“Our care of the child should be governed, not by the desire to make him learn things, but by the endeavor always to keep burning within him that light which is called intelligence.”
― Maria Montessori
Children in elementary are driven by their sense of curiosity, which why it is important to provide them with a curriculum that can respond to this call to learn. The elementary Montessori environment supports a cosmic curriculum starting with classroom management devices such as, focusing on a hands-on approach i.e. experiments, using one`s imagination as a tool, storytelling, going out, the environment such as the multi-age classroom allow students to form Interdependence, Respect and responsibility for one`s environment as well as other, Moral development etc. Keeping the child both physical and mentally engaged, all areas of study leads back to cosmic curriculum, woven together, the curriculum inspires the child to further explore.