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Market Day Designs

Fourth grade students have been busy exploring the design process through STEM to create products for our Market Day! We are planning to host our Market Day in January with all fourth grade Search students in our county.

Search Family Game Night

Search students practice critical thinking skills in many ways, but one of our favorites is through playing board games!  Bowling Green Elementary will be hosting a special event for students in grades 1-8 from all schools. Bring your family and join us for an evening of fun (and maybe a little challenge) to play a variety of Search games. The gifted department will be providing pizza and drinks for dinner, so please RSVP and note all family members attending.

  • What: Search Family Board Game Night
  • When: Thursday, December 12 – 6:00-7:00 PM
  • Where: Bowling Green Elementary
  • Who: Search Students (and their families) in Grades 1-8 from BGE, MES, LCES and CMS

To ensure we are adequately prepared, please  return your interest form to your child’s Search teacher by Friday, December 6. 

Fifth Grade Field Trip

To continue our learning about natural structures, fifth grade Search students from BGE and LCES traveled to the Science Museum of VA to view an IMAX feature about volcanoes. Thank you so much to our amazing chaperones for joining us!

Parent Resource: Logic Puzzles

All Search students in grades 2-5 have logic puzzle packets available for when they finish activities early. These puzzles focus on deductive reasoning and increase in challenge by the level. Logic puzzles are a favorite for many students and they often ask to take their challenges home. Below I have shared the links for similar books with differentiated levels. Second grade students start on the Basic Level Challenges and advance to the next level once they are ready. (Parents, there are expert level challenges if you would like to get in on the action too!)

Basic Level:

Level A:

Level B:

Level C:

Patterns in Literature

First grade Search begins by exploring patterns in literature. Patterns can take on many forms in literature, such as rhyming and structure. Levi, wrote his own story, inspired by his older brother, to include A-B patterns. Great work, Levi! 🙂

Fifth Grade Voki Avatars

Fifth graders have been exploring natural structures and created Voki avatars to teach about the Continental Drift Theory, Alfred Wegener or Plate Tectonics. Check out a few of the masterpieces from Ms. Taylor’s homeroom class.







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Back to School Breakouts!

We kicked off the school year with a student favorite: Breakout Boxes! Similar to an escape room, students need to work together as a team to complete puzzles and solve riddles to break locks open. Here are our third graders in action.

Fifth Grade Field Trip (BGE / LCES)

Fifth grade students have been studying natural earth structures in Search. We would love the opportunity to take our students to the Science Museum of Virginia to view an IMAX feature: Volcanoes – The Fires of Creation, to learn how volcanic energy has formed the world we know today. If you would like your child to attend this trip, please return permission slip and payment to your child’s classroom teacher by Friday, October 4.