11-21-2019 Newsletter

In this issue:
  • It's Learning Fun Month at the Co-op!
  • GroupBuy Roundup :
    • LAST CALL - Cover Story, Byline & One Year Adventure Novel and TYSC Science-Art Fusion

    • NEW - College Prep Genius, The Magic School Bus Science Club and CodaKid

    • Deals of the Day - Visualize World Geography Online, Rand McNally World Atlas and WorldView Software

    • Art for all Ages - Mark Kistler Draw3D, Meet the Masters and Home Art Studio

    • Music Lessons - Busy Kids Do Piano, eMedia Music Academy and Michael Land's Singing Program

    • Try Before You Buy! - Mango Languages, ChessKid.com and History Bombs

    • In the Pipeline - Adventure Academy, ABCmouse.com and Calvert Curriculum

  • Freebies: Homeschool Expo, Free Curriculum & More

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Homeschool Garden

  • Just for Fun
Special Notice:  Because next Thursday is Thanksgiving, we will be sending out next week's Newsletter email on Wednesday, November 27th.
GroupBuy Roundup

Cover Story, Byline & One Year Adventure Novel - Save 15% - Ends Thurs., 11/21!

Cover Story, Byline & One Year Adventure Novel - Save 15%

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present GroupBuy savings for Cover Story, One Year Adventure Novel, and Byline from award-winning author Daniel Schwabauer, founder of Clear Water Press.

Cover Story leads middle school students, step by step, on a fun, thought-provoking journey of exploration and creation. Students are taken on a guided tour through the universe of Story with a process of creating the content for their own magazine in one school year.

The One Year Adventure Novel curriculum guides students (grades 8-12) step-by-step through the process of writing a structured, compelling adventure novel over the course of one school year.

Byline turns students into time-traveling reporters who uncover stories left untold in the forgotten corners of history. Daniel Schwabauer fuses journalism with history in this innovative academic writing course for grades 8–12.

By ordering now, Co-op Members save 15%!

TYSC Science-Art Fusion - Save 42% + Free Shipping - Ends Thurs., 11/21!

TYSC Science-Art Fusion -  Save 42% + Free Shipping

It's LAST CALL for Science-Art Fusion from The Young Scientists Club (TYSC), creators of award-winning The Magic School Bus Science Club! The 6-kit Science-Art Fusion series for kids ages 5 and up is the latest hands-on series from TYSC and combines art and science to inspire creativity while at the same time introducing basic scientific concepts, including Rainbows, Crystals, Sculptures, Bubbles, Explosions, and Space.

Each kit includes 10 exciting experiments and activities plus a unique Science-Art Fusion poster with the instructions for each project placed in a framed space that can then be covered with a photo of your child's final art piece to create their own Art Gallery.

Members save 42% and get Free Shipping* with the purchase of this GroupBuy offer!

*This offer is only available to ship within the 48 contiguous U.S. states.


College Prep Genius - Save 21% + Get 1,500 SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 11/30!

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.

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.

CodaKid - Save up to 70% - New Course available!

CodaKid - Save up to 70% - New Course available!

Award-winning CodaKid online gaming 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 save 70% on the latest course from CodaKid, Game Programming with Python, or purchase Mod Creation 1 with Minecraft and save 56%, each single student subscription for only $44.00! 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.

Deals of the Day - Today Only!
TODAY ONLY (November 21, 2019), purchase any of these Deals of the Day and receive Bonus SmartPoints. Don't miss these BEST DEALS ON THE PLANET!

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.

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

Rand McNally World Atlas - Save 95% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Rand McNally World Atlas - Save 95% + Get 250 SmartPoints

Rand McNally's World Atlas is an online atlas, featuring interactive maps, historical overlays, up-to-date stats and demographics, integrated lesson plans, and much, much more.

A school site license retails for $799, but members can get their own school license for only $39.95 -- that's 95% in savings! Plus, if you purchase this today as a Deal of the Day, you'll receive 250 SmartPoints.

WorldView Software - Only $39.95 + Get 500 SmartPoints

WorldView Software - Only $39.95 + Get 500 SmartPoints

Award-winning WorldView Software 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 today as a Deal of the Day, you'll receive 500 SmartPoints, which you can use at the Co-op to purchase other award-winning curriculum!

Art for all Ages

Mark Kistler Draw3D - Save 20%

Mark Kistler Draw3D - Save 20%

Without a doubt, Mark Kistler's Draw3D Art Program draws more member testimonials than any other program in our line-up.

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 Draw3D, a one-year family subscription for ages 5 and up.

Members save 20% on this Mark Kistler offer so be sure to take a look!

