Suitable For Student Survival Kit
|The Survival Kit Notebook||Basic things you need to know about surviving college|
|Life Skills 101||All about dealing with everyday matters (Please email more for this topic)|
|Resume Executive||A worksheet on how Analogue works compared to Digital|
|Big_Words see also (Big Words web page)||
Shows various computing career paths on a colour chart
|Commonly Confused Words (web page)||Don't write the wrong word|
|Design Principles.doc||Shows students the components of design and explains their use in documents|
|SC016_Grammar||Explains various meanings in grammar and syntax|
|Nouns_and_Adjectives.doc (web page)||An explanation of Nouns in the English Language|
|Digital images basics.doc||Vector v's raster images and Student Exercises|
|Evaluation Individual.doc||A self evaluation template for completion of a task|
|Glossary for Exams.xls||A list of words commonly used in school exams|
|Glossary Technology Exams.xls||A list of words commonly used Computing in school exams|
|Jokes||Clean fun jokes to cheer you up|
|Journals PJF Howto.doc||How to create a student journal with samples|
|Lesson Plan Template.doc||A Basic lesson plan template used in Applied Information Technology|
|Quizzes||Lots of quizzes for quiz nights or various topics like Music, History, Gen Knowlege|
|State of a Village||A World as a village|
|Storyboard Template.doc||Graphics storyboard|
|Things to do chart.doc||Simple template for planning tasks|
SCAMPER SETS N' RUNS
A fun game for all ages, By Kirkby/Faulks
Scamper: Is a game of cards where you need to make melds of sets (3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 of a kind etc.) or runs of 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 of the same suit. (As required for each round). Then discard all your cards to go out, players left with cards in hand count up the total and their score is tallied for each round. The player with the lowest score wins. Each round is different in set and run requirements.
The Decks: A minimum of two players is required however you can play any reasonable number of players from 2 to 10. A minimum of two decks is required. Each deck has 52 cards and two Jokers. Basically, you need two decks for every two people playing. As you run out of cards in the pickup deck you can add another deck to the game or replay the round. (see: continuing play)
2-3 players 2 packs all cards plus 2 jokers
4-5 players 3 packs all cards plus 2 jokers
5-6 players 3 packs all cards plus 2 jokers
7-8 players 4 packs all cards plus 2 jokers
plus (2 packs for every additional 2 players)
Players deal for dealer = highest deals first then in sequence left to right. (Jokers and Two's don't count for highest dealer), equal highest players draw again till one is decided. (First dealer receives - 20 off their score). Players are dealt eight cards for each round, the remaining pile is placed face down on the table, the top one is revealed as the discard card, the first player may pick this up or pass this card onto the player on their left (if passed on, then the receiving player is also given another card from the top of the pile face down). The player in play now picks up the next top pile card. But must then discard one card.
The player in play then takes a card for his/her turn. Once the initial meld is made for that round, the player (who's turn it is) in play can lay down their meld for that round if they have achieved and at the end of their turn discards one card he/she doesn't want. But must do this BEFORE playing a discard card. Any initial melds must be made before discarding a card. Once a card is discarded the round for that player ends, if a challenge is made it MUST be made before the next player plays. If found to be an incorrect play, the player is penalised additional 50 points, and the player MUST pick up the cards, if however the challenger is incorrect the challenger is penalised an additional 20 points.
Players make melds in sequence, acording to the round being played, the Ace is high i.e. Ace, King Queen.
Advanced play The Ace can only be used as high, deuces and jokers are wild.
All runs must be in suit, if you use wild cards:- you must have more natural cards than wild cards:-
A run, straight or sequence is a combination of playing cards where cards have consecutive rank values.
