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In this issue:

  • It's LAST CALL for Language Arts Month at the Co-op -- Win an Amazon Echo, Tap, or Echo Dot!
  • Community Update -- Free Homeschool ID Card, Contest for April and more

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- "This works beautifully, and is an amazing asset for any homeschool family!"

  • Deals of the Day -- Achieve3000, Wordbuild Vocabulary, and Shakespeare in Bits

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - Supercharged Science, Science Starters, Uzinggo, and Britannica Digital Learning

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • LAST CALL - Alpha Omega Publications, Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses, Cover Story & One Year Adventure Novel, Brave Writer, and more

    • In the Pipeline - Mystery Science, Raspberry Pi Projects Kit from Science Buddies, RoboCAMP 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 578 new homeschool families in the last week!

Free Homeschool ID Card:  Did you know that you can print your very own Homeschool ID Card, FREE at the Co-op? Use our nifty design tool to create your student's ID card and either print at home for FREE, or order a sturdy, plastic card for only $7.95! Print your ID Card today! 2016-2017 now available, too!.

Contest for April:  Tell us what you do to unleash the love of reading and writing in your child for a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card as part of Language Arts Month!

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

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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 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 - check out this review from Far from Normal:

"I honestly never thought I’d find myself using an online calendar, or that I would find a planner that I could put everything into… I was wrong! This works beautifully, and is an amazing asset for any homeschool family!..” Read the full review....


To see all the Homeschool Planet reviews, click here!

Click here to start your FREE trial!
LAST CALL for Language Arts Month!

Win an Amazon Echo, Tap or Echo Dot - Last Week to Enter to Win!

Amazon Echo, Tap or Echo DotIn order to draw attention to our outstanding line-up of language arts curriculum, this April we are pleased to give members a chance to win one of the three Amazon Echo Family products: Amazon Echo, Amazon Tap, or the newest addition to the family, Echo Dot.

If you've ever wanted a classroom helper for your homeschool, one of these devices might certainly help. The Amazon Echo family works with Bluetooth and WiFi, and provides voice-activated assistance to get help with research, answers on spelling, creating a schedule or to do list, reading stories from your Kindle or using Audible audiobooks, and much more.

HOW CAN YOU WIN:

Purchase a qualifying Language Arts product (see below)
 before April 30, and you'll get 10 chances to win. (10 chances per order, not per product). Place two orders for qualifying products -- get 20 chances to win!

Do something that earns a SmartPoints award,  and you get 1 chance to win. For example, write a field trip review, and you get a chance to win. Write two field trip reviews, you get 2 chances to win. Publish a paragraph about the Co-op on your blog or website?  You get 1 chance to win. Just look in your Co-op Account on the "My SmartPoints/Earn" tab to see how you can participate when earning a SmartPoints award.

Every time you do something that earns you a chance to win, we put your name on a virtual piece of paper and drop it into a big virtual hat. Then, in early May, we'll draw a virtual piece of paper from our digital hat and we'll pick our 3 winners to be announced in this newsletter!

Deals of the Day - Today Only!

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (April 28, 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 4/24 - 4/30 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
Reading and Vocabulary

WordSmart - Save 60% + Get 500 SmartPoints

WordSmart - Save 60% + Get 500 SmartPoints

WordSmart Learn1, an award-winning interactive online vocabulary program, provides an initial assessment to determine the student's ideal learning level. As the program is being used, it continues to assess the student's progress and adapts the learning path to become more challenging as the student's vocabulary and reading comprehension grow.

Each online lesson, from basic phonics to SAT or ACT preparation and beyond, is presented in 5 unique multi-sensory modes to integrate multiple learning pathways, whether you are a visual, audio, or hands-on learner. Advanced students use it to excel while challenged students use it to close the gap.

Members save 60% (only $39.95) on a 1-year online student license. Plus, additional students can be added for only $29.95. For more details on the breadth of this offering that covers all grades from grade 3 to college, check out the FAQs.

If you have a child that needs to work on her vocabulary, improve her reading comprehension, or might be preparing for the SAT or ACT, you might want to check this one out.

Not only do members save 60%, but place your order this month and you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints as a Deal of the Month.

