07-11-2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
 
  • It's Electives Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Affiliate Program and This Week's Reading Champions

  • Deals of the Day -- CodaKid, Kids Guitar Academy and HomeSchoolPiano

  • Deals of the Week -- Kaplan Online Test Prep, ShillerMath Online Test Prep, and BrainWare Safari
     
  • GroupBuy Roundup :
    • Last Call Forever! - iStartStrong and Shmoop - Very Limited Inventory

    • Last Call! - Special Needs Promotion

    • NEW but ending soon! - College Prep Genius and Alpha Omega Publications

    • NEW! - The Magic School Bus Science Club and DoodleMaths - Special Summer Challenge

    • Spotlight on Electives! - Touch-Type Read & Spell, Type to Learn and Typing Pal

    • Summer Camp FREE Trials - Discovery Education High School Techbook, Discovery Education K-8 Science Techbook and Discovery Education Science

    • In the Pipeline - Cover Story, Byline & One Year Adventure Novel, Learning Style Assessment, Always Icecream/Clever Dragons, Miacademy, Thinkwell, Code Avengers and Kids Discover

  • Free Webinars

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Homeschool Garden

  • Just for Fun
COMMUNITY UPDATE

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

Please join us in giving a hearty Co-op "Welcome!" to 390 new homeschool families in the last week!

Make money through the Co-op with our Affiliate Program! Do you have a homeschooling website or blog? If so, you can join the Co-op's Affiliate Program and earn cash and/or award-winning products! Help your visitors and followers with access to the BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET, and in the process earn affiliate credits that can be redeemed for cash. To become a Co-op affiliate, click here and fill out an application!

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!

It has begun!

Only one week left for the Summer Fun Reading program.

Congrats to our Reading Champions, from last week and this week:
7/3 Champions: Mariah K. (14), Emlenton, PA, Isabel P. (16), Alicante, Spain, Westley J. (10), Aloha, OR, and Mackenzie R. (12), Harrison, AR.
7/10 Champions: Gemma M. (6), Coroe, TX, Addie L. (11), Santa Fe, TX, Jeremiah F. (6), Vernon Hills, IL and Eva A. (9), Mesa, AZ

Their parents have been notified by email. Keep up the good work!

To date, Co-op kids have filed 2033 reading records, for a total of 3762 hours read since we started on 6/1! Remember, participation is FREE, and all members are invited to participate!

The Summer Fun Reading Program will end July 17th. Next week we will pick our grand prize winner of a $100 Amazon Gift Card, a 1st Runner Up for a $75 Amazon Gift Card and 2nd Runner Up receives a $50 Amazon Gift Card! It's easy to participate. We hope your "Reading Champion" will join in on the fun!
 
Learn more about our Summer Fun Reading Program.
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Deals of the Day - Today Only!

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (July 11, 2019), 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

Kaplan Online Test Prep, ShillerMath Online Test Prep, and BrainWare Safari

Kaplan Online Test Prep, ShillerMath Online Test Prep, and BrainWare Safari

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 above will be awarded based on purchases from 6/30 - 7/6 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 FOREVER

iStartStrong Career Assessment - Save 50% - Pricing Ends Sat., 7/13!

iStartStrong Career Assessment - Save 50%

It's LAST CALL to save 50% (only $25) on iStartStrong Career Assessment (for grades 9+).

CPP, the publisher of the Myers-Briggs® -- the gold standard in personality assessment -- has developed a self-service version of the Strong Interest Inventory® assessment, called iStartStart strong. This personalized report can paint a clear picture of how one's interests and themes link to various jobs, work settings, and career fields

If your teenager stressing over what sort of career would be right for her, take a look at iStartStrong today to take advantage of this low price!

Shmoop - Save 60% - Very Limited Inventory

Shmoop - Save 60%

The Co-op is pleased to offer GroupBuy savings for Shmoop University from Shmoop, an award-winning provider of Test Prep curriculum. Shmoop University is an online, self-paced course for students in grades 5-12.

Using a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials, Shmoop's content is created by subject-matter experts from top Ph.D. and masters programs.

