Evie is so adorable in her ballet uniform. She just loves going to ballet, her teacher is fantastic and very patient with so many little girls (and a boy) in the class.
Parents are not allowed in the class but once or twice a term we are allowed to an open class. The parents all gaze at their child like they are the most highly celebrated prima-ballerina ever to dance at the Opera House, me included.
Although I sigh and chuckle a great deal too because it’s my daughter who is saying “Mrs Champion, this is happy music”, “Mrs Champion, I LOVE this exercise!”, “Mrs Champion, are my toes pointy enough?”, all through the lesson.
Because we home school, ballet is the only ‘class’ type environment that she has experienced. It’s hard to explain to her that there are times when you shouldn’t talk during a lesson.
All the other children seem so shy compared to Evie that I sometimes wonder if it is because we homeschool, or is she just naturally a chatterbox.
The (very few) homeschoolers that we have met in person seem similar to Evie and Georgia in that they will speak with adults in a grown up manner. Non-homeschoolers are always surprised by how grown-up Evie sounds, I have gotten this comment since Evie was 3 or 4 years old.
I’d love to hear of other homeschoolers experience. Do homeschooled children speak in a more adult manner, in general? How do your homeschooled children behave when they are in a ‘class’ environment?