The new facility will be built behind the existing building. Therefore, the construction process may limit the use of the fields and playgrounds that are currently in that same location. However, construction should not be disruptive to the operation of the school, with the exception of the ten classes that will need to temporarily relocate to modulars.
It is likely that the construction process will be of great interest to the students, and some concepts will be incorporated into the curriculum where appropriate. One or two members of the engineering/design team may be invited to explain the project to students in grades 4 and 5 and to answer their questions. Watching the new school rise from the earth may spark some students’ interest in exploring engineering careers. Other students may find fertile ground for authentic learning projects or topics for capstone projects.