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.


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


Developing Awareness of Numbers:

  • Count 1 to 100
  • Skip Count by 2s, 5s, 10s
  • 1:1 Correspondence
  • Writing Numerals 1 to 20
  • Recognition of Numbers 1 to 30
  • Odd or Even
  • Ordination
  • Estimation

Introduction of Place Value 1 to 100


  • Developing Concept of Addition
  • Introduction of Sums to 10


  • Introduce Concept of Subtraction

Introduction to Problem-Solving Strategies

Introduction to Graphing Concepts

Developing Understanding of Sorting

Mastery of Patterns:

  • Create and Extend 2- and 3- Color Patterns
  • Recognize 2- and 3- Color Patterns
  • AB Notation


  • Extension of 2D Shapes
  • Introduction to 3D Shapes
  • Developing Awareness of Spatial Relationships


  • Developing Understanding of Length and Weight
  • Developing Understanding of Capacity
  • Introduction to Standard Measurement
  • Developing Calendar Skills
  • Masters of Comparative Words
  • Developing Sense of Time


  • Introduction to Coins and Their Values
  • Introduction to Addition of Coins

Mastery of Positional Words



  • Developing Understanding of the Scientific Method
  • Developing Ability to Use Tools:
    • Magnifying Glass
    • Tweezers
    • Technology

Earth Science: Understanding of the Earth’s Properties and the Processes that Affect the Earth:

  • Developing Strategies to Observe and Skills to Describe Simple Seasonal and Weather Changes

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

  • Introduction to Observing and Describing Characteristics of Living Things
  • Introduction to the Basic Needs of Living Things
  • Introduction to Life Cycles

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

  • Developing Strategies of Identifying, Describing and Comparing Properties of Objects

Social Studies

History: Understanding People Past and Present

  • Develop Understanding of Family Structures
  • Develop Understanding of Characteristics of Self and Others
  • Exposure to Family Traditions

Citizenship and Government:

  • Introduction to the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Developing Understanding of Rules
  • Introduction to Leadership within ULS


  • Developing Awareness of Homes and Other Familiar Places
  • Introduction to Concepts of City, State and Country
  • Developing Understanding of Diversity


  • Introduction to Coins and Values
  • Introduction of Service Projects and the Benefits
  • Developing Awareness of Philanthropy

Language Arts


  • Mastery of Letters and Basic Sounds
  • Mastery of Phonological Awareness
  • Developing Phonemic Awareness
  • Developing Concepts of Print
  • Developing Knowledge of High-Frequency Words
  • Developing Reading Skills
  • Developing Understanding of Storyline
  • Introduction to Comprehension Skills and Strategies
  • Introduction to Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction Genres


  • Developing Pencil Grip
  • Developing Drawing Skills
  • Developing Letter Formation
  • Introduction of D ‘Nealian Print
  • Developing Formation of Words
  • Developing Writing Sentences
  • Developing Storytelling Skills
  • Introduction to Various Writing Purposes


  • Introduction to Vocabulary within Context
  • Developing Grammar within Context
  • Introduction to Spelling within Context

Speaking and Listening:

  • Developing Presentation Skills
  • Developing Speaking Skills within a Group
  • Developing Listening Skills within a Group
  • Developing Skills to Follow Multi-Step Instructions

Studio Art

Introduction to Materials and Process

Continue to Explore Properties of Mixing Color, and Applying Paint to Surfaces

  • Introduction to Building a Vocabulary of Marks and Shapes to Use in Drawing
  • Introduction to Developing Observational Drawing Skill
  • Exposure to Basic Drawing Materials such as Pencil, Pen, Pastel, Charcoal and Marker
  • Introduction to Traