Hi Readers! Today I’m sharing Strawberry Shortcake’s 5th grade daily schedule with you. If you’ve missed my previous posts, you can see the ‘Daily Homeschool Schedule’ series here.



Strawberry Shortcake is currently 10 years old, and in the 5th grade. She definitely has a filled schedule this year, but she’s doing great and enjoying school!



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Here is our basic 5th Grade Schedule:

  • 8:30am – Breakfast / Family Devotions
  • 9:00am – Daily Learning Notebook
  • 9:15am – Bible
  • 9:30am – Math
  • 10:30am – English
  • 11:00am – Handwriting
  • 11:20am – Reading
  • 11:30am – Spelling
  • 11:45am – Vocabulary
  • 12:00 – Lunch/PE
  • 1:00pm – History
  • 1:30pm – Science
  • 2:00pm – Typing/Music/Art/Piano (1x per week)
  • 2:30pm – Writing / Literature (2x per week)

As you’ll probably notice, Strawberry Shortcake’s schedule is virtually identical to Turbo’s. I find it works well to keep their schedule’s in line with one another. That way neither feel that they’re doing more or less work even though the work level is different. Since they’re only 1 grade apart it makes it easier to teach them together as well.

As I mentioned we are currently doing Bible, History, Science, and Literature as a group which makes it a bit easier on me. Then Turbo and Strawberry Shortcake do writing together too.

Here is our 5th grade curriculum for the year:


Have a scheduling tip to share? Make sure to leave a comment below!


  1. After years of trying every different scheduling idea, tip, and trick I finally realized it wasn’t WHAT we were doing. It was WHEN we were doing it! I’ve been using a magnetic wet erase schedule that you can actually wipe clean easily and re-write a new activity. The best part is that it gives enough room for every member of the family to have their own schedule for the day. This is where I bought it: http://www.lovemyschedule.com

    All of my kids have school from 9:00 to 12:00 (Language Arts, Khan Academy Math, flash cards, and crafts). Then we eat lunch and do one more hour of school from 1:00 to 2:00 (quiet reading, Rosetta Stone Spanish, Typing, Journal Writing). Basically, every kid checks their schedule and knows what to do without even asking me. When they come to me to turn in all the work for the day I ask if they did everything on their schedule. Sometimes they have to go check to make sure because they have been using it for long enough that sometimes they need it and sometimes they don’t.

    Our schedule makes ALL the difference.

    Loren Weber
  2. Hi Erika, thank you for an amazing blog. This is our first year homeschooling and I was going to quit until someone told me about you. Anyhow, you made all the difference. I do have a question about how you do science and history together as a group when the kids are at different levels. How do you do this? I am using an online curriculum (k12) but only use it as a guide for ideas. I would love to find a way to do science and history as a group. Please let me know. I appreciate your insight!

    1. Hi Melanie,
      I do History and Science as a group. I just have my little one listen in and participate in any experiments we do. The others all do the accompanying worksheets, quizzes and tests. So far so good with my 3rd grader, she does well with it, but it might just be her personality. Normally when I do something as a group like that I’ll pick something that lends itself to use with multiple grades.

  3. We moved to Mexico from U.S., My son is in 5th grade, he completed only 4 months of fifth because of our move to Mex. Is your program good for me to home school his for the rest of 5th grade? Thank you

    Florence Duff
    1. I didn’t love them, so we went to Vocabulary Workshop. They’re very similar, but I prefer the Vocabulary Workshop to Wordly Wise. We have also enjoyed a new one called WordBuildOnline.com that we’ve been trying for Turbo this year. It’s computer based which he likes, and so they do an online lesson and get their score immediately following which is nice for me!

  4. I was looking to continue my son’s learning during the summer time and came across this blog. Thank you for this!

    Adding God and prayer in our daily routine is something we’ve done with our son at night, but never thought of introducing it as an independent exercise.

    This schedule was a great way to begin a structured curriculum and customize it along the way to fit our needs.

    Thankful Working mom with a 5th Grader

    God Bless~

    Deborah Harris
  5. Erica what “subject” would you say typing falling under? For example for my records I put Handwriting under English but I am not sure if typing is English OR Elective. Just looking for insights

  6. I would love prayer from my fellow homeschool moms. I have been homeschooling for 5 years now and I have ADD. It is VERY challenging and for some reaso n this year has been especially hard. I am ALL OVER THE PLACE. I would LOVE a schedule and actually keep it. My kids like it also. Does anyone recommend a good computer program as well. We do teaching textbooks, but I would love a grammar and spelling program as well.
    Thank you for any encouragement. I haven’t found any resource at all for “moms with ADD”.

  7. Love your site, and love your schedules! Your site has really helped me get our homeschool day organized, as I was feeling overwhelmed and frustratedand could not find a sample of a “regular” day. Thank you!


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