This is a wonderful unit of 35 springtime activities for use with second grade students. The activities are centered around gardens and butterflies. It includes Math, Reading Nonfiction, Comprehension, Close Reading, Poems, Writing Stories with a Theme, and Phonics worksheets. The list of contents is shown in a thumbnail next to this listing. Students will become totally absorbed and excited about studying gardens and butterflies as they work on common core target skills. This unit is a great way to bring "spring" into your daily routines in reading, writing and math workshops. Used independently, with partners, small groups or whole group instruction, this unit is bound to be a hit!