Happy April!  I am not going to play any April's Fools jokes on you but if you need one to play on your kiddos, THIS one is super cute! I ALMOST wish I had school today to be able to use it, almost.  I am linking up with Farley again over at Oh Boy 4th Grade for her monthly currently!

I also have a HUGE giveaway for today.  I know I still have 9 whole weeks before summer BUT, I have had this idea in my head for a while and I'm excited to finally finish it.  Over the next 9 weeks I will be reviewing and teaching the last of the CCSS to prepare them for 3rd grade.  I wanted to make sure we reviewed lots of the standards since I know they have forgotten some (this was apparent when they were completing the Hippity Hop activity, it could have been that it was the last day before spring break but I was ready to pull my hair out!) 

So, I created a MEGA pack of over 100 pages full of games, centers and activities to review the 2nd grade ELA CCSS.  It has some of my kiddos FAVORITE games like Bingo, Jeopardy and an uno-like card game! Click on either image to check out everything that's included!

If you'd like to win a FREE copy, leave a comment below and I'll pick one lucky winner by tomorrow night!  

I know what you're probably thinking, what about math?  I am about halfway done with the End-ofYear Extravaganza for math, so stay tuned!!


  1. All these people on Spring break are making me jealous! Enjoy your week off!


  2. Oh my, this looks amazing! Crossing my fingers... :)

  3. I'm also loving spring break! I bought a new Coach purse from an outlet here in Illinois last summer...I'm sure I'll be making another trip this summer. I love Coach :)

    Sliding into First!

  4. Looks awesome!!! Enjoy your break : )
    Hokie Teach

  5. This is all kinds of awesome Deana! I wish I was enjoying a week long spring break. Our school doesn't have a real break :( We had off Friday and have off today. They call that a spring break!

    I am with you on the Coach purse thing! I have plenty but can always use a new one! We have a lot of outlets around here and they have great deals! I hope you enjoy your mini-vaca and look forward to seeing the math version of this as well! Don't work too hard! ;)

    I've Got It Made in Se3cond Grade

  6. Your packet looks great! Definitely go by the Coach outlet on your mini-vacation and treat yourself!
    Conversations in Literacy

  7. This looks amazing. Can't wait to see the math one.

  8. Oh, Deana! Looks fanTAStic, girl! (As always!) Isn't silence the BEST? We teachers don't get quite enough of it! :)
    Smiles - Lisa
    Growing Firsties

  9. That unit looks cute as a button! Have fun on your mini-vacay! :)

    Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

  10. Go for the Coach bag! You work hard, your units show it! Life is too short, go get it!

    Amy Howbert
    Little Miss Organized

  11. I have been tracked-out for 2 weeks and go back tomorrow! 5:30 am is not going to be very pretty!

    Love the end of year unit!

  12. Go buy yourself a coach girl! I am not a super big coach purse gal, but my SIL is, she said they have 50% off clearance now! Happy spring break! Kelly Schultz You're So Sharp!

  13. I would love this! We need to start reviewing for MAP testing!


  14. Again, you have created a fantastic resource! I am in awe of your talent. Isn't it funny what we think the students can/should be able to do? Fingers crossed...

    tokyoshoes (at) hotmail (dot) com

    PS: I say go for the purse...speaking as one who owns WAY too many Coach bags!

  15. What a great pack! Enjoy your vacation... I hope you can get that purse your wanting! :)

    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

  16. soooo jealous you are on break.... today has been rough!

    Enjoy the beach!

    Hodges Herald

  17. Happy Spring Break! I'd love to win your pack!!

  18. Love your advice. I agree, after Spring Break it zooms by!! Your new pack looks great, and we loved your Easter/Spring Centers!

    Across the Hall in 2nd Grade

  19. Enjoy every minute of your spring break... Mine went by way too fast! We were back at it today and I was able to have my students look for the Lirpaloof bird today - so much fun!


  20. Okay, I'm in 3rd grade right now... but on the off chance I ever make it back to 2nd (or that my kids need some review!), I would LOVE to win this! Thanks- enjoy every minute of your Spring Break!

    Luckeyfrog's Lilypad
    luckeyfrogslilypad at

  21. Wow! You have been uber busy! Your pack looks like such a great way to review! I would LOVE to win it! I hope you have a great break! :o)

    A is for Apple B is for Blog

  22. This looks AMAZING! I am going to cross my fingers that I win. Enjoy your Spring Break!

    Swinging Through Second Grade

  23. I absolutely love your stuff! I am a 2nd grade teacher in Greensboro, NC so I am thrilled that you're from Hope Mills!

  24. This is my favorite time of the year. The kids are older and ready to learn! No more training necessary.
    My Second Sense

  25. Looks fabulous -- since I teach third grade it would be great for the beginning of the year to get caught up from everything they forget over summer break!

  26. Definitely want/need this unit badly! My kiddos would definitely benefit from it!

    Lindsey -

  27. Would love to win this! I am using your Force and Motion unit this week! LOVE IT! It was given to me by a colleague and I came to your site to see what other GREAT things you have for me! Thank you for making force and motion so fun for my kiddos!! :)

  28. This pack looks amazing, as do all of your items :) This pack would be super amazing for my resource students going into third next year! Especially since our SpEd team just lost some of our reading intervention/programs to the district. Have a great Spring Break :)


  29. You are so talented and I am loving your blog. Just looking at it makes me happy- so happy I found you over on Farley's page. :)
    Enjoy your break!

    Learning With Mrs. Leeby