ALL THE KIDS ON BUILDER STREET
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION MATTERS
All the Kids on Builder Street is a 5 part educational colouring book series in the making breaking down the stigmas and stereotypes of careers in skilled trades. This series highlights the importance of hands on in a wide variety of mechanical, industrial, technology, construction, many service sectors and the armed forces.
Currently books 1&2 are available to order in English (Canada/USA), French & Spanish.
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MEET THE CREATORS FINN, JAMIE & PAT
Children’s Book Informs Younger Generations About Skilled Trades
F.J. "Stovepipe" Pette
*Artist, Millwright, Stationary Operating Engineer
Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA
Jamie "Squirrel" McMillan
*Ironworker , Boilermaker Apprentice, Professional Speaker
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Pat "Mighty Mouse" Williams
*Stationary Operation Engineer, Skilled Trades Advocate
Los Angelos, California, USA
Finn, Jamie and Pat have nearly 90 years of combined experience as skilled trades professionals across Canada and the USA. Their love and passion for their careers set them on a mission to find a fun, engaging way to share their enthusiasm by educating future generations. In 2018 they created their first educational colouring book in a 5 part series to feature children sharing stories about people they know who work in the skilled trades. Since then, their goal of teaching elementary students about the career opportunities that exist in hands-on-careers has been recognized by educators in many schools boards across North America. They are aiming to complete the series by the summer of 2022.
The trio would like to extend their sincere gratitude by dedicating this series to all their wonderful family, friends, co-workers, educators, students, employers and the organizations that have continued to support their efforts.
Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Materials, Objects and Everyday Structures
3.1 - describe objects as things that are made of one or more materials
3.4 - describe the function/purpose of the observable characteristics (e.g., texture, height, shape, colour) of various objects and structures, using information gathered through their senses
3.5 - identify the materials that make up objects and structures (e.g., wood, plastic, steel, paper, polystyrene foam, cloth)
3.7 - describe the properties of materials that enable the objects and structures made from them to perform their intended function
People and Environments: The Local Community
B1.1 - describe some of the ways in which people make use of natural and built features of, and human services in, the local community to meet their needs, and what might happen if these features/services did not exist
B1.2 - identify some services and service-related occupations in the community and describe how they meet people’s needs, including their own needs