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In this issue:

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

  • Homeschool Planet FREE Trial -- Feature Spotlight - Easily Integrate your Google Calendar!

  • Deals of the Day -- 5 Deals for Today - Meet the Masters, Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom, Kumon Books, MusicLearningCommunity.com, and Maestro Classics

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL - Kindergarten Complete, The Happy Scientist, Fascinating Education, ExploreLearning Gizmos, and Highlights
  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • New - Britannica Digital Learning, Always Icecream & Clever Dragons, Grammar of Poetry, Old Western Culture, and Rosetta Stone

    • LAST CALL - eMedia Music

    • In the Pipeline - Thinkwell Back-to-School Sale, Homeschool Programming, Sara Jordan Bilingual Kids, and more

    • Member Meter - New Atelier Online Visual Art Program, Fluencia Spanish Instruction, and Dave Ruch Performances

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews
  • Writing Tips by Julie Bogart, Brave Writer
  • Cathy Duffy Reviews
  • Just for Fun
COMMUNITY UPDATE
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Homeschool Planet

Homeschool Planet - FREE 30-Day Trial

Homeschool Planet - FREE 30-Day Trial

Are you thinking about a planner for the next school year? 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!

Did you know that Homeschool Planet makes it easy to integrate your Google calendars?  A few months ago we announced the brand new feature of Google Calendar Integration into Homeschool Planet. If you're new to Homeschool Planet or haven't had a chance to integrate your calendar yet, it's easy. Just go into your Google calendar, then watch this helpful tutorial for step-by-step instructions!

Take Homeschool Planet for a test run with a FREE 30-Day Trial -- just enter your Co-op member email address and you can get started in minutes!

Then, if you decide to purchase (only $65 for a one year subscription OR $6.95/month), all of the data you enter during the trial will be preserved in your paid-for subscription so that you can continue using Homeschool Planet without interruption.

Click here to start your FREE trial!

Summer Fun Reading Program

Summer Fun Reading Program - Join the fun!

Summer Fun Reading Program


On Tuesday, we did our ELEVENTH weekly drawing.

Congrats to James K. (age 11) of Newport News, VA, Jacob D. (13) of Greeley, CO, and Avery W. (10) of Conyers, 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!

To date, Co-op kids have filed 7,895 reading records, for a total of 18,412 hours read since we started on 6/1 - your children are not only Reading Champions in our books (LOL) but super readers, too! Remember, participation is FREE, and all members are invited to participate! (Tell me more.)

We invite you to make a donation to the Treasure Chest as the more prizes we have, the more kids that will have a chance to win a prize by the end of the program! Remember -- on September 2nd, do our GOLD RUSH, where we open the entire Treasure Chest for kids to claim on a first-come, first-served basis. (We urge all parents to have a prize or two up their sleeve for later in the summer in the event that your kid doesn't win a prize.)

The program runs through September 2nd. It's easy to participate and there are weekly drawings and a grand prize of a new Apple iPad Air. We hope your "Reading Champion" will join in the fun!

Find out more about our Summer Fun Reading Program.
IT'S BACK TO SCHOOL MONTH!
Deals of the Day - Today Only!
TODAY ONLY (August 14, 2014), purchase any of these Deals of the Day and receive Bonus SmartPoints. Don't miss these BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET!

Meet the Masters - Save up to 45% + Get 300 SmartPoints

Meet the Masters - Save up to 45% + Get 300 SmartPoints

Jump into savings up to 45% on award-winning Meet the Masters online art curriculum through the Co-op!

Choose from 3-pack, 4-pack, or 7-pack bundles. The MTM program offers seven different artist tracks and three different age level(s) for ages 5 through adult to suit your needs. Each track covers 5 different artists - choose the 7-Pack Bundle to study all of the 35 art masters in the MTM program.

The Co-op is the only place that offers access to this online program for three years. The 4-Pack Bundle is also a Co-op exclusive, only available for our members. Visit this GroupBuy today and see if this is what you've been looking for to add to your electives!

If purchased today as a Deal of the Day, you'll also receive 300 SmartPoints!

Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom - Save 73% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom - Save 73% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Interested in taking your homeschool art instruction to the next level? Best selling author/illustrator and PBS Emmy award winner Mark Kistler has taken his live workshops online with Mark Kistler's Virtual Classroom so Co-op members can sign up for live, real-time lessons with Mark himself. Plus, Mark regularly invites Special Guest Artists to participate in these classes.

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.

A one year subscription retails for $297 for one student, but thanks to our special relationship, exclusively for Co-op members, Mark is offering a very special price of $79.95 for a one-year Subscription for the entire family -- that's a 73% savings!

Plus, as a Deal of the Day, you'll also receive 500 Bonus SmartPoints if you purchase any of the subscriptions available today--so be sure to check out the details on this BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

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 FREE 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.

If purchased as a Deal of the Day today, you'll also receive 300 Bonus SmartPoints.

MusicLearningCommunity.com - Save 50% + Get 300 SmartPoints

MusicLearningCommunity.com - Save 50% + Get 300 SmartPoints

MusicLearningCommunity.com is a playground of learning games that teach and reinforce traditional music theory and aural skills.

We like their stated goal "to provide exceptional multimedia music instruction in a fun and exciting learning environment that inspires active participation, promotes the lifelong enjoyment of music and transforms students into Lifetime Musicians."

To that end, they offer hundreds of learning games of varying levels, all "carefully planned to gain mastery of the elements of music theory, ear training and rhythmic skills in an exciting, challenging environment."

An Annual Family Membership retails for $79.95/year, but members save 50% (only $39.98). If you are interested, please sign up for a free, 3-week trial and use the email address associated with your Co-op account. If you decide to purchase today, as a Deal of the Day, we'll throw in 300 Bonus SmartPoints!

Maestro Classics - Save up to 34% + Get 400 SmartPoints

Maestro Classics - Save up to 34% + Get 400 SmartPoints

Maestro Classics Stories in Music is an award-winning music education series that features performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and child-friendly, fun-filled stories and musical explanations by conductor Stephen Simon and his wife, music educator/executive producer Bonnie Ward Simon.

The series premiered at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, and had drawn rave reviews nationwide and numerous top awards.

For children ages 5 to 12, members save up to 34% on this award-winning classic music series collection - available in MP3 or CD formats! As the Deal of the Day, you'll also earn 400 Bonus SmartPoints!

Deals of the Week - LAST CALL!

Introduction to 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!

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.

The Deals of the Week that do not include SmartPoints but are purchased with a coupon will be leaving the Co-op on the specified date so be sure to take a look before these BEST DEALS ANYWHERE are gone!

Kindergarten Complete - Save 30% This Week Only: All-In-One, Fun Curriculum! - Ends Sun., 8/17

Kindergarten Complete - Save 30% This Week Only: All-In-One, Fun Curriculum!

Exciting new curriculum that includes all the plans needed for every subject. Step-by-step detailed lesson plans are created around thematic units with a biblical worldview.

Units cover Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Studies, Physical Development, Fitness, Fine Arts, Character Development, and Bible.

How to Buy: Click here to buy using coupon code HSBUY30

The Happy Scientist - Save 33% + Get 250 SmartPoints - SmartPoints End Sat., 8/16

The Happy Scientist - Save 33% + Get 250 SmartPoints

The Happy Scientist is a popular online science resource created by Robert Krampf, a lifelong science educator. Co-op members rave about how much their kids "love" The Happy Scientist.

A one-year subscription to The Happy Scientist costs only $19.95 (33% savings), and gives you 24/7/365 access to Robert's library of science resources, including over 190 science videos on everything from bird dissection to making paper to measuring lightening, and over 330 science experiments that can be performed at home with simple, inexpensive materials -- a perfect supplement to any science curriculum.

What's more, if you purchase The Happy Scientist as a Deal of the Week, you will not only save 33%, but you will also receive 250 SmartPoints!

