I just found out that I will be teaching a 1/2 grade class. I Have taught first grade and third but have never taught a combined class.I know there are so many things to teach in first that I am so overwhelmed about having another grade and a whole set of standards to teach. I will have an aide who will help, which makes me feel more at ease. The problem is that I know many parents who do not understand or see the benefits of their child being in a multiage classroom. What would you tell parents to convince them or help them understand that their child will benefit and learn in a multiage class? I want to explain to parents but I can picture many parents trying to debate me on the topic. Thank you.