This resource includes 24 skill-based, second grade common core activities. There are six math pages, a nonfiction and fiction story about reindeer, a play for four students, practice on collective nouns, compound sentences, adjectives, adverbs, letter writing and short and long vowel discrimination. The reindeer theme assures that students will enjoy a timely and interesting topic, while focusing on essential learning requirements. All of the second grade common core standards that apply to each lesson have been listed at the top of each activity. This is an excellent way to cover basic target skills while enjoying a focus on a timely topic.