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REMOTE LEARNING

Week Ninety-Four:

 

Calendar

What are You Doing Every Day/Week? Record it on this Calendar. If you can’t print the calendar call Jerry or Ericka and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar calendar on a piece of paper.

 

Sheltering-in-Place

Check out this Shelter-in-Place packet, it has GREAT information and interactive exercises!

 

Amador Day Program ZOOM Meetings:

  • Mondays at 10:00am for Social!
  • Mondays at 11:00am for Relationships!
  • Mondays at 1:00pm for Art!
  • Mondays at 2:00pm for Spanish!
  • Tuesdays at 10:00am for Brain Games!
  • Tuesdays at 11:00am for History!
  • Tuesdays at 1:00pm for Cultural Art/Foods!
  • Tuesdays at 3:00pm for Rec!
  • Wednesdays at 10:00am for Zoology!
  • Wednesdays at 11:00am for 3 R's!
  • Wednesdays at 1:00pm for Independent Living!
  • Wednesdays at 2:00pm for Science!
  • Thursdays at 10:00am for Book Club!
  • Thursdays from 1:00pm for Music!
  • Thursdays at 3:00pm for Rec!
  • Fridays at 10:00am for Current Events!
  • Fridays at 11:00am for Client News!
  • Fridays at 1:00pm for Gamer's Club!
  • Fridays at 2:00pm for Friday Fun!
  • stay tuned for more to come!

Calaveras Day Program ZOOM Meetings:

  • Mondays at 9:00am for Social!
  • Mondays at 11:00am for Computer Games!
  • Mondays at 1:00pm for People First Meeting (on 1st, 2nd and 3rd Mondays)!
  • Mondays at 1:00pm for Guess Who Games (4th and 5th Mondays)!
  • Monday's at 3:00pm for Rec!
  • Tuesdays at 9:00am for Fitness!
  • Tuesdays at 10:30am for Open Future Learning!
  • Tuesdays at 1:15pm for Spanish!
  • Tuesdays at 2:30pm for Friends & Peers!
  • Wednesdays at 10:00am for Brain Games!
  • Wednesdays at 10:45am for Cultures and Arts!
  • Wednesdays at 1:00pm for Current Events!
  • Wednesdays at 3:00pm for Rec!
  • Thursdays at 10:00am for Music & Dance!
  • Thursdays at 11:00pm for Sign Language!
  • Thursdays at 12:00pm for Social!
  • Thursdays at 2:00pm for Trivia!
  • Fridays at 9:30am for Fitness!
  • Fridays at 10:00am for Fun with Science
  • Fridays at 11:00am for Social!
  • Fridays at 1:00pm for Newsletter!
  • Fridays at 2:30pm for Cooking with Math!
  • Stay tuned for more to come!

 

 

Visit the Cheetahs– How are their communities different? How are they the same? How are they entertaining themselves? Can we learn anything from them?

 

https://nationalzoo.si.edu/webcams/cheetah-cub-cam

 

https://www.pittsburghzoo.org/cheetah-webcam/

 

https://zoo.sandiegozoo.org/animals/cheetah

 

 

Money

Week 94 Counting Money: Click Here

 

Budget for the Week: (Interactive and Ongoing Throughout Facility Closure). Let’s say you can go to WalMart every weekend to get things you need. This week we’ll give you $17. What would you buy with it? Record your transactions on this Check Book Register. If you can’t print the register call Jerry or Ericka at the phone numbers below and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar register on a piece of paper.  So far you've received:

  • $22
  • $17

 

Sports & Fitness

Exercise of the Week: Chair Squats

 

What to Do:

  • Stand in front of the chair with your legs shoulder-width apart.
  • Squat down like you are sitting on the chair but without actually touching it.
  • Maintain a proper position: back straight, knees above the feet, weight on the heels.
  • Keep your hands together, arms bent at the elbows.
  • Straighten your legs to go back to the starting position.
  • Repeat the movement 20 times.

