Upcoming Events

Laker Playgroup is an educational playgroup for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years.

Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. Each class meets in our specially designed preprimary spaces, where parents and toddlers can explore, create and discover together. Laker Playgroup is a stepping-stone that prepares your child for the JK3 experience.

Our JK3 program now offers 2, 3 and 5 day options. Please view the schedule HERE.




Join us for a free college-planning seminar led by Joseph Niemczyk, College Counselor at University Lake School and Tony Drake, founder and CEO of Drake and Associates LLC.


N14 W24130 Tower Place  •  Pewaukee, Wisconsin

February 15, March 8 OR March 15. Dinner provided.

Reserve your spot now! Call 262-367-6011 X1459 or email jennifer.becker@universitylake.org.

University Lake School is proud to host The College of Wooster Chorus from Ohio on March 14th at 7pm. Wooster Chorus is a premiere choral ensemble. Wooster has recently showcased works by several American Composers including Eric Whitacre and Jake Runestad. In recent years, the Chorus has been featured at the OMEA State Conferences and at the ACDA Central Division Conference in Chicago. George Marn, ULS Class of ’14, is a member of this amazing chorus! This event is free and open to the public.


Upcoming Events


Mastery of Place Value to Millions+

Mastery of Subtraction Facts

Mastery of Addition & Subtraction of 4 Digits+


  • Developing Facts to 11
  • Introduction 2 Digit by 1 Digit
  • Introduction to Multiplying by 10, 100, 1000

Introduction to Division: Basic Facts

Introduction to Multi-step Story Problems

Developing Rounding and Estimating Concepts

Developing Graph Concepts:

  • Creating a Variety of Graphs
  • Interpreting a Variety of Graphs


  • Developing Perimeter and Area
  • Introduction to Volume
  • Introduction to Coordinate Grids
  • Mastery of 2D and 3D Shapes


  • Mastery of Subtraction
  • Developing Making Change

Introduction to Algebraic Concepts


  • Introduction to Addition with Same Denominator
  • Introduction to Subtraction with Same Denominator


  • Developing Linear Measurement: Metric and English/Standard
  • Mastery of Elapsed Time



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

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

  • Investigations:
    • Developing Geology
    • Developing Astronomy and Constellations
    • Developing of Human Influence on Earth

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

  • Investigations:
    • Introduction to Food Chains
    • Developing Concept of Ecosystems

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

  • Investigations:
    • Introduction to Simple Machines
    • Introduction to Electricity
    • Introduction to Engineering: Structures
    • Introduction to Physical and Chemical Changes of Matter

Social Studies

History: Understanding People Past and Present

  • Introduction to Concept of State, National and World Communities
  • Introduction to Factors that Influence Our National and World Communities
  • Developing the Concept of Historical Figures
  • Developing Historical Timeline

Citizenship and Government:

  • Developing an Understanding for How Government and Laws Protect People
  • Developing the Role of the Citizen
  • Developing a Basic Understanding of Government Functions


  • Developing Concepts of City, State, Country and World in Relation to the US
  • Developing Map Skills
  • Developing Understanding of Diversity
  • Developing an Understanding that Regions Have Varied Climate, Flora, and Fauna
  • Developing the Concept of Cultures
  • Mastery of Concepts of US Regions, States and Capitals


  • Introduction to Basic Economic Concepts in Relation to People of the Past
  • Developing Concept of Producers and Consumers by National Regions
  • Developing Concept of Reliance on Each Other for Goods and Services
  • Development of Service Projects and Learning Their Benefits

Language Arts


  • Developing Fluency and Accuracy
  • Developing Comprehension Strategies and Skills
  • Developing Fiction, Poetry, Expository, Fables and Tales Genres


  • Developing D’Nealian Cursive Writing
  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Developing Complex Sentences and Paragraph Formation
    • Writing Genres: Developing Persuasive, Poetry, Expository, Narrative, Fiction; Mastery of Friendly Letter
  • Developing Research Skills
  • Developing Note-taking Skills
  • Developing Keyboarding Skills


  • Developing Vocabulary in Context and Content
  • Developing Grammar and Usage Skills
  • Prepositions, Adverbs, Clauses
  • Phonetic Principles through Spelling

Speaking and Listening:

  • Developing Public-speaking Skills through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Introduction of Collaborative Conversation through Topic Studies
  • Introduction of Preparation for Discussions

