What are You Doing Every Day/Week? Record it on this Calendar. If you can’t print the calendar call Kim or Ericka and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar calendar on a piece of paper.
Amador Day Program ZOOM Meetings:
- Mondays at 10:00am for Math!
- Mondays at 11:00am for Relationships!
- Mondays at 1:00pm for Art!
- Mondays at 2:00pm for Spanish!
- Tuesdays at 10:00am for Brain Gym!
- Tuesdays at 11:00am for History!
- Tuesdays at 1:00pm for Google Earth!
- Tuesdays at 2:00pm for Cooking!
- Wednesdays at 10:00am for Zoology!
- Wednesdays at 11:00am for Individual Living!
- Wednesdays at 1:00pm for Cultural Art!
- Wednesdays at 2:00pm for Exercise / Yoga!
- Thursdays at 10:00am for Book Club!
- Thursdays at 11:00am for Health!
- Thursdays at 1:00pm for Music!
- Thursdays at 2:00pm for Science!
- Fridays at 10:00am for Current Events!
- Fridays at 11:00am for Time!
- Fridays at 1:00pm for 3 R's!
- Fridays at 2:00pm for Social Hour!
- stay tuned for more to come!
Calaveras Day Program ZOOM Meetings:
- Mondays at 8:00am for Spanish!
- Mondays at 1:15pm for Fitness!
- Tuesdays at 8:00am for Fitness!
- Tuesdays at 9:30am for Creative Writing!
- Tuesdays at 10:30sm for Sign Language!
- Tuesdays at 1:15pm for Spanish!
- Wednesdays at 8:00am for Brain Games!
- Wednesdays at 10:30am for Social Hour!
- Wednesdays at 11:45am for Virtual Tours!
- Wednesdays at 1:15pm for Open Future Learning!
- Thursdays at 10:00am for Music!
- Thursdays at 2:00pm for Trivia!
- Fridays at 10:00am for Art Demo!
- Fridays at 11:00am for Reading Literacy!
- Fridays at 1:00pm for Newsletter!
- Saturdays at 1:00pm for Social Hour!
- Stay tuned for more to come!
Visit the Self-Isolated Penguins – How are their communities different? How are they the same? How are they entertaining themselves? Can we learn anything from them?
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 $73. What would you buy with it? Record your transactions on this Check Book Register. If you can’t print the register call Kim 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:
Sports & Fitness
Exercise of the Week: Tummy Twists
- Begin seated, holding a ball with hands close to your stomach and elbows slightly bent.
- Slowly rotate your torso to the right as much as you comfortably can, while keeping the rest of your body stable.
- Return to the center and repeat on the left then repeat..
See how many you can do!
Friday Night Dance Party 8pm – 9pm: https://www.facebook.com/events/808640122957828/?active_tab=about
Chair Yoga: https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chair+yoga+youtube&qpvt=chair+yoga+youtube&view=detail&mid=7A38100F5BD573EC5B577A38100F5BD573EC5B57&&FORM=VRDGAR&ru=%2Fvideos%2Fsearch%3Fq%3Dchair%2Byoga%2Byoutube%26qpvt%3Dchair%2Byoga%2Byoutube%26FORM%3DVDRE
Sport Movie of the Week:
On the morning of the 2014 NFL Draft, Cleveland Browns general manager Sonny Weaver Jr. must decide how to use the seventh overall pick to improve the team, but he has other problems on his mind. His semi-secret girlfriend Ali Parker, the team's salary cap analyst, is pregnant, and the recent death of Sonny's father causes tension with his mother. Sonny had fired his father, a legendary coach for the Browns which he later admits was for his mother's sake because his father refused to retire even with failing health.
The Seattle Seahawks hold the first overall draft pick, and general manager Tom Michaels offers to trade it to Sonny; this would allow the Browns to draft highly-rated quarterback prospect Bo Callahan. Sonny initially declines, but under orders from team owner Anthony Molina to "make a splash," reluctantly makes the deal, trading away the Browns' first-round draft picks for the current season plus the next two years. The unexpected opportunity to obtain Callahan excites Browns fans, but splits the team's front office and players.
The trade goes public after a tweet by Ohio State linebacker Vontae Mack, who had been Sonny's original choice as first pick. Vontae tells Sonny to re-watch college footage of him and Callahan playing against each other, with Mack coming out on top. Sonny begins to have doubts about Callahan's ability under pressure, and the Browns' investigations also bring Callahan's character into question.
When the draft begins that evening, Sonny agonises over the choice before drafting Vontae Mack at number one. Roger Goodell's announcement of the selection shocks the rest of the league, and disrupts many of their plans for their own picks. Molina is irate and flies back to Cleveland, intent on firing Sonny. Head coach Vince Penn is also incensed and threatens to resign.
