Current Community 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.

 

 

 

Current Community Events

Math: Algebra 1

Master the Following Concepts Graphically, Verbally, Numerically and/or Algebraically:

  • Pre-Algebra:
    • Add, Subtract, Multiply & Divide Fractions and Decimals
    • Order of Operations
    • Algebraic Properties
    • Percentages
  • Number Sets: Counting, Whole, Integer, Rational, Irrational, Real
  • Solving 5-step Linear Equations
  • Slope:
    • Rate of Change
    • Per, (Derivative in Calculus)
  • Graphing Lines
  • Writing Linear Equations in 3 Forms:
    • Slope y-intercept, y=mx+b
    • Point-slope
    • Standard Form
  • Solving 5-Step Linear Inequalities
  • Solving Systems of Equations:
    • Graphing
    • Substitution
    • Combination
  • Graphing Absolute Value
  • 7 Key Exponent Rules
  • Graphing Exponential Equations
  • Compound Interest and Depreciation
  • Quadratic Formula and Its Applications
  • Completing the Square
  • Distance Equation
  • Finding Roots in 3 ways

Science

(Being Revised as STEM Lab)

Life Science:

  • Scientific Method
  • Living Matter
    • Cells
    • Structure and Function
  • Ecology:
    • Populations and Communities
    • Ecosystems and Biomass
  • Introduction of Genetics:
    • Mendel’s Work
    • DNA/RNA
  • Evolution:
    • Darwin’s Theory
    • Evidence of Evolution
  • Diversity of Living Organisms:
    • What Is an Animal?
    • Classification
    • Behavior
  • Human Body Systems

Social Studies

History: Foundations of US Government

  • Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation to Constitutional Conventions
  • Democratic Foundations

Citizenship and Government:

  • Branches of Government
    • Federal (Presidential/Congressional/Supreme Court Powers and Limitations)
    • State (Governor Powers and Limitations)
  • Constitution
    • Bill of Rights (First 10 Amendments)
    • Social Activism Amendments – 13-15, 18, 19, 21, 24
  • Modern American Politics – Reagan Administration through Current Presidency

Geography:

  • Shifting Political Borders in the US
  • Interpreting Electoral College Maps

Economics:

  • How the US Economy Works
  • Monopolies
  • How the Stock Market Functions
  • Investments
  • Supply & Demand
  • Corporate Responsibility
  • Import/Export

Language Arts

Reading:

  • Mastery of Literary Analysis
  • Literature: Realistic Fiction, Historical Fiction, Holocaust Literature, Fantasy, Graphic Novels
  • Independent Reading
  • Introduction of Thematic Analysis

Writing:

  • 6+1 Writing Process
    • Writing Genres: Persuasion, Research, Character Point-of-View

Language:

  • Vocabulary Workshop Level D
  • Daily Grammar Practice

Speaking/Listening:

  • Developing Public-speaking Skills through Presentations in Assembly and Classroom
  • Mastery of Collaborative Skills for Group Presentations
  • Developing Formal Speech Preparation and Presentation

Studio Art

 

  • Analysis of Details
  • Projects in Environmental Design
  • Focus on Individual Responsibilities and Group Cooperation
  • Study of Art and Technology
  • Focus on Technical Skills/Intense Workshop in Print-making
  • Outdoor Observational Drawing

Leadership

Career Exploration:

  • What Do You Like Now?
  • Practice Exploring

Exploring Adolescence:

  • Uncovering the Idea of Self
  • Self-Esteem
  • How You Gain Knowledge, Confidence

How the Growing Brain Analyzes More Information:

  • Objective Information
  • Emotional Processing

Relationships:

  • Friends
  • Gender Communications

College Planning:

  • Examine the Similarities Between the Transition from Middle School to the Upper School and the One from High School to College
  • Introduce Some of the Basic Concepts about the World of Work and the College Search Process

Physical Education

Games:

  • Rules
  • Sportsmanship
  • Teamwork

Equipment:

  • Assorted Sizes & Types of Balls
  • Softball Bats
  • Tennis Racquets, Racquetball Racquets, Pickleball Paddles, Speedbird Racquets
  • Lacrosse Sticks

Students Should Be Able to Perform the Basic Sport Skills in Specific Activities and Sports:

  • Badminton
  • Basketball
  • Dance
  • Distance Running
  • Fitness Principles
  • Fitness Testing
  • Hockey – Field & Floor
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • Pickleball
  • Nitroball
  • Golf
  • Racquetball
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Speedball
  • Team Handball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Training
  • Table Tennis
  • Speedbird
  • Starball
  • Peteka
  • Eclipse
  • Track & Field
  • Tchoukball
  • Tsegball
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Snow Shoe
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bouldering

Theater Fine Arts

Rehearsal and Performance

  • Students Analyze Descriptions, Dialogue, and Actions to Discover Properties, Articulate and Justify Character Motivation and Invent Character Behaviors Based on the Observation of Interactions, Ethical Choices and Emotional Responses of People.
  • Students Demonstrate Acting Skills (Such as Sensory Recall, Concentration, Breath Control, Diction, Body Alignment, Control of Isolated Body Parts) to Develop Characterizations that Suggest Artistic Choices.
  • Students in an Ensemble Interact as the Invented Characters.

Spanish

Grammar:

  • Developing Sentences in Present and Past Tense
  • Developing All Pronouns
  • Developing Prepositional Phrases
  • Developing Preterite and Imperfect
  • Developing Commands
  • Developing Idiomatic Phrases
  • Developing Making Comparisons
  • Developing Gender and Number Agreement
  • Developing Gustar and Encantar
  • Introduction to Subjunctive Tense
  • Introduction to Future Tense

Content:

  • Presentations and Skits
  • Latin American Monsters
  • Developing School Items and Classes
  • Developing Ordering of Events
  • Storytelling
  • Short Chapter Books
  • Cuentame Mas! Chapters 6-7 (A&B)

Culture:

  • Dia de los Muertos
  • Cinco de Mayo
  • Spanish-speaking Countries (Geography and Cultural Overview)
  • School-wide study TBA annually

Formative Assessment

Stanford 10 – Scholastic Aptitude and Achievement

Education Northwest Writing Assessment

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