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In this issue:

  • It's Electives Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Free Webinar - The Best Kept Secrets to Free College, Contest for July, Summer Fun Reading Program, and more

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- NEW!! Lesson Plan Marketplace - Save time with these professionally-designed lesson plans for popular homeschool curriculum!

  • Deals of the Day -- Wordly Wise 3000 Online, Chester Comix, BrainWare Safari, and Study Island

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - Simply Music, Home Art Studio, Mark Kistler Online, and Meet the Masters

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • LAST CALL TODAY! - Math Mammoth and Readorium

    • New - Dave Ramsey, The Magic School Bus Science Club, and Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses

    • In the Pipeline - Alpha Omega Publications - One Day Sale, Thinkwell,, BrainPOP, Square Panda, and more

    • Member Meter - ShillerMath

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

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

Please join us in giving a hearty Co-op "Welcome!" to 485 new homeschool families in the last week!

Free Webinar - The Best Kept Secrets to Free College:  If you have a child thinking about attending college, discover the secrets and methods for getting into the college of their choice and how to find scholarships to pay for it. Jean Burk, author of College Prep Genius, will teach you the methods of receiving scholarships that go beyond tuition and may include room and board, graudate school, and money to study abroad! This webinar will take place Thursday, 8/4 at 12:00pm PST/2:00 CST/3:00 EST.  Register here.

New Electives Month ContestLet us know how you incorporate Electives into your homeschool classroom and be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Have you found tried and true methods that your children enjoy? Tell us here!

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New! Lesson Plans for Homeschool Planet!

Homeschool Planet - Introducing Lesson Plan Marketplace

Homeschool Planet - Introducing Lesson Plan Marketplace

We are excited to introduce the Brand New Homeschool Planet Lesson Plan Marketplace to the Co-op!

We have combined homeschooling's most popular online planner, Homeschool Planet, with professionally-designed lesson plans to create the easiest way to homeschool!. These lesson plans allow you to get the most out of your curriculum and help you spend more time teaching and less time planning.

With professionally-designed lesson plans for Institute for Excellence in Writing, Math Mammoth, Brave Writer, Life of Fred, Wordly Wise 3000 Online, Saxon Math, Mystery of History, Mark Kistler, and many, many more, you're sure to find lesson plans for your homeschool classroom.

If you're still not sure whether Homeschool Planet lesson plans are you for, take a look at our Free for the Summer subscriptions where you can not only try award-winning programs, but you can also try Homeschool Planet lesson plans absolutely free.

If you're new to Homeschool Planet, try it absolutely free for 30 days!

Summer Fun Reading Program

It has begun!

On Tuesday, we did our SEVENTH weekly drawing!

We have this week's Summer Fun Reading Winners! Congrats to Prady M. (age 8) of Chicago, IL, Nathan N. (age 13) of England, and Michael C. (age 12) of Senoia, GA. 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 6,139 reading records, for a total of 15,227 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:

  • Winner's Choice: One Annual Membership to Always Icecream (for girls) or Clever Dragons (for boys) from Always Icecream and Clever Dragons
  • Winner's Choice: One Year Membership of God's Big World, WORLDKids, or WORLDTeen from God's World News
  • $15 Amazon Gift Card

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.
Deals of the Day - Today Only!

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (July 21, 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 7/17 - 7/23 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

Math Mammoth - Save 40%

Math Mammoth - Save 40%

It's LAST CALL for the Co-op's One Week Sale on Math Mammoth!

Math Mammoth is a hugely popular math curriculum created by Maria Miller, a math teacher and passionate homeschool math advocate. In this offer, you will find a comprehensive library of PDF math worktexts, workbooks, and complete math curriculum for grades 1-8 available as a digital download or in CD format.

Members can save 40% on this popular homeschool math program until today, July 21st. Be sure to spread the news to your friends so they can save BIG on Math Mammoth, too!

Readorium - Save up to 66%

Readorium - Save up to 66%

It's LAST CALL for 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.

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 to help keep kids engaged.

Members save up to 66% on this new GroupBuy offer depending on how many subscriptions we order as a group so be sure to share with your friends and homeschool groups!


Dave Ramsey Finance Curriculum - Save up to 60%

Dave Ramsey Finance Curriculum - Save up to 60%

Great news -- Dave Ramsey, the nationally syndicated financial guru, has returned to the Co-op with special savings on Brand New titles and classic member favorites!

With this exclusive GroupBuy, Co-op members save up to 60% on the NEW Foundations in Personal Finance: Middle School Edition for Homeschool and Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition Self-Study as well as a long list of member favorites.

There are also book title favorites in this GroupBuy including The Go-Giver, Rhinoceros Success, Start, The Go-Getter, and more to stock your shelf with financial training materials for the whole family.

