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 former kindergarten teacher and current coach in a school. 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.