"Some people look for a beautiful place. Others make a place beautiful."
- HAZRAT INAYAT KHAN
What are You Doing Every Day/Week? Record it on this Calendar. If you can’t print the calendar call The Arc and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar calendar on a piece of paper.
At Home Activities
Friday Night Dance Party 8pm – 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/808640122957828/?active_tab=about
Sports & Fitness
Yoga with Guided Meditations:
Check out this Special Olympics MyHealth website that has some great health resources! Learn about the importance of not just being healthy but living a healthy lifestyle: Click Here
Self-Care BINGO: A new BINGO card will come out each week - how fast can you get a BINGO? Three days? Two maybe?
Let’s Write a Poem
Here are guidelines for those looking to take their poetry writing to the next level:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Paint with words. When a poet paints with words, they use word choice to figuratively “paint” concrete images in a reader’s mind.
Try writing a poem about a family tradition, your favorite pet, a hobby, sports, nature, etc.
Art classes, projects and more with AMADOR ARTS at:
Art / Museum Tour: - USC Fisher Museum of Art:
Interested in Acting?
Check out this great website that has TONS of pointers and lessons:
Gaming and Other Technology
Try for fun:
Play Memory online at: https://www.helpfulgames.com/subjects/brain-training/memory.html
Check out The Arc's Virtual Program Library!
Whether you’re looking for a safe way to connect with others or simply to explore beyond your local area, The Arc’s Virtual Program Library has an option for you.
Join a club, take a tour, or find a great activity to do with your friends and family today!
The Arc's Lending Library DVDs are checked out on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are interested, call The Arc!