 

Friday Night Dance Party 8pm – 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/808640122957828/?active_tab=about

Easy Beginner Yoga: https://www.yogabasics.com/practice/yoga-for-beginners/free-beginning-yoga-videos/

 

 

Sport Movie of the Week: Bend It Like Beckham

 

 

Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra is the daughter of British Indian Sikhs living in Hounslow, London. Jess is infatuated with football, but her parents do not support her interest. However, she sometimes plays in the park with boys, including her best friend, Tony. Her family is occupied with planning for Jess's sister Pinky's imminent wedding.

Jules Paxton, a member of the Hounslow Harriers, a local women's amateur football team, notices Jess's football skills, befriends her, and invites her to try out for the team. The coach, Joe—a young Irish former player whose own career was derailed by injuries—accepts her onto the team. Although Jess's parents forbid her to join the team, she plays behind their backs, claiming to have a part-time job when she is actually at football practice. When he learns that Jess is on the team without her parents' permission, Joe pleads with Mr. Bhamra to allow Jess to play, but he refuses, revealing that he does not want Jess to suffer the way he did when he was excluded from a cricket club because of anti-Indian sentiment.

With Pinky covering for her, Jess travels with the team to play a match in Germany; the Harriers lose the match after Jess fails to score on a penalty kick. When they go out clubbing in Hamburg after the match, Jules catches Joe and Jess about to kiss. This sours the two girls' friendship, as Jules also is in love with Joe. Furthermore, Jess's parents find out she is still on the team by seeing a newspaper article about the Hamburg match.

Jess's father secretly attends one of her games, and sees Jess mocked with a racial slur by an opposing player, and Joe hugging her afterward to comfort her. The Harriers qualify for the finals of the league tournament, but the championship match—with an American talent scout in attendance—is to be held on the same day as Pinky's wedding, so Jess resigns herself to missing the game. At Pinky's wedding Jess is visibly miserable; her father tells her to go to the game so she can be happy on her sister's wedding day. The Harriers are behind 1–0 when Jess arrives, but they rally, and eventually Jess wins the game with a free kick. The scout offers Jess and Jules sports scholarships at Santa Clara University in California. Jules and Jess share a hug and kiss to celebrate, furthering Jules's mother's suspicions. Jess returns to the wedding, now able to celebrate. Jules's mother gives Jules a ride to the wedding as well, but when they arrive, Mrs. Paxton accuses Jess of being a hypocrite and a lesbian. Jules drags her mother away, angrily clarifying her relationship with Jess.

 

Read more about Bend It Like Beckham here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bend_It_Like_Beckham

Watch Bend It Like Beckham on Hulu, Amazon or on DVD…

 

 

 

Health

Recipe of the Week: Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

 

Fruit/Vegetable Smoothie of the Week: Spinach Smoothie

  • 1 large green apple
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup raw cashews (or 1 banana and 1 1/2 cups frozen mango or pineapple)
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves or chopped spinach
  • 10 ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed

Blend until smooth

 

 

Self-Care BINGO: A new BINGO card will come out each week - how fast can you get a BINGO?  Three days? Two maybe?

 

 

 

 

Independent Living

 

 

 

Employment Skills

 

 

Travel / Around the World

Savannah, Georgia:

 

 

Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and is the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733 on the Savannah River, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport. It is Georgia's fifth-largest city, with a 2020 U.S. Census population of 147,780. The Savannah metropolitan area, Georgia's third-largest, had a 2020 population of 404,798.

Each year Savannah attracts millions of visitors to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings. These buildings include the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Low (founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA), the Georgia Historical Society (the oldest continually operating historical society in the South), the Telfair Academy of Arts and Sciences (one of the South's first public museums), the First African Baptist Church (one of the oldest African-American Baptist congregations in the United States), Temple Mickve Israel (the third-oldest synagogue in the U.S.), and the Central of Georgia Railway roundhouse complex (the oldest standing antebellum rail facility in the U.S.).

Savannah's downtown area, which includes the Savannah Historic District, the Savannah Victorian Historic District, and 22 parklike squares, is one of the largest National Historic Landmark Districts in the United States (designated by the U.S. government in 1966). Downtown Savannah largely retains the original town plan prescribed by founder James Oglethorpe (a design now known as the Oglethorpe Plan).

Savannah was the host city for the sailing competitions during the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta.

