Now, at the lower school each classroom no matter what the age is submerged into their area of study for a month or more at a time. Teachers are reflecting on the work they see and hear to explore deeper with their children. Being able to learn with one another as well as from one another is a powerful experience. No matter what the age of the child, there is always something one can learn. Often when a teacher sets an invitation out for children, they are surprised at the new ways the kids discover to use the materials or the direction the investigation takes. These are the moments that need to be supported and allowed to grow. It is during this play they are learning skills that will strengthen who they are and what they believe they are capable of in the world.
"What children learn does not follow as an automatic result from what is taught, rather, it is in large part due to the children’s own doing, as a consequence of their activities and our resources. Creativity seems to emerge from multiple experiences, coupled with a well-supported development of personal resources, including a sense of freedom to venture beyond the known."
—Loris Malaguzzi, The Hundred Languages of Children