trying to make this work, especially being new and not knowing the standards really well to plan. I have 7 students (4 third graders, 3 second graders). I have one aide. My aide told me last year she taught the K students, while the teacher taught the 1st graders (they had 4 students). I have started that way, but it is not working out. First, I have no relationship with the 2nd graders, she is working with them on all subjects, while I have the 3rd graders. When I need her for behavioral issues, she cannot just jump up and help me because she is with the 2nd graders. My aide is supposed to help me with behaviors because I cannot touch the students having had no training, so she is the only one who can remove them from situations if they don't go quietly. I need help planning whole group and how to do small group for the READING BLOCK only. My 3rd graders do not get the 3rd grade math, but they have FCAT testing, so I have to stick with it, so can I just have the 2nd graders do the same as the 3rd graders?? With science, social studies, I can teach one or the other, the books are similar. I want to use my aide in the best possible way, but right now, she is not helping me with behaviors and i need that right now the most. I just cannot get the hang of teaching two grades with no teaching experience to fall back on.