Boarders’ Study: Early Finishers

 

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Have you:

  • Revised what you learned during your classes today?
  • Spent some time working on any upcoming assignments or tests?
  • Checked your emails & the Daily Notices?

If you answered ‘yes’ to all of the above, and still have time before study ends, you may choose from the following activities.

Typing Skills

Step 1

https://www.typingclub.com/

Click the ‘Get Started’ button, and begin your touch typing lessons. This site will teach you where the place your fingers on the keyboard and how to type effectively through a series of step-by-step lessons.

Step 2

https://www.typing.com/student/games

Play a variety of typing games on this site to test your skills!

Times Tables Skills

Activity 1

https://www.thoughtco.com/timestables-in-21-days-2311588

Read this article and follow the steps to learn your times tables.

 

Activity 2

http://www.learnyourtables.co.uk/en/index2.htm

  • Choose a times table to learn (e.g. 2 times tables, 3 times tables, etc) and click on the circled number.
  • Say the times tables for that number in your head as they appear on the screen, and try to remember them.
  • Choose ‘Drag’ or ‘Answer’ under the ‘Single’ heading to practice.
  • Choose ‘Test’ when you are ready to be tested.

Activity 3

https://www.mathsisfun.com/numbers/math-trainer-multiply.html

Once you have a fairly good knowledge of your times tables, use this game to test your memory and see where you need to improve.

Activity 4: Practice with a friend

This is a two player game that requires nothing but a method to keep points/score. It is a bit like rock-paper-scissors as each player says “three, two, one” and they hold up fingers on one or both hands to represent a number. The first player to multiply the two numbers together and say it out loud gets a point. The first player to 20 (or any number agreed upon) wins the game.

 

Activity 5: Keep Practising!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables

Play some games from this site to keep practising your skills.

Reading

See Ms Davies, Mrs Brando or Mrs Bartley if you would like to go upstairs and choose a book from our collection.

We also have a selection of magazines available including Health & Wellbeing, National Geographic, HistoriCool & more.

Don’t know what to read?

You are required to complete 10 minutes of silent reading a week during study time. Please report to the Gap girls when you start and finish.

Online Games

Choose from the following sites ONLY:

Please see Ms Davies if you have a suggestion to add the to list and I’ll check it out.

Puzzles, colouring & drawing

Try this online site:

Alternatively, there are print copies of puzzles and colouring-in sheets available for you to complete, as well as blank paper to use for drawing; please see Ms Davies.

Macbook Skills

Improve your Macbook skills by reading these articles:

http://www.macforbeginners.com/osx-guide/keyboard-shortcuts/
Use keyboard shortcuts to switch between applications
Use keyboard shortcuts to copy and paste text

http://www.macforbeginners.com/osx-guide/print-screen-on-a-mac/
Take a screenshot (or ‘Print Screen’) of the whole screen
Take a screenshot of a specific part of the screen
Take a screenshot of an open window
Find a screenshot I’ve just taken in Finder
Copy a screenshot to clipboard (rather than it saving to Desktop)

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT204895
Use the trackpad to right-click
Use the trackpad to display Mission Control

https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201732
Change how files are viewed in Finder
Use the Spotlight feature to find documents or apps
Delete files
Recover deleted files from Trash

https://support.apple.com/en-au/ht205758
Use the help menu to find answers (e.g. how do I group objects in a Word document so I can move them all at the same time?)

Typing Skills