Five-year-old triplets Cameron Schirano, left, with blue and white bows, sister, Ella, with yellow and white bows, and brother, James, in foreground with white T-shirt, are split up during class to promote independence during a lesson with Oakland Elementary School teacher Anita Kirk in Bloomington.
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Rachael Schirano was faced with three times as many decisions this fall as most moms of kindergartners.She and husband John had to decide if they wanted their triplets in the same class, or separate ones, at Oakland Elementary School. Surprisingly, it's not that uncommon a dilemma at Oakland, where there is another set of triplets and seven sets of twins this year. That means 20 of the school's 520 students are part of a same-age sibling set.