All-Subjects Package A

1st Grade Curriculum - 5-Day
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A delightful, age-appropriate First Grade American History program (5-day), done in Sonlight's signature style. In this 36-week program, you'll give your students their first taste of American history. Discover stories of key events and important people as you explore America's unique history.


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A delightful, age-appropriate First Grade American History program, done in Sonlight's signature style.

Get the American History 1st Grade Homeschool program in one simple order

Get our best recommendations for your first grader with this All-Subjects Package. With an All-Subjects Package, you’ll get your entire curriculum for the year, including:

  • Daily lesson plans, notes & teaching tips for the entire year.
  • A History / Bible / Literature program that integrates History, Geography, Bible, Readers and Read-Alouds.
  • Language Arts, Science and Math.
  • Our biggest discount (save 20% off retail!)
  • Free shipping (lower 48), a one-year, money-back guarantee and other perks.

Make homeschooling fun this year and rest assured your child is receiving a high-quality education.

Teach with confidence–right from the start!

Whether you are new to homeschooling or new to Sonlight, this package will equip you to teach one child (ages 6-8) for an entire year while you prepare him or her for a lifetime of spiritual and academic success. To use this program with multiple children, simply add extra copies of the few consumable items and purchase each additional student their own skill-based programs (i.e. Math, Handwriting, Phonics) as needed.

It's flexible–to fit your family's needs.

All of the planning is done for you. Relax knowing you don't have to be an expert to give your child an excellent education. Simply follow our step-by-step Instructor's Guide.

Included in this package:

  • Instructor’s Guides
  • History & Geography
  • Bible
  • Read-Alouds
  • Readers
  • Language Arts
  • Handwriting
  • Spelling & Phonics
  • Science
  • Math
  • Resources

Here’s an in depth look at what you’ll receive:

Instructor's Guides

The Instructor's Guides include complete, 36-week lesson plans and notes that integrate your children's various subjects into an exciting, unified learning experience. The Instructor's Guides weave your books and materials together into a cohesive full-year curriculum—it's your roadmap for the entire school year!

History, Geography, Bible reading and memorization

Sonlight K shares the stories of key events and important people in American history. You'll encounter key statesmen and meet the four presidents on Mount Rushmore. You'll cover the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, "The Star-Spangled Banner" (the song and the flag itself), and much more.

Inspire a love of learning as you explore America's unique history. Read stories of the men and women, artists and presidents, plus a computer programmer, an enslaved potter, a determined dog, a joyful puppeteer‐more than three score short biographies.

The Bible portion of the program includes an album of memory songs and The One Year Bible for Children, an excellent overview of the stories of the Scriptures.

You'll enjoy more than a dozen of the best children's books on the planet, books carefully selected from the tens of the thousands published each year.

Includes Sonlight's History / Bible / Literature A, Exploring American History, 5-Day


Sonlight offers two types of literature: Read-Alouds for parents to share with their children, and Readers for children to read on their own. The Read-Alouds offer more sophisticated story lines and rich discussion points, and the Readers offer skill-appropriate and age-appropriate reading practice, enticing children to become literate, book lovers, and eager learners. 

Language Arts

With Grade 1 Readers and Language Arts for Readers 1. Teach your children how to read, write, and spell with our popular Reading and Language Arts programs that feature our exclusive I Can Read It! series. Includes Grade 1 Readers and Language Arts, 5-Day. Spelling and Vocabulary is already built into your lesson plans at this level. Spelling and vocabulary words are from the reading you share with your students. This makes practice a natural addition to your homeschool day. We do offer additional resources as desired.

Spelling & Phonics

Phonics instruction is included in the Sonlight Language Arts Guides for levels K-4. Spelling instruction is phonics-based and also included in the Sonlight Language Arts Guides for levels 1-4. Spelling and Vocabulary is already built into your lesson plans at this level. Spelling and vocabulary words are from the reading you share with your students. This makes practice a natural addition to your homeschool day. We do offer additional resources as desired.


While your child is still in the early stages of learning to grip pencils, make shapes, and start work on letters and numbers, we give them practice by scheduling handwriting. There are many physiological processes going on in the art of writing, and even more as your children will begin the process of learning to write their ideas in the coming years. This is a foundational step in helping them learn to communicate.

We include Handwriting Without Tears in our All-Subjects Packages because it is designed to eliminate problems with reversals, spacing, placement, and letter and numeral formation. But, you are able to customize your package and choose the handwriting program of your choice and still enjoy our best discount of 20% off.

This 1st grade All-Subjects Package includes Handwriting Without Tears 1.