3 A run of 3 can be all natural in the same suit in sequence or 2 natural and 1 wild card 4 A run of 4 can be all natural in the same suit in sequence or 3 natural and 1 wild card 5 A run of 5 can be all natural in the same suit in sequence or 3 natural and 2 wild cards 6 A run of 6 can be all natural in the same suit in sequence or 4 natural and 2 wild cards 7 A run of 7 can be all natural in the same suit in sequence or 4 natural and 3 wild cards 8 A run of 8 can be all natural in the same suit in sequence or 5 natural and 3 wild cards
A set or group in card games is a scoring combination consisting of three or more playing cards of the same rank
3 A set of 3 can be all natural in rank or 2 natural and 1 wild card 4 A set of 4 can be all natural in rank or 3 natural and 1 wild card 5 A set of 5 can be all natural in rank or 3 natural and 2 wild cards 6 A set of 6 can be all natural in rank or 4 natural and 2 wild cards 7 A set of 7 can be all natural in rank or 4 natural and 3 wild cards 8 A set of 8 can be all natural in rank or 5 natural and 3 wild cards
Note: in a set the wild 2 can also be used as a natural card.
You cannot discard wild cards, or jokers you can use a deuce as a natural two in a run in its suit (i.e. 2, 3, 4 diamonds, or As in set of 8 could be 2,3,4,5,6 in Diamonds and 3 wild cards) but you cannot lay down three deuces as a set of three.
Once melded you can add as many deuces or jokers to the run, or other player's melds of sets or runs and players can exchange natural cards for wild cards once they have made their meld and can add new sequences (sets or runs) once they are down, you can maintain the natural card to wild card ratio but normally once a meld is made any number of wild cards can be played for any pair or adding to other completed melds. i.e. you can put 3 wild cards a on any run that has been put down or on any set that includes 2 natural cards.
Once a player has laid down their meld they cannot pick it back up or change their hand. Players in turn can change wild cards from other players' hands but not from their own melds.
Once melded the player can immediately create more sets and runs, on their own or other player melds, however they must also discard one card (not a wild card) for the next player. If going out however a wild card can be the last card discarded. Once the round is conclude the scores are tallied and added to previous scores and the next person in line deals the next round. Cards are shuffled and the next player deals, (If the player deals exactly the correct number of cards including the face card -20 is deducted for their score). However if there is a miss deal 20 is added to their score.
At no time can other players assist other players or advise which cards are available, if a player misses a pick up that is just tough luck! Penalty for offering advice is 20 points added to their score.
Players can go out (Scamper) at any time so long as they complete all melds and have a discard card (in this instance a wild card can be use as a discarded card).
Continuing play: If all the cards are used and the last player cannot go out with a discard card, the game is forfeited and a replay of the round must be replayed. (Frustrating for players that are down but can't go out). You can add another pack if you wish but decide which rule to apply before the game commences.
Held cards (cards are not counted for any for melds already down) are added up for remaining players and tallied on the score sheet. After the all the rounds have all been played the lowest score wins.
Joker 50 points each
Deuces 20 points each
Ace 20 points each
King to 8 10 points each
7 to 3 5 points each
Player with the lowest score after ten rounds wins, players can nominate how many rounds to use.
Players can suggest new combinations of melds. However 10 rounds is sufficient for about one hours play.
Sequence: players can lay down more than the required minimum. Round one 2 Sets of 3 2 sets (minimum 3 in sequence) Round two 2 Runs of 3 2 runs (minimum 3 of a kind each) Round three 1 Set of 3 & 1 Run of 4 1 set of 3 (minimum 3 of a kind) and 1 run of 4 Round four 3 Sets of 3 3 sets of 3 (minimum 3 of a kind each) Round five 1 Set of 3 & 1 Run of 5 1 set of 3 (minimum 3 of a kind) and 1 run of 5 Round six 2 Sets of 3 & 1 Run of 4 2 sets of 3 (minimum 3 of a kind) and 1 run of 4 Round seven 1 Set of 3 & 1 Run of 7 1 set of 3 (minimum 3 of a kind) and 1 run of 7 Round eight 1 Run 4 & 1 Run of 5 1 run of 4 and 1 run of 5 Round nine 1 Run of 8 1 run of 8 Round ten 1 Set of 8 1 set of 8
John Kirkby & Peter Faulks
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://peterfaulks.net/Teaching/survival.htm
Remember: You don't stop laughing because you grow old, You grow old because you stop laughing.
I start a new job in Seoul next week. I thought it was a good Korea move
I was driving this morning when I saw an RAC (AA) van parked up. The driver was sobbing uncontrollably and looked very miserable. I thought to myself, that guy's heading for a breakdown.