Word Voyage - Save 50% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Word Voyage - Save 50% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Word Voyage is an online study tool that offers individualized instruction in academic vocabulary, sentence structure, Greek and Latin roots, etymology, and a variety of other English fundamentals. For Grades 4-12, Word Voyage is designed to be the core vocabulary and grammar component of a Language Arts curriculum.

Choose from several programs offered by Word Voyage:

  • One Year Subscription to Word Voyage (how words work)
  • Vocabulary Course
  • Vocabulary, Grammar and Sentence Writing Course
  • SAT or ACT Prep Course

Members save up to 50% and if you purchase as a Deal of the Month you also receive 500 Bonus SmartPoints.

Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool - Get Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool - Get Bonus SmartPoints

We are pleased to offer Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool, a dynamic self-guided reading program that helps children grades PreK - 5th build and develop their foundational reading skills at the Co-op!

Unlike traditional homeschool reading curricula, Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool offers parents actionable data to help you make decisions about your child's learning path. This program helps students develop:

  • Foundational skills to read confidently and fluently
  • Listening and reading comprehension with complex text
  • Academic and domain-specific vocabulary to improve comprehension

An annual subscription for a single student is $99 plus there are additional discounts if you order for more than 1 child in your family. We'll also throw in a generous award of SmartPoints to make this a BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET.
LAST CALL!

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 20% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 20% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

It's LAST CALL for the Alpha Omega April 20% off Sale. Of course, we make it even sweeter by throwing in FREE Shipping and BONUS SmartPoints for the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

This is the DEEPEST DISCOUNT you can get --ever! -- for popular Alpha Omega DVD, CD, and book products such as LIFEPAC, Horizons, Switched-On Schoolhouse, Monarch, and more. So, if you are looking for Alpha Omega products, check out these GroupBuy savings before the end of the month!

Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses - BOGO or Save up to 58% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses - BOGO or Save up to 58% + Get 500 SmartPoints

It's LAST CALL for the Best Deal EVER on Mod Design 1 and SEVEN other programs from Youth Digital, -- 3D Character Animation 1, Server Design 1, Fashion Design 1, App Design 1, 3D Game Design, 3D Animation 1, 3D Printing & Modeling 1 at the Co-op!

Purchase one Youth Digital course and get a second one absolutely FREE, or save 40% on Mod Design 1, Server Design 1, 3D Character Animation 1, or save 58% on all other Youth Digital courses. And, we'll make the deal even sweeter by throwing in 500 SmartPoints with the purchase of any one course!

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

Note: The 500 SmartPoints do not apply to the Buy One Get One Free offer.

Brave Writer - Save up to 47% - Price Increasing after 4/30!

Brave Writer - Save up to 47%

It's LAST CALL for the current pricing for Brave Writer as the price will be increasing on May 1st, 2016! If you have been considering purchasing this award-winning writing and language arts curriculum for your homeschool, hop on board now while these savings are still available.

By joining this GroupBuy, members save up to 47% on Digital Versions of The Writer's Jungle, Help for High School, Brave Writer Home Study Package, annual subscriptions to Arrow and The Wand, as well as bundles of back issues of Arrow and Boomerang, and, the newest Brave Writer program, A Quiver of Arrows for grades 1-2.

Members also save 25% on Jot It Down!, a digitally downloadable product designed for our youngest writers aged 5-8 years old and Partnership in Writing for ages 9-10 (also a digital download), and save 20% on an annual subscription to Boomerang.

The Co-op also offers a 10% OFF Coupon Code for Brave Writer's popular online classes, taught by professional writers.

Cover Story & One Year Adventure Novel - Save up to 20%

Cover Story  & One Year Adventure Novel - Save up to 20%

It's LAST CALL for Cover Story and One Year Adventure Novel from author Daniel Schwabauer, President and Founder of Clear Water Press.

With Cover Story, your middle schooler will create the content for their own magazine in one school year. Your student will write poems, short stories, non-fiction articles, letters, and many other short pieces. Cover Story allows the student the freedom of choosing their own theme for their magazine, and a subject for each assignment.

One Year Adventure Novel guides your high schooler through the process of writing a structured, compelling adventure novel over the course of one school year. The One Year Adventure Novel curriculum comes with a host of support programs (online forums, contests, live webinars, access to workshops, etc.) to guide your student through the process of creating his or her very first novel.

Now you can stream lessons from Cover Story and One Year Adventure Novel through the Cloud! These responsive HD videos are available for the entire family and adapt to your laptop, tablet, or mobile device from virtually where for a whole year.

