One of our jobs as class guides is to take the child's interest and expand upon it.
?? What does a frog need that a tadpole doesn’t? Why?
?? So what kind of place would be good / bad for small frogs? Why?
?? What other things can metamorphose - trees to books?
We encourage the child to follow their interest to deepen their knowledge, which is why, in a Montessori elementary classroom, you will have a small group of children doing a zoology based piece of research, while others are setting up a science experiment, while others are playing the detective adjective game and one is watering the new plants in the garden.
New knowledge is rooted in the Great Stories which enable pieces of information to be slotted into the whole