From the Solar System to human body systems, Science A nurtures children’s natural curiosity and provides daily opportunities to explore the world around them. Students will use real scientific skills and practices as they explore our natural earth: from weather, geology, natural habitats and animal life to what makes us ill and why we eat. Science A includes a high-level introduction to light and sound waves and other STEM topics that will prepare students for a lifetime of scientific curiosity, learning and application.

Weekly science experiments tie directly to the week’s reading material for a more linear progression from reading to doing. Thanks to Discover & Do: Science Experiments, your end-of-week experiments reinforce and apply the concepts studied in the days previous so you can plainly see your child’s developing mastery of particular science concepts.

Includes Science A: Light and Sound Waves, Biological Features, Space Systems, and Engineering Design (5-Day).

Note: The Children's Encyclopedia (Item AH04) is a Required Resource for this package. If you do not already own this title (currently included in History / Bible / Literature K or All-Subjects Package K), purchase The Children's Encyclopedia separately.


Your child will focus on single digit addition and subtraction at the Alpha level. They will also learn to tell and write the time, understand place value, and recognize and draw shapes. Includes Math-U-See Alpha, Level Up Set.


A few essential resources make your learning extra rich this year. The All-Subjects package includes a 3” Binder with Tabs to organize your Instructor’s Guides. We recommend adding The Timeline Book, and Markable Map and Markers if you don’t already own them. (The Timeline Book and Markable Map only need to be purchased once. You'll be using them each year).

An Extended Money-Back Guarantee

We're so confident that you and your children will love to learn with this package of books for 1st grade, we give you a guarantee unmatched anywhere else in the homeschool world. Take up to a year to use the first half of this package. Read the books, write in the schedule ... even dog-ear the book pages if you want! If you don't completely love it, return it for a full refund of your purchase price. Get full details about the Love to Learn, Love to Teach™ Guarantee here.

*Daily Time Requirements (including your other subjects.)
Child: 1.5 - 2 hrs; Parent: 1 - 1.5 hrs

Breathe easy with this program you're guaranteed to love.

