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separating grade 1 twins?

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#1 cheshire_cat

Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:47 AM

thanks all :-)

Edited by cheshire_cat, 26 October 2018 - 08:21 PM.

#2 AdelTwins

Posted 26 October 2018 - 09:56 AM

We have separated in Kindy, together in Reception (FYOS) and separate for Yr 1. We have requested separate for Yr 2.

One twin wants to be separated, one doesn’t. But they need to be. For the teacher’s sanity!
But also because:
one twin will speak for the other twin (introvert/extrovert)
they are different people with different personalities
they have different academic abilities (reading levels)
they share a bedroom and all sports, so are together 18hrs a day.

#3 Mose

Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:07 AM

Based on your description, if I was a parent of another child in their class I wouldn't be impressed to see them together again unless the disruptive behaviour was decidedly stopped.

I can see from your post it's a difficult decision for you though. Good luck.

#4 Jingleflea

Posted 26 October 2018 - 10:20 AM

I haven't ever known twins to be in the same class. No I lie, I do know one set and they were split in the first week. Last year at DD's school there were 4 sets of twins in a grade of 4 classes. 2 sets identical! I've never seen so many twins in one year before.

Twins need to learn to be individuals, not rely on each other, make their own friends, let their own personalities shine and not be compared to the other twin by teachers or anyone else.

I think doing it now is better than keeping them together at school for years and years then splitting them in high school or college.

if everyone is recommending splitting them, i would.

And I am a twin.

They will still be bonded, there's break times and after school, holidays and weekends. They won't be separate forever, just a few hours a day at school.

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