12-20-2018 Newsletter

We'd like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas.
May you enjoy your time with family and friends!
In this issue:
  • It's Holiday Savings Month at the Co-op!
  • Community Update -- Homeschool Garden - The Co-op's New Blog, New Free Webinar and more

  • Deals of the Day -- DreamBox Learning, Catchup Math, iStartStrong and Learning Ally

  • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL! - MakeCrate, Labster, Starry Night and uHandy Microscope

  • GroupBuy Roundup :
    • LAST CALL  - CTL Chromebook, The Magic School Bus Science Club and Wordly Wise 3000 Online

    • NEW - Always Icecream/Clever Dragons and Miacademy - Extended Savings

    • Last Minute Digital Gifts - HomeSchoolPiano, Kids Cook Real Food, myON, Middlebury Interactive and Code Combat

    • In the Pipeline - College Prep Genius, Thinkwell, CodeREV Kids, Words and Their Storiesand BrainPOP

  • Free Curriculum Discoveries and their ClickSchooling Reviews

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Just for Fun
Special Notice:  Because Monday is Christmas Eve, we will be sending out our GroupBuy Calendar email on Saturday, December 22nd.

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

Please join us in giving a hearty Co-op "Welcome!" to 218 new homeschool families in the last week!

Free Do-it-Yourself Desk Calendar:  Get a jump on planning for 2019 with a FREE Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Desk Calendar! Your children can put their ow unique creative touch to each month of the upcoming year with connect the dots, trace a maze, match the twins, color by number and more. to download your FREE DIY Calendar, click here.

Homeschool Garden

Homeschool Garden

We are delighted to announce that the Homeschool Buyers Co-op now has it's very own blog.

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.

Claude Monet said, "My garden is my most beautiful masterpiece" and your family and homeschool are the flowers in that blooming work of art.

Visit our Homeschool Garden today.

Holiday Cheer Contest

Holiday Cheer Contest

Do you have a favorite holiday tradition (Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or New Year's), something you especially enjoy doing every year, or one that you'd like to start?

How about a favorite recipe just for this time of year? Or, a favorite activity? Or even a special event that you might attend or organize? Tell us what you do to create holiday cheer, and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Our winner will be randomly drawn early in January from posts submitted on our Holiday Cheer page, so be sure to enter before the end of the month.

Click here to spread some Holiday Cheer!

NEW Free Webinar - Everything You Need To Know About College Entrance Exams - Weds., 1/9, 11 AM PT

<i>NEW</i> Free Webinar - Everything You Need To Know About College Entrance Exams

Join test prep expert Jeremy Tate, education entrepreneur, speaker, and the co-founder and President of the Classic Learning Test, on Wednesday, January 9th at 11:00 AM Pacific for a live Q&A webinar discussion about the SAT, ACT, CLT, financial aid, scholarships, and gap year options.

Click here for more details and to register.

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Deals of the Day - Today Only!

Last Call for Deals of the Day

TODAY ONLY (December 20, 2018), 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 - LAST CALL!

Last Call for Deals of the Week

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:

  • MakeCrate - Save 52% + Free Shipping + Get 1,000 SmartPoints
  • Labster - Save 27% + Get 500 SmartPoints
  • Starry Night - Save 50% + Get 1000 SmartPoints
  • uHandy Microscope - Free Shipping + Free Sticker Set + Get 2000 SmartPoints

NOTE: The Deals of the Week SmartPoints listed above will be awarded based on purchases from 12/16 - 12/22 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

Exclusive Chromebook Offer - Ends Today, 12/20!

Exclusive Chromebook Offer

It's LAST CALL to get exclusive Co-op savings on the CTL Chromebook NL7TW-360 from CTL (Compute-Teach-Learn), featuring a scratch-resistant touch screen with Wacom® Stylus, Wacom® EMR pen technology, water resistant keyboard, HD camera, retractable carry handle and a sturdy 360-degree hinge.

Exclusively through the Co-op, members can get the NL7TW-360 Chromebook and Wacom® EMR Pen with 2-year Warranty for only $347 and includes a power cable and a 2-Year Warranty Parts & Labor.

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping* - Ends Mon., 12/24!

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 in exploring one of twelve different science topics through hands-on experiments for a whole year. The science kits will be mailed each month around the 20th in a colorful envelope, which can be addressed directly to your child.

Wordly Wise 3000 Online - Save 89% - Last Call Forever - 12/31!