My neighbour knocked on my door at 2:30am this morning, can you believe that, 2:30am?! Luckily for him I was still up playing my bagpipes.
I was explaining to my wife last night that when you die you get reincarnated but must come back as a different creature. She said she would like to come back as a cow. I said you're obviously not listening.
The wife has been missing a week now. Police said to prepare for the worst. So I have been to the charity shop to get all her clothes back.
The wife was counting all the 1p's and 2p's out on the kitchen table when she suddenly got very angry and started shouting and crying for no reason. I thought to myself, "She's going through the change."
When I was in the pub I heard a couple of plonkers saying that they wouldn't feel safe on an aircraft if they knew the pilot was a woman. What a pair of sexist pigs. I mean, it's not as if she'd have to reverse the blooming thing
Local police hunting the 'knitting needle nutter', who has stabbed six people in the village in the last 48 hours, believe the attacker could be following some kind of pattern.
An old woman was driving down the Freeway knitting whilst she drove, a police motorcycle cop came along side and shouted "Pull Over", "No its a Cardigan" she said but thanks for asking!
A man was having an affair with a married woman when she heard her husband arriving home early, "duck behind the curtains" she said to her lover boy, her husband appeared and a few minutes later the idiot lover called out "there's no duck behind these curtains".
I bought some 'rocket salad' yesterday but it went off before I could eat it!
Just got back from my mate's funeral. He died after being hit on the head with a tennis ball. It was a lovely service.
Murphy says to Paddy, "What ya talkin into an envelope for?" "I'm sending a voicemail ya fool!"
I went to the cemetery yesterday to lay some flowers on a grave. As I was standing there I noticed 4 grave diggers walking about with a coffin. 3 hours later and they're still walking about with it. I thought to myself, they've lost the plot!
Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarfs are not Happy.
My uncle swallowed a bottle of varnish and died last week the vicar said he had a horrible death but lovely finish.
My memory's not as sharp as it used to be. Also, my memory's not as sharp as it used to be.
Golf Balls in a Jar of Life
A professor stood before his Philosophy 101 class and had some items in
front of him. When the class began, wordlessly, he picked up a very large
and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students if the jar was full? They agreed that it was.
So the professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the
jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles, of course, rolled into the
open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the
jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else. He then asked once more if
the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous - - yes.
The professor then produced two cans of beer from under the table and
proceeded to pour the entire contents in to the jar effectively filling
the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
"Now," said the professor, as the laughter subsided, "I want you to
recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the
important things - - your family, your partner, your health, your children,
your friends, your favorite passions - - things that if everything else was
lost and only they remained, your life would still be full."
"The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house,
The sand is everything else - - the small stuff."
"If you put the sand into the jar first," he continued, "there is no room
for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for your life. If you
spend all your time and energy on the small stuff, you will never have
room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness. Play with your children. Take time to get medical checkups. Take your partner out dancing. Play another 18 holes of golf.
There will always be time to go to work, clean the house, give a dinner
party and fix the disposal. Take care of the golf balls first - - the
things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand."
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the beer
The professor smiled. "I'm glad you asked. It just goes to show you that
no matter how full your life may seem, there's always room for a couple of
This is a collection of files I gave to my Year 12 Leavers
It is called The Student Survival Kit
Links to other survival kits
|Explanation for Student Compendium|
a shortened form of a word or phrase. ANU - Australian National University
An acronym is a pronounceable word formed from the first letter (or first few letters) of each word in a phrase or title. Sometimes, the newly combined letters create a new word that becomes a part of everyday language. An example of this is the acronym radar.
a word naming an attribute of a noun, such as sweet, red, or technical. Adjectives are words that describe or modify other words * Priest = Sacerdotal
Types of animals, Sounds the make, Where do they live, Collective names of animals
Apes - gibber, Camel live in Australia, Sahara & Arabia, names = Bull - is called a heifer
a word opposite in meaning to another (e.g. bad - good ).
