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In this issue:

  • December is Holiday Savings Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Free Co-op Classifieds, December Contest, and more

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- "..., I can't imagine doing homeschool without it!"

  • Deals of the Day-- IXL, Meet the Masters, and Simply Music

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - HomeSchoolPiano, Maestro Classics and Animation-ish

  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • LAST CALL! - Old Western Culture, Veritas Press - Buy One Give One, Chester Comix - Free Shipping, and TYSC - Free Stocking

    • New This Week - CodaKid

    • More Fun Electives - Home Art Studio, Mark Kistler Draw3D, Ooka Island Reading

    • In the Pipeline - Always Icecream & Clever Dragons, Piano Wizard Academy, Math Mammoth - 40% Sale, 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 249 new homeschool families in the last week!

Free Classifieds:  Are you cleaning out your homeschool classroom for the new year? If so, the Co-op may be able to help you with our easy-to-use Free Classifieds section where you can list an Item: For Free, Sale or Trade -- click here.

Give Thanks Contest Winner:  We are currently in the process of notifying the winner of the Give Thanks contest and will announce her in next week's newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Holiday Cheer Contest!

Holiday Cheer Contest!

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year's), something you especially enjoy doing every year, or one that you'd like to start?

How about a favorite recipe just for this time of year? Or, a favorite activity? Or even a special event that you might attend or organize? Tell us what you do to create holiday cheer, and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Our winner will be randomly drawn early in January from posts submitted on our Holiday Cheer page any of our Teaching Tips or Success Stories pages so be sure to enter before the end of the month.

Click here to spread some Holiday Cheer!

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


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Special Social Media Announcement! In case you missed our Facebook comment contests, we have one more left next week! Join us sometime Tuesday or Wednesday on Facebook for a comment contest and get a chance to win a prize!
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 L. Jones has to say:

"Great product! With 3 kids in different grades, Homeschool Planet makes it manageable to create assignments & schedules. I can print weekly assignment lists for each child, helping them be responsible for their workload. It takes some time to enter initial lessons & assignments, but it's WAYYYY easier than any other calendar product I've tried. Now in our 2nd year with Homeschool Planet, I can't imagine doing homeschool without it!" Click here for more testimonials!


Homeschool Planet now offers NEW time saving lesson plans featuring professionally-designed lesson plans for popular curriculum such as Saxon Math, Human Body Detectives, Mystery of History, Wordly Wise 3000 Online, Institute for Excellence in Writing, and many more, so you can spend more time teaching and less time planning.

Plus, if you want to see how lesson plans can help your homeschool, sign up for our FREE Virtual Field Trips lesson plan here -- with fun, educational virtual field trips, teacher's guides, activities and more!

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

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (December 8, 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 12/4 - 12/10 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
LAST CALL!

Old Western Culture - Save up to 30% - Ends Monday, 12/12!

Old Western Culture - Save up to 30%

It's LAST CALL for the award-winning Old Western Culture series as well as the brand new bonus feature -- online access!

Old Western Culture is a homeschool-oriented video curriculum, made by homeschoolers with the needs of homeschoolers in mind, including flexibility, affordability, and ease-of-use.

Take a look at the great reviews that Old Western Culture has garnered since it was introduced last year. It's also a Cathy Duffy "102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"!

Members will save 30% on this exciting new BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

Veritas Press: Self-Paced Courses - Save up to 56% + Get 500 SmartPoints + Gift a Bible Course - Ends Monday, 12/12!

Veritas Press: Self-Paced Courses - Save up to 56% + Get 500 SmartPoints + Gift a Bible Course

It's LAST CALL for GroupBuy savings on the award-winning, online courses from Veritas Press!

Veritas Self-Paced History includes 160 class periods covering 32 historical events. Students are engaged and motivated throughout the entire year with interactive teaching, clever games, engaging video footage, and a talking historical character.

Veritas Self-Paced Omnibus combines history, theology and literature to help students grow in their appreciation of the unity of all knowledge. Learn from experts in each subject area. Tour the locations where history occurred. Be challenged by interactive exercises that require thinking, not just learning facts. Interact with the Great Books, all from a Christian worldview.

Veritas Self-Paced Bible combines interactive teaching, clever games, engaging video footage, and talking character, to motivate your student all year while learning the who, what, where and when of the entire Bible.

Members save 50% on Self-Paced History, save 34% on Self-Paced Omnibus, and save 56% on Self-Paced Bible and get 500 SmartPoints with each offer through TODAY, March 21st!

Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + Free Shipping on Print Superbundle - Ends Monday, 12/12!

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

It's LAST CALL to get FREE Shipping on the Print Superbundle for Chester Comix, a history product that the entire family will enjoy according to our members testimonials.

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.

If you purchase the Print Superbundle (complete series) receive FREE Shipping (Value $11.00) on any U.S. order through December 12, 2016.

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.

Members save up to 54% on this exclusive GroupBuy offer!

TYSC Subscriptions - Save up to 50% - Ends Saturday, 12/10 - FREE Giant Holiday Stocking with Purchase!

