Welcome to our Classroom
and Ms. Swanson's Menagerie!
A menagerie is a "varied, diverse mixture."
Our Kindergarten/First Grade Multi-age classroom
is filled with students sharing their various
interests, and strengths!
"A multiage classroom is not simply a group of
different aged students placed in the same classroom.
Instead it is a well organized and
thoroughly thought out program designed to
take advantage of the natural diversity created."
"A successful multiage class is formed by placing together a
balance of numbers of students of different age groups with a
range of achievement levels. The teacher plans instruction and assessment expecting and celebrating diversity within the class."
Marion Leier, "The Multiage Classroom,"
The Multiage Concept Explained
Multiage-Education.Com Nuts & Bolts: The Multiage Concept