Fifth-Grade Homeschooling

If you’re new to This Little Home of Mine, I’m Elizabeth. I am a former elementary school teacher who is now homeschooling my kids. In this story, I’m sharing all about homeschooling fifth-grade!

If you are considering homeschooling your fifth-grader, I’m so glad you’re here. I’m going to share my favorite resources, teaching strategies, and planning tips.


When my boys were younger, we used resources like The Jesus Storybook Bible for our Bible time. I know we will continue to enjoy that book as a family (It is truly beautiful!).

Language Arts

My kids are second-generation Abeka students. Abeka’s phonics program was used to teach me to read and as a classroom teacher.

In the early years, we begin with Abeka’s manuscript option for handwriting. In the second grade, we begin learning cursive using Abeka’s cursive option.


Creative Writing

This is an area where I like to add in some additional activities—fun writing prompts, out-loud storytelling games, various holiday activities, etc.


In the summer months, Usborne Activity Books have been great for extra reinforcement, with Abeka’s math curriculum being our go-to throughout the year.


I used Abeka’s history, science, and health readers as guides for various topics I wanted to cover with him and his younger brother, using each chapter as our guide.