Daily Homeschool Schedule: 4th Grade

Hi everyone! Today I’m sharing Turbo’s 4th grade daily schedule with you. If you’ve missed my previous posts, you can see the ‘Daily Homeschool Schedule’ series here.


Turbo is currently 9 years old, and he’s in the 4th grade. He’s got a bit heavier load this year, but so far he’s doing well with it.

Here is our basic 4th 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 – Literature


Download a copy:

We are currently doing Bible, History, Science, and Literature as a group which makes it a bit easier on me. Eventually I will have to split that up once the Teeny Tot gets a bit older, but for now this schedule is working for us.

Here is our 4th grade curriculum for the year:


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


  • Gigi October 23, 2013 at 7:33 am

    This schedule is different from your old “workbox” schedule. Do you still use the workbox organizational system? It was all the hype a few years ago, but I’ve since strayed away and am looking for new ideas.

    • Kathi October 23, 2013 at 9:01 am

      I use the workbox system with my daughter, mostly because she is a clock-watcher and would always ask, “How much more?” or “Are we done?” even though she enjoyed the work. I think it’s just part of some anxiety issue. But the workbox system takes the question away, because she can look for herself and see just how much she has done and still needs to do.

      Having said that, I’m curious how much schoolwork is done daily for those who only homeschool one child? I am averaging about 2 1/2 hours and that seems like very little time. I’m not including 4H or piano and dance practice and classes in that, but still….is that too little?

      • tAMEKA October 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

        I am currently homeschooling only on child and it is a challenge to keep him engaged, luckily we live on a military base and there are activities for him to participate in.

  • Kim October 23, 2013 at 1:16 pm


    I was wondering which version of the Typing Instructor CD that you have. I have been looking for a typing program for my kids, and this looks perfect for us. However, I like to stay away from membership “programs.” Thank you!

  • jess October 24, 2013 at 1:17 am

    what do you do when your child finishes his/her work in less than the allotted time (or hasn’t finished yet in the allotted time)? Also, if one child has to wait for you to help them with maths because you’re busy with another child, then they’re timed schedule is going to get messed around. I’m just trying to figure this all out, as I’m a new homeschooler and haven’t as of yet been able to stick to any kind of timed day schedule with my 3 kids (ages 10, 9 &7)

    • Shelly October 25, 2013 at 6:14 am

      I homeschool 7 of my children, and while my 14 yr.old does her work mostly independently, I’ll tell you how I work it out with the younger ones. First of all, I only work with 2 at a time for Language Arts and Math because,it’s too crazy to try to help 6 kids at once. From 9-10, I work with the 5 and 6 year olds. If they both need my help at the same time, I will either direct them to an activity that does not need my help, or I’ll recruit an older child to help. From 10-11 my 7 and 9 yr.olds do their LA and math. My 9 yr.old does most of her work herself, but in the event they both need help, I’ll have one work on something not likely to need help like spelling or handwriting, while I help the other. From 11-12 my 11 and 13 yr.old have their turn. They generally don’t need my help unless there’s a new math concept, but I keep myself available during that time just in case. If anyone gets done before their time is up, I just start someone else, which is nice because on those days we sometimes get done a little early. After lunch is devotions/Bible, foreign languages, and the unit study we do together for all of the other subjects. I hope this helps!

  • Sheila October 24, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Hi Jess,
    This is my second year homeschooling my 6 and 10 year old. I just thought I’d throw in my response to your question. I put together what I call a “Busy Box” for when my kiddos are done with their assignment and/or if they need help and I’m working with the other one. They know if they are stumped or have completed their work and I’m unable to get to them right then that they can go to their “Busy Box”. They each have their own Busy Box, because the activities are age appropriate and can be done independently. For example in my 6 year old Busy Box I have: puzzles, color sheets for upcoming holidays/events, her tag reader, latch hook (she loves this!), tangrams, magnetic doll dress up. That’s off the top of my head, but I also switch things out every few weeks so they don’t get bored.
    That’s what we do at our house, I hope it’s helpful! 🙂

    • Julie November 2, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      Thanks for the idea I am going to use it if you don’t Mind

  • Katherine October 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    Thanks for this! I will be using it w/ my oldest 3 (2 of whom are twins)

  • Josie November 2, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Can you make this PDF editable? My kiddos would love the simplicity and the colorful design.

    • Vickey November 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

      I would love to see this editable, I LOVE how colorful and fun this schedule is, my 4th grader would love it too, but our schedule is much different 🙂

      • Vickey November 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

        oh, the Word Doc is editable! Wonderful!!

  • Holly Watley March 14, 2014 at 11:34 pm

    I was wondering where do you squeeze in the geography stuff. You don’t have it on the schedule?

    • Klarchen Walck April 21, 2015 at 11:38 pm

      I was going to ask the same question…

  • Jennifer October 1, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    May I ask you all, what curriculum do you use? All of the good ones are incredibly expensive, your input would help me greatly!

  • Melissa November 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Thanks for your site! We are in our first year of homeschooling and this is a great guide for me of how long to spend on each subject. I am struggling with my fourth grader to get it all in each day. I will be reserving work that isn’t completed during the time allotted for HW.

    For those with little ones like me (we have four kids: 9,7,3,1), I think the schedule would definitely have to be adjusted for the interruptions they will undoubtedly cause.

  • Klarchen Walck May 3, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Erica, how do you like the family time fitness? Do your kids enjoy it?

    • erica May 4, 2015 at 2:17 pm

      Yes, we like it especially for a home PE program. The activities are really easy and you do not need a bunch of extra products to do them. They also have video tutorials on youtube if you aren’t sure how to do something.

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