Current Community Events

Join us on Jan. 13, 2018, or March 10, 2018, for our Preprimary Open House! Children are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Free Community Movie Nights hosted at University Lake School presents Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, January 19. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Laker Playgroup is now available for winter and spring sessions. Laker Playgroup is a fun, educational playgroup facilitated by the same master educators who teach at ULS. Activities include art, music, Spanish and nature exploration. For children ages 18 months to 3 years.

Click here to learn more and register.

 

 

Current Community Events

Math

Number Sense:

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

Algebraic Thinking:

  • Development of Order of Operation Principles
  • Development of Understanding of Commutative and Associative Properties of Addition and Multiplication
  • Development of Distributive Property
  • Development of Algebraic Expressions and Equations with Variables ( 2-Step Equations)

Measurement:

  • Developing the Use and Understanding of the Metric System
  • Mastery of the Customary Units of Measurement

Statistics:

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

Numerical Operations:

  • Developing Decimal Operations (+,-, x, /)
  • Developing All Fraction Operations
  • Developing the Understanding of All Operations of Positive and Negative Numbers

Ratio, Proportion, and Percent:

  • Developing Ratios, Proportions, and Percents

Geometry:

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

Science

Inquiry:

  • Developing Scientific Method
  • Developing Scientific Problem-solving Strategies

Earth Science:

  • Developing an Understanding of the Rock Cycle

Life Science:

  • Cell Study:
    • Introduction to Cell Structure and Cell Function
  • Genetics:
    • Introduction to the Principles of Genetics
  • Human Body:
    • Introduction to Body Structure and Function
  • Plant Study:
    • Development of Photosynthesis and Plant Physiology
  • Biomes:
    • Development of the Understanding of the Diversity of Biome Types
    • Development of the Understanding of Adaptation of Organisms to Their Environment

Physical Science:

  • Chemistry:
    • Introduction to Concept of Atoms and Molecules
    • Introduction to Periodic Table of Elements

Social Studies

History:

  • Ancient World History
    • Egypt
    • Mesopotamia
    • Indus Valley
    • China
  • Modem Chinese History

Citizenship and Government:

  • Rise and Fall of Empires
  • Compare and Contrast Ancient Forms of Government

Geography/Culture:

  • Impact of Rivers on Formation of Ancient Civilizations
  • Compare and Contrast Movement of Ancient Peoples

Economics:

  • Connection between Trading and Longevity of Civilizations
  • Development of Civilization-Specific Forms of Communication, Documentation of Wealth and Formation of Social Classes

Language Arts

Reading:

  • Mastery of Fluency and Accuracy in Oral Reading
  • Development of Literary Analysis
  • Literature: Historical Fiction, Realistic Fiction, Nonfiction
  • Informational Text: Social Studies Text, Social Studies Resources
  • Independent Reading

Writing:

  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Writing Genres:
      • Introduction of Short Story, Complaint Letter
      • Developing Personal Narrative, Research Report, Demonstration Writing, Creative Writing

Language:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level B
  • Daily Grammar Practice

Speaking/Listening:

  • Developing Public-speaking Skills Through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Developing Collaborative Skills for Group Presentations

Leadership

 

  • Transitioning to Being a Teen in the Classroom
  • Group Dynamics
  • Brainstorming and Collaborative Models
  • Planning for the Homecoming Dance
  • Identity through Self-identifying
  • Self-evaluation as a Communicator:
    • Strengths
    • Weaknesses
  • Goal-setting
  • Communication through a Number of Mediums
  • Communication Model
  • Early Adolescence
  • Before and after the Camp Experience:
    • Process Camp
    • Discuss how/if it Changed the Class
  • How to Be a Mediator in Your Own Life:
    • Every Day or at Home
  • Application

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

Spanish

Grammar:

  • Developing Writing in the Regular Present Tense
  • Introduction to Conjugating Verbs in Present-tense (-ar, -er, -ir)
  • Introduction to Irregular Verbs in the Present Tense
  • Introduction of Preterite Tense Verbs
  • Developing Pronouns
  • Introduction of Prepositional Phrases
  • Developing Gustar and Encantar
  • Developing Gender and Number Agreement

Content:

  • Developing Emotions/Feelings
  • Developing Animals
  • Developing Seasons
  • Developing Family
  • Developing Storytelling
  • Introduction to Telling Time
  • Introduction to Careers
  • Developing Ordering Events
  • Short Stories
  • Short Chapter Books
  • Presentations/Skits
  • Cuentame Mas! Chapters 1-3

Culture:

  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Mexico
  • School-wide Study TBA Annually

Theater Fine Arts

Storytelling and Character-Building

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

Formative Assessment

Stanford 10 – Scholastic Aptitude and Achievement

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