Fascinating Education Science - Save 40% + Get 600 SmartPoints - SmartPoints End Sat., 8/16

Fascinating Education Science - Save 40% + Get 600 SmartPoints

Is your Grade 6 and up student baffled or bored by your chemistry, biology, or physics textbook? If so, check out Fascinating Education. These Chemistry, Biology, and Physic programs focus on the essentials with narration by their creator, Dr. Sheldon Maguilies, M.D. , and graphics to engage the learner.

Students actually see and hear how science works in vivid color rather than just reading about it. What's more, Fascinating Education focuses on teaching the essential scientific concepts first, before introducing the math or formulas, so that students understand the why before tackling the how.

Members save 40%, plus, if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, receive 600 SmartPoints.

ExploreLearning Gizmos for Science & Math - Save 40% + Get 500 SmartPoints - SmartPoints End Sat., 8/16

ExploreLearning Gizmos for Science & Math - Save 40% + Get 500 SmartPoints

ExploringLearning Gizmos are fun, easy to use, online, interactive simulations in math and science for teachers and students in grades 3-12 and even college levels.

Over 450 online simulations make hard-to-grasp math and science concepts easy to understand. Just check out these member testimonials, and kudos from kids as well as parents. View this introduction demo to see if Gizmos would be right for your homeschool.

Members save 40% (only $89) on this BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET so take a look today! Plus, if you purchase this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints.

Highlights - Save 30% + Get Double SmartPoints - SmartPoints End Sat., 8/16

Highlights - Save 30% + Get Double SmartPoints

We're excited to offer Highlights' award-winning titles, including Hidden Pictures, Puzzle Buzz, Puzzlemania, Mathmania, Top Secret Adventures, and more this week! Not only can you save 30% but for any purchase this week as a Deal of the Week, you receive Double SmartPoints (20 SPs per $1 Spent)!

Highlights products help to foster creativity, curiosity, and imagination while developing critical thinking skills. There are four Highlights GroupBuys, with products concentrated on Thinking Skills, Math, Social Studies and Activities.

With the variety and selection, you're sure to find something to add to your day-to-day studies or your break time!

Note: The Deals of the Week SmartPoints listed above will be awarded based on purchases from 8/10 to 8/16 and are awarded at the time of purchase.
GROUPBUY ROUNDUP
Featured Back-to-School Products!

It's Back-to-School Month - Over 20 Featured GroupBuy Offers!

It's Back-to-School Month

Whether you have been looking for curriculum all summer or you're just getting started, these new GroupBuy offers could be right for your homeschool!

With over 20 new GroupBuy offers including BrainPOP, Math Mammoth, ScienceFusion, Harcourt Horizons and Holt McDougal History & Social Studies, Cover Story, CICERO History, Dave Ramsey, and much more, you're sure to find curriculum or a supplement to add to your day-to-day.

If you would like to see ALL Back-to-School GroupBuy offers at the Co-op, click here!

Discovery Education Streaming Plus - FREE through August 31st!

Discovery Education Streaming Plus - FREE through August 31st!

We consider the Discovery Education Streaming Plus subscription to be among the crown jewels of our GroupBuys. Members tell us time and again that their Discovery Education streaming subscription is one of the best educational purchases they have ever made. (See their testimonials.)

And no wonder! With over 150,000 educational videos and "objects" on virtually every subject under the sun, enhanced with teaching guides, simulations, and much more, Discovery Education streaming Plus can supplement virtually every subject in your homeschool curriculum.

It's much like having the entire DVD selection of your local public library available to you from the convenience of your home, 24/7/365.

If you've been thinking about making this purchase for your homeschool and still can't decide, sign up for the FREE Trial through August 31, 2014. Then, if you decide to purchase, just come back and place your order and save up to 74%!

NEW!

Britannica Digital Learning - Save up to 94%

Britannica Digital Learning - Save up to 94%

We are pleased to announce that Britannica Digital Learning, a division of the Encyclopædia Britannica company has arrived at the Co-op!

They have built online research and curricular tools using their trusted content, including Britannica School (all ages) and Pathways: Science (ages 11-18). The former features thousands of searchable articles, images, multi-media, primary sources, maps, recommended Web sites, and games. Pathways: Science offers an award-winning interactive curriculum for teaching science and the scientific method.

