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Welcome to the Big M.A.C.! We would like to welcome you and your child to an exciting year with the 1-2 Multi-Age Classroom (M.A.C.) We are looking forward to continuing our relationships with our "Veteran" families, and building new relationships with our "Rookie" families. Multi-Age is designed to take advantage of the natural diversity of "real world" situations. The classes are created when children of different ages and grade levels are intentionally combined in a single classroom to realize academic and social benefits. Generally, this classroom situation fosters an atmosphere where students and teachers spend more than a single year together in a multi-aged learning community. This provides time for the teachers to ensure each child's learning, and establish educational relationships. Multi-age education emphasizes building upon various strengths and self-esteem. It focuses on the whole child; students are encouraged to develop leadership skills, nurture behaviors, accept individual differences, while taking academic risks. In a multi-aged classroom, all strengths, abilities, and learning styles are welcomed, valued, and celebrated!