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08-22-2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
 
  • It's Back to School Month at the Co-op!
  • GroupBuy Roundup :
    • NEW! - College Prep Genius, Readorium, μHandy Mobilephone Microscope and Thinkwell

    • LAST CALL - Chester Comix and Mapping the World by Heart

    • LAST CALL FOREVER - YAY Math! Lifetime Subscription

    • FLASH SALE! - Apologia Bible Study and Apologia Science

    • Deals of the Week :
      • Test Prep & Assessment - Kaplan Online Test Prep, ShillerMath Online Test Prep and iStartStrong Career Assessment

      • Language Arts - Reading Horizons, MY Access!, LitWits Literature Kits and ThinkCERCA

      • History & Geography - Visualize World Geography Online, WorldView Software, Mystery of History and HMH History & Social Studies
    • In the Pipeline - Math Mammoth

  • Free Webinars

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Homeschool Garden

  • Just for Fun
GroupBuy Roundup
NEW

College Prep Genius - Save 21% + Get 1,500 SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 8/31!

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.

Readorium - Save 20% + Get 3 extra months - Ends Sat., 8/31!

Readorium - Save 20%  + Get 3 extra months

We are pleased to offer 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 20% on this GroupBuy offer. Plus if purchased before 8/31, get 3 extra months!

μHandy Mobile Phone Microscope - $10 Off + Free Shipping + FREE Sticker Set + Get SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 8/31!

μHandy Mobile Phone Microscope - $10 Off + Free Shipping + FREE Sticker Set + Get SmartPoints

The μHandy Mobilephone Microscope Duet from Aidmics gives students a broader and deeper vision into their world by equipping a smartphone or tablet with both a portable low-mag and high-mag lenses. Students can use the collecting Album to keep sample findings organized and trackable.

The μHandy Mobilephone Microscope (Duet) retails for $129.95, but by purchasing through the Co-op, members get FREE Shipping + 1,000 SmartPoints -- and a FREE μHandy Sampling Sticker pack - a $9.99 retail value!

Also, now available is the μHandy Mobilephone Microscope Lite for only $34.99 plus you get bonus SmartPoints!

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save 45% - Ends Sat., 8/31!

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save 45%

Thinkwell is one of our most popular curriculum offerings for Math, Science, Social Studies, Economics or Public Speaking, and not merely because our GroupBuy delivers the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET!

Look at the demo courses and we think you'll understand why--some of the world's best teachers are teaching YOUR 5th-12th grade student in the privacy and security of your own home.

Members save 45% but only until Saturday, 8/31, so be sure to tell your friends and homeschool groups!

LAST CALL!

Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + FREE SHIPPING - Free Shipping Ends Sat., 8/24!

Chester Comix - Save up to 54% + FREE SHIPPING

Looking for a history product to delight children of all ages? Chester Comix would make a great gift for any history lover or a fun way for the reluctant reader to explore U.S. history.

Author/illustrator Bentley Boyd turns traditional history teaching on its head with his blue-hatted crustacean, Chester the Crab, your child's guide on a colorful and witty romp through U.S. history.

Not only do members save up to 54% but if you purchase the Print Superbundle (complete series) by Saturday, 8/24, you will receive FREE Shipping (Value $11.00) on any U.S. order.

Mapping the World by Heart - Save 24% + FREE SHIPPING - Free Shipping Ends Sat., 8/24!

Mapping the World by Heart - Save 24% + FREE SHIPPING

We are pleased to offer FREE Shipping on the geography curriculum classic, Mapping the World by Heart from FableVision Learning until Saturday, 8/24! And, you'll also save 24% on this award-winning program, the BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET.

Award-winning Mapping the World by Heart makes it easy to integrate lessons, activities, and drawing into any existing geography curriculum.

Get your child excited about geography with Mapping the World by Heart!

LAST CALL FOREVER

Yay Math! Geometry + Algebra 2 Lifetime Subscription - Save 20% - Ends Sat., 8/31!

