What are You Doing Every Day/Week? Record it on this Calendar. If you can’t print the calendar call Kim or Ericka at the phone numbers below and we’ll send you a few copies, or create a similar calendar on a piece of paper.
Amador Day Program ZOOM Meetings:
Join ZOOM at Meeting ID # 918 226 1275
- Mondays at 11:30am for Relationships/Communication
- Mondays at 1:00pm for Art!
- Tuesdays at 11:30am for a Social Hour!
- Wednesdays at 11:30am for a Social Hour!
- Thursdays at 1:15pm Music & Relaxation with Katie and Connie!
- Fridays at 10:00am for Current Events
- Fridays at 11:30am for Health and Exercise
- stay tuned for more to come!
Calaveras Day Program ZOOM Meetings:
Join ZOOM at Meeting ID: TBA
- Call Lori at 754-4001 to schedule one-on-one EXCEL classes!
- meeting schedule 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 $35. 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: Let's jog in place again!! How long can you jog in place at one time? Can you jog for a whole segment of TV show? For a whole commercial break? Maybe just for an entire commercial? Put on your sneakers and jog in place! Be sure to record your success daily on your weekly calendar.
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
Bend It Like Beckham: Jesminder "Jess" Bhamra is the 18-year-old daughter of British Indian Sikhs living in Hounslow, London. Juliette "Jules" Paxton is the same age and the daughter of a white English family. Jess is infatuated with football, but because she is a woman, her conservative family won't let her play. However, she sometimes plays in the park with boys, including her best friend, Tony, a closeted gay man. Jules' father meanwhile is supportive of her passion for football while her mother unsuccessfully tries to steer her more towards non-sporting girly activities.
Whilst on a jog through the park, Jules discovers Jess's skills, befriends her, and invites her to try out for the local women's football team, the Hounslow Harriers coached by Joe. Jess is extremely happy and excited about the tryouts, even though Joe is sceptical about a new player joining the team. After seeing Jess's skills, Joe accepts her on the team and Jess lies to Joe about her parents being cool with the idea.
Jess's parents eventually discover that Jess has been playing football behind their backs. They become more strict and forbid Jess to play in any more matches. The elder Bhamras are also distracted by their elaborate wedding plans for Jess's older sister, Pinky. Thanks to the skills of Jess and Jules, the Harriers reach the finals of the league tournament. Unfortunately, the finals and Pinky's wedding fall on the same day.
Joe pleads with Mr Bhamra to allow Jess to play, but Mr Bhamra refuses, which reveals that he does not want Jess to suffer the way he did when he was excluded from a cricket club because of being Indian. Jess develops an attraction toward Joe, and when the team plays in Hamburg and goes out clubbing, they're caught by Jules when about to kiss. Jules also has a crush on Joe, and this sours the two girls' friendship, as Jules is adamant that she had told Jess about her crush. Jess's lie is uncovered again when Mr. Bhamra sees a picture from Hamburg in the newspaper. Jess goes to Jules's house to try to patch up their friendship, but Jules's mother is misled and thinks they're hiding a lesbian relationship.
Read more about Bend It Like Beckham here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bend_It_Like_Beckham
Watch Bend It Like Beckham on Netflix, Hulu, Flik, Amazon or on DVD…
Recipe of the Week: Game Favorite Cheesy Garlic Fries
Fruit/Vegetable Smoothie of the Week: Raspberry Lemonade
- Fat Free 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
Brazil: officially the Federative Republic of Brazil is the largest country in both South America and Latin America. At 3.2 million square miles and with over 211 million people, Brazil is the world's fifth-largest country by area and the sixth most populous. Its capital is Brasília, and its most populous city is São Paulo. The federation is composed of the union of the 26 states and the Federal District. It is the largest country to have Portuguese as an official language and the only one in the Americas; it is also one of the most multicultural and ethnically diverse nations, due to over a century of mass immigration from around the world.
