I’m Planning Next Year’s Curriculum on Snapchat

The Classical Unschooler is Building a Curriculum on Snapchat

Oh look, it happened – we’re out of things to do. Between the motivational chart and the burn out sessions and the readalouds – in the midst of life and whining and being bored, learning happened. We’re done.

We’ve exhausted all our planned, available resources. It’s happened sooner than I imagined. Not that I’m complaining.

So here I am scrambling to find more things to put on the agenda. Okay, okay, not scrambling exactly. While we’re enjoying the easy days of “just one sheet of math” and Minecraft broken in with some reading and writing, I’m beginning to start the search for next year’s (whatever that means!) curriculum. (whatever that means, right?)

In the upcoming weeks, I intend scouring the books/resources I have, checking off what I want them to learn in the upcoming months, gauging where they currently find themselves and working to engage them as much as possible in their education. As someone put it, homeschooling is of course “trying to work yourself out of a job.”

Only this time I’m doing it on Snapchat.

If you haven’t been on Snapchat, you should definitely check it out. The idea is that the content there only lasts for 24 hours. So come find me and watch the videos I put up. They can only be 10 seconds long, so I’ll try to make the most out of each snap.

I’ll provide you with a good idea of how to pull from many places depending on what you and your kids like. And you know I’m cheap, so I’ll do it frugally. If nothing else, you’ll come away from my snaps with your mind bursting full of ideas for your next curriculum planning session.

I’ll show you places I shop and what I buy and don’t buy. And also (to my great sadness) what I have bought in the past that was a complete disaster. And some curricula that looks nothing like curricula but teaches real life skills and even some – sigh – worksheets and flashcards. Because much to my disdain, I have one kid who likes them.

If I’m feeling really brave, I might even let you into the sit down work part of our day. Ten seconds at a time. Eep.

So come find me on Snapchat. Let’s have some real fun planning curriculum! Why should our kids have all the fun?

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Author: Purva Brown

Writer / blogger at http://TheClassicalUnschooler.com – unapologetically blending two seeming opposites.

3 thoughts on “I’m Planning Next Year’s Curriculum on Snapchat”

  1. As a homeschooling mom of 4 little kids, I like to be mindful of my time spent online. I often read things a day or two later when I get some down time. I don’t like how some social media platforms artificially limit the time I can access information I’m interested in. I don’t like being manipulated by an unnecessary and artificial scarcity they impose.

    1. I completely understand your preference. I’m not moving over completely to Snapchat, so you’ll still have access to everything on my blog as well – and my book coming soon. Snapchat is more something like a consumable – quick and like a blurb – each platform has its own advantages and disadvantages. Being able to reach out to other homeschooling moms through social media makes some moms feel a real sense of community which is what I’m trying to foster. But like I said the blog and the book are going nowhere. You’re covered. 🙂

  2. Totally agree with previous poster. I’m really interested in hearing about what you posted but am not into consuming info on another’s time schedule. Hope you’ll post the resources here!

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