Opposites = Absent - present
SC005_Big_Words for small
Small word with big word alternative Anger - Dudgeon * bold - Audacious
a feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify them
A partner in crime - accomplice
Words pertaining to the church
A passage between the pews in a church - Aisle
Similar sounding words with different meanings
Council, an administrative or advisory body, do not confuse with counsel, advice or guidance. also Homonyms
Names given to certain towns or countries includes facts about climate
Aberdeen - The Granite City The Torrid Zone has the hottest climate Zinc - Mexico, U.S.A., Spain
|SC013 Death Words pertaining to||
Words pertaining to death
Occurring after death - posthumous
A diminutive person is short and small. A diminutive wordis a "cute" version of a word or name: for example, "duckling" is a diminutive of "duck" and Billy is a diminutive form of the name William
Cask - casket
Famous world discoveries of countries continents, includes Australian discoverers
Matthew Flinders -discovered Bass Strait. * Lord Robert Baden-Powell founded the Boy Scouts in 1908
Explanation of a word, words in literal expressions denote what they mean according to common or dictionary usage
Aloof -To keep to oneself and not mix with others.
Gender list of male female
Actor - Actress
Countries of the world and Geographical facts
The Circumference of the earth is approxinmately 24,800 miles.
List of gods and goddesses
War - Mars
Australian and UK government with words denoting government
Explains grammar syntax and verbs adjectives nouns etc.
Explains various uses of nouns verbs etc.
The art of living together includes senses, elements, cardinal numbers, cardinal virtues
THE ART OF LIVING - Consideration for the feelings of others
Alphabetical list of the most important inventions
Clock (pendulum) - Christian Huygens
|SC019_Kings_Queens of UK||
List of kings and queens of Britain with facts and information
EGBERT 827 - 839
Practical list of words explained in a sentence or phrase
A book in which the events of each day are recorded - Diary
Words pertaining to marriage included anniversary gifts
A hater of marriage - misogamist
Medical terms in use today
A disease confined to a particular district or place - endemic
|SC044_Metaphors||Metaphor is a figure of speech that makes an implicit, implied, or hidden comparison between two things that are unrelated|
Sounds that things make, description of various venues or habitats, special calendar dates, Aussie slang words,
All Fools' Day - 1st April - Aussie slang - sounds that things make etc.
Explanation of nouns, COMMON Nouns, PROPER Nouns, COLLECTIVE Nouns and ABSTRACT Nouns.
sit - seat (when to use Nouns)
Names of persons or things, occupations, and a description of word meanings i.e. Terrestrial = Earth
Various names explained Bird of night - Owl
Words connected to nature
A four-footed animal - quadruped
a word or statement that expresses denial, disagreement, or refusal
That which cannot be pierced or penetrated - impenetrable
Numbers of animals things i.e. A number of Cattle = herd
A number of fish taken in a net - catch, haul
a person or thing that is totally different from or the reverse of someone or something else.
Unable to read - il-literate
List of Patron Saints
St. George of England, St. Andrew of Scotland
A list of places A place where bees are kept = apiary
A place where fishes are kept - aquarium
The case which is used to show possession is called the possessive case or genitive case. In case of nouns, an apostrophe is used to show it.
Is the case which denotes the owner or possessor
|SC045_Phobias||Noctiphobia - Fear of the night|
List of various professions
The commander of a fleet - Admiral
Words to use as a Simile which is a phrase that describes one thing in terms of another. A simile usually begins with like or as.
Archates - a good friend * Belt = to hit below the belt
Famous proverbs A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush
A bad beginning makes a good ending.
as a drowned rat. - as ancient as the sun—as the stars.
List of words used in Science or Art
An instrument for detecting earthquakes - seismograph
Explanation of scientific items like barometer
The science of land management - agronomics
The seven wonders of the ancient world with explanations
The Pyramids of Egypt
List of words or phrases that has the same or nearly the same meaning as another
abandon....... desert, forsake, leave.
Words used in war
Nations carrying on warfare - belligerents
7th year—Copper or Brass
Words shown in noun or verb
strong - strengthen
Special days, Aussies slang and any other items not covered in this list
Any other items that might be of interest
Using images to convey messages
A list of Phobias that cover a range of topics
Noctiphobia - Fear of the night
Occurring after death - posthumous
words, Incorrect Use of Words,
Various saying like as drowned as a rat
as afraid as a grasshopper.
Email Peter Faulks
Page last updated 23rd June 2018