Current Community Events

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.

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

 

 

Current Community Events

Math

Mastery of Place Value to Millions+

Mastery of Subtraction Facts

Mastery of Addition & Subtraction of 4 Digits+

Multiplication:

  • 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

Geometry:

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

Money:

  • Mastery of Subtraction
  • Developing Making Change

Introduction to Algebraic Concepts

Fractions:

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

Measurement:

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

Science

Inquiry:

  • 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

Geography/Culture:

  • 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

Economics:

  • 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

Reading:

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

Writing:

  • 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

Language:

  • 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

Leadership

 

  • 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

Games:

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

Equipment:

  • 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

Spanish

Grammar:

  • 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

 Culture:

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

Technology

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

Health

 

  • 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
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