OWL Newsletter #46

OWL boletín numero 46

Austin Bat Cave strives to serve the greater Austin, Del Valle and Manor communities by providing creative writing activities and ideas during this time of social distancing while we care for ourselves and our families. While you and your kiddos may be staying safe at home, here are some writing prompts, activities and lessons from the OWL page to keep their creativity going! 

Be sure to sign up here for the OWL newsletter to get weekly writing activities, lessons and ideas for fun at home!

If you would like updates on Austin Bat Cave programs, please visit our website and sign up for our newsletter. 

Austin Bat Cave nos esforzamos servir a las comunidades de Austin, Del Valle y Manor por proveer actividades y recursos de escritura creativa durante este tiempo del distanciamiento social mientras cuidamos a nuestras familias. Mientras usted y sus hijos/as están en casa, Austin Bat Cave ofrece actividades de escritura de la página OWL para que los estudiantes sigan practicando y desarrollando su creatividad.

¡Asegúrese de suscribirse aquí para recibir el boletín informativo de OWL para obtener actividades de escritura, lecciones e ideas semanales para divertirse en casa!

Si quiere más información sobre los programas de Austin Bat Cave, favor de visitar nuestro sitio web.

Community Resources:

  1. Here is a list of 20 movies about writers!

  2. Here is a link to the Little Free Libraries' map and website. Free book adventures all around town!!!

  3. Here are some storytelling podcasts to pass the time and help you get creative!

Recursos de la Comunidad:

  1. ¡Aquí hay una lista de 20 películas sobre los escritores!

  2. Aquí hay un enlace al mapa y al sitio web de Little Free Libraries. Hay aventuras de libros gratis por toda la ciudad.

  3. ¡Aquí hay algunos podcasts de narraciones para pasar el tiempo y ayudar a los niños a ser creativos!

What’s new at the OWL?

¿Qué hay de nuevo en el OWL?

Austin Bat Cave Upcoming Workshops—I Am Writer: Journaling Past Our Doubts

A light brown journal with a pencil above it and a white cellphone with white earbud headphones plugged into it lying next to the journal. These items are lying on the surface of a beige coverlet.
A light brown journal with a pencil above it and a white cellphone with white earbud headphones plugged into it lying next to the journal. These items are lying on the surface of a beige coverlet.

ABC is excited to offer a workshop this spring, where students will get the opportunity to write about their strengths and their superpowers. This workshop is designed to foster students’ empowerment and their sense of belonging through journal writing. Students will learn about the intricate nature of bullet journals, planner journals, gratitude journals, and free-write journals as they address and overcome their doubts. By the end of this workshop, students will have produced three writing pieces using a variety of journaling techniques to showcase who they are as writers and leaders. We can’t wait to see you there! This workshop is Saturday, April 10th 12-2pm on Zoom. Register here!

¡Talleres de escritura de Austin Bat Cave—Soy escritora: Superando a nuestras dudas por la escritura

ABC se complace en ofrecer un taller esta primavera, donde los estudiantes tendrán la oportunidad de escribir sobre sus fortalezas y superpoderes. Este taller está diseñado para fomentar el empoderamiento de los estudiantes y su sentido de pertenencia a través de la escritura de un diario. Los estudiantes aprenderán sobre la naturaleza intrincada de los diarios bullet, los diarios del planificador, los diarios de gratitud y los diarios de escritura libre a medida que abordan y superan sus dudas. Al final de este taller, los estudiantes habrán producido tres piezas de escritura utilizando una variedad de técnicas de diario para mostrar quiénes son como escritores y líderes. ¡Estamos ansiosos por verte allí! Este taller es el sábado, el 10 de abril de 12-2pm en Zoom¡Registrar aquí!

A new Video Lesson on the OWL Site: Writing with Tokens!

A photo of an ABC volunteer with light skin and shrt, straight brown hair to her neck, wearing a light blue t-shirt and holding a glass jar with some pper and a watch inside. She is sitting in an office with being walls and a painting behind her in a gold frame.
A photo of an ABC volunteer with light skin and shrt, straight brown hair to her neck, wearing a light blue t-shirt and holding a glass jar with some pper and a watch inside. She is sitting in an office with being walls and a painting behind her in a gold frame.

In this DIY video, Austin Bat Cave volunteer Lindsay will teach you how to use tokens, or objects that have some memory or meaning attached, to journal and free write to feel more connected to that token (appropriate for student writers in grades 2nd-12th). Check it out on the OWL site under the “Video Lessons & DIY Tutorials.”

