REVEALING THE UNSEEN
As we rushed to meet on time in St. Augustine on Friday afternoon for our first field trip of the year, I found myself glancing at the sky as I drove. Grey clouds as far as the eye could see and I wondered how this was all going to go...
As I turned the corner onto Prince Road, the first thing I noticed were all the kids running around, chasing each other, laughing. Then I saw the amazing house behind them. I was really starting to get excited. We walked up and all the kids were excited to show off the two headed donkey statue in front of the house! What a sight! Then the bold and bright mural broke up the grey clouds and I knew we were in for a treat.
Bright and bold do not begin to describe the colorful array of artwork and furniture inside. From a refurbished, working jukebox to the world's ugliest dogs etched in wood, then inlaid in the closet doors. This house was over the top in the best way possible!
over time THE HOUSE BECAME ABOUT REVEALING THE UNSEEN. REVEALING WHAT IS COMMONLY UNSEEN AND MAKING THAT AN ASSET TO THE PROJECT.
Rob, the owner of the container house, started the tour by telling us all about the hurricane that hit his previous home and how he came to build using recycled shipping containers. He took us from room to room, explaining how each container fit together, as well as other techniques used to construct the home. He showed us how he repurposed materials, upcycled furniture, and worked with local artists and community members to create this one of a kind structure.
It was an incredible tour and we are grateful to Rob for inviting us into his home. We cannot wait to see how this experience inspires our own budding eco-architects and -designers.
Check out some photos from our first field trip to the
Prince Road Container House in St. Augustine!
Odyssey of the Mind
Permission Slips for participation went home this week. If students would like to participate, they must commit to both the Regional and State Tournament dates. Please return permission slips by Friday, October 6th.
Enjoy this photo journal of our WEEK AT Sapna!
Tuesday was Mr. Nick's last official day as facilitator at the center.
We are sad to see him go, but wish him the best of luck in his new endeavors.
Thank you for all you have done for everyone at Sapna!