Yay Math! Geometry + Algebra 2 Lifetime Subscription - Save 20%

It's Last Call Forever on a Lifetime Subscription for Yay Math! Geometry + Algebra 2 - an all-in-one self-contained curriculum bundle that contains a complete course of Geometry and a complete course of Algebra 2, answer keys and all.

The Co-op is pleased to offer this for the exclusive price of $79, a 20% Savings! But the lifetime subscription offer ends Saturday, 8/31!

FLASH SALE

Apologia Science & Bible Study - Save 25% + Double Bonus SmartPoints - Ends Tues., 8/27!

Apologia Science & Bible Study - Save 25% + Double Bonus SmartPoints

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present deep discounts on curriculum from award-winning Apologia Educational Ministries. Apologia is the #1 publisher of award-winning creation-based science and Bible curriculum with more than fifty top awards and is trusted by homeschool families worldwide!

Choose courses for:


For a limited time, members save 25% plus get Double Bonus SmartPoints. Ends Tuesday, 8/27!
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 8/18 - 8/24 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.
 
★ Test Prep & Assessment ★

 

Kaplan Online Test Prep - Save up to 67% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

Kaplan Online Test Prep - Save up to 67% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

With 70 years of experience preparing students for the PSAT, SAT and ACT tests, Kaplan is an acknowledged leader in test prep solutions. The Co-op exclusively offers access to Kaplan's online SAT or ACT Online prep programs and the NEW AP Rapid Reviews Live at savings up to 67% Plus as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 1,000 SmartPoints, if you place your order this week.

Interactive online instruction allows for access anytime, anywhere, and each course is fully customized to your student's present skill level. With testing coming up, now's the time to take a look.
 

ShillerMath Online Test Prep - Save 30% + Get 450 SmartPoints

ShillerMath Online Test Prep - Save 30% + Get 450 SmartPoints

Award-winning ShillerMath's Math SAT/ACT Test Prep is a research-based, self-paced online course for any student studying for the SAT or ACT. ShillerMath's unique approach to Math SAT/ACT prep has the students identify context, patterns, and strategies, and learn and apply the criteria to select the right strategy.

Members save 30% on a 2-year subscription to ShillerMath's Math SAT/ACT Test Prep. Plus, if you order this week as a Deal of the Week, you will receive 450 SmartPoints.

iStartStrong Career Assessment - Save 47% + Get 350 SmartPoints

iStartStrong Career Assessment - Save 47% + Get 350 SmartPoints

Is your teenager stressing over what sort of career would be right for her? Choosing a career is a daunting prospect for most, but it may not need to be as hard as one might think.

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 iStartStrong. This personalized report can paint a clear picture of how one's interests and themes link to various jobs, work settings, and career fields.

Members save 47% (only $29) on the iStartStrong assessment (for grades 9+). Purchase as a Deal of the Week and you'll also receive 350 Bonus SmartPoints!

 
★ Language Arts ★

 

Reading Horizons - Help for New & Struggling Readers - Save 30% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

Reading Horizons - Help for New & Struggling Readers  - Save 30% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

Do you have a new or struggling reader? Are you unsure how to help him or her? If so, this program has you covered!

Reading Horizons is an award-winning and highly regarded reading program for new and struggling readers from ages 4 and up. A free online workshop can teach you the basic method in short order, but you can rely on the software to provide most of the instruction as well as be able to monitor your child's progress through their online system.

Reading Horizons Discovery At-Home (ages 4-9), or Reading Horizons Elevate At-Home (ages 10+), retail for $199, but Co-op members get either program for $139 -- a 30% savings! And if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll receive 1,000 SmartPoints!

MY Access! Writing Curriculum - Save 50% + Get 450 SmartPoints

MY Access! Writing Curriculum -  Save 50% + Get 450 SmartPoints

MY Access! writing curriculum fits neatly into any homeschool language arts curriculum. It uses sophisticated technology to guide students through the process of writing to ensure that they become confident evaluators of writing and improve every time. (MY Access! uses the same scoring engine used by GMAC on the GMAT tests!)