We don’t know when Dave will return, so jump in now while he’s here. Available to ship to U.S. Destinations as well as Canadian (surcharges apply for Canadian shipping)!

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

We are thrilled to welcome back The Magic School Bus Science Club to the Co-op! Join Ms. Frizzle and her students on The Magic School Bus each month in exploring one of twelve different science topics through hands-on experiments for a year. The science kits will be mailed each month around the 15th in a colorful envelope, which can be addressed directly to your child.

Developed by a team of Harvard graduates, scientists, and educators, the award-winning kits will help your young scientist experience science in a fun and engaging manner. The kit topics cover: Acids/Bases, Air, Bacteria/Fungi, Fossils, Human Body, Light/Rainbows and Mirrors, Magnets, Solids/Liquids/Gases, Stars/Planets, Volcanoes, Water, and Weather Station. Note that the sequence of the kit topics is predefined and not specifically in the alphabetical order listed.

Members save 50% plus receive 1,000 Bonus SmartPoints!

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have ordered The Magic School Bus Science Club in the past, please note that the 12 kits are the same for each year so will not differ from what you completed. The Young Scientists Club also offers the TYSC STEM Collection, and the Clifford Science Club through the Co-op, too.

Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses - BOGO or Save up to 40% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Youth Digital Programming & Design Courses - BOGO or Save up to 40% + Get 500 SmartPoints

We are excited to offer exclusive savings 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 for Summer Fun Month!

Purchase one Youth Digital course and get a second one absolutely FREE, or save up to 40% on Mod Design 1, Server Design 1, 3D Character Animation 1, and 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.

Summer Electives! - Save up to 40% + Get 400 SmartPoints - Save up to 40% + Get 400 SmartPoints offers state-approved drivers education for ages 14 and up in all states that certify online drivers education: California, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia. (Note: Minnesota is an at-home book course.)

In all other states (except Utah, Indiana, Nebraska, and Florida), offers quality drivers education that teaches teens essential safe-driving information and can provide potential savings on auto insurance.

Check out these helpful member testimonials whose teenagers have successfully used this program. If you have a teenager who might start driving, take a look at this program today!

You'll not only save up to 40% but as part of this month's special Bonus SmartPoints offers, you'll also receive 400 SmartPoints.

Human Body Detectives - Save up to 89% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Human Body Detectives - Save up to 89% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Looking for a health curriculum?

The award-winning Human Body Detectives Curriculum uses educational adventure stories and activities to teach kids about specific body systems and their nutritional needs.

Plus, Human Body Detectives offers award-winning curriculum for elementary and middle school students, and additional teen titles, too.

If you place your order today, you'll not only get immediate access to the digital downloads but you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints as a Deal of the Month!

Kumon Books - Save 30% + Get 300 SmartPoints

Kumon Books - Save 30% + Get 300 SmartPoints

A favorite with homeschoolers for years, Kumon Publishing is a leading publisher of workbooks and learning aids for children ages 2 to 12. Kumon is also the world's largest supplementary educational company with over 50 years of experience. They are best known for their colorful and kid-friendly workbooks, which introduce concepts in a step-by-step manner so that your child can master each in turn without getting frustrated. Each workbook focuses on teaching one specific skill from start to finish.

Save 30% on orders of 8 or more books, receive complimentary shipping to continental U.S. addresses for your first 8 books, and add $1 for shipping for each additional book. For bundles that include multiple books, the individual books count toward your tally of 8 books. Plus, if ordered this month, you'll also receive 300 SmartPoints.

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.
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?

We’re excited to let you know that we’ve been talking to award-winning ShillerMath. ShillerMath was first developed in 2002 by Larry Shiller who worked with child behavioral education and Montessori experts at Princeton Center for Teacher Education, a nationally renowned Montessori teachers training institute.

ShillerMath offers kits that contain everything you will need for multiple years of no lesson prep teaching math (including lots of manipulatives and music) for your entire family (preK to pre-Algebra, usually 7th or 8th grade) which is unlike other book-based math curriculum on the market. ShillerMath’s free downloads of replacement consumables mean one kits works for everyone in the house without having to purchase extra books.

We will be able to offer savings of 12% for the following ShillerMath kits:

If ShillerMath seems like a math curriculum your homeschool could use, let us know.
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
We’re excited to let you know that we’ve also been talking to ShillerMath about their new online PSAT/SAT/ACT Test Preparation program for your high schooler which gives you a 2-year access to the subscription.

We will be able to offer savings of 30% for the new online PSAT/SAT/ACT Test Preparation subscription which retails for $99.95 but we would be able to offer for $69.97 – just in time for the autumn ACT/SAT testing schedule.

If ShillerMath seems like an PSAT/SAT/ACT Test Preparation program your homeschool could use, we’d like to hear from you.
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
Homeschool Buyers Co-op

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