Current Community Events

Join us on Jan. 13, 2018, or March 10, 2018, for our Preprimary Open House! Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Free Community Movie Nights hosted at University Lake School presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, January 19. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Personal Tours are also available any time.  Contact Deb Smith, Director of Admissions at (262) 367-6011 x 1455 or deb.smith@universitylake.org to schedule a tour.

Laker Playgroup is now available for winter and spring sessions. Laker Playgroup is a fun, educational playgroup facilitated by the same master educators who teach at ULS. Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. For children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here to learn more and register.

 

 

Current Community Events

Math

Mastery of Place Value to 1,000

Developing Place Value to 1,000,000

Addition:

  • Mastery of Sums to 20
  • Mastery of Strategies
  • Mastery of Basic Story Problem Concepts
  • Mastery of 3 Digits and 3 Addends
  • Mastery of Regrouping Strategy

Subtraction:

  • Mastery of Concept of Subtraction
  • Mastery of Strategies
  • Mastery of Story Problem Concepts
  • Mastery Using 3-Digit Subtrahend
  • Developing Regrouping Strategy
  • Developing Problem-solving Strategies
  • Developing Graphing Data

Geometry:

  • Introduction to Perimeter and Area
  • Developing Identification and Characteristics of Polygons
  • Developing Identification and Characteristics of 2D and 3D Shapes

Developing Concepts of Fractions

Measurement:

  • Developing Metric and English/Standard
  • Mastery of Time to the Minute
  • Developing Concept of Elapsed Time

Money:

  • Mastery of Coin Values
  • Mastery of Addition
  • Developing Subtraction
  • Introduction to Making Change

Introduction to Concept of Multiplication

Science

Inquiry:

  • Active Investigation Using Scientific Method
  • Tools and Technology
  • Introduction to the History of Science

Earth Science: Understanding of the Earth’s Properties and the Processes that Affect the Earth

  • Investigations:
    • Introduction to Geology
    • Introduction to Astronomy
    • Developing of Human Influence of Earth

Life Science: Understanding Characteristics of Life and Relationships of Living Things:

  • Investigations:
    • Developing Animal and Plant Classification
    • Developing Life Cycles
    • Introduction to Cells

Physical Science: Understanding the Properties and Motions of Objects and Energy:

  • Investigations:
    • Introduction to Magnetism
    • Introduction to Sound
    • Introduction to Molecules/Atoms

Developing States of Matter

Social Studies

History: Understanding People Past and Present

  • Developing Concept of History
  • Developing Concept of Community
  • Developing Factors that Influence Communities
  • Developing Patriotic Celebrations
  • Introduction to Historical Figures
  • Introduction to Historical Timeline

Citizenship and Government:

  • Developing an Understanding for the Purpose of Rules, Laws and Responsible Citizenship
  • Introduction to a Basic Understanding of Government Functions

Geography/Culture:

  • Developing Basic Map Skills
  • Developing Concepts of City, State, Country and Continents in Relation to the United States
  • Introduction to Two Major Countries on 5 of 6 Continents
  • Developing Understanding of Diversity
  • Developing the Concept of Culture

Economics:

  • Developing Concepts of Money in Society
  • Introduction to Concept of Producers and Consumers
  • Developing Concept of Reliance on Each Other for Goods and Services
  • Development of Service Projects and Their Benefits

Language Arts

Reading:

  • Mastery of Long Vowels, Vowel Blends
  • Developing Digraphs and Affixes
  • Developing Fluency and Mastery Accuracy
  • Introduction of Comprehension Strategies and Skills
  • Developing Poetry, Fiction, Expository Genres
  • Introduction to Historical Fiction, Biography, Fables & Tales

Writing:

  • Mastery of D’Nealian Printed Handwriting
  • Introduction to D’Nealian Cursive Writing
  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Developing Sentence Structure and Paragraph Formation
    • Writing Genres: Developing Biography/Autobiography, Poetry, Expository, Narrative, Friendly Letter, Fiction
  • Introduction to Note-taking Skills

Developing Research Skills

  • Introduction to Keyboarding Skills

Language:

  • Developing Vocabulary in Context and Content
  • Developing Grammar and Usage Skills
    • Noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, preposition, conjunction, possessives, simple subject & predicate
  • Phonetic Principles through Spelling
  • Developing Spelling within Context

Speaking and Listening:

  • Developing Public Speaking Skills through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Intro. of Collaborative Conversation through Topic Studies

Studio Art

 

