Children coming into the elementary years begin to ask questions about themselves and the world. They ask spontaneous humanistic questions which Montessori believes are universal to all children.
- "Where do I come from?"
- "How does this work?"
- "Why do anteaters have sticky tongues?"
- "Who am I?"
- "What is human about humans?"
- "What are universal human needs?"
- "How do I cooperate with the world?"
Working with elementary class materials, Montessori students acquire confidence, skills and competency.