 

To learn more about Savannah, Georgia visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Savannah,_Georgia

 

Reading/Writing Skills

Week 94 Word Search: Click Here

 

Let’s Write a Poem 

Rules for Writing Good Poetry - More Practice

Last week we shared come rules about writing good poetry, some of you really liked that so we'll repeat the rules and write another poem! Here are the guidelines for those looking to take their poetry writing to the next level:

  1. Read a lot of poetry. If you want to write poetry, start by reading poetry. You can do this in a casual way by letting the words of your favorite poems wash over you without necessarily digging for deeper meaning.
  2. Listen to live poetry recitations. By listening to the sounds of good poetry, you discover the beauty of its construction—the mix of stressed syllables and unstressed syllables, alliteration and assonance, a well placed internal rhyme, clever line breaks, and more.
  3. Start small. A short poem like a haiku or a simple rhyming poem might be more attainable than diving into a narrative epic. A simple rhyming poem can be a non-intimidating entryway to poetry writing.
  4. Don’t obsess over your first line. If you don’t feel you have exactly the right words to open your poem, don’t give up there. Keep writing and come back to the first line when you’re ready.
  5. Embrace tools. Use a thesaurus or a rhyming dictionary to help you complete a poem, You’d be surprised how many professional writers also make use of these tools. Just be sure you understand the true meaning of the words you insert into your poem.
  6. Enhance the poetic form with literary devices. Develop your poetry writing skills by inserting metaphor, allegory, synecdoche, metonymy, imagery, and other literary devices into your poems.
  7. Try telling a story with your poem. Many of the ideas you might express in a novel, a short story, or an essay can come out in a poem.
  8. Express big ideas. Because good poetry is about precision of language, you can express a whole philosophy in very few words if you choose them carefully. Even seemingly light poetic forms like nursery rhymes or a silly rhyming limerick can communicate big, bold ideas. You just have to choose the right words.
  9. Paint with words. When a poet paints with words, they use word choice to figuratively “paint” concrete images in a reader’s mind.

This week, try writing a poem about someone you admire.  Please share your poem with your advocate.

 

 

Art

Week 94 Mandala: Click Here

 

Art classes, projects and more with AMADOR ARTS at: https://www.amadorarts.org/art-from-home/

 

Art Project Butterfly Origami:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt: Each week we’ll have you find an item, keep all items in a “safe place”, such as a small box, for use at the end of the day program facility closure. We’ll use these items to make an art project. This week, find dice. In your “safe place” you should have:

  • A push pin (thumb tack)
  • 12 inch piece of string
  • 12 inch by 12 inch piece of cardboard
  • A straw
  • A rubber band
  • A tooth pick
  • A small paint brush
  • A black Sharpie
  • A shiny penny
  • A can of corn
  • An envelope (letter Size)
  • Blue paint
  • Scotch tape
  • Popsicle stick
  • Empty soda can
  • A spoon
  • A Pine cone
  • Something soft
  • A paperclip
  • Something green
  • Duct tape
  • Sea shell
  • Beaded necklace
  • Book
  • Flower
  • Feather
  • Button
  • Penny
  • Large rock
  • Bottle cap
  • A Leaf
  • Candy in an orange wrapper
  • Red leaf
  • Blue pen cap
  • Gravy boat
  • Bark from a tree
  • A Twig
  • Christmas tree ornament
  • Candy cane
  • Confetti
  • Plastic spoon
  • Coffee mug
  • Stamp
  • Picture frame
  • Two different size rocks
  • Shoelace
  • Valentine's card
  • Flower from a tree
  • Tiny seed
  • Colorful socks
  • Something green
  • Flower petal
  • Keychain
  • Easter egg
  • Dandelion
  • Grass
  • Flower pot
  • Tissue paper
  • Beach ball
  • Business card
  • Quarter
  • Flashlight
  • Hair clip
  • Eraser
  • Sand
  • Ruler
  • Post card
  • Green leaf
  • Binder clip
  • Blue pen
  • Chocolate coin
  • Candle
  • Teaspoon
  • Coaster
  • Make-up brush
  • Sticky note
  • Book-mark
  • Hanger
  • Measuring tape
  • Plastic bottle
  • Quarter
  • Pink flower
  • Heart sticker
  • Candy wrapper
  • Pumpkin
  • Pine needles
  • Painted rock
  • Wishbone
  • Macadamia nut
  • Glue stick
  • Stocking or sock
  • Party horn
  • Sticker
  • Dice

