Enrichment Study Group-3rd Grade

Invention Unit

Welcome to Enrichment Study Group!

I am excited to work with your student in our weekly ESG class. Enrichment Study Group is a place for us to explore learning outside the curriculum in an interdisciplinary open ended way. This is a place where students can solve problems, be creative, and work to stretch their ways of thinking and learning.

Invention Unit

In third grade ESG students will participate in a unit about Inventions. We will learn about famous inventions and inventors. We will delve into why inventions happen and debate what the most important invention has been in history. We will tinker with everyday materials to create our own small scale inventions. We will discover the process inventors must follow to get a patent and advertise their work. We will design our own Rube Goldberg chain reactions and we will create inventions to help some fairy tale characters. I hope the students will find this unit fun and interesting.

Wanted: Supplies for Inventors!

Supplies are needed for our inventing. If you can donate any of the following it would be greatly appreciated:

thin wire

pipe cleaners

aluminum foil

cardboard tubes (pape rtowel/toilet paper)






You are Invited! Please come to the AIG Parent Information Session

When: Tuesday March 8 at 8:15 am OR Wednesday, March 9 at 5:15 pm

Where: Room 309-Mrs. Hunt's room-across from elevator on 3rd floor

Come learn more about AIG services in Asheville City Schools.

I will be out Thursday, March 3.

I will be attending and presenting at the North Carolina Association of Gifted Teachers Conference next week in Winston-Salem. I will be leaving after school on Wednesday, March 2 so my Thursday groups will not meet. I apologize for missing so soon after we are starting groups but this is an awesome professional opportunity for me to grow my ability as an AIG Specialist.

Please feel free to contact me at any time.

Shannon Hunt