This resource contains a collection of 25 pages of second grade common core activities including reading, phonics, math and writing activities. The appropriate common core skill has been listed on most of the pages. Students will learn about the lives of animals in the winter through an original story and play with several followup activities. You can be sure that your class is focusing on key common core goals as they enjoy practicing their skills in such an enjoyable way. A list of the activities included in this unit is shown in one of the thumbnails.