Published On: Wed, Aug 10th, 2016

Double trouble times 12: School to welcome a dozen pairs of twins in first grade

There must be something in the water in Be'er Tuvia as an elementary school there is going to be overrun by twins next year, and the young students-to-be are already quite excited: 'They're talking about it and asking questions. Who will be their teachers? Who will be their classmates? What are they going to learn?'

Be'er Tuvia's 12 pairs of twins in the same grade (Photo Gadi Kabalo) (2)

This coming school year, 154 children will start the first grade at the Mevuot elementary school in Moshav Be’er Tuvia—among them no less than 12 pairs of twins.

The school, that has been teaching the children of the area for 83 years now, has never had so many pairs of twins all in the same grade.

In fact, it’s not entirely unlikely that there have never been so many pairs of twins in the same grade at any school.

For the most part, twins are separated at school and put in different classes. However, since there are many other considerations in placing students in one class or another, some of the pairs of twins might find themselves together in the same class.

 

Be'er Tuvia's 12 pairs of twins in the same grade (Photo Gadi Kabalo)

 

The school is planning on welcoming the 12 pairs with much pomp and circumstance, while back at home, the twins are all excited to begin a new chapter in their lives.

“We’ve already taken them to buy school supplies and schoolbags. As far as they’re concerned, they’re ready to start the first grade tomorrow morning. They’re very excited, and keep talking about it and asking questions, ” said Yotam Gal, the father of Itamar and Yehonatan. “Who will be their teachers? Who will be their classmates? What are they going to learn? What food should they take with them for breaks?”

Anat Kluska, Omer and Yanir’s mother, is already used to “seeing double.” This is her second pair of twins. “The kids are aware of where they’re heading, ” she said. “They have older siblings to help them, but they also know they need to help each other. For me it’s a very emotional event. They’ve already picked their schoolbags that grandma bought them, and everything is ready.”

By Matan Tzuri

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