These products are available only to schools, but members get an AMAZING discount and save 92% on a 1-year school license to Britannica School or Britannica Pathways, or save 94% on a bundle of both programs.

Always Icecream and Clever Dragons - Save up to 60%

Always Icecream and Clever Dragons - Save up to 60%

Are you looking for educational activities that are fun and engaging this upcoming school year? Take a look at Always Icecream and Clever Dragons, play and learn websites created for girls and boys grades K through 8th.

Members save up to 60% on these play and learn websites created by a homeschooling family and great for summer educational fun!

Always Icecream and Clever Dragons strive to offer fun and relevant drills 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 new Foreign Languages including Spanish, French, Chinese, German, and Latin.

Co-op members rave about this product!

Members save up to 60% 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!

Grammar of Poetry - Save up to 50%

Grammar of Poetry - Save up to 50%

The Co-op is pleased to welcome back Roman Roads Media and Grammar of Poetry. Roman Roads offers Classical style video curriculum from a Christian perspective.

Grammar of Poetry teaches the mechanics of poetry by using the classical approach of imitation. It is designed for 6th through 9th grade levels, but is also appropriate for older children and adults seeking to achieve a better knowledge of how poetry works. Its goal is to teach your child to analyze not only poetry, but words and language in general. This is a visual program taught via DVD and student workbook.

Members save up to 50% on this program so take a look today!

Old Western Culture by Roman Roads Media - Save up to 50%

Old Western Culture by Roman Roads Media - Save up to 50%

We're also happy to welcome back Old Western Culture from Roman Roads Media!

Old Western Culture: The Greeks is a full year of instruction which includes four units: The Epics, Drama and Lyric, The Histories, and The Philosophers.

With over 20 hours of video with accompanying exercises, and a robust reading load, The Greeks offers a complete literature and social studies course from a Christian perspective. Intended for high school aged students (14+), as well as for the adult enrichment student.

Take a look at the great reviews that Old Western Culture has garnered since it was introduced last year including one from Cathy Duffy, author of "101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"!

Members will save up to 50% on this exciting new BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool - Get Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool - Get Bonus SmartPoints

Great news -- Rosetta Stone Reading for Homeschool, a dynamic self-guided reading program that helps children grades PreK - 5th build and develop their foundational reading skills, has come to 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.

Rosetta Stone - Save up to 50% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone - Save up to 50% + Free Shipping + Bonus SmartPoints

Rosetta Stone Homeschool has just announced new Back-to-School savings!

Members save 50% ($240) on the Level 1-5 Set and save 42% ($160) on the Level 1-3 set.

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 2,629 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!

LAST CALL!

eMedia Music - Save up to 50% - Ends Mon., 8/18

eMedia Music - Save up to 50%

It's LAST CALL to save up to 50% on music instruction and instruments from eMedia Music.

Award-winning eMedia Music has arrived at the Co-op for its first-ever GroupBuy! Established in 1994, eMedia is a major provider of instruments and music instruction and is dedicated to producing high quality software that gives everyone access to the joy of making music.

eMedia has hand-picked some of their most popular homeschooling choices for this exclusive GroupBuy. With a selection of 9 products covering guitar, piano, violin and vocal, you just might find a new music curriculum to enhance your homeschool music studies.

The selection also includes 3 complete kits if you need a guitar, keyboard or violin to get your child started with a new instrument.

Members save up to 50% off of retail pricing (plus there are Co-op exclusive Bonus DVDs in 2 of the selections). This performance for eMedia Music will only last until Monday, 8/18 so be sure to take a look!

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!

Homeschool Programming Courses - Save 40% - Coming Mon., 8/18

Homeschool Programming Courses - Save 40%

Homeschool Programming, Inc. is preparing for a new GroupBuy offer starting Monday, August 18th, with 40% savings on your choice of computer programming courses for kids and teens!

Single courses include: KidCoder Advanced Web Design, KidCoder Beginning Web Design, KidCoder Games, KidCoder Windows, TeenCoder Games, TeenCoder Windows, TeenCoder JAVA and TeenCoder Android, or, you can choose a bundle for more savings.