Bounded by the Atlantic Ocean on the east, Brazil has a coastline of 4,655 miles. It borders all other countries in South America except Ecuador and Chile and covers 47.3% of the continent's land area. Its Amazon River basin includes a vast tropical forest, home to diverse wildlife, a variety of ecological systems, and extensive natural resources spanning numerous protected habitats. This unique environmental heritage makes Brazil one of 17 megadiverse countries, and is the subject of significant global interest and debate regarding deforestation and environmental protection.
Brazil was inhabited by numerous tribal nations prior to the landing in 1500 of explorer Pedro Álvares Cabral, who claimed the area for the Portuguese Empire. Brazil remained a Portuguese colony until 1808, when the capital of the empire was transferred from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. In 1815, the colony was elevated to the rank of kingdom upon the formation of the United Kingdom of Portugal, Brazil and the Algarves. Independence was achieved in 1822 with the creation of the Empire of Brazil, a unitary state governed under a constitutional monarchy and a parliamentary system. The ratification of the first constitution in 1824 led to the formation of a bicameral legislature, now called the National Congress. The country became a presidential republic in 1889 following a military coup d'état. An authoritarian military junta came to power in 1964 and ruled until 1985, after which civilian governance resumed. Brazil's current constitution, formulated in 1988, defines it as a democratic federal republic. Due to its rich culture and history, the country ranks thirteenth in the world by number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Little Known fact: Brazil is the most winningest country in the Soccer World Cup!
To learn more about Brazil visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brazil
To learn about the Marajoara people who lived in Brazil before the Portuguese arrived, check out: https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/marajoara
Let’s Write a Poem
Rules for Writing Good Poetry - More Practice
Last week we shared come rules about writing good poetry, someof 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 Soccer (Futbol). 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 – Origami Soccer Jersey:
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 empty soda can. 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
Art / Museum Tour: National Museum of Brazil - https://artsandculture.google.com/partner/museu-nacional-ufrj
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: – Dribble Up: The ultimate soccer training experience is finally here! The Soccer App analyzes performance and provides structured guidance in real time to improve your skills quickly.
The Soccer app uses your smartphone's camera to compare your moves to our virtual trainer. It crunches thousands of data points in real time to give you performance feedback as you go. When you finish a workout, detailed performance stats show your strengths and weaknesses. It's a whole new training experience we know you'll love.
The app features hundreds of hours of workouts with many more coming soon. Each in-app drill is demonstrated by word class soccer trainers. Workouts are automatically customized by players' skill levels and performance.
Card Game of the Week – Back by popular demand!!!: UNO
Setup: The game is for 2-10 players. Every player starts with seven cards, and they are dealt face down. The rest of the cards are placed in a Draw Pile face down. Next to the pile a space should be designated for a Discard Pile. The top card should be placed in the Discard Pile, and the game begins!
Game Play: The first player is normally the player to the left of the dealer (you can also choose the youngest player) and gameplay usually follows a clockwise direction. Every player views his/her cards and tries to match the card in the Discard Pile.
You have to match either by the number, color, or the symbol/Action. For instance, if the Discard Pile has a red card that is an 8 you have to place either a red card or a card with an 8 on it. You can also play a Wild card (which can alter current color in play).
If the player has no matches or they choose not to play any of their cards even though they might have a match, they must draw a card from the Draw pile. If that card can be played, play it. Otherwise, keep the card, and the game moves on to the next person in turn. You can also play a Wild card, or a Wild Draw Four card on your turn.
Note: If the first card turned up from the Draw Pile (to form the Discard Pile) is an Action card, the Action from that card applies and must be carried out by the first player to go (as stated, it is usually the player to the dealer’s left). The exceptions are if a Wild or Wild Draw Four card is turned up.
If it is a Wild card, Mattel has now stated that the first player to start (usually the one on the dealer’s left), can choose whatever color to begin play. If the first card is a Wild Draw Four card – Return it to the Draw Pile, shuffle the deck, and turn over a new card. At any time during the game, if the Draw Pile becomes depleted and no one has yet won the round, take the Discard Pile, shuffle it, and turn it over to regenerate a new Draw Pile.
