Hi, I’m an architect. My name is Fred the Architect.

Hi, I’m an architect. My name is Fred the Architect.

Gus gets to meet real Construction Workers
Gus gets to meet real Construction Workers

DRAFT Presentation to the Pre-K Class:

Hi, I’m an architect. My name is Fred, the architect. I am also Gus and Sebastian’s dad. They told me that you are learning about construction.

Since I am an architect, Ms. Sara thought it would be a good idea for me to talk to you about some things an Architect does to help build a building.

Before a construction worker can build a building, the architect has to draw it to show the construction worker what to build. If the building is big, you need big pieces of paper to draw it!

<unroll drawings>

Next, the architect might build a model to show the construction worker what to build. Do you know what a model is? Have you ever played with Legos? Or Blocks?

<insert picture of model>

The architect also picks the materials to make the building. What kinds of materials are buildings made from?

<present materials samples>

The architect draws the inside of the building too.

<start first rendering>

Let’s play a game, let’s look at some pictures and see if we can find these materials.

<roll rendering/real images>

<random materials>

Ask: what shapes do you see? Circles? Squares? Triangles?

Ask: do you see wood, stone, glass and metal? Which are rough? Which are smooth?

Now, let’s see how the construction worker is doing…

<roll the time-lapse aerials>

That was easy! Let’s do it again!

<roll the time-lapse aerials>

Actually it takes a lot of people to build a building, the architect is just one.

Boys? Help me: “What’s gonna’ work? Team work!” That’s right, with team work you can build a great big building!

Thanks. Bye-bye!

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