Hi there, I am Kristi Mraz. Former literacy consultant with Teacher’s College, co-author of Smarter Charts 1 and 2 (with Marjorie Martinelli) and Writing Units of Study: Non-Fiction Chapter Books (with Barb Golub and Lucy Calkins), Mindset for Learning (with Christine Hertz), Purposeful Play (with Alison Porcelli and Cheryl Tyler) and current kindergarten teacher. This blog is a place for me to share what is working, not working, and all the thinking that goes into being a primary teacher. I believe in play, choice, independence, workshop teaching, and a second coffee at lunch. I also co-author the blog chartchums.wordpress.com and you can find me on twitter at @MrazKristine.