Members save 50% on an annual license to MY Access! through this exclusive GroupBuy at the Co-op, plus if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week you'll receive 450 SmartPoints!

LitWits Literature Kits - Save up to 55% + Get 450 SmartPoints

LitWits Literature Kits - Save up to 55% + Get 450 SmartPoints

LitWits Literature Kits engage students from ages 8-12 with carefully integrated lessons to experience literature using a sensory approach with hands-on project and activity ideas allowing the reader to taste, touch, hear, and smell a story.

Members save up to 55% on build-your-own 3-Pack, 5-Pack or 10-Pack Bundles with your choice from over 40 LitWits Literature Kits titles! And if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, receive 450 SmartPoints.
 

ThinkCERCA - Save 38% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

ThinkCERCA - Save 38% + Get 1,000 SmartPoints

Through standards-aligned close reading and academic writing lessons, ThinkCERCA teaches students in grades 3-12 critical thinking through argumentative writing for English language arts, science, social studies, and math and prepares students for post-secondary life by building up their analytical skills in every subject.

Members can purchase an annual subscription to ThinkCERCA for one Teacher/Student for $125 for a 38% savings. Additional student subscriptions within the same family are $75 for a 40% savings! And you can earn 1,000 SmartPoints this week as a Deal of the Week.

 
★ History and Geography ★

 

Visualize World Geography Online - Save 20% + Get 2,000 SmartPoints

Visualize World Geography Online - Save 20% + Get 2,000 SmartPoints

We're pleased to offer GroupBuy savings of 20% for a two (2) year, single-family subscription to Visualize World Geography Online from Tender Heart Press.

This unique online curriculum uses a combination of online videos and online workbooks to help put the material across in an engaging manner. Lessons can be accessed from your laptop, tablet, or phone.

This week, not only will members save 20% but they will also get 2,000 SmartPoints as a Deal of the Week.

WorldView Software - Only $39.95 + Get 400 SmartPoints

WorldView Software - Only $39.95 + Get 400 SmartPoints

Looking for something new for your history, social studies or geography curriculum? WorldView Software has won oodles of awards for their online curriculum, which has been approved by many states and is used all over the country.

The WorldView curriculum provides comprehensive online textbook-level content and has been further enhanced with hundreds of additional graphics and hours of audio. The variety and number of interactive activities accommodate below-grade, on-grade, and gifted students.

The Co-op price for members is $39.95 per online course with each online course for one student for one year. If purchased as a Deal of the Week, you'll receive 400 SmartPoints, which you can use at the Co-op to purchase other award-winning curriculum!

Mystery of History - Save 32% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Mystery of History - Save 32% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Mystery of History is one of Cathy Duffy's "102 Top Picks" and takes a Classical approach of teaching History in chronological order, beginning with Creation. This Christian Worldview History has been a best seller in the homeschool community for many years, as it offers the ability to teach multiple grade levels with one program.

Members save 32% on any of the Mystery of History titles. Plus, purchase this week as a Deal of the Week and you'll receive 250 SmartPoints!

Harcourt Horizons & Holt McDougal History & Social Studies - Save 36% + Get 500 Smartpoints

Harcourt Horizons & Holt McDougal History & Social Studies - Save 36% + Get 500 Smartpoints

We are pleased to offer award-winning History and Social Studies Programs for Middle and High School -- Harcourt Horizons and Holt McDougal -- from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) Homeschool.

Harcourt Horizons Homeschool Packages for grades 1-6 guide students through history and social studies while the Holt McDougal Social Studies Homeschool Programs for middle and high school help students appreciate and understand history, geography, and culture.

Members save 36% and if purchased this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints!

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

Build An Amazing Homeschool Transcript - Tues., 9/10, 11 AM PT

Build An Amazing Homeschool Transcript

There is only ONE secret ingredient to giving credibility to a homeschool transcript. If you don't know it, author Jean Burk will share the answer in this incredible lecture. Discover the insider criteria that Harvard uses to judge applicants and why summer break needs to be more than just a vacation... and more. If your kids are planning to go to college, you cannot afford to miss this engagement.

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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