Una nueva lección en video en el sitio OWL: ¡Escribiendo con tokens!

En este video, Lindsay, la voluntaria de Austin Bat Cave, le enseñará cómo usar tokens, u objetos que tienen algo de memoria o significado adjunto, para escribir un diario para sentirse más conectado con ese token (apropiado para estudiantes de escritura en los grados 2 ° al 12 °). Busca el video en el sitio de OWL en "Lecciones en video y tutoriales.”

Art for the OWL!

The painting is A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. There are guests and animals strewn about the bright green grass of a public park wearing Victorian clothes. There are trees located in the background with water to the very left. The people are painted in a warm tone with pinks, purples, and brown clothing. 
The painting is A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat. There are guests and animals strewn about the bright green grass of a public park wearing Victorian clothes. There are trees located in the background with water to the very left. The people are painted in a warm tone with pinks, purples, and brown clothing. 

A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte is by Georges Seurat. It was painted from 1884 to 1886, is Georges Seurat's most famous work. A leading example of pointillist technique, executed on a large canvas, it is a founding work of the neo-impressionist movement.

¡Arte para el OWL!

Una tarde de domingo en la isla de La Grande Jatte es de Georges Seurat. Fue pintado de 1884 a 1886, es la obra más famosa de Georges Seurat. Un ejemplo destacado de técnica puntillista, ejecutada sobre un gran lienzo, es una obra fundacional del movimiento neoimpresionista.

Writing activities to try at home this week:

Actividades de escritura para usar en casa esta semana:

Monday: Write about a character making Spring decorations out of construction paper. What are they making these decorations for?

lunes: Escribe sobre un personaje que hace decoraciones primaverales con cartulina. ¿Para qué están haciendo estas decoraciones?

Tuesday: Write a story about an average day turned upside down by an unexpected visitor.

martes: Escribe un cuento sobre un día normal al que un visitante inesperado se viene de repente y cambia todo.

Wednesday: Write a poem about discovering a mysterious object in your home.

miércoles: Escribe un poema sobre el descubrimiento de un objeto misterioso en tu hogar.

Thursday: Write about an animal who goes on a journey.

jueves: Escribe sobre un animal que se va en una aventura.

Friday: Write a short story about someone experiencing their first winter.

viernes: Escribe una historia corta sobre alguien que se siente su primer invierno.

Saturday: How would you describe the painting above, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, to someone who has never seen it? Write a story in the point of view of one of the subjects of the painting (a person, animal, tree, etc).

sábado: ¿Cómo describirías la pintura de arriba, Una tarde de domingo en la isla de La Grande Jatte, a alguien que nunca la ha visto? Escribe una historia desde el punto de vista de uno de los sujetos del cuadro (una persona, un animal, un árbol, etc).

Sunday: Where's your favorite place to hide? Why is that?

domingo: ¿Dónde está tu lugar favorito para esconderte? ¿Porqué es eso?

What we are reading this week:

A dark green book cover with the subtitle, “She came from nothing, they have everything, let the games begin,” in white text on a dark green banner intertwined between the title in gold letters, The Inheritance Games and the name of the author, Jennifer Lynn Barnes at the bottom of the cover. Around the title is a single lit candle and a small dagger.
A dark green book cover with the subtitle, “She came from nothing, they have everything, let the games begin,” in white text on a dark green banner intertwined between the title in gold letters, The Inheritance Games and the name of the author, Jennifer Lynn Barnes at the bottom of the cover. Around the title is a single lit candle and a small dagger.

We are proud to recommend The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. It is a young adult book filled with mystery and money. It follows Avery Grambs, a young girl living out of her car, who suddenly inherits a billionaire’s fortune. However, it is not without its trouble. She must move into the billionaire house, filled with his family whom he disinherited. Between trying to survive the family and deal with the fortune, Avery attempts to solve the mystery of why the billionaire left his fortune to her.

Lo que estamos leyendo esta semana

Estamos orgullosos de recomendar Los Juegos de Herencia de Jennifer Lynn Barnes. Es un libro para jóvenes lleno de misterio y dinero. Sigue a Avery Grambs, una joven que vive en su coche y que de repente hereda una fortuna multimillonaria. Sin embargo, no está exento de problemas. Ella debe mudarse a la casa del multimillonario, llena de su familia a quien él deshereda. Entre tratar de sobrevivir a la familia y lidiar con la fortuna, Avery intenta resolver el misterio de por qué el multimillonario le dejó su fortuna a ella.

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