Meet the Masters - Save up to 40%

Meet the Masters - Save up to 40%

Exclusively through the Co-op, jump into savings up to 40% for three year's access to the award-winning Meet the Masters online art curriculum. Choose from 3-pack, 4-pack, or 7-pack bundles. The MTM program offers seven different artist tracks and three different age levels to suit your needs. Each track covers 5 different artists - choose the 7-Pack Bundle to study all of the 35 art masters.

Check out Meet the Masters today and see if this is what you've been looking for to add to your day-to-day art curriculum!

Home Art Studio - Save up to 50%

Home Art Studio - Save up to 50%

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 program's Art instructor. Members save up to 50% on your choice of a 3-Pack Build-a-Bundle or a 6-Pack Complete Set.

Watch as your child learns to express themselves creatively while learning fundamental concepts and principles of art.

Music Lessons

Busy Kids Do Piano - Save up to 50%

Busy Kids Do Piano - Save up to 50%

Created by a homeschool mom and piano teacher, Busy Kids Do Piano provides an online self-paced, step-by-step approach to piano and music appreciation lessons for your entire household. Plus, parents do not need to know how to play the piano to in order to help their student(s) through the course.

Members save 50% on a Lifetime Membership. The new Busy Kids Do Music History is also available at savings of 28%

eMedia Music Academy - Save up to 50%

eMedia Music Academy - Save up to 50%

Save up to 50% on an online subscription to eMedia Music Academy, an interactive music curriculum for grades K-12 that covers piano, guitar, violin, bass guitar, and voice lessons.

Designed for the entire family to use, ONE subscription gives you access to eMedia's award-winning music lesson software with 1000+ award-winning, step-by-step, interactive music lessons. eMedia courses are created by highly qualified instructors who have taught at top music schools, including the prestigious Juilliard School of Music. Plus, you can choose from 6, 12, or 24 month subscription options and get started right away!

Michael Land's Singing Program - Save 40%

Michael Land's Singing Program - Save 40%

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present GroupBuy savings for Michael Land's Singing Program. This online, interactive program teaches students in Grades 5 thru Adult how to become better singers regardless of their current skill levels.

Members enjoy 40% savings for one student and save 60% for each additional student. With professional vocal coaching rates of $35-100 per 30-45-minute lesson, these savings provide great value for any budding or experienced vocal student!

Try Before You Buy

Mango Languages - Save 20%

Mango Languages - Save 20%

Members save 20% on a homeschool license to Mango Languages which gives 5 students simultaneous access to any of 60 languages, completely online, with assessments, and automated grading, and parent tracking. You can access the curriculum online through your browser or through the Mango mobile app.

Plus, register for a free demo and try out the first three lessons of the language of your choice.

ChessKid.com - Save 20%

ChessKid.com - Save 20%

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.

A basic membership to ChessKid.com is free but with the Gold Membership you'll also receive full length video lessons, more tournaments, endless puzzles, create your own club and much more! 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.

History Bombs - Only $29.99

History Bombs - Only $29.99

BAFTA award-winning History Bombs Classroom is an easy-to-use, fun and effective online resource for history teachers. Save time and increase engagement with your history students aged 10 - 16.

The Co-op has made special arrangements with History Bombs to make this award-winning curriculum available to members for the exclusive price of only $29.99 - a savings of 62% an you will also receive a printed version of History Bombs Classroom's new Teacher's Handbook with your order! Not sure History Bombs is for you? Sign up for a free trial and see.

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!

Freebies: Homeschool Expo, Free Curriculum & More
Homeschool Expo

We are so excited to announce the launch of Homeschool Expo, our newest members-only perk!

Homeschool Expo is a new resource where you can find exclusive offers for Co-op member families on everything you need for your homeschool from curriculum to organization.

To access all the amazing special offers available, simply log into your Co-op account, then select the Homeschool Expo link in the upper menu. Be sure to visit the Homeschool Expo often as new offers are added regularly and some are only here for a limited time.

FREE Give Thanks Craft Booklet

FREE Give Thanks Craft Booklet

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we have a special Freebie just for you!

This season, decorate your home with some fun and simple crafts, suitable for all ages, that help display things for which your family is thankful. We have created this FREE booklet of templates and directions to make:

  • Thankful Turkey Napkin Rings - let these cute little turkeys adorn your table and show others what you are thankful for
  • Give Thanks Banner - hang this simple banner for everyone to see showing the things for which we are appreciative
  • Little Book of Gratitude - create a mini gratitude journal to serve as a reminder of things to be grateful for this year and always

NOTE: Once you get to the SmartPoints Vendor Hall page, scroll down to the first listing and follow the directions to get your FREE downloadable Give Thanks Crafts Booklet.

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. Also, you can sign up for your free daily (Monday - Saturday) curriculum ideas.

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.

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