TYSC Subscriptions - Save up to 50%

It's LAST CALL to receive a FREE 38 inch holiday stocking valued at $9.99 with your purchase! These offers from The Young Scientists Club (TYSC) make for great educational holiday gifts for your budding scientists, mathematician, or engineer! TYSC has packaged these bundles exclusively for our Co-op members with great deals to save up to 50%, including:


Be sure to take a look today and get started on your holiday shopping early as for every order placed this month, members will also receive a FREE 38 inch holiday stocking valued at $9.99!
New This Week!

CodaKid - Save 60% - Special Introductory Pricing!

CodaKid - Save 60%

We are pleased to offer exclusive GroupBuy savings for Computer Science Courses from CodaKid just in time for the gift-giving season!

CodaKid courses such as Mod Creation and App Development, are engineered to teach kids not only how to design and code, but to thoroughly understand the concepts so that they can perform them on their own. No coding experience is necessary to use and learn with CodaKid.

These courses from CodaKid retail for $249, but exclusively for Co-op Members through Thursday, December 22nd, purchase a single student subscription for an introductory price of only $99* - a 60% savings!

*We apologize as we had the $124.99 price in our This Week at the Co-op. The $99 introductory price is for a limited time.

Fun Electives!

Home Art Studio - Save up to 50% + Get 300 SmartPoints

Home Art Studio - Save up to 50% + Get 300 SmartPoints

Home Art Studio is an art program designed especially for homeschoolers and instructs K-5th graders via DVD video. Each grade level includes a full year of lessons with step-by-step plans for each project. The program also allows your child to submit their artwork online and get feedback from Lindsey Volin, the programs Art instructor.

Watch as your child learns to express themselves creatively while learning fundamental concepts and principles of art. Ms. Volin also includes Art History and recommendations for integrating other subjects for a cross-curricular experience.

Members save up to 50% on your choice of a 3-Pack Build-a-Bundle or a 6-Pack Complete Set for K-5th grades. Customize your 3-Pack Build-a-Bundle by selecting specific grades.

If you buy today as a Deal of the Month, you'll also receive 300 SmartPoints. If you're looking to add art to your day-to-day curriculum, take a look!

Mark Kistler - Save 60% + Get 400 SmartPoints

Mark Kistler - Save 60% + Get 400 SmartPoints

Without a doubt, Mark Kistler's 3D Art Program draws more member testimonials than any other program in our line-up. Members tell us their kids absolutely love his videos, and they are amazed at their children's progress.

Over the past three decades, Emmy Award-winner Mark Kistler has taught kids how to draw in 3-D at workshops around the world. That experience has led to the creation of Mark Kistler Online.

Members save 60% on a one-year subscription. And, if you purchase as one of this month's Deals of the Month, you'll also receive 400 SmartPoints!

Ooka Island Reading Program - Save up to 50% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Ooka Island Reading Program - Save up to 50% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Ooka Island takes young ones on an adventure that teaches them the foundations of reading without their even realizing it. This reading adventure is tailored to each student as the adaptive learning system automatically adjusts the student's learning path based on his or her progression.

Along the way, it introduces and builds on the five key areas of reading including phonemic awareness, phonetics, vocabulary, fluency, and reading comprehension. Ooka Island is an adaptive, game-based learn to read program that develops strong early reading skills through 24 levels of educational activities and 85 ebooks.

Members save up to 50% on this BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET! Plus, as a Deal of the Month, you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints!

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.

In the Pipeline

In the Pipeline Intro

These Special Offers and GroupBuy savings are "in the bag". 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!

Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - All Subjects, Bible, Creative Play - Save up to 50% - Coming Mon., 12/12!

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

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to announce that this KID favorite -- Always Icecream and Clever Dragons -- will return with special GroupBuy savings up to 50%. Always Icecream and Clever Dragons are play and learn websites, created for girls and boys from K-8.

Developed by homeschool parents, Always Icecream and Clever Dragons strive to offer fun and relevant drills in core academic subjects embedded in a safe, engaging and rewarding environment. Just check out what our members have to say!

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

Piano Wizard Academy - Save 42% + Free Shipping - Coming Mon., 12/12!

Piano Wizard Academy - Save 42% + Free Shipping

We're excited to announce that award-winning Piano Wizard Academy will arrive at the Co-op on Monday, 12/12 -- just in time for gift-giving. Your child can learn to play piano by playing the amazingly simple video game, Piano Wizard!

Designed with a patented 4-step method, Piano Wizard uses color coded technology and simplicity to learn by doing, kinesthetically, aurally and visually, in your homeschool classroom -- even with no previous music experience.

Start a lifetime of musical joy with this piano learning video game program that also teaches your child to read music. With this exclusive offer, Co-op members save 42% (off retail) on the Piano Wizard Ultimate Home Studio Edition. Plus, when this offer launches on Monday, there is still time to receive before Christmas!

if you'd like to be reminded when these GroupBuy savings are available, click here.

Math Mammoth - Save 40% - Coming Mon., 12/26!

Math Mammoth - Save 40%

You've been asking for us to bring back Math Mammoth so grab a pen and mark your calendars. The Co-op will have an End of Year 40% Sale on Math Mammoth starting Monday, December 26th!

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, so, if you'd like to be reminded when these GroupBuy savings are available starting on Monday, December 26th, click here.

We apologize as this sale was originally mentioned as a 1-Day Sale but it will run from 12/26 to 12/31.

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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