April 07, 2011

Decisions, Decisions

Tonight was kindergarten round up for our school district. My girls were really excited to go and see their new classrooms. They're quite disappointed that they won't be starting kindergarten tomorrow. I had to explain that first they need to finish preschool, then they'll have summer vacation and then it will be time for kindergarten.
Now it's time for the big decision. The principal said he'll start figuring out class lists next month. So I need to figure out how I'm going to separate my girls. He's leaving it completely up to me, which is good. The girls who share bedrooms at home will not be in class with their roommates. I think it will do them all some good to be away from one another. The identicals won't be in the same class, either. I want them to be able to be seen as individuals, rather than have people constantly trying to remember who is who. (Their preschool teacher still confuses Cakes and Tortilla). So that leaves the combinations of Roo/Cakes and Sue Sue/Tortilla or Roo/Tortilla and Sue Sue/Cakes. I think I'm going to with the latter. For whatever reason, Roo and Tortilla liked the looks of one classroom and Sue Sue and Cakes liked the look of the other. It's probably not the best way to pick, but I'm not sure what other criteria to use. The teachers are both friendly, competent, etc. The curriculum in both classes is the same. I can't believe my babies are ready for kindergarten!

7 comments:

Holly Ann said...

Aww! Such a momentous time, isn't it? I know I'll be elated when my kids go to Kindergarten - of course, it helps that I'll be working in the same building. :)

Marilynne said...

You are such a good mother. I was just glad to have my girls (1 at a time) in Kindergarten.

MaryAnne said...

Emma can't wait for kindergarten!

If they split up on which room they liked and it lines up with your choice, I would use that! You need all the help you can get, making these kinds of decisions!!!

Sierra said...

I have identical girls who start kindergarten in the fall as well. I stumbled on your blog post and have been trying to figure out if I'm going to split them for years (they have spent a total of 9hrs apart their whole lives). Right now I'm splitting them but remember, it can always be changed if it doesn't work. At least that is what I'm telling myself.

MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

I'm just glad to hear that your principal is allowing you to have input. I haven't even begin to think about our girls starting school, but it's so hard to read about other parents having no input due to the rules of a given school system.

I'm also glad to hear your girls are so excited about Kindergarten! :)

Lauren said...

For now im going to decide based in how they do in preschool. I can see one is very interested in learning the other allows her to answer for her...so if that behavior continues they will be split. I'm sure your girls will do well with your decisions!!

reanbean said...

That's so great that the principal is letting you decide how the girls will be split. I can't believe there are only 2 K classes in the school. Is it that way all the way through elementary school?

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