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 Millionths

Number Sense:

  • Development of Using Prime Factorization to Find Least Common Multiples and Greatest Common Factors
  • Development of Number Patterns

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Development of Order of Operation Principles
  • Introduction to Commutative and Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication
  • Introduction to Distributive Property
  • Introduction to Algebraic Expressions and Equations with Variables

Measurement:

  • Introduction to the Metric System
  • Developing Customary Units of Measurement

Statistics:

  • Developing Concept of Probability
  • Developing Understanding of Mean, Median, Mode and Range

Numerical Operations:

  • Introduction to All Decimal Operations (+, -, x, /)
  • Developing Adding and Subtracting Fractions
  • Introduction to Multiplication and Division of Fractions

Ratio, Proportion and Percent:

  • Introduction to Ratios, Proportions and Percentages

Geometry:

  • Developing Volume and Area Concepts
  • Developing Coordinate Grid
  • Developing Rotational Symmetry

Science

Developing Scientific Method

Developing Scientific Problem-Solving Strategies

Earth Science:

  • River Study:
    • Understanding of Watersheds and the Elements that Affect Them
    • Introduction to Eutrophication
    • Mastery of the Water Cycle

Physical Science

  • Models and Designs
    • Introduction to Concept of Black Boxes
    • Introduction to Circuits

Lego Robotics

  • Understanding the Connection between Science, Math and Technology
  • Introduction to Computer Programming

Introduction to Force and Motion

  • Creating Go Carts to Illustrate Force and Motion
  • Introduction to Newton’s Laws
  • Introduction to Kinetic and Potential Energy
  • Introduction to Velocity and Acceleration

 

Social Studies

History:

  • U.S. History: Understanding Cause and Effect
    • Columbus
    • Early Colonization
    • Revolutionary War
    • U.S. Constitution

Citizenship and Government:

  • Monarchy
  • Self-Government
  • Formal Democracy
  • Formation of U.S. Government

Geography/Culture:

  • U.S. and World maps
  • Latitude and Longitude
  • Global Transportation
  • Global Migration

Economics:

  • Developing Concept of Supply and Demand
  • Developing Concept of Colonization as Increased Wealth
  • Developing Concept of Taxation

Language Arts

Reading:

  • Developing Fluency and Accuracy in Oral Reading
  • Mastery of Independent Use of Comprehension Strategies and Skills
  • Introduction of Literary Analysis
  • Literature: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction
  • Informational Text: Social Studies Text, Social Studies Resources

Writing:

  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Mastery of Complex Sentences and Paragraph Formation
    • Writing Genres:
      • Introduction of Demonstration Writing, Research Reports, Persuasive
      • Developing Personal Narrative, Opinion, Creative Writing
    • Mastery of Graphic Organizers
  • Developing Summarizing Skills of Fiction and Nonfiction
  • Mastery of Note-taking Skills

Language:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level A
  • Weekly Differentiated Spelling Lists
  • Daily Grammar Practice

Speaking and Listening:

  • Developing Public-speaking Skills Through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Introduction of Collaborative Skills for Group Presentations
  • Mastery of Preparation for Discussions

Studio Art

 

  • Developing Skill in Outdoor Observational Drawing Skills
  • Exposure to the Skill of Relating to Other Disciplines (Music, Math, Science, etc.)
  • Developing Original Works of Art Inspired by Art Movements/Cultures Known for Communicating Original Thought
  • Developing Creativity in Art, and the Ability to Develop Original/Imaginative Solutions to a Given Assignment
  • Demonstrating How Intended Meaning Is Communicated in One’s Work of Art and That of Others through Creative Problem-Solving
  • Expressing How the Elements of Art and Principles of Design Determine the Aesthetic Choices Made in Artwork and in Everyday Life (IE: Color Used to Create Specific Emotion)
  • Exposure to Exploration of New Media That Provides Expanded Opportunities for Self-Expression (Celluclay Armature Sculpture, Pewter Jewelry Castings, etc.)
  • Clarifying How Media and Techniques Can Be Distinguished and Applied in Works of Art
  • Demonstrating Proper Use of Materials and Tools, and Confident Selection of Appropriate Art Media for Specific Projects/Visual Ideas
  • Articulating the Contributions of Artists to Society, Cultures, and Traditions
  • Identifying Careers that Require Explicit Artistic Skills
  • Comparing and Contrasting Various Works of Art through Artistic Analysis
  • Developing Ability to Design Original Concepts, Parameters, and Goal with New Art Materials and Independent Projects
  • Developing Skill in Creating Various Commercial Art Projects (Pop Art, Logo Design, Illustration, Graphic Design) and the Role of Technology in Art
  • Developing an Understanding of the Difference in Art Disciplines (Fine Art vs. Commercial Art)
  • Mastery of Self-Assessment in Art Projects, and Ability to Provide Constructive and Empathetic Critique of Peer’s Work

Leadership

 

  • Courtesy and Manners
  • Understanding the 7 Cs of the ULS Leader
    • Collaboration
    • Critical Reflection
    • Communication
    • Character
    • Commitment
    • Cause
    • Competence
  • Create a 5th grade Full-value Contract
  • Peer Mediation: Learning and Service
  • Alcohol and Drug Prevention
  • Peer Refusal Skills, Advanced
  • Peer Relationship Skills for Pre-teens
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention: Pre-teen
  • Exploring Virtues (e.g. Courage, Work)
  • 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, Wooden & Aluminum Bats
  • Floor Hockey Sticks
  • Lacrosse Sticks

Basic Movements:

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

Theater Fine Arts

Storytelling and Character-Building

  • Create Characters, Scenarios and Actions that Tell Stories
  • Developing Spontaneous and Rehearsed Improvisation Skills to Build Dialogue and Action
  • Theater Games for Group Building and Self-Awareness

Music

 

  • Mastering Matching Pitch
  • Introduction to Sharps and Flats
  • Introduction to Accidentals
  • Developing Reading the Grand Staff
  • Developing Music-notation Skills
  • Developing Music Reading through Solfege
  • Introduction to Keyboards
  • Introduction to Choral Techniques – Choral Blend, Diction, Singing Breath
  • Developing Musical Expression
  • Introduction to Two-Part Harmony
  • Developing Composer Studies
  • Developing Music-listening Skills/Analysis Skills
  • Developing Composition Skills

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 Subject Pronouns
  • Introduction to Uses of Por vs. Para
  • Developing Infinitive Verbs
  • Developing Verb Conjugation in the Present Tense
  • Developing Introduction to Verb Conjugation in the Past Tense
  • Developing Retelling Learned Stories in Spanish

Content:

  • Oceans, Islands, Marine and Island Life
  • Travel and Maps
  • Interrogatives
  • Spanish-Speaking Countries & Their Flags
  • Cuentame! Episodes 6-14, Level 1 TPRS Publishing Novel
  • Classroom Investigation Topics

Culture:

  • School-wide Study TBA Annually
  • Christopher Columbus and the Colonization of Latin America
  • The Spread of Spanish and Other European Languages to North and South America
  • Traditional Hispanic Holiday Celebrations

Formative Assessment

Stanford 10 – Scholastic Aptitude and Achievement

Education Northwest Writing Assessment

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