The Shmoop University Online Subscription for One (1) Student retails for $150. Exclusively for the Co-op, Members save 60% -- $120.00 for a one (1) year subscription for One (1) Student and One (1) Teacher.

LAST CALL!

Special Needs - BONUS SmartPoints Promotion - Ends Sat., 7/13!

Special Needs - BONUS SmartPoints Promotion

If you have a child who is struggling in math, reading, language arts or more, take a look at these special needs products available at the Co-op with savings up to 84%.

For these special needs products, including Touch-Type Read and Spell, ACTIVATE, Catchup Math, Reading Assistant, MindPlay and more, you will not only get the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET but also earn Bonus SmartPoints through Saturday, 7/13!

To see all the Special Needs products, click here.

*We're sorry, but we are unable to offer Bonus SmartPoints on MindPrint Learning.

NEW but Ending Soon

College Prep Genius - Save 21% + Get 1,500 SmartPoints - Ends Mon., 7/15!

College Prep Genius - Save 21% + Get 1,500 SmartPoints

Does your student get nervous about test taking? If so, take a look at the College Prep Genius Comprehensive eCourse, an award-winning SAT and PSAT/NMSQT test preparation program created by SAT instructor and homeschooling mom, Jean Burk, and designed to help students master the strategies behind the PSAT and SAT tests in order to improve their overall performance.

Exclusively through the Co-op, we're able to offer it for $149 - that's a 21% savings. Plus, we will throw in 1,500 BONUS SmartPoints to make this deal even sweeter.

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 20% + Free Shipping* + Double BONUS SmartPoints - Ends Mon., 7/15!

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 20% + Free Shipping* + Double BONUS SmartPoints

Save 20% and get DOUBLE SMARTPOINTS on all your Alpha Omega Publication needs! Of course, we'll make it even sweeter by throwing in FREE shipping (for orders over $25).

If you are looking for Alpha Omega products -- such as Switched-On Schoolhouse, Monarch, Horizons, and LIFEPAC -- or realize you need an additional Alpha Omega title -- take advantage of 20% savings and DOUBLE SMARTPOINTS (20 SPs for every dollar spent) through the Co-op, and you can use your SmartPoints to purchase even more award-winning curriculum!

NEW

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping*

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping*

The Magic School Bus Science Club from The Young Scientists Club for children ages 5 and up is back at the Co-op with special pricing of $119 for a one-year subscription. That's a savings of 50%! Plus, U.S. addresses get FREE Shipping. (*There is an additional charge for international addresses.)

Join Ms. Frizzle and her students on The Magic School Bus each month all year to explore one of twelve different science topics through hands-on experiments. The science kits will be mailed each month in a colorful envelope, which can be addressed directly to your child.

DoodleMaths - Save up to 50% - Special Summer Challenge

DoodleMaths - Save up to 50%

Does your child learn by doing? Are you looking for a math program to help your child build daily confidence with their math skills? If so, then take a look at DoodleMaths.

DoodleMaths adaptive learning engine recognizes and adapts to your child's strength and weaknesses while working through quick and engaging math skills. The DoodleMaths app runs Apple/iOS or Android devices, online or offline - so use anytime anywhere. It also works on PCs and Macs, too.

Members save 50% on DoodleMaths' single user Annual Subscription or save 41% on a Lifetime Subscription for a single student. Plus, purchase DoodleMaths this summer and participate in the DoodleMaths Summer Challenge. By participating in the challenge, children have the opportunity to earn a certificate, wristband and exclusive summer 2019 pin badge -- all the while keeping those math skills sharp!

Spotlight on Electives Month - Typing Skills

Touch-Type Read and Spell - Save up to 43% + Get 500 SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 7/13!

Touch-Type Read and Spell - Save up to 43% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Touch-Type Read and Spell (TTRS) is a multi-sensory course that teaches touch-typing skills in ways that also help kids improve their reading and spelling. As an extra benefit, TTRS incorporates structured word lists based on the work of Orton and Gillingham, so it's especially useful for learners with dyslexia and other learning difficulties.

Members can get TTRS for $79.95 for one teacher and student (a 39% savings) or a family license for up to four students for only $199.95 (a 43% savings). And, if you purchase as part of this special promotion, receive 500 SmartPoints.

