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In this issue:

  • It's Holiday Savings Month at the Co-op!
  • GroupBuy Roundup:

    • LAST CALL for Cyber Week:

      • All-In-One Curriculum & Resources - Alpha Omega Publications, Calvert Curriculum, Adventure Academy and ABCmouse.com

      • Music - Busy Kids Do Piano and Kids Guitar Academy

      • Science - Readorium and The Magic School Bus Science Club

      • Math - MathHelp.com, Math-Whizz and Thinkwell

    • NEW - Veritas Press and Always Icecream and Clever Dragons

    • Deals of the Week -- LAST CALL! - Mark Kistler, Maestro Classics, Meet the Masters, Home Art Studio

  • Freebies: Homeschool Expo, Free Curriculum & More

  • Cathy Duffy Reviews

  • Homeschool Garden

  • Just for Fun
GroupBuy Roundup
LAST CALL for Cyber Week

One-Week Only Deals plus Special Daily Coupons!

Check out these amazing Cyber Week Deals from some of our members' favorite vendors with savings up to 50%. But you will want to hurry as many of these great offers expire Saturday, 12/7!

Plus, be sure to check your email every day for special one-day only coupons like the one at the top of today's email to get an additional discount up to 15% on select categories!

Not getting our special emails? Update your email preferences in your Co-op account to ensure you are opted in for our GroupBuy and Special Offer Announcements emails.

 
★ All-In-One Curriculum & Resources ★

 

Alpha Omega Publications - Save 20% + Free Shipping + BONUS SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 12/7!

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

Save 20% and get BONUS 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, US addresses only).

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 BONUS SmartPoints (10 SPs for every dollar spent) through the Co-op, and you can use your SmartPoints to purchase even more award-winning curriculum!

Calvert Curriculum - Save 20% + FREE Shipping + BONUS SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 12/7!

Calvert Curriculum - Save 20% + FREE Shipping + BONUS SmartPoints

Save 20% plus get FREE Shipping (*U.S. addresses only) and BONUS SmartPoints on Calvert Curriculum, a Christian homeschool curriculum from Calvert Homeschool!

Calvert Curriculum provides self-paced, learning with teacher-directed activities with complete step-by-step lesson plans for parents to follow. The curriculum focuses on mastery-based learning and provides for systematic review (repetition of basic concepts and skills) at three levels. Calvert Curriculum also focuses on critical thinking skills.

Adventure Academy - Get 2 months for $5 - Ends Sat., 12/7!

Adventure Academy - Get 2 months for $5

Does your child like educational games, videos, puzzles, and more? The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to offer members 2 Months for Only $5 for up to three students to Adventure Academy, a fully immersive virtual 3-D universe from the creators of ABCmouse.com.

Students in elementary and middle school are invited to join the ranks of young scholars at Adventure Academy and access unlimited learning adventures building critical knowledge skills in math, language arts, science, social studies, and more!

ABCmouse.com - Get 2 months for $5 + Get 200 SmartPoints - Ends Sat., 12/7!

ABCmouse.com - Get 2 months for $5 + Get 200 SmartPoints

Give your child a head start on Reading, Math, Science, Social Studies and more with ABCmouse.com, the award-winning early learning online program for kids ages 2 - 7!

ABCmouse.com is a complete grade PreK-2 online curriculum. With more than 8,500 standards-based learning activities, your child will learn through 1,500+ brand-new books, puzzles, games, videos, songs, art activities, and much more. ABCmouse.com also works on computers, tablets, and smartphones.

Get 2 Months of ABCmouse.com for only $5. Your subscription includes 1 parent profile and up to 3 children. Plus, Co-op members get 200 SmartPoints.

 
★ Music ★

 

Busy Kids Do Piano - Save up to 60% - Ends Sat., 12/7!

Busy Kids Do Piano - Save up to 60%

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.

Until Saturday, 12/7, Members save 60% on a Lifetime Membership or save 28% for a lifetime access to the Busy Kids Do Music History.

Kids Guitar Academy - Save up to 50% - Ends Sat., 12/7!

Kids Guitar Academy - Save up to 50%

If you’ve been searching to find an affordable professionally-designed online guitar instruction course, Kids Guitar Academy may be just what you are looking for.

Kids Guitar Academy curriculum provides step-by-step instruction, created especially for kids and teens ages 7-17, that helps them reach their playing goals quickly and efficiently.

