Today I planned very carefully to simplify every aspect of my classroom day. We didn't do anything unnecessary. We practiced counting by 2s and 5s. We figured out how many ways to equal ten (10) and made an anchor chart for it. We figured out how to remember doubles up to 10 and made an anchor chart of it. We read Keat's Snowy Day and went over and over every part so we could get good at retelling. We played every chance we got and did a whole lot of art that mimicked Keat's style.
We let the necessary speak. It was so clearly articulated that it screamed to me, "this is right!"