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.

THUNDER BAY GRILLE—5:30 pm

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

Math

Mastery of Place Value to the Thousandths

Multiplication:

  • Mastery of Facts to 11
  • Mastery of Multi-digit Multiplication
  • Developing Prime Factorization
  • Developing Least Common Multiple
  • Developing Exponents

Division:

  • Developing Long Division
  • Developing Greatest Common Factor

Geometry:

  • Mastery of Angle Measurement
  • Developing Polygon Creation
  • Mastery of Arrays and Perimeter
  • Developing Volume and Area
  • Developing Problem-solving with Boxes
  • Developing Coordinate Grid
  • Mastery of Linear Symmetry
  • Introduction to Rotational Symmetry

Graphing:

  • Mastery of Reading and Creating Graphs
  • Developing Use of Excel to Create Charts/Graphs

Fractions:

  • Developing Adding with Unlike Denominators
  • Developing Subtracting with Unlike Denominators
  • Developing Concept of Simplifying Fractions

Developing Order of Operations

Developing Multi-step Story Problem Strategies

Introduction to Probability and Statistics

Money:

  • Introduction to Expenses and Profits
  • Mastery of Making Change

Measurement:

  • Developing Using Grams/Metric
  • Developing Using Standard Measurement

Developing Basic Algebraic Concepts

Decimals:

  • Developing Adding and Subtracting
  • Introduction to Basic Percents and Benchmarks

Integers – Introduction to Adding Positive and Negative Numbers

Science

Inquiry:

  • Active Investigation Using 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 Water Systems
    • Developing Wisconsin Geology
    • Developing Human Influence on Earth

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

  • Investigations:
    • Introduction to the Human Body
    • Developing Knowledge of Wisconsin Wildlife

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

  • Investigations:
    • Developing Concepts of Electricity
    • Developing Physical & Chemical Changes of Matter
    • Developing Engineering:
      • Design
      • Flight–Human and Birds

Social Studies

History: Understanding People Past and Present

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

Citizenship and Government:

  • Developing an Understanding of How Local and State Government Affects People
  • Developing the Role of the Citizen
  • Developing an Understanding of the Three Branches and Levels of Government

Geography/Culture:

  • Developing Concepts of City, State, Country and World in Relation to the United States
  • Developing Map Skills
    • Mastery of Longitude and Latitude to Degrees
  • Developing Understanding of Diversity
  • Developing an Understanding that Regions have Varied Climate, Flora and Fauna
  • Developing the Concept of Cultures
    • Native American Tribes

Economics:

  • Developing Basic Economic Concepts of Entrepreneurship and Marketing
  • Introduction to Concept of Supply and Demand
  • Introduction to Concept of Taxation
  • Developing Concept of Producers and Consumers in Wisconsin
  • Developing Concept of Reliance on Each Other for Goods and Services
  • Developing of Service Projects and Their Benefits

Language Arts

Reading:

  • Developing Fluency and Accuracy
  • Development of Comprehension Strategies and Skills
  • Developing Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Poetry, Expository Genres

Writing:

  • Mastery of D’Nealian Cursive Writing
  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Developing Complex Sentences
    • Writing Genres: Developing Opinion, Poetry, Expository, Narrative, Fiction
  • Developing Research Skills
  • Developing Note-taking Skills
  • Mastery of Keyboarding Skills

Language:

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

Speaking and Listening:

  • Developing Public Speaking Skills Through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Developing Collaborative Conversation through Topic Studies
  • Developing Preparation for Discussions

Studio Art

 

  • Identifying Works of Art through Images, Themes and Ideas
  • Exposure to Practical Applications of Art and the Roles of the Artist, Designer and Architect in a Society/Community
  • Exposure to Fields and Disciplines of Art (Fine Arts, Commercial, etc.)
  • Using Prior Knowledge of Collaborative Learning to Create Original Works of Art that Explore Areas of Interest
  • Using Skills and Techniques from Other Subject Areas in a Work of Art (Interdisciplinary Projects)
  • Developing Ability to Discern between Style and Skill in Works by Other Artists/Peers
  • Developing Visual/Spatial Skill in the Concept of Abstraction
  • Exposure to Projects that Develop Original and Creative Thinking
  • Creating Works of Art to Communicate Meaning
  • Analyzing the Elements of Art and Principles of Design in a Variety of Ways in Works of Art
  • Recognizing that Exploration and Application of Materials, Tools, Techniques, Processes and Technology are Important Components of the Visual Art Process
  • Demonstrating Appropriate Use of Materials and Tools and the Ability to Create One’s Own Parameters for the Creation of Original Artwork (Studio Artist Role)
  • Articulating How Arts and Crafts Help Fulfill Basic Human Need
  • Interpreting Works of Arts Based on Visual Properties and Multiple Meanings
  • Developing Skill, Vocabulary and Self-reflection in Critique of One’s Own Work and That of Others

Leadership

Courtesy and Manners

Listening Skills

Understanding the 7 Cs of the ULS Leader

  • Collaboration
  • Critical Reflection
  • Communication
  • Character
  • Commitment
  • Cause
  • Competence

Create a 4th grade Full-value Contract

Advanced Conflict Resolution

Beginning Mediation Skills

Bully-proofing Your School Exercises

Peer Relationship Skills for Pre-teens

Peer Refusal Skills, Intermediate

Alcohol and Drug Prevention

Sex Equity and Gender Issues

Exploring Virtues (e.g. Responsibility, Honesty)

Service Learning

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
  • Tennis Racquets
  • Plastic Bats
  • Speed Stacking Cups
  • Bowling Pins
  • Floor Hockey Sticks

Basic Movements:

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

Theater Fine Arts

 

  • Dramatize Stories
  • Dramatic Reading
  • Process Drama
  • Storytelling

Spanish

Grammar:

  • Developing the Writing of Short Paragraphs in Present Tense
  • Using Verbs Related to Learned Vocabulary
  • Developing Noun, Gender and Agreement of Articles and Adjectives
  • Developing Plurals
    • Changing Singular Nouns to Plural
  • Developing Infinitive Verbs
  • Introduction to Verb Conjugation in the Present Tense
    • Por vs. Para, Ser vs. Estar
  • Retelling Learned Stories in Spanish

Content:

  • Transportation
  • Cities and Neighborhoods
  • Travel
    • Maps
    • The Compass
    • Directions
  • School-related Vocabulary
  • Cuentame! Episodes 5-8 and Related Vocabulary
  • Interrogatives
  • Clothing
  • Money and Shopping Interactions (with 4th Grade Business Unit)
  • Topics Related to Classroom Investigations

Culture:

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

Formative Assessments

Stanford 10 – Scholastic Aptitude and Achievement

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