My name is Sarah Kairis. I've been teaching at Ann Arbor Open since 2017. Before teaching first and second grade here, I taught Kindergarten at UPA in Detroit and Spanish to K-5 students in a variety of AAPS schools. In November of 2020 I had my first daughter, Lily! I also have a black pit bull, Jax, who is full of love and energy. I enjoy teaching, jogging, watching my daughter learn and grow, and (pre-Covid) traveling!
In my classroom, we follow the Responsive Classroom management method. I draw from a variety of curriculum for my math and literacy learning, including Lucy Caulkins, Fountas and Pinnell, Math in Focus, and Bridges. Writing, science, and social studies tend to be closely connected in my room, and draw from current events and student interest as often as possible!