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08-01-2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
 
  • It's Back to School Month at the Co-op!
  • Deals of the Week -- Kids Cook Real Food, Q Wunder and ChessKid.com

  • GroupBuy Roundup :
    • NEW! - BrainPOP, eTAP and CuriosityStream

    • Member Favorite Curriculum! - CTCMath, Touch-Type Read and Spell, Redbird, Wordly Wise i3000, Achieve3000 and CodaKid

    • Spotlight on Teaching Tools! - Exclusive Chromebook Offer, My School Year, 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum and FieldTripZoom

    • Summer Camp FREE Trials - Mangahigh, Code Avengers and Kids Discover Online

    • In the Pipeline - MathHelp.com and Calvert Curriculum

  • Free Webinars

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Homeschool Garden

  • Just for Fun
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 7/29 - 8/3 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.

Kids Cook Real Food - Save 35% + Get 750 SmartPoints

Kids Cook Real Food - Save 35% + Get 750 SmartPoints

Would you like to teach your kids to cook quality food for themselves without stress? If so, Kids Cook Real Food could be your cup of tea!

This self-paced online video program is designed to build independent chefs while also having fun in the kitchen as a family. The All-Level + VIP Membership to Kids Cook Real Food provides a Lifetime 24/7 access to all levels, videos and more for the whole family.

Members save 35% for a lifetime membership! Plus, if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 750 SmartPoints.

Q Wunder - Save up to 40% + Free Shipping* + Get 750 SmartPoints

Q Wunder - Save up to 40% + Free Shipping* + Get 750 SmartPoints

Award-winning life skills curriculum, Q Wunder, from EQtainment is a comprehensive parent and kid friendly curriculum for teaching kids in grades Pre-K through 5 social and emotional skills. Children join Q on fun adventures fueled by valuable, research-based lessons. Appearances by Q’s celebrity friends help to amplify the fun!

Members save 40%, plus get FREE Shipping (*U.S. addresses only). The Q Wunder Digital Bundle is also available at a 35% savings! Plus, if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 750 SmartPoints.

ChessKid.com - Save 20% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

ChessKid.com - Save 20% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

Members save 20% off the price of a Gold Membership for the entire family (one parent and up to 5 students) to ChessKid.com, a safe and fun place for kids to learn and play chess.

By subscribing to ChessKid.com, your child will not only learn the rules and strategies of chess but she will also improve her game, memorization skills, critical thinking and problem solving skills, too.

Purchase this week as a Deal of the Week and you earn 1,000 Bonus SmartPoints!

GroupBuy Roundup
NEW

BrainPOP - Save 20%

BrainPOP - Save 20%

BrainPOP®’s award-winning Homeschool educational resources, including BrainPOP Jr.®, BrainPOP, BrainPOP Español™, and, for English language learners, BrainPOP ESL™, engage students in grades K-12 through animated movies, educational games, interactive quizzes, informational texts, online activities, and more.

Subjects include Science, Social Studies, English, Math, Technology, Health, Arts, and more. There is even a free teacher community, BrainPOP Educators, which features lesson plans, webinars, video tutorials, graphic organizers, shared best practices, and other tools to help you make the most of your one-year subscription.

Members save 20% on BrainPOP®'s award-winning Homeschool educational resources at the Co-op!

NOTE: This GroupBuy is for new subscribers only.

eTAP - Save 30%

eTAP - Save 30%

If you are looking for an affordable, easy-to-use K-12 curriculum for the entire family -- e Teaching Assistance Program (eTAP) -- may be the program for you. eTAP gives you K-12 Math, English, Science, and History, as well as SAT/GED/ASVAB test preparation, all on a single easy-to-use website! Members save 30% on this special GroupBuy offer.

eTAP is web-based, so students can access wherever there is an Internet connection, and, each subject includes grades K-12, so a single subscription is good for the entire family.

CuriosityStream - Only $11.99

CuriosityStream - Only $11.99

Exclusively through the Co-op, members can get an annual standard subscription for the award-winning streaming online service, CuriosityStream, for only $11.99!

CuriosityStream's library of 2,400+ educational shows and documentaries covers science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle - accessible anytime, anywhere, on mobile, tablet, computer, and TV.

Member Favorite Curriculum

CTCMath - Save 50% + 6 Bonus Months + Get 500 SmartPoints

CTCMath - Save 50% + 6 Bonus Months + Get 500 SmartPoints

We are pleased to offer CTCMath, publisher of a popular, award-winning online math curriculum for grades K-12 at the Co-op! CTCMath is a Cathy Duffy "Top 102 Pick for Homeschool Curriculum" as well.

For more than 17 years, CTCMath teacher Pat Murray has helped tens of thousands of students from all over the world excel at math with easy to follow step-by-step video lessons designed to make math fun and approachable.

A 1-year subscription to CTCMath retails for $197 for one student, but members save 50%, and we'll throw in 500 SmartPoints, plus you get 6 Bonus Months to make this the best deal anywhere for CTCMath!

Touch-Type Read and Spell - Save up to 43%

Touch-Type Read and Spell - Save up to 43%

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. It does that, in part, by having kids drill with actual, carefully selected words (hid-red-bed), rather than purely mechanical keystroke combinations (juj-kik-lol, etc.).

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).

Redbird Mathematics & Language Arts - Exclusive Savings!

Redbird Mathematics & Language Arts - Exclusive Savings!

The Co-op is pleased to present GroupBuy savings for Redbird Mathematics and Redbird Language Arts & Writing from McGraw Hill Education. Redbird is a highly-personalized, adaptive online curriculum developed by Stanford University and was built on the same platform as GiftedandTalented.com.