Instructor's Guide
  • Language Arts 1 Instructor's Guide - 5 Day
    Teach your children with confidence! Includes the following resources for teaching all Language Arts for Grade 1 Readers subjects: full Schedule; Teaching Helps; student Activity Sheets; separate parent...
    Retail: $59.00
  • Sonlight A Instructor's Guide - 5 Day
    Teach with confidence. The Sonlight A History / Bible / Literature Instructor's Guide shows you how.
    Retail: $100.00
  • Science A Instructor's Guide - 5 Day
    This Sonlight Science A Instructor's Guide (5-day) provides the framework for what books to read and when, and what experiments to do. The IG also includes question prompts, explanations, hands-on activities...
    Retail: $59.00
  • One Year Bible for Children
    Read through the Bible in one year with this Children's Bible story book and devotional for young children. Complete with beautiful illustrations. Gilbert Beers.
    Retail: $17.99
  • Sing the Word! Teach Me Your Paths CD
    A great mnemonic aid: the entire set of 28 Scripture verses in the Bible K Memory program (plus a bonus track!) set to diverse musical styles. Beautifully arranged for children's voices using orchestral...
    Retail: $15.99
  • Mary on Horseback
    There are no hospitals or doctors in the Appalachian Mountains in the 1920s, so Mary Breckinridge, founds the Frontier Nursing Service to help those in need.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Johnny Appleseed: The Story of a Legend
    The real Johnny Appleseed was born John Chapman in 1774, in a small Massachusetts village. Discover his story through this wise and witty work. Learn how the apple tree-planting folk hero helped open...
    Retail: $8.99
  • Timeline Figures A
    All the Timeline Figures needed for Sonlight First Grade American History on self-adhesive heavy card stock. Just cut them out, color and stick them in your Timeline Book.
    Retail: $14.00
  • Granny Han's Breakfast
    When Granny Han went to her cupboard one morning, her cupboard was bare! Granny prayed for her food anyway, and before she knew it, a large and wonderful breakfast appeared before her eyes.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Heroes and Happenings Vol. 1
    Introduce your kindergarten student to American History with this age-appropriate kindergarten history book. Volume 1. Amy Lykosh.
    Retail: $26.00
  • Heroes and Happenings Vol. 2
    Learn about people and events throughout American History with this age-appropriate kindergarten history book. Volume 2. Amy Lykosh.
    Retail: $26.00
  • Abandoned on the Wild Frontier
    Young Peter is left alone on the frontier when his father is killed and his mother is kidnapped. The story of his life with a circuit-rider evangelist and his on-going search for his mother. Dave and...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Maps and Globes
    An excellent introduction to maps and map reading for kindergarten. Large, full-color illustrations. Includes activities. Knowlton and Barton.
    Retail: $8.99
  • George vs. George
    There are two sides to every story! This wonderfully illustrated book shows both sides of the American Revolution through the eyes of George Washington and King George III. Rosalyn Schanzer.
    Retail: $6.95
  • How We Crossed the West
    Beautifully rendered folk-style illustrations help bring to life the story of Lewis and Clark. Descriptive text is taken from their historical journals. Rosalyn Schanzer.
    Retail: $7.95
  • The Very First Americans
    Learn all about the first Americans. Watercolor paintings depict the clothing, dwellings, art, tools, and other Native American artifacts. Ashrose and Waldman.
    Retail: $5.99
  • The Amazing Impossible Erie Canal
    The story of DeWitt Clinton, a young politician who has a dream to build a canal to connect the Hudson River with the Great Lakes. You won't want to miss this trip! Cheryl Harness.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Three Young Pilgrims
    Based on the true story of the Allerton family. Experience life aboard the Mayflower followed by the first winter in the New World. Cherly Harness.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The New York Colony
    A True Book: Thirteen Colonies series allows readers to experience what makes each of America's colonies distinctive and exceptional.
    Retail: $6.95
  • Your Life as a Settler in Colonial America
    Describes the life of a settler in Colonial America, addressing work ethic and expectations, education, food, hygiene, dress, and slavery.
    Retail: $8.95
  • Civil War on Sunday
    Cannon fire! That's what Jack and Annie hear when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the time of the American Civil War.
    Retail: $6.99
Language Arts
  • Letter & Word BINGO Cards
    Educational BINGO-style games to help children learn their phonic sound clusters and sight words.
    Retail: $5.00
  • Go Blend!
    A Sonlight exclusive Go Fish!-style card game used to teach basic letter blends.
    Retail: $5.00
  • BINGO Markers
    Required Resource for Language Arts Grades K-1. Set of 50 plastic markers for use with both Alphabet Sounds BINGO and Letter & Word BINGO.
    Retail: $3.00
  • Math-U-See Alpha Instruction Manual/DVD
    Contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and full solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction for Math-U-See Alpha.
    Retail: $63.00
  • Math-U-See Alpha Student Workbook/Tests
    Contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application & Enrichment pages for Math-U-See Alpha. Also includes the Alpha Tests.
    Retail: $48.00
  • The Light at Tern Rock
    Ronnie loves living in the lighthouse, but the days go by, and the keeper doesn't return. A simple but pleasurable Christmas story for all ages.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Apple & the Arrow
    Newbery Honor. The legend of William Tell as told by his 12-year-old son.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Hundred Dresses
    Two normally sensitive girls repent of "making fun" of the poor girl in their class who says she has a hundred dresses.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Twenty and Ten
    Twenty school children hide ten Jewish children from the Nazis occupying France during World War II.
    Retail: $6.99
  • In Grandma's Attic
    Stories of a remarkable grandmother's childhood in midwest North America over 100 years ago. Bring the past alive as only a born storyteller could.
    Retail: $6.99
  • The Family Under the Bridge
    Set in Paris, the story of an old hobo whose heart and life become entangled with a fatherless family in search of a home.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Here's a Penny