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

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save up to 50% - Coming Thurs., 8/21

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save up to 50%

This is one of our most popular math curriculum offerings, and not merely because our GroupBuy savings deliver the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET but 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.

Starting 8/21, members will save up to 50% (but only through 8/31) so if you missed out on their last GroupBuy, now is the time to participate!

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

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

Sara Jordan Bilingual Kids Audio Series - Save up to 62% - Coming Thurs., 8/21

Sara Jordan Bilingual Kids Audio Series - Save up to 62%

We're welcoming back award-winning Sara Jordan's Bilingual Kids Audio Series to the Co-op! Why not add some song and fun to your day-to-day foreign language curriculum?

Sara Jordan has created two downloadable bundles for the Bilingual Kids Series - for grades PreK-1st and grades 2nd-5th - for both the English-Spanish and English-French series. These special downloadable bundles also include the accompanying digital resource books. Members save up to 62% (as low as $24.99) on these bundles.

As soon as you place your order, you'll be able to download the digital bundle(s) to start using right away.

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, grouped by subject, 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?

We’re excited to let you know that Arts Attack, the makers of award-winning Atelier Art, has launched their new online art program – the Atelier Online visual art program!

Based on the same teaching principles as their award-winning DVD art program, the new Atelier Online visual art program contains 20 lessons in each of the 8 levels (2 more than the DVD program), each with instructional video and lesson plans, as well as a digital art image kit (10 art images per level, each level unique) that supports and enriches the lessons. There are several new lessons and much of the video is new, improved and in high definition.

Topics covered in each level of this comprehensive curriculum include the elements and principles of art, drawing technique (with emphasis on right-brain drawing that can be learned by any student), self-expression, composition, learning and working in the styles of the Masters, media exploration (both 2- and 3-dimensional), multi-cultural art, and art history - all taught in a style appropriate to the age range of the particular level.

We might be able to bring the new Atelier Online visual art program to the Co-op with a special Back-to-School introductory offer of savings up to 56% (priced as low as $79 for a 3-year subscription), with sufficient participation.

The regular price of 3-year subscription is $140 so if you’re interested in the Co-op bringing this new product to you and these savings, please:
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
We had a great conversation last week with the creators of Spanishdict.com, the #1 Spanish language website, and Fluencia, a new online Spanish language curriculum.

Fluencia is an adaptive, online program that teaches your children to read, write, and communicate in full sentences. According to the company, their proprietary technology boosts retention up to 200%, and offers personalized feedback to make learning interactive and fun. Appropriate for 6th grade and higher, Fluencia’s exclusive content covers a full high school and college curriculum.

The regular price of 1-year subscription is $95, but we negotiated an $85 price for members if there is sufficient interest, so please:
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
Dave Ruch is a musician and educator who gives interactive performances for kids on historical themes. We attended an online performances on the history of the Erie Canal, and felt his unique approach might be of interest to members who are looking for ways to engage their students in history. He sings songs from American history and explains what was going on in their historical context. In his online performances, he takes and answers student questions during the peroformance, so these are truly educational and interactive performances.

We suggest you try out a sample performance.

Also, check out the fall schedule, and descriptions for each performance.

Schools can attend a performance for $94, but we have negotiated an exclusive member price of $15 with sufficient interest, so please:
Take a look and let us know:  What do you think?
Free Curriculum
This week, we offer these free curriculum discoveries and their ClickSchooling reviews.


Please let us know if YOU find any great educational websites!
Writing Tips
This week, we offer these recent writing advice tips from Julie Bogart, the creator of the popular Brave Writer writing and language arts curriculum:


Check our Free Writing Tips section frequently for new tips, or sign up for Julie's Daily Tip newsletter on the Brave Writer website.

P.S. We'd like to remind you that the Co-op has the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for Brave Writer writing and language arts curriculum: Save 50% on Brave Writer!
Cathy Duffy Reviews
By special arrangement with Cathy Duffy (author of the new "101 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"), Co-op members hear about Cathy's latest reviews.

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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