Wordly Wise 3000 Online - Save 89%

It's LAST CALL FOREVER for Wordly Wise 3000 Online, Version 3. It will no longer be available to purchase after December 31, 2018. To get or keep access to Wordly Wise, Version 3000 in 2019, place your order by 11:59 PM on 12/31.

Wordly Wise 3000 Online is an interactive program that helps students in grades 2-12 master the vocabulary they encounter in literature, text, and in tests and covers the same content as the best-selling Wordly Wise print edition, but includes scaffolding and other enhancements that are unavailable in print, including full audio support and corrective feedback.

For teachers, Wordly Wise 3000 Online offers time-saving assignment and reporting features that help you monitor your child's progress.

Best of all, a single subscription will give you access to ALL the grade levels for one year.

If you're interested in saving up to 89% on these Wordly Wise subscriptions be sure to check them out before December 31!


Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - Save up to 57%

Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - Save up to 57%

Are you looking for educational activities that are fun and engaging? Take a look at Always Icecream and Clever Dragons, play and learn websites for girls and boys in grades K-8th!

Always Icecream and Clever Dragons strive to offer fun and relevant drills plus specially made teaching videos in core academic subjects embedded in a safe, engaging and rewarding environment. Subjects include Math, Geography, Language Arts, Science, Arts & Music, Keyboard Typing, Foreign Languages and more.

Members save up to 57% on a flexible selection of subscriptions.

Miacademy - Save up to 56% - Savings Extended!

Miacademy - Save up to 56%

Great News! MiaPlaza, Inc. has agreed to extend savings up to 56% for Miacademy.

Created by the producers of Always Icecream and Clever Dragons, Miacademy not only teaches a wide range of academic subjects including math, language arts, science, Bible, geography, history, foreign languages (including Latin & Greek), music, arts, and typing, but it is also a fully integrated online learning community.

These extended savings are for a limited time, so don't miss out and subscribe now.

Last Minute Digital Gifts

HomeSchoolPiano - Save 40%

HomeSchoolPiano - Save 40%

Award-winning HomeSchoolPiano is an online, self-paced piano curriculum that is designed to take students from beginner to intermediate level in roughly 18 months. They also teach your student to become a fully expressive piano player who is as comfortable creating music as they are reading music.

Members save 40% on a lifetime subscription for a teacher and up to 5 students with unlimited access to downloadable PDFs and videos that cover all the basics of learning the piano. You'll get years of piano instruction for the cost of one-month with a private teacher!

Kids Cook Real Food - Save up to 35%

Kids Cook Real Food - Save up to 35%

Would you like to teach your kids to cook without stress? Do you think it's important that your kids learn to cook quality food for themselves? 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.

The VIP subscription retails for $119.95, but members save 35% - that's only $77 for a lifetime membership! !

myON Literacy Program - Only $39.95

myON Literacy Program - Only $39.95

myON is a complete literacy solution that provides anytime, anywhere online access to thousands of award-winning digital books, optional mutli-media supports, free mobile apps for the Apple iPad, Android, Chrome, and Kindle Fire HD, and personalizes content to fit your child. myON will track time spent reading, number of books read, a reading growth trajectory, and much more for your child.

myON is currenly only available to schools but exclusively through the Co-op, members can purchase myON for only $39.95!

Middlebury Interactive - Save 24%

Middlebury Interactive  - Save 24%

Middlebury Interactive's versatile and dynamic study language courses for Spanish, French, Chinese, and German are semester-based and organized by grade levels K-2*, 3-5*, 6-8, and 9-12.

Middlebury Interactive's independent study courses by semester retail for $119 but exclusively through the Co-op, you can save 24%. Plus, within 15 minutes of placing your order, your child can get started today on learning a new language!

CodeCombat - Save 95%

CodeCombat - Save 95%

We are pleased to offer CodeCombat, a popular “classroom in-a-box” for teaching computer science with Python and JavaScript, at savings of 95%!

The idea of CodeCombat is that students learn how to program by playing a real game. During the game, students write code and see their changes update the game in real-time. Teachers need little or no prior programming experience.

The minimum Classroom License retails for $1,500, but Co-op members will get their very own Classroom License for only $69.95!

In the Pipeline

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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 Group Buys live in the few weeks. Stay tuned!

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 new "102 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum"), Co-op members hear about Cathy's latest reviews.


Note: Cathy is on break during the holidays, so we thought we would share a few past reviews for our members' favorite offers at the Co-op.


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!
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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