For those familiar with the 3-month subscriptions for GiftedandTalented.com which were offered for $68 (and are no longer available anywhere), the bundle of Redbird Mathematics and Redbird Language Arts & Writing for a full year's subscription for $49 represents great value. Or, subscribe to the stand-alone Redbird Mathematics for one student for only $39 for a full year's access.

Wordly Wise i3000 - Exclusive Savings

Wordly Wise i3000 - Exclusive Savings

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer exclusive savings on Wordly Wise i3000, an online version of the book format of homeschool favorite and Cathy Duffy Top 102 Pick for Homeschool Curriculum, Wordly Wise.

A one-year subscription to Wordly Wise i3000 includes access to Quizlet, an engaging learning app, plus have access to the entire Wordly Wise curriculum for grades 2-12.

Achieve3000 - Save 44%

Achieve3000 - Save 44%

Achieve3000, an award-winning provider of online, literacy and science instruction for students in grades 2-12, is used by over one million students in public and private schools. Achieve3000's unique feature is its use of real-time Lexile assessment to assign appropriately challenging material for your child ("differentiated learning").

Members save 44% off the retail price on Achieve3000 -- exclusively at the Co-op!

CodaKid - Save up to 80%

CodaKid - Save up to 80%

We are pleased to offer exclusive GroupBuy savings for award-winning CodaKid online gaming courses. CodaKid courses 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.

Members can purchase a single student subscription for Mod Creation 1 with Minecraft for only $49.00 - an 80% savings! Or save 20% on the CodaKid All Access Monthly Subscription that gives you access to ALL the CodaKid courses. Only $20 per month for a single student monthly subscription.

Spotlight on Teacher Tools

Exclusive Chromebook Offer

Exclusive Chromebook Offer

Get exclusive Co-op member discounts on Chromebooks from CTL (Compute-Teach-Learn) including the touch screen CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 featuring Wacom® EMR pen technology and a sturdy 360-degree hinge, the award-winning J41, designed to resist everyday drops and spills, and the option of the J41 with X- Panel Cover.

Exclusively through the Co-op, members can get the NL7TW-360 Chromebook and Wacom® EMR Pen with 2-year Warranty for only $347, Chromebook J41 for only $219 (compared to $251 retail) or the Chromebook J41 X-Panel for only $238 (compared to $270 retail). Both Chromebooks include a power cable and a 2-Year Warranty Parts & Labor.

My School Year - Exclusive Savings!

My School Year - Exclusive Savings!

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present GroupBuy savings for an Annual Subscription plus 3 Months FREE from My School Year, a mobile friendly, ad-free, digital homeschool planner.

My School Year is an invaluable tool for planning, tracking, and reporting all of your homeschool lessons, activities, and more.
This digital planner has tons of useful features to make your homeschooling more organized, more efficient, and more focused. Check out the exciting features that make your homeschool record keeping and tracking stress-free and easier than ever.

Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks eBook Edition - Save 50%

Cathy Duffy's 102 Top Picks eBook Edition - Save 50%

Members save 50% on various eBook Editions of the homeschooling classic 102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum by Cathy Duffy, a nationally known curriculum reviewer.

In 102 Top Picks, Cathy narrows the focus and simplifies the curriculum selection process with questionnaires and charts.

Included with your purchase are the charts showing the 102 Top Picks in relation to educational approaches, learning styles, and practical features such as prep time needed and much more.

FieldTripZoom - Only $39.96

FieldTripZoom  - Only $39.96

Field trips are an important part of most homeschoolers' experience. But, until now, we've been limited to destinations within driving distance. FieldTripZoom brings a new world of exciting fields trips directly into our homes via interactive, live-streamed video events with leading museums, science centers, historical sites, zoos, aquariums, performing arts organizations, and more.

A 1-year subscription to FieldTripZoom costs $49.95, but members' price is $39.96 -- a 20% savings!

Summer Camp FREE Trials - Math, Coding & More

Mangahigh - FREE 7-day Trial

Mangahigh - FREE 7-day Trial

Does your child need an engaging way to develop math skills? Mangahigh offers thousands of exciting and engaging math games to check understanding of concepts and build further depth of knowledge. Aimed at children 5-16 years old, Mangahigh covers all math concepts such as number, algebra, geometry, measurement, statistics and probability.

Try Mangahigh FREE for 7 days and see why it is used in over 5,000 schools across the world and works just as well at home too!

Code Avengers - FREE 7-day Trial

Code Avengers - FREE 7-day Trial

If you are looking for an easy way to teach digital technologies at home or have a child that dreams of creating websites then check out Code Avengers, a digital learning platform that teaches how to code websites, apps, games, and more.

Enjoy a 7-Day trial for the whole family -- absolutely FREE!

Kids Discover Online - FREE 30-day Trial

Kids Discover Online - FREE 30-day Trial

Searching for an easy to use reading platform packed with Social Studies and Science? Exclusively though the Co-op, get Kids Discover Online.

An annual subscription to Kids Discover Online Homeschool Plan provides access to over 2,000 award winning, interactive online articles, from any internet-enabled device.

Try Kids Discover Online FREE for 30 days and explore all that this program has to offer.

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 - Earth Science - Mon., 8/5, 11 AM PT

Free Webinar - Earth Science

Would you and your kids love seeing crystals the size of apartment buildings, animals that eat rock or how to find rocks here on Earth that came from outer space and much more?

If you answered "Yes" to any of those questions, you'll want to join Aurora Lipper from Supercharged Science in a Free LIVE Earth Science class on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 11:00 AM Pacific.

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

Coding for Homeschoolers - Mon., 8/12, 11 AM PT
 

Join host David Dodge, founder and CEO of CodaKid as he goes over the importance of computer programming, how to set up an effective homeschool computer science program for your child, how to teach coding when you don't have an engineering background, curriculum recommendations, and more.

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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