    Wherever Penny goes, he's sure to find adventure. He loses his overalls in a very sticky situation and searches for his new kittens only to find them dressed up in doll clothes.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Adventures with Waffles
    This adventure book is outstanding. A year in the life of two neighbors in Norway and their laugh-out-loud adventures. Cheery, sweet, good family story.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Astrid the Unstoppable
    A wonderful tale about friendship with no age boundaries.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Ordinary Princess
    Along with Wit, Charm, Health, and Courage, Princess Amy of Phantasmorania receives a special fairy christening gift: Ordinariness.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Berenstain Bears' Dollars and Sense
    A simple introduction to budgeting and the value of a dollar.
    Retail: $5.99
  • The Kitchen Madonna
    A young boy learns how to give of himself and show kindness to another.
    Retail: $16.95
  • Mrs. Piggle Wiggle
    Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle knows how to cure children of bad habits including selfishness, talking back, and never wanting to go to bed! Whimsical.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Sled Dog School
    Focused on themes of friendship and problem-solving, this story highlights the special relationship between a handler and a working dog. Creativity and following your passion saves the day in this engaging...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Cool Beans
    Perfect for transitioning from graphic novels to traditional books, this funny and action-packed title follows Tucker MacBean on his quest to make art--and himself--seem cool. A wonderful story about...
    Retail: $7.99
  • Book Uncle and Me
    Originally published in India, this book is about voting, friendship, and the love of books.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Bill Martin Jr Big Book of Poetry
    This full-color treasury contains nearly 200 poems with original illustrations by award-winning artists. Grouped by theme, this varied anthology contains an impressive number of old favorites and newer...
    Retail: $24.99
  • Room One: A Mystery or Two
    A young boy living in rural western Nebraska investigates the connection between a mysterious face in the window of an empty house and the possible closing of the one-room school he attends.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Frankie Sparks and the Class Pet
    Frankie Sparks is a third grader who uses her love for science and math to help her solve problems she comes across in her daily life.
    Retail: $5.99
  • Put Me in the Zoo
    Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire is an "I Can Read It Myself" book about an animal full of amazing tricks who wants to join the zoo.
    Retail: $9.99
  • Little Bear
    Little Bear by Else Holmelund Minarik is a modern classic about a loving bear cub.
    Retail: $5.99
  • One Fish, Two Fish...
    What can we say about this book? One of the master's best!
    Retail: $9.99
  • A Fly Went By
    A boy watches a fly flee from a frog, but the frog isn't chasing the fly; rather, the frog flees from the cat... and so it goes.
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Cat in the Hat
    The book that made Seuss famous.
    Retail: $9.99
  • Green Eggs and Ham
    "Try it . . . you might like it" is the theme of this delightful Dr. Seuss classic.
    Retail: $9.99
  • A Big Ball of String
    Imagine all the amazing things you could do if only you had a huge ball of string!
    Retail: $9.99
  • The Best Trick
    A Sonlight exclusive, beginning chapter book developed by a homeschooling mom.
    Retail: $6.00
  • The Bravest Dog Ever
    "The Bravest Dog Ever" is the true story of Balto and the dog sled team that delivered diphtheria medication to Nome, Alaska, through a blizzard in 1925.
    Retail: $5.99
  • I Can Read It! Book 1
    I Can Read It Book 1 of the series.
    Retail: $12.00
  • I Can Read It! Book 2
    I Can Read It Book 2 of the series.
    Retail: $12.00
  • I Can Read It! Book 3
    I Can Read It Book 3 of the series.
    Retail: $12.00
  • I Can Read It! Word Lists
    I Can Read It Book 4 of the series.
    Retail: $12.00
  • 3" Binder with Tabs
    Organize all your homeschool papers in one sturdy and convenient binder. With tabs that match your Sonlight History, Language Arts, and Science Instructor's Guides, you'll always know where to find each...
    Retail: $29.00
  • Discover & Do: Level A Science Experiments
    Teach your child to be a scientist! 36 1st grade homeschool experiments to direct your children's natural curiosity into the scientific process.
    Retail: $37.00
  • Discover & Do: Level A Science Experiment Videos
    Observe and learn how to do all 36 science experiments in the Science A curriculum.
    Retail: $32.00
  • Discover & Do: Science Supplies Kit A
    The bits and pieces you need for Sonlight Homeschool Science A.
    Retail: $78.00
  • Discover & Do: Level A Experiments Paper Packet
    Consumable. One set of these consumable sheets is already included in Science A. You need one set per student.
    Retail: $14.00
  • Light is All Around Us
    Light is all around you! With lively illustrations and diagrams and clear, engaging text, this Read-and-Find-Out picture book is a fascinating look into the many ways that light brightens our world.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Sounds All Around
    Sounds are all around us. Clap your hands, snap your fingers: You're making sounds. Read and find out how people and animals use different kinds of sounds to communicate.
    Retail: $8.99
  • Lift-the-Flap Engineering
    Lift the flaps in this fascinating book to discover how engineering works and the many things engineers do.
    Retail: $14.99
  • Hooray for Inventors
    In her trademark vivacious comic-book style, Marcia Williams honors the fine folks who brought us the printing press, the steam train, the electric light, the TV, and more.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Pasteur's Fight Against Microbes
    Accompany Louis Pasteur as he discovers the secrets of microscopic living creatures — microbes: where they come from and what they do.
    Retail: $7.99
  • Why Do People Eat?
    Fascinating introduction to nutrition, foods and dietary habits around the world.
    Retail: $6.99
  • Germs Make Me Sick!
    Understand how germs work in this picture book.
    Retail: $7.99
  • The Magic School Bus: Lost in the Solar System
    The magic school bus takes us along on a class trip to . . . the solar system.
    Retail: $8.99
  • The Magic School Bus Inside the Human Body
    The school bus shrinks and takes you on a full-color, exciting ride through the human body. Very well done.
    Retail: $8.99
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