Members save up to 20% on these exclusive GroupBuy offers through Saturday, April 30th!

Hooked on Phonics - Save 55% + Free Shipping

Hooked on Phonics - Save 55% + Free Shipping

It's LAST CALL for Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read at the Co-op!

The Learn to Read program was carefully developed and designed for children ages 3-8 of all needs, whether just learning to read, struggling to read, or simply wanting to become more proficient readers.

The program builds your PreK-2nd grade child's reading skills with 20 minute lessons systematically leading them through the different stages of reading development: Learn, Practice, and Read.

Members save 55% and get FREE Shipping (U.S. continental addresses) on this exclusive GroupBuy offer through Saturday, April 30th!

Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - All Subjects, Bible, Creative Play - Save up to 50%

Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - All Subjects, Bible, Creative Play - Save up to 50%

It's LAST CALL for Always Icecream and Clever Dragons, play and learn websites for girls and boys in grades K-8, at the Co-op!

Always Icecream and Clever Dragons strive to offer fun and relevant drills plus new specially made teaching videos in core academic subjects embedded in a safe, engaging and rewarding environment. Subjects include: Basic to Advanced Math, Geography, Language Arts, Science, Arts & Music, Keyboard Typing, and Foreign Languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, German, and Latin.

Members save up to 50% on a flexible selection of lifetime subscriptions. When you order, you receive your access within one business day. Plus, these memberships can be applied to upgrade your existing trial or paid account, too!

Get Smart Grammar Curriculum - Save 29%

Get Smart Grammar Curriculum - Save 29%

It's LAST CALL to save 29% on Get Smart, an online grammar course, as this GroupBuy will be ending on Saturday, April 30th!

Get Smart features online instructional videos and text instruction that gives you and your students everything you need to master the basics of grammar over the course of a single school year.

The lessons are broken down into mini-lessons that can be taught in as little as ten minutes a day. The program starts with the basics and then has your student diagramming everything she learns. If you are looking for a straightforward, multi-media grammar curriculum, Get Smart could be just the ticket.

Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom - Save up to 87% - Last Call Forever!

Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom - Save up to 87%

It's LAST CALL FOREVER for live, real-time lessons with best selling author/illustrator and PBS Emmy award winner Mark Kistler as this GroupBuy will be leaving the Co-op on April 30th!

Every class is live and interactive -- all you need is an Internet connection! Ask questions (via chat), post your artwork into the student gallery, get an opportunity for personal encouragement, and, best of all, draw with Mark in real time. Member raves for Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom have been pouring in since we first made this new subscription available. Plus, Mark regularly invites Special Guest Artists to participate in these classes.

If you're interested in taking your homeschool art instruction to the next level be sure to jump in now and save up to 87% while this GroupBuy offer is still available!

God's World News - Save up to 68%

God's World News - Save up to 68%

It's LAST CALL for God's World News and their print and digital magazines at the Co-op!

Enjoy a full year subscription of one or all title choices from God's World News including God's Big World, WORLDkids, and/or WORLDteen sent bi-monthly (May/June 2016 issue - March/April 2017 issue), including an online subscription.

These bi-monthly magazines are a great curriculum supplement for a variety of subjects, including Vocabulary, Reading, Writing, Geography, Science, History, and Bible. These magazines for PreK thru High School students teach a Biblical Worldview and help you bring current events into your homeschool classroom.

Members save up to 68% on this exclusive GroupBuy. As soon as you register for the special Co-op Shopping Link, you'll be able to place your order. God's World news is only here through Saturday, April 30th so be sure to check it out soon!

Note for Canadian and International Members: Please see the offer page for instructions on how to receive the discounted pricing.

Language Arts Month - See All LAST CALLS!

Language Arts Month - See All LAST CALLS!

It's LAST CALL for Language Arts Month at the Co-op! Don't miss great GroupBuy offers such as Acheive3000, myON Literacy Program, WordSmart, Words and Their Stories, Grammaropolis and much more. And, don't forget that you can be entered to win an Amazon Echo, Tap or Echo Dot this month!

To see all the Language Arts Month Last Calls, click here.

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 and you'll not only see what's coming up, such as RoboCAMP, Mystery Science, Raspberry Pi Project Kit from Science Buddies, and more, 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!
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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