that it works just as well on tablets as on computers, so this is truly a program that your child can use at home or on the go.

If you're looking for something fun and educational for your child, take a look at Reading Eggs & Math Seeds -- you'll save up to 46% at the Co-op. When you place an order, we will give you a coupon code within minutes that you can use to convert your trial account to a paid one.

Mathbreakers 3D Math Game - Save 20% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Mathbreakers 3D Math Game - Save 20% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Are you looking for ways to make math more engaging for your 1st through 7th grader?

Mathbreakers is a 3-D exploration game for mathematics that teaches addition, fractions, operators, negatives, and number sense. It provides a rich, colorful world where kids solve puzzles at their own pace using gadgets, toys, machines and monsters.

A 1 year license for the desktop version retails for $25, and an iPad version will be available for an additional expense, but members can get both for $19.95 (20% savings). Plus, purchase this month as a Deal of the Month and get 250 Bonus SmartPoints!

FREE for the Summer!

FREE for the Summer - Eleven Award-Winning Products

FREE for the Summer - Eleven Award-Winning Products

If you are like us, you are ready to give your kids a break for the summer, but you may prefer they do things that are educational as well as fun!

This summer, the Co-op has secured permission from eleven of our publishers to offer their products FREE for the summer. These are products that have received rave reviews from homeschool parents and kids alike. Many of them have won national awards.

Choose any or all of the following 11 products absolutely FREE for the summer including:


NOTE: Always Icecream and Clever Dragons will close on 8/15. All the other freebies end on 8/31! Freebies marked with an "*" also include a FREE Lesson Plan for Homeschool Planet!
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!

CodeMonkey - Save 40% - Coming Mon., 6/27!

CodeMonkey - Save 40%

Do you have a young one who is hankering to learn programming? If so, we've found a unique program that we wish had been available when we were kids.

CodeMonkey was developed by educational technologists in Israel, where it is being used in 75% of Israeli schools. It is just now being introduced to the U.S. and international markets. As opposed to other beginning programming approaches that employ drag and drop block puzzles to teach programming concepts, CodeMonkey teaches real programming using a super-easy programming language called Coffescript.

A 1-year Home School subscription for up to 5 students with lesson plans and a teacher dashboard retails for $99, but we will be able to get members a price of $59.00 -- a 40% savings! -- with sufficient participation!

If you would like to be reminded when this GroupBuy launches, click here.

LEGO Education - Special Savings - Coming Soon!

LEGO Education - Special Savings

We’re pleased to let you know that member favorite LEGO Education will be returning to the Co-op with special GroupBuy savings!

If you’d like additional information or to be reminded when this offer launches, click here.

Readorium - Save up to 66% - Coming Soon!

Readorium - Save up to 66%

Do your children really understand what they are reading? We are pleased to announce that Readorium, a Codie award-winning online program that teaches kids (grades 3-8) the skills they need to closely read and comprehend non-fiction in general, and science in particular, will be coming soon to the Co-op!

Readorium assesses readability levels and automatically adjusts as children read, so all children experience success as they learn at their own pace. It is enhanced with games, videos, a reward system, and a Hall of Fame help to keep kids engaged. Watch some informational videos for a good overview of this unique program.

A 1 year subscription retails for $120, but we can get the price down to $39.95 -- a 66% savings! -- with sufficient participation!

If you'd like to be reminded when this GroupBuy launches, 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, 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.

Member Meter
 

Member Meter Intro

Negotiating and sponsoring GroupBuy savings is an expensive and time-consuming proposition, but we love doing it, especially when there is strong member interest.

This section of the newsletter is your opportunity to see -- and influence -- what programs and products we bring to our membership.

Please take a look, then let us know: What do you think?

Calvert is one of the leading names in homeschool curriculum, so we were delighted when they expressed interest in making an offer to the Co-op membership. Calvert is renowned for the quality of its curriculum and its unparalleled homeschool support.

So, if you are looking for a high-quality, accredited curriculum backed up with unlimited support from highly-trained and certified teachers, Calvert could be the way to go!

Calvert rarely offer discounts, but through this offer members will, for a limited time, get a 10% discount on any of their complete curriculum or individual courses:


It's a lot of work for us to make Calvert available to members, but we're happy to do it if there is sufficient interest, so please:
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
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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