Number Patterns

Enrichment, From the Teacher, Grade 1 Lessons, Grade 2 Lessons, Grade 3 Lessons, Grade 4, Grade 5 Lessons, Grade 6, Mathematics No Comments

Number Patterns are typical math drill that children encounter although most of the time, the obvious is not that obvious.

Patterns are repeated over and over. These could be numbers, repeated lines, colors, shapes, forms and even behavior.

Number patterns

For an example on number patterns, the factors for 2 are the following: 2 4 6 8 10
12 14 16 18 20
22 24 26 28 30

Number patterns are often given in math aptitude tests because it serves to see how students observe the way the numbers in a number series (among other things) relate to each other.

Some examples of number patterns:

Arithmetic Sequences:

1, 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22, 25, …

25, 23, 21, 19, 17, 15, …

Geometric Sequences:

3, 9, 27, 81, 243, 729, 2187, …

Cube Numbers:

1, 8, 27, 64, 125, 216, 343, 512, 729, …

For samples of number patterns, click here.

Digital Art Drawing

Artistic Expressions, Enrichment, Grade 3 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Images, Language Arts, Weekends, Younger Daughter 2 Comments

The youngest child (younger daughter) chose to make a comic strip (among five other tasks) for their English project for The Hundred Dresses book. We started conceptualizing and making sketches for the comic strip but she was a bit reluctant to finish. The hubby suggested that she use digital art drawing using MS Paint instead.

She finished the comic strip faster than the actual hand-drawn illustration.

comic strip for The Hundred Dresses

Here is the first part of her comic strip, from the chapter “The Hundred Dresses” from the book with the same title, authored by Eleanor Estes. The book was written in 1944.

The Hundred Dresses is a sad, sad story, according to my daughter. It is, because ti was about bullying and being judged and being made fun of.

Grade 3 Science Reviewer: Force

Enrichment, From the Teacher, Grade 3 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Reviewers, Science, Weekends No Comments


  1. _________ is a push or pull
  2. ________ is moving air
  3. _________ water is also a force
  4. _________ is the force that pulls all objects toward the earth

Click here for more of the Grade 3 Science reviewer: Force

Grade3 Reviewer for Energy and Light

Enrichment, From the Teacher, Grade 3 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Reviewers, Science, Weekends No Comments


  1. __________ is the ability to do work
  2. Examples of sources of heat and light energy sources: _________ and _________
  3. ________________ is the heat and light from the sun



Click here for the reviewer.Grade 3 Science reviewer: Energy and Light

Fish Feeding

Enrichment, Grade 3 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Images, Younger Daughter 5 Comments

Fish feeding children during a rainy field trip (another wet/rain entry) who do not seem to mind the drizzle that came before they boarded that raft. The field trip chaperones were just glad that this was a roofed raft because it afforded protection from the elements:

Fish Feeding

Some photos from this field: yellow flower, orange flower, and rainy field trip posts.

Two Paper Houses

Artistic Expressions, Grade 3 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Images, Photo Hunters, Weekends, Younger Daughter 6 Comments

Two paper houses that I made as models for the younger daughter’s Science project about backyard setting and decorative plants. We decided to do 99% paper crafts for this one:

two paper houses

In case you are interested, here is a link to some steps we did to make the project.

Backyard Project Using Paper Crafts

Artistic Expressions, Enrichment, From the Teacher, Grade 3 Lessons, Homeschoolers No More, Images, Weekends, Younger Daughter 1 Comment

A Science project about the environment: a house, trees and ornamental plants.

Sample house with a red roof and red door made by me. That is the younger daughter in the background making the paper house that we will use for the project. Click here for the pattern of the house.


Below are the daughter’s hands at work putting together the paper that will become a house:

how to put together a paper house

Initial design idea in the photo below. We lacked paper so the front floor of the porch is cut short, lol. That was the paper that we used for the houses. I needed to add that part because that was where the railings of the porch was attached.

initial idea

We decided to put up the trees after the daughter has cut the “leaves” or the green parts, the trunks and the wee fruits. I drew the design on the construction paper and she cut these out. Notice the lopsided roof, that was still unattached at this point.

second idea

Details are important to make this “imaginary” house and backyard seem real, hence the doghouse which very much looks like Blue’s Clues home, flowers that look real (some are made of fabric while the rest are embellishments) and trees at the back of the “property”. We then went on to put together the itty-bitty craft creations by pasting, using thumb tacks and using toothpicks for the flowers. Roof has not yet been glued.


Finally, after putting together the finished products: trees were attached to the trunks, fruits were pasted on the trees, roof was glued to the house, flower pots arranged neatly, doghouse glued near the entrance/gate and mini-fish pond added, we were all done. The mini-pond consisted of blue construction paper and its plastic container/cover glued on top to make it look like water. Daughter cut the fish while I made little rocks out of black construction paper scraps.

final design

Notice the China flag in the background: while I was putting together the details, the daughter made the China flag she will use for the United Nations’ Day parade.

We were done before 5pm even if we started before 9am. In between I had to cook lunch and wash the plates <- taken cared of by the eldest child. Tiring day it was but definitely worth all the effort.

« Previous Entries