Changes coming to Jelly Bean Jar website!

Over the next couple of weeks, I am going to be working on bringing some big changes to my website, jellybeanjar.org. Up until now, I have been routing all visitors to Amazon to purchase my self published books and Master Books for the new beautiful editions of Math Lessons for a Living Education and America’s Story.

This is going to be changing!

Soon, you will be able to purchase all of my books right on my site! I will be able to offer discounts and sales directly to you from me. I am excited to be taking this leap, but it does mean a bit of work and time.

Thank you for being patient as I update my inventory and rework my checkout system!

Updated edition available tomorrow!

This week I am updating the World Literature volume in my Journal Your Thoughts Written Narration Course! I am editing, adding a poetry unit, and redesigning the cover. Look for this new edition on Amazon tomorrow!

About the Journal Your Thoughts Written Narration Course…

If you would like to employ the Charlotte Mason approach of written narration with your high schooler, you are going to love the Journal Your Thoughts Written Narration Course. The high school level journals are centered around 6-8 classic literature selections and a poetry anthology. Your student will be guided through reading assignments, vocabulary skills, written narration, and a final literary analysis for each literature selection. Your student will learn literary analysis, grow their vocabulary, and increase their writing skills. I recommend this journal for 9th – 10th graders or any high schoolers, who have not studied these literature selections.

Stand firm. Crack on.

When you are a child of God, there is nothing that Satan, the enemy of your soul, can do to separate you from Him [Romans 8]. This doesn’t stop him from trying, though. One of the biggest and meanest ways he does this is to use fear tactics. He knows that if he can lie to us and make us doubt who we are and what God can do through us, he knows that he can get us to hand over our power – the power that God has given us as His child. If he can convince us that greater is he who is in the world than He who is in us, he has succeeded at warping our whole worldview. He knows if he can make our view of God small, our faith will be small, also.

Recently, I have been reading through Fervent, a Woman’s Battle Plan of Serious, Specific, and Strategic Prayer by Priscilla Shirer. Honey, let me tell you, if you haven’t read this book, you need to now! Read this paragraph-long quote concerning why we need a strategy to win the battle…

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America’s Story 1 samples!

It is with great excitement that I am sharing this sample of the ALL NEW Master Books Editions of America’s Story 1 – the first volume of my history series, A Living History of Our World to be updated. America’s Story 1 is due for release this month!

What has stayed the same?  You will find all of the same content – the same friendly narrative of history, the same narration prompts, and the same gentle approach to teaching and learning history, in the same format with a story-text book and a student journal. 

What is ALL NEW? You will find all new graphics and these added elements: additional teaching resources, materials lists, mapping adventures and feature focuses in each chapter, and a MUCH expanded student journal featuring more hands-on fun, geography connections, vocabulary building exercises, drawing, and of course the incredible 180 day schedule that makes Master Books curriculum so easy to implement!

(If you would prefer to view the sample as a file, click here.)