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 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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