As part of Cyber Week, save up to 50% on a lifetime access to Kids Guitar Academy courses, including the Christmas course!

 
★ Science ★

 

Readorium - Save 20% + Get 3 Bonus Months - Ends Sat., 12/7!

Readorium - Save 20% + Get 3 Bonus Months

Readorium is 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.

Get 15 months for the price of 12 months when you are ready to subscribe.

The Magic School Bus Science Club - Save 50% + Free Shipping* - Ends Mon., 12/9!

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.

 
★ Math ★

 

MathHelp.com - Save 50% - Ends Sat., 12/7!

MathHelp.com - Save 50%

For a limited time, save 50% on MathHelp.com, the popular online video math curriculum for grades 5-12 and Cathy Duffy "Top 102 Pick for Homeschool Curriculum."

A one-year subscription includes access to MathHelp.com's complete homeschool courses – Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 – plus access to math test preparation for the PSAT/NMSQT, SAT, and ACT, and access to 5th and 6th Grade Math for tutoring/preparation for Pre-Algebra.

Math-Whizz - Save 40% - Ends Sat., 12/7!

Math-Whizz - Save 40%

Special for Cyber Week, members save 40% on Math-Whizz, one of Great Britain's leading online math curriculums. Math-Whizz uses interactive math animations and a unique tutoring methodology to deliver fun, measurable math learning. Math-Whizz guides students through a personal learning plan, assessing them continually, and varying the curriculum in response to their answers.

Math-Whizz has garnered scores of rave reviews from members, too!

Thinkwell Video Courseware - Save 45% - Ends Sat., 12/7!

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, 12/7, so be sure to tell your friends and homeschool groups!

NEW

Veritas Press: Self-Paced Courses - Save up to $100 + Get 1,000 SmartPoints + Gift a Bible Course - Ends Mon., 12/16!

Veritas Press: Self-Paced Courses - Save up to $100 + Get 1,000 SmartPoints + Gift a Bible Course

Are you looking for a convenient, time-saving way to teach history and bible? Would you like an award-winning curriculum at an amazing price? Does your child prefer interactive teaching, clever games, engaging video footage, and talking historical characters to get them excited about learning? Then we may have the answer for you!

The Homeschool Buyers Co-op is pleased to present the best deal anywhere for Veritas Press Self-Paced Online Courses, an award-winning, online, self-paced history course for grades 7-12.

Members not only save $100 and get 1,000 SmartPoints on Veritas Press courses, but this year, Veritas is giving one Self-Paced Bible course to a student at ECMA Escola Cristã (a small Christian school in Brazil) for every course that is purchased until Dec 16.(See offer pages for additional details.)

Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - Save up to 56%

Always Icecream & Clever Dragons - Save up to 56%

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 56% on a flexible selection of subscriptions.

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 12/1 - 12/7 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.

Mark Kistler Draw3D - Save 20% + Get 600 SmartPoints

Mark Kistler Draw3D - Save 20% + Get 600  SmartPoints

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 Online. Members tell us their kids absolutely love his videos, and they are amazed at their children's progress.

Members save 20% on a one-year subscription. And, if you buy this week as a Deal of the Week, you'll also receive 600 SmartPoints!

Maestro Classics - Save up to 28% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Maestro Classics - Save up to 28% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Maestro Classics Stories in Music is an award-winning music education series that features performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and child-friendly, fun-filled stories and musical explanations by conductor Stephen Simon and his wife, music educator/executive producer Bonnie Ward Simon.

Created for children ages 5 to 12, members save up to 28% on this award-winning classic CD music series collection! Plus as a Deal of the Week this month, you'll also earn 500 Bonus SmartPoints!

Meet the Masters - Save up to 40% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Meet the Masters - Save up to 40% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Exclusively through the Co-op, jump into savings up to 40% for three year 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.

Purchase this week as a Deal of the Week and you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints.

Home Art Studio - Save up to 50% + Get 500 SmartPoints

Home Art Studio - Save up to 50% + Get 500 SmartPoints

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.

If you buy as a Deal of the Week this week, you'll also receive 500 SmartPoints.

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 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.

BTW, the Co-op has a BEST DEAL ON THE PLANET for History Bombs Classroom, which you can find by clicking here.


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.

We took time off during the Thanksgiving holiday, but check out these favorite posts from the past:

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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