Studio Art


  • Developing Creativity as an Essential Element in the Artistic Process
  • Continuing Honing of Observational Drawing Skills
  • Exposure to Symbolism Using the Elements of Art/New Methods and Concepts of Abstraction
  • Exposure to How Art from Different Cultures, Periods of History and Locations Differ in Style, Techniques, Media and Meaning
  • Exposure to the Creation of Art in Specific Styles which Relate to Various Cultures, Traditions and Disciplines/Discussion of Similarities Found across Cultures
  • Exposure to the Creation of Narrative-based Works of Art
  • Exposure to the Concept of Originality and Ownership in a Work of Art
  • Representing Space in Works of Art through the Overlapping of Objects, Atmospheric Space, Size Relationships and Placement of Objects
  • Recognizing and Manipulating Spatial Relationships Using a Variety of Materials and Techniques
  • Understanding Appropriate Use of Material and Tools
  • Analyzing How Artists Use Space and Form in Their Work
  • Understanding How Composition and Space Are Manipulated within Natural and Fabricated Environments
  • Developing an Understanding of Artistic Interpretation (Ability to Discern between Style and Skill in Artistic Creations/Cultures)
  • Exposure to How Local Culture (Wisconsin, ULS, Family) Can Influence a Work of Art
  • Developing Skill and Vocabulary in Constructive Critique and Self-Reflection



  • Courtesy and Manners
  • Listening Skills
  • Creating a 3rd Grade Full Value Contract
  • Critical Reflection Using Full Value Contract
  • Assertiveness Skills
  • Intermediate Conflict Resolution
  • Early Peer Pressure Refusal Skills
  • Review Safety (Strangers and Accidents)
  • Exploring Virtues (e.g. Gratitude, Forgiveness)

Physical Education


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


  • Assorted Sizes & Types of Balls
  • Jump Ropes
  • Tennis Racquets
  • Plastic Bats
  • Speed Stacking Cups
  • Bowling Pins
  • Floor Hockey Sticks

Basic Movements:

  • Locomotor and Non-locomotor Skills
  • Striking Skills
  • Catching Skills
  • Kicking Skills
  • Sport-specific Skills
  • Organized Games
  • Rock Climbing



  • Exposure to Writing and Speaking Short Sentences in Present Tense Using:
    • Verbs Related to Learned Vocabulary
  • Exposure to Noun Gender and Agreement of Article
  • Exposure to Adjectives
  • Exposure to Plurals
    • Changing Singular Nouns to Plural
  • Exposure to Spanish Phonics
  • Exposure to Introduction to Infinitive Verbs and Verb Conjugation in the Third Person
  • Exposure to Present Tense
  • Exposure to Introduce Ser vs. Estar, Tener
  • Exposure to Retelling Learned Stories in Spanish

Content: (Exposure/Developing)

  • Weather and Seasons
  • Calendar
  • Emotions
  • The House
  • Animals
  • Foods and the Table
  • Interrogatives
  • Cuentame! Episodes 1-4 and Related Vocabulary
  • Other Topics Related to Classroom Investigations


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


Computer and iPads

  • Independent Use of Educational Apps and Programs
  • Developing Digital Photography
    • Image Manipulation- Vintage HD Polaroid App
    • Image Capture
    • Sharing and Saving Images
  • Introduction to Photoshop
    • Shape Tool
    • Layers – Order, Duplicating Layers, Style
  • Word Processing
    • Composing Original Drafts
    • Editing and Revision Skills
    • Modify Features such as Columns, Bullets, Spacing
    • Ability to Place & Move Objects
    • Developing Google Docs
  • Presentation – Google Slide Show
    • Manipulate Pictures & Graphics
    • Format Slides
  • Introduction to Excel
    • Create Graphs

Internet Skills

  • Developing Google Search Skills
  • Internet Safety

Developing Keyboarding Skills – EduTyping

Developing Coding

Developing Skills with Technological Tools:

  • Smart Board
  • Overhead Projector
  • Stereoscope
  • Video Camera Scope



  • Mastery of How to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Contracting a Communicable Disease by Making Good Choices and Using Good Hygiene
  • Developing an Understanding of What Constitutes Healthy Snacks and Meals
  • Developing an Understanding of Portion Size
  • Developing an Understanding of the Components of a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Understanding How to Respond to Tornado and Fire Emergencies in a Manner Conducive to the Safety of Themselves and Others

Formative Assessment


  • KWL
  • Observations
  • Reflections
  • Rough Draft/Design
  • Reading
  • Small-group Work with Teacher
  • Checklists and Rubric
  • Writing Prompts
  • Student Conference
  • Portfolio Reflection
  • Fountas & Pinnell Reading Assessments
  • Homework
  • Quizzes/Tests