Type to Learn - Save up to 72% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Type to Learn - Save up to 72%  + Get 250 SmartPoints

Type to Learn creators have gone to extraordinary lengths to make typing instruction FUN, as well as pedagogically sound. Great reviews continue to roll in highlighting the versatility of the program and how it can be used for any grade level, from Kindergarten to 12th grade.

Type to Learn is a cloud-based, online typing software where students become "secret agents" who are tasked with saving the world's information. They must start their training immediately to move up the 7 ranks from Recruit to accurate, fast-typing Master Agents.

Save up to 72%, and, if purchased this month, you'll also receive 250 SmartPoints!

Typing Pal - Save 46% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Typing Pal - Save 46% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Are you teaching multiple grade levels? A single 1-year subscription to Typing Pal Online gives you up to five student accounts. Choose from FOUR distinct learning environments: elementary, middle school, high school, and "classic." You can also mix and match your grade levels for your account to cater to each of your students' needs.

Save up to 46% on this BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET, and, as one of this month's special SmartPoints Bonus offers, receive 250 Bonus SmartPoints!

Summer Camp FREE Trials - Science

Discovery Education High School Techbook - Free Trial

Discovery Education High School Techbook - Free Trial

Discovery Education High School Science Techbook is an all-in-one resource designed to encourage students to think like scientists. Using engaging videos, audio, and numerous interactive activities, students use the 5E model of instruction (engage, explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate) to explore Biology, Earth & Space, Chemistry, and Physics.

Try Discovery Education High School Science Techbook FREE for 7 days to ensure this program can work in your homeschool.

Discovery Education K-8 Science Techbook - Free Trial

Discovery Education K-8 Science Techbook - Free Trial

Encourage your child to think like a scientist with Discovery Education K-8 Science Techbook. This comprehensive digital program actively engages students to read, write, and think critically. The program also reaches all learning modalities through the integration of text, audio, video, images and digital investigations.

To see if this program is right for your child, take each Discovery Education K-8 Science Techbook for a FREE 7-day test drive!

Discovery Education Science - Free 30-Day Trial

Discovery Education Science - Free 30-Day Trial

For years, students in conventional schools have had access to the award-winning Discovery Education Science, one of the premier video-based supplements to elementary and middle school science curricula. That's why the Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to make Discovery Education Science available to homeschoolers.

Challenge and engage YOUR young scientists with a variety of media, including full-length videos and segmented clips, virtual labs integrated science simulations, explorations, reading passages, and more. Try it FREE for 30 days!

In the Pipeline

In the Pipeline Intro with Ordered List

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 GroupBuys live in the next few weeks. Stay tuned!
 


 
Free Webinars

Free Webinar - Discover Your Child’s Learning Strengths! - Mon., 7/15, 11 AM PT

Free Webinar - Discover Your Child’s Learning Strengths!

Join Mariaemma Willis, M.S. as she discusses children's learning strengths and how to identify them and apply to your homeschooling approach. Mariaemma will also touch on overcoming learning challenges, relaxing and being confident as a homeschool parent, and lots more! There will be plenty of time to ask questions.

Click here for more details about this and other upcoming webinars and to register.

Free Webinar - 10 Ways to Make Learning More Efficient and Effective - Tues., 7/23, 11 AM PT
 

Get ready for the new school year by joining Betsy Hill, President of BrainWare Learning Company on Tuesday, 7/23/19 at 11:00 AM (Pacific) to discover what the science of learning tells us about some of the best ways to help our children (and ourselves) be the most efficient and effective learners they can be.

Click here for more details about this and other upcoming webinars and to register.

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 book "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!
Homeschool Garden

Homeschool Garden

Homeschool Garden

If you have been digging around for that sunny spot online with helpful tips, homeschooling knowledge, DIY lessons, regular encouragement and a harvest of other interesting topics, then come on by and visit our Homeschool Garden.

Our goal is to help you to cultivate the fields of home educating your seedlings, grow your homeschool confidence and reap the fruits of your labor.

Check out our latest posts:
 

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.
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