One teacher is bound to have a challenging year ahead ’ five sets of male twins in her kindergarten class.
This is the first time Big Spring Lake Elementary School in Albertville, Ala., will have five sets of twins that were all boys, according to WAFF-TV.
Some of the twins are identical while others are fraternal.
At another school in Alabama, there will be 17 sets of twins attending class.
AL.com reports that Creek View Elementary School in Alabaster, Ala., has 17 sets of twins attending classes this year, with nine sets in kindergarten, two sets in first grade, two sets in third grade and one set in second grade.
Creek View's Principal Dixon didn't seem to mind seeing double in the halls, "Seeing them all together does make you smile. The first few days of school, it was fun to see them arriving holding hands going down the hall or helping one another with their backpacks."
"I have a hard time telling the same gender apart," she told the website. "One set told me their mother could tell them apart by their cheeks."
Twinstuff.com points out that this is not a record however, with a school in Great Britain reporting that 20 sets of twins were enrolled in 2007.
But not everyone is convinced that twins should be educated together.
Education.com raised the question on whether twins should be put in the same class together or even the same school. The website reported that most studies reveal the majority of parents of twins are keen on keeping their twins in the same class.
Meanwhile educators are divided on the subject, with a recent poll indicating 43 percent are in favor of separation.