Read more about Draft Day here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft_Day
Watch Draft Day on Vudu, Amazon or on DVD…
Recipe of the Week: Taco Salad!
Fruit/Vegetable Smoothie of the Week: Mango Pineapple
- 1 banana
- 1 cup frozen mango slices
- 1 cup frozen pineapple slices
- 1 tablespoon chia seeds
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
Blend together for a delicious, healthy drink!
Self-Care BINGO: A new BINGO card will come out each week - how fast can you get a BINGO? Three days? Two maybe?
Travel / Around the World
Key West, Florida:
Key West is an island in the Straits of Florida, within the U.S. state of Florida. Together with all or parts of the separate islands of Dredgers Key, Fleming Key, Sunset Key, and the northern part of Stock Island, it constitutes the City of Key West.
The Island of Key West is about 4 miles long and 1 mile wide, with a total land area of 4.2 square miles. It lies at the southernmost end of U.S. Route 1, the longest north–south road in the United States. Key West is about 95 miles north of Cuba at their closest points. It is also 130 miles southwest of Miami by air, about 165 miles by road, and 106 miles north-northeast of Havana.
The City of Key West is the county seat of Monroe County, which includes all of the Florida Keys and part of the Everglades. The total land area of the city is 5.6 square miles. The official city motto is "One Human Family".
Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous United States and the westernmost island connected by highway in the Florida Keys. Duval Street, its main street, is 1.1 miles in length in its 14-block-long crossing from the Gulf of Mexico to the Straits of Florida and the Atlantic Ocean. Key West is the southern terminus of U.S. Route 1, State Road A1A, the East Coast Greenway and, before 1935, the Florida East Coast Railway. Key West is a port of call for many passenger cruise ships. The Key West International Airport provides airline service. Naval Air Station Key West is an important year-round training site for naval aviation due to the tropical weather, which is also the reason Key West was chosen as the site of President Harry S. Truman's Winter White House. The central business district is located along Duval Street and includes much of the northwestern corner of the island.
To learn more about Key West visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Key_West
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:
- 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.
This week, try writing a poem about vacationing on the beach. Please share your poem with your advocate.
Art classes, projects and more with AMADOR ARTS at: https://www.amadorarts.org/art-from-home/
Art Project – Turtle 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 a feather. 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
- A Popsicle stick
- An Empty soda can
- A Spoon
- A Pine Cone
- Something Soft
- A paperclip
- Something green
- Duct Tape
- A Sea Shell
- A Beaded Necklace
- A Book
- A Flower
- A Feather
Art / Museum Tour: Florida Beaches - https://artsandculture.google.com/usergallery/SwKyczUNW6c8JQ
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: – Alto's Adventure
Alto's Adventure is a side-scrolling endless runner snowboarding game. The player character moves automatically through procedurally generated landscapes towards the right side of the screen and the player can only control when to jump. The player taps the screen once to jump and holds the screen while the player character is midair to perform tricks. While the character moves across the landscape, the player can complete some of the game's 180 goals, though they are given only three at a time. Goals include such things as traveling a set distance, rescuing runaway llamas, crossing dangerous gaps, grinding across rooftops of villages, and outsmarting the mountain elders. The player receives awards from completing goals, and can also collect coins that can be used to purchase upgrades. Players perform tricks in quick succession, or combos, to earn points towards a competitive high score. The game also tracks distance traveled and trick combos. Later in the game, players can use a wingsuit, which changes some elements of the game. The environments of Alto's Adventure change in lighting as time passes through the cycle of the day, and incorporate various weather effects.
Card Game of the Week – Texas Hold'em
Texas Hold’em Poker is a community card game that can be played anywhere from 2-10 players.
- One player acts as dealer. This position is called the button and it rotates clockwise after every hand.
- The two players to the left of the dealer are called the small blind and the big blind, respectively.
- These two positions require forced bets of a pre-determined amount and are the only players to put money in the pot before the cards are dealt (if no ante in place).
- Every player then receives two cards face down. These are called “hole” cards.
- Once all hole cards have been dealt, the first betting round begins with the player sitting immediately to the left of the big blind. This player can fold, call (match the amount of the big blind) or raise.
- Betting then continues clockwise, with each player having the option to fold, call the amount of the highest bet before them, bet or raise.
- When the first betting round is completed, three community cards are flipped face up on the table. This is called the flop.
- The betting resumes, clockwise, with each player having the option to check (if no bet is in front of them), bet (or raise if a bet is before them), call or fold.
- When the second round of betting is finished, a fourth community card is flipped face up on the table. This is called the turn.
- The third round of betting commences with the first remaining player sitting to the left of the button.
- When the third round of betting is over, a fifth community card is flipped face up on the table. This is called the river.
- The fourth round of betting starts with the first remaining player seated to the left of the button. The betting continues to move clockwise.
Play Texas Hold'em on-line at: https://palapoker.com/texas-holdem/
App of the Week: Alto's Adventure -
Nature and Weird Science
The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is a species of turtle in the family Testudinidae. The species is native to the southeastern United States. The gopher tortoise is seen as a keystone species because it digs burrows that provide shelter for at least 360 other animal species. G. polyphemus is threatened by predation and habitat destruction.
The gopher tortoise is a representative of the genus Gopherus, which contains the only tortoises native to North America. This species of gopher tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia and the state tortoise of Florida.
To learn more about the Gopher Tortoise visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gopher_tortoise
Genre of the Week: Techno -
Techno is a genre of electronic dance music (EDM) that is characterized by a repetitive four on the floor beat which is generally produced for use in a continuous DJ set. The central rhythm is often in common time (4/4), while the tempo typically varies between 120 and 150 beats per minute (bpm). Artists may use electronic instruments such as drum machines, sequencers, and synthesizers, as well as digital audio workstations. Drum machines from the 1980s such as Roland's TR-808 and TR-909 are highly prized, and software emulations of such retro instruments are popular.
The term "techno" originated in Germany in the early 1980s, but it was established as a name for a specific genre of electronic dance music produced in Detroit following the UK release of the 1988 compilation Techno! The New Dance Sound of Detroit. Added to this is the influence of futuristic and science-fiction themes relevant to life in American late capitalist society, with Alvin Toffler's book The Third Wave a notable point of reference. The music produced in the mid to late 1980s by Juan Atkins, Derrick May, and Kevin Saunderson (collectively known as the Belleville Three), along with Eddie Fowlkes, Blake Baxter and James Pennington is viewed as the first wave of techno from Detroit.
Read more Techno at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Techno
Listen to Techno Music on Pandora, Amazon or YouTube!
Movies (for Recreation-Type Activities)
The One and Only Ivan:
Ivan, a silverback western lowland gorilla, lives in the enclosure at Big Top Mall. He performs for Mack, the owner, alongside other performers; a wise and nurturing African elephant named Stella, a spoiled poodle named Snickers, a spunky chicken named Henrietta, a fire truck-riding rabbit named Murphy, a paranoid sea lion named Frankie and a loquacious parrot named Thelma. Ivan is accompanied by a stray mutt, who they later name Bob, who secretly lives in his enclosure. Mack's janitorial employee George, brings his daughter Julia who frequently interacts with Ivan. One day, Julia leaves her old crayons with Ivan who suddenly begins taking an interest in drawing with them. Julia is apparently the only one who can decipher his drawings and what they mean.
The Big Top Mall begins losing business, much to Mack's concern, but becomes excited when he purchases a baby elephant named Ruby who begins to draw in a crowd. Ivan is initially hesitant over accepting Ruby, especially when she begins to pry into his personal life. When Stella, who has been caring for Ruby, suddenly becomes weaker and unable to perform, Ivan gives Ruby encouragement to embrace the crowd on her own. Afterwards, Ruby asks Ivan to tell her a story and Ivan reveals how Mack and his wife Helen adopted him when he was just a baby. As Ivan got bigger, Mack became forgiving of his animalistic behavior, but Helen left him out of frustration. Mack eventually purchased the mall and turned it into a circus. Stella asks Ivan to look after Ruby and make sure she is free before passing away.
Mack begins to train Ruby for the circus, which displeases Ivan and he decides to find a way to free her. Ivan's drawings are discovered by Mack and decides to make it the next big act, but despite the publicity in the news, Ivan refuses to cooperate. At night, Ivan and Bob trick the security guard Castello and free themselves and Ruby. At Ruby's urging, Henrietta, Murphy, Frankie and Thelma are also released and the animals flee the Big Top Mall to escape to the forest on the other side of the highway. To their disappointment, the "forest" is just an intersection and they are surrounded by more city. Mack, who was alerted by Castello, manages to bring the animals back and tries to keep their escape a secret.
Read more about The One and Only Ivan at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_One_and_Only_Ivan_(film)
Watch The One and Only Ivan on Disney Plus or DVD…
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!
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
Wolves at Our Door
Must See Places of the World: Wildlife Treasures
White Shark, Outside the Cage
Planet-Ocean (5 disk)
Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, Lions
Explore The Wildlife Kingdom, the hidden world of Africa
Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
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
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
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
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
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
Richard Simmons Dancin’ To The Oldies
Walking Down Your Blood Sugar, controlling Diabete