  • Developing Vocabulary of Mark-making in Variety of Media Beyond 2D (clay, etc.)
  • Honing Observational Drawing Skills
  • Developing the Ability to Discern Between Style and Skill in Work by Another Artist
  • Honing Skill in the Use of Tools and Clay Manipulation Techniques in 3D Work
  • Developing Original Works of Art Related to a Story, Theme or Concept
  • Developing Skills in New Art Media (Non-Clay Sculpture, Fabrics, Jewelry)
  • Building upon Skill in Using One’s Own Ideas to Inspire a Work of Art
  • Identifying Meaning in Works of Art through Artistic Style and Theme
  • Recognizing that Creating Art Can Be an Individual or Collaborative Effort
  • Communicating How Color, Texture, and Form Exist within Natural and Man-Made Environments and Are Used in Art
  • Describing How Color Affects and Expresses Emotion
  • Recognizing that Texture Can Provide Interesting Details in Works of Art
  • Understands Appropriate Use of Materials and Tools
  • Comparing Art and Artifacts of Other Cultures with One’s Own Culture
  • Developing an Understanding of Artistic Judgment (Emphatic Critique)

Leadership

 

  • Courtesy and Manners
  • Listening Skills
  • Goal-Setting
  • Tolerance to Differences
  • Intermediate Interpersonal Skills
  • Basic Conflict Resolution
  • Exploring Virtues
  • Application of the Golden Rule
  • Review Safety (Strangers and Accidents)
  • Practice and Application of Learning in Experiential Group Activities

Physical Education

Games:

  • Rules
  • Sportsmanship
  • Self-control
  • Listening & Following Directions

Equipment:

  • Assorted Sizes & Types of Balls
  • Jump Ropes
  • Speed Stack Cups
  • Bowling Pins
  • Floor Hockey Sticks

Basic Movement:

  • Locomotor Skills
  • Non-locomotor Skills
  • Striking Skills
  • Catching Skills
  • Balance
  • Low Organized Games
  • Rock Climbing

Theater Fine Arts

 

  • Dramatize Stories
  • Dramatic Reading
    • Readers’ Theater
  • Process Drama
  • Storytelling

Spanish

Grammar:

  • Exposure to Speaking Short Sentences in Present Tense
    • Using Verbs Related to Learned Vocabulary
  • Exposure to Noun Gender and Agreement of Articles
  • Exposure to Adjectives
  • Exposure to Plurals
    • Changing Singular Nouns to Plural
  • Exposure to Spanish Phonics
  • Exposure to the Verb Hay

Content: (Exposure/Developing)

  • Review and Expand upon Previous Vocabulary:
    • Numbers 1-100 and Number Words
    • Spanish Alphabet
    • Calendar Activities
    • Parts of the School
    • Food
    • Extended Family
    • Parts of the Face & Body
    • Clothing
    • Transportation and Travel
    • Simple Emotions
    • Seasonal & Familiar Songs
    • Children’s Literature
    • Topics Related to Classroom Studies

Culture:

  • School-wide Study TBA Annually
  • Traditional Hispanic Holiday Celebration

Technology

Computer and iPads

  • Independent Use of Educational Apps and Programs
  • Developing Digital Photography
    • Transfer Images – Foldify
    • Sharing & Saving Images
  • Developing Log-on and Shutdown Procedures
  • Developing Access to Internet Procedures
  • Introduction to Google Docs
  • Word Processing
    • Introduction to Use of Fonts Bold, Italics and Other Basic Functions
    • Insert Graphics and Photos
  • Exposure to Presentation (PP)

Introduction to Internet

  • Google Search Skills
  • Internet Safety

Introduction to EduTyping Keyboarding Program

Developing Skills with Technological Tools:

  • Stereoscope

Coding on Scratch Jr.

  • Developing Triggering Blocks
  • Developing Motion Blocks
  • Developing Looks Block

Health

Developing an Understanding of:

  • How to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Contracting a Communicable Disease by Making Good Choices (Example: Staying home when sick.)
  • How Each Food Group Contributes to a Healthy Body (Example: Dairy products build strong bones.)
  • The Importance of Eating a Variety of Healthy Foods to Reduce Health Risks and Promote Growth
  • How Daily Activities Can Positively Affect Fitness and Healthy Living
  • Emergency Situations, such as Tornado and Fire, and How to Respond

Formative Assessments

 

  • Slick Boards
  • Morning Mini-Math
  • KWL
  • Observations
  • Rough Draft/Design
  • Reflections
  • Small Group Work with Teacher
  • Checklists and Rubrics
  • Writing Prompts
  • Student Conference
  • Portfolio Reflection
  • Anecdotal Records
  • Fountas & Pinnell Reading Assessments
  • Homework
  • Quizzes/Tests
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