Take note that you can only put down one card at a time; you cannot stack two or more cards together on the same turn. For example, you cannot put down a Draw Two on top of another Draw Two, or Wild Draw Four during the same turn, or put down two Wild Draw Four cards together.
The game continues until a player has one card left. The moment a player has just one card they must yell “UNO!”. If they are caught not saying “Uno” by another player before the next player has taken their turn, that player must draw two new cards as a penalty. Assuming that the player is unable to play/discard their last card and needs to draw, but after drawing, is then able to play/discard that penultimate card, the player has to repeat the action of calling out “Uno”. The bottom line is – Announcing “Uno” needs to be repeated every time you are left with one card.
Once a player has no cards remaining, the game round is over, points are scored, and the game begins over again. Normally, everyone tries to be the first one to achieve 500 points, but you can also choose whatever points number to win the game, as long as everyone agrees to it.
Play UNO on-line at: https://www.crazygames.com/game/uno-online
App of the Week: Dribble Up Soccer -
Nature and Weird Science
Glass Frogs of Brazil: Glass frogs are members of the Centrolenidae family. While generally green in colour, what makes them so intriguing is that their internal organs are visible through the translucent skin on the underside of their body, which takes on the hue of the frogs surroundings, thus making it difficult to see for any would-be predators. They are generally small creatures that range anywhere from 1.2 to 3 inches in length, and have been known to eat their young.
To learn more about strange animals of the Amazon and Brazil visit: https://www.rainforestcruises.com/jungle-blog/10-bizarre-creatures-of-the-amazon#:~:text=%20Here%20are%2010%20Bizarre%20Creatures%20of%20the,of%20the%20Centrolenidae%20family.%20While%20generally...%20More%20
Genre of the Week: The music of Brazil encompasses various regional musical styles influenced by African, European and Amerindian forms. Brazilian music developed some unique and original styles such as forró, repente, coco de roda, axé, sertanejo, samba, bossa nova, MPB, pagode, tropicália, choro, maracatu, embolada (coco de repente), funk carioca, frevo, brega, modinha and Brazilian versions of foreign musical styles, such as rock, soul, hip-hop, disco music, country music, ambient, industrial and psychedelic music, rap, classical music, fado, and gospel.
Samba has become the best known form of Brazilian music worldwide, especially because of the country's carnival, although bossa nova, which had Antônio Carlos Jobim as one of its most acclaimed composers and performers, have received much attention abroad since the 1950s, when the song "Desafinado", interpreted by João Gilberto, was first released.
The first four winners of the Shell Brazilian Music prize have each left a legacy on Brazilian music and are among the representatives of Brazilian popular music: Pixinguinha (choro), Antônio Carlos Jobim (bossa nova), Dorival Caymmi (samba and samba-canção).
Instrumental music is also largely practiced in Brazil, with styles ranging from classical to popular and jazz influenced forms. Among the later, Naná Vasconcelos, Pixinguinha, Hermeto Pascoal and Egberto Gismonti are significant figures. Notable classical composers include Heitor Villa-Lobos, Carlos Gomes and Cláudio Santoro. The country also has a growing community of modern/experimental composition, including electroacoustic music.
Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_of_Brazil
Listen to Brazilian Music on an AM station, FM station, Pandora, Amazon or YouTube!
Digital Music Fest: Every Saturday during Social Distancing, join this ZOOM ROOM to share MUSIC OF ALL KINDS from musicians in Amador County!
Round-robin, one song at a time.
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 717 784 673
Meghan Joy O'Keefe is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: AmadorArts Digital Music Fest
Time: Saturdays at 8:00 PM
Movies (for Recreation-Type Activities)
Back of the Net: American teenager Cory Bailey ends up at the Harold Soccer Academy after catching the wrong bus. She then completes a semester at the soccer school, where she battles with the star soccer player Edie, who makes life difficult for Cory. However, as the school hosts the National Soccer Tournament, she is determined to beat Edie's team in the finals.
Read more about Back of the Net at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Back_of_the_Net
Watch Back of the Net on Netflix, Hulu, Flik, Amazon or on 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 or call:
Kim at 267-5978, ext 24 or
Ericka at 754-4001, ext 23
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