 

Art / Museum Tour: - Museum of Contemporary Art Bogota:  https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museo-de-arte-contemporaneo-de-bogota

 

Interested in Acting?  Check out this great website that has TONS of pointers and lessons: https://www.theatrefolk.com/free-resources

 

 

Gaming and Other Technology

 

Featured Computer/Cell Phone/Tablet Game of the Week: Mario Kart Tour

■Challenge players worldwide in multiplayer!
You can race against up to seven other players, whether they're registered as in-game friends, nearby, or scattered around the world.

Multiplayer races can be customized with a variety of rules, such as individual or team races, kart speed, and number of item slots. You can play however you want!

■ Mario Kart takes a world tour!
Mario and friends go global in this new Mario Kart as they race around courses inspired by real-world cities in addition to classic Mario Kart courses! These destinations will be featured in tours that rotate every two weeks! In addition to courses based on iconic locales, some of your favorite Mario Kart characters will get variations that incorporate the local flavor of cities featured in the game!

■ Endless Mario Kart fun at your fingertips!
The Mario Kart series known and loved by many is ready to take the world by storm – one smart device at a time! With just one finger, you can steer and drift with ease and sling devastating items as you go for the gold in cups filled with new and classic Mario Kart courses.

■ Nab 1st place with items and Frenzy mode!
In Mario Kart Tour you have access to an arsenal of powerful items that can mix things up on the racetrack! Turn up the heat by activating the new Frenzy mode, which gives an unlimited supply of a certain item and makes you invincible! Make the most of the ensuing chaos, as Frenzy mode only lasts a short time!

■ Collect drivers, karts, badges, and more!
Earn Grand Stars by racing or fire off the featured pipe to receive more drivers, karts, and gliders! You can also proudly display badges, earned by completing certain challenges, next to your in-game name!

■ Bonus challenge courses put a twist on traditional races!
In certain races, 1st place isn't always the goal. With names like "Vs. Mega Bowser" and "Goomba Takedown," these bonus challenge courses demand a different approach to gameplay and strategy!

■ Race to increase your online rank!
Boost with the best of 'em! Your high scores will determine how you compare to other players all over the world. Keep practicing and trying out different combinations of drivers, karts, and gliders to increase your score and rise to the top!

Note: A Nintendo Account is required to play Mario Kart Tour.

 

Card Game of the Week – Yahtzee

Yahtzee Rules

The objective of YAHTZEE is to get as many points as possible by rolling five dice and getting certain combinations of dice.

Gameplay

In each turn a player may throw the dice up to three times. A player doesn't have to roll all five dice on the second and third throw of a round, he may put as many dice as he wants to the side and only throw the ones that don't have the numbers he's trying to get. For example, a player throws and gets 1,3,3,4,6. He decides he want to try for the large straight, 1,2,3,4,5. So, he puts 1,3,4 to the side and only throws 3 and 6 again, hoping to get 2 and 5.

In this game you click on the dice you want to keep. They will be moved down and will not be thrown the next time you press the 'Roll Dice' button. If you decide after the second throw in a turn that you don't want to keep the same dice before the third throw then you can click them again and they will move back to the table and be thrown in the third throw.

Upper section combinations

  • Ones: Get as many ones as possible.
  • Twos: Get as many twos as possible.
  • Threes: Get as many threes as possible.
  • Fours: Get as many fours as possible.
  • Fives: Get as many fives as possible.
  • Sixes: Get as many sixes as possible.

For the six combinations above the score for each of them is the sum of dice of the right kind. E.g. if you get 1,3,3,3,5 and you choose Threes you will get 3*3 = 9 points. The sum of all the above combinations is calculated and if it is 63 or more, the player will get a bonus of 35 points. On average a player needs three of each to reach 63, but it is not required to get three of each exactly, it is perfectly OK to have five sixes, and zero ones for example, as long as the sum is 63 or more the bonus will be awarded.

Lower section combinations

  • Three of a kind: Get three dice with the same number. Points are the sum all dice (not just the three of a kind).
  • Four of a kind: Get four dice with the same number. Points are the sum all dice (not just the four of a kind).
  • Full house: Get three of a kind and a pair, e.g. 1,1,3,3,3 or 3,3,3,6,6. Scores 25 points.
  • Small straight: Get four sequential dice, 1,2,3,4 or 2,3,4,5 or 3,4,5,6. Scores 30 points.
  • Large straight: Get five sequential dice, 1,2,3,4,5 or 2,3,4,5,6. Scores 40 points.
  • Chance: You can put anything into chance, it's basically like a garbage can when you don't have anything else you can use the dice for. The score is simply the sum of the dice.
  • YAHTZEE: Five of a kind. Scores 50 points. You can optionally get multiple Yahtzees, see below for details.

 

Play Yahtzee online athttps://cardgames.io/yahtzee/

 

Online Gaming: https://www.minecraft.net/en-us/article/free-educational-content-minecraft-marketplace-?fbclid=IwAR3rPkGK6ccD9cTgQlMN9-5bX1pwzb1Y2cfUvCm9JAAnHlZsnKlzGU-G83I

 

App of the Week: Mario Kart Tour-

For Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.nintendo.zaka&hl=en_US&gl=US

For Apple: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/mario-kart-tour/id1293634699

 

 

 

Nature and Weird Science

Babirusa:

 

The babirusas, also called deer-pigs, are a genus, Babyrousa, in the swine family found in the Indonesian islands of Sulawesi, Togian, Sula and Buru. All members of this genus were considered part of a single species until 2002, the babirusa, B. babyrussa, but following that was split into several species. This scientific name is restricted to the Buru babirusa from Buru and Sula, whereas the best-known species, the north Sulawesi babirusa, is named B. celebensis. The remarkable "prehistoric" appearance of these mammals is largely due to the prominent upwards incurving canine tusks of the males, which actually pierce the flesh in the snout.

Babirusa are native to Sulawesi, some of the Togian Islands, the Sula Islands and Buru. In Sulawesi, they range from the northern peninsula to the south and south east provinces. Although babirusas are present on both Sulawesi and Sula, they are not found on the large islands between the two, the Banggai Archipelago. It has been hypothesized that the unusual distribution is due to their being transported by humans as gifts bestowed by native royalty. The preferred habitat of babirusa are tropical rainforests along river banks. It appears that they have been confined to the higher grounds in the interior despite occurring in lowland areas near coasts in the past. They are also active during the daytime. Like all pig species, babirusa have an omnivorous diet with an intestinal tract similar to that of the domestic pig. The stomach diverticulum of a babirusa is enlarged which may indicate that it is a ruminant but evidence shows otherwise. Because it does not have a rostral bone in the nose, a babirusa does not dig with its snout like other pigs do except in mud and swampy grounds. The diet of the babirusa includes leaves, roots, fruits and animal material. Apparently, the strong jaws of a babirusa are capable of easily cracking hard nuts.

Male babirusa tend to live solitarily while adult females can be found in groups with young. Groups of female and young babirusa may number up to 84 individuals, most of which contain no adult males. Males rarely travel in pairs or trios. The tusks of the adult males are used in intraspecific fighting. The upper tusks are for defense while the lower tusks are offensive weapons. If a male babirusa does not grind his tusks (achievable through regular activity), they can eventually keep growing so as to penetrate the individual's own skull.

To learn more about the Babirusa visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babirusa

 

Music

Genre of the Week: Country Rock Music -

 

Country rock is a genre that started in the 1960s but became prominent in the 1970s. The late 1960s in American music produced a unique blend as a result of traditionalist backlash within separate genres. In the aftermath of the British Invasion, many desired a return to the "old values" of rock n' roll. At the same time there was a lack of enthusiasm in the country sector for Nashville-produced music. What resulted was a crossbred genre known as country rock. Early innovators in this new style of music in the 1960s and 1970s included Bob Dylan, who was the first to revert to country music with his 1967 album John Wesley Harding[92] (and even more so with that album's follow-up, Nashville Skyline), followed by Gene Clark, Clark's former band the Byrds (with Gram Parsons on Sweetheart of the Rodeo) and its spin-off the Flying Burrito Brothers (also featuring Gram Parsons), guitarist Clarence White, Michael Nesmith (the Monkees and the First National Band), the Grateful Dead, Neil Young, Commander Cody, the Allman Brothers, the Marshall Tucker Band, Poco, Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills' band Manassas and Eagles, among many, even the former folk music duo Ian & Sylvia, who formed Great Speckled Bird in 1969. The Eagles would become the most successful of these country rock acts, and their compilation album Their Greatest Hits (1971–1975) remains the second-best-selling album in the US with 29 million copies sold. The Rolling Stones also got into the act with songs like "Dead Flowers" and a country version of "Honky Tonk Women".

Described by AllMusic as the "father of country-rock", Gram Parsons' work in the early 1970s was acclaimed for its purity and for his appreciation for aspects of traditional country music. Though his career was cut tragically short by his 1973 death, his legacy was carried on by his protégé and duet partner Emmylou Harris; Harris would release her debut solo in 1975, an amalgamation of country, rock and roll, folk, blues and pop. Subsequent to the initial blending of the two polar opposite genres, other offspring soon resulted, including Southern rock, heartland rock and in more recent years, alternative country. In the decades that followed, artists such as Juice Newton, Alabama, Hank Williams, Jr. (and, to an even greater extent, Hank Williams III), Gary Allan, Shania Twain, Brooks & Dunn, Faith Hill, Garth Brooks, Dwight Yoakam, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton, Rosanne Cash and Linda Ronstadt moved country further towards rock influence.

 

Read more about Country Rock Music at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Country_music#Country_rock

Listen to Country Rock Music on Pandora, Amazon or YouTube!

 

Movies (for Recreation-Type Activities)

Mary Poppins

 

 

In Edwardian London, in the spring of 1910, George Banks returns home, at number 17 Cherry Tree Lane, to learn from his wife, Winifred, that Katie Nanna has left their service after their children, Jane and Michael, have run away, "For the fourth time this week," ("Life I Lead"). They are returned shortly after by Constable Jones, who reveals the children were chasing after a lost kite. The children ask their father to help them build a better kite, but he dismisses them. Taking it upon himself to hire a new nanny, Mr. Banks advertises for a stern, no-nonsense nanny. To contrast, Jane and Michael present their own advertisement for a kinder, sweeter nanny. ("Perfect Nanny") Winifred tries to keep the peace. Mr. Banks rips up the letter and throws the scraps in the fireplace, but a strong wind draws the fragments up through the chimney and into the air.

The next day, a number of elderly, sour-faced nannies wait outside the Banks' home for Ellen to show them all in, but a strong gust of wind blows them away. Jane and Michael then witness a young magical nanny descending from the sky using her umbrella. Presenting herself to Mr. Banks, Mary Poppins calmly produces the children's restored advertisement and agrees with its requests but promises the astonished banker she will be firm with his children. As Mr. Banks puzzles over the advertisement's return, Mary Poppins hires herself, and she convinces him it was originally his idea. She meets the children and helps them magically tidy their nursery by snapping her fingers, before heading out for a walk in the park ("Spoonful of Sugar").

Outside, they meet Mary's old friend, Bert, working as a street painter; Mary Poppins uses her magic to transport the group into one of his drawings. While the children ride on a carousel, Mary Poppins and Bert go on a leisurely stroll. Together, they sing ("Jolly Holiday"), and Bert flirts with Mary Poppins. After the duo meets up with the children, Mary Poppins enchants the carousel horses; Bert rescues a fox from a fox hunt; they take part in a horse race which Mary wins. Describing her victory, Mary Poppins uses the nonsense word ("Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious"). The outing is ended when a thunderstorm dissolves Bert's drawings, returning the group to London.

The next day, the three meet Bert's odd Uncle Albert, who has floated up in the air because of his uncontrollable laughter and they join him for a tea party on the ceiling with lots of jokes ("I Love to Laugh"). Afterward, Mr. Banks becomes annoyed by the household's cheery atmosphere, and he threatens to fire Mary Poppins, but she manipulates him into taking the children to his workplace, the bank, the next day. That evening, Mary tells the children of the woman who sits by St. Paul's Cathedral selling bird feed ("Feed The Birds"). The next day at the bank, the children meet Mr. Dawes. Mr. Dawes aggressively urges Michael to invest his tuppence in the bank, ultimately snatching the coins from Michael. ("Fidelity Fiduciary Bank") Michael demands them back; other customers overhear the conflict, and they all begin demanding their own money back, causing a bank run.

Read more about Mary Poppins at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Poppins_(film)

Watch Mary Poppins on Disney +,  Amazon, or on DVD

 

 

Lending Library

DVDs are checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis. Many of the DVD's are listed below.  If you are interested, talk to your advocate!

 

EDUCATIONAL

Travel

Rick Steve’s Europe (4 Disk) Germany, Swiss alps and Travel Skills, Easter Europe, Italy

Rick Steve’s Europe (4 Disk) Great Britain, Ireland, Spain and Portugal, France and Benelux

Rick Steve’s PBS 11 Shows 2013-2014 (2 disk)

Colorado’s Scenic Train Ride

Kiwi Country New Zealand

Must See Places of the World: Australia the Beautiful

Alaska’s Inside Passage x 2

America By Rail, rout of the Southwest Chief

All Aboard the Potomac Eagle A Scenic Train Ride

Point Lobos, Timeless Coast

The States, Volume 2

Travel the World by Train

Rick Steves’ Scandinavia ( 2 disk)

Rick Steves’ Germany, Benelux, and More (2 disk)

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Wildlife Treasures

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Scenic Cruises of the World

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Australia the Beautiful

 

Animals and Nature

Cry of The Penguin

Deadly Down Under

Metamorphosis

Wolves at Our Door

Species Hunter

Must See Places of the World: Wildlife Treasures

White Shark, Outside the Cage

Planet-Ocean (5 disk)

Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, Lions

Tropical Rainforest

Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, the hidden world of Africa

Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom

Swamp Tigers

Living with Tigers

The Best of nature (6 disk)

Discovery Queen of the Elephants

Disney African Cats

Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, Cougars

Flight the Genius of Birds

March of the Penguins

JAWS of the Pacific

 

History

Nefertiti

The Last Frontier

The Wildest Dream, conquest of Everest

Forbidden City, The Great Within

The Legend of Bigfoot

Flying Scotsman, the World’s Most Famous Locomotive

U.S. Navy Carriers

MythBusters Big Blasts collections (2 disk)

Thunderbirds, Skies of Thunder

Dinosaur Planet

Carrier, fortress At Sea

Ken Burns National Parks (6 disk)

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Marvels of Mankind

Reader’s Digest Must See Places-Mysteries of the Ancient World

 

Informational and Independent Living

My Life, My Choice Person Directed Living

Temple Grandon

Possibilities, Disabilities and the Arts

It’s So Much Work to Be Your Friend

Managing Threatening Confrontations

Oops, Wrong Planet (Understanding Asperger’s syndrome)

Normal People Scare Me; A Film About AUTISM

How To Make a Good Decision At Home

How To Make A Good Decision In The Community

How To Make A Good Decision In the Workplace or Day Program

Overcoming Obstacles to Learning

How to Improve thinking Strategies for People With Developmental Disabilities (2 disk)

Understanding Developmental Disabilities (2 disk)

I have Tourette’s But Tourette’s Doesn’t Have Me

Leadership Through Personal Change, Ways to Have The Life You Want (2 disk)

The Ethics of Touch, Establishing and Maintaining Appropriate Boundaries

Positive Behavioral Supports, Meeting Unmet Needs

 

HEALTH

Wii Just Dance Disney Party

Wii Just Dance 2018

Wii Dance Summer Party

Wii Just Dance 4

Wii Just Dance 2014

Wii Just Dance 2

Wii Just Dance 2015

Wii Just Dance 2020

Eat Right For A Long And Healthy Life

Richard Simmons Party Off The Pounds

Wii Zumba

Richard Simmons Dancin’ To The Oldies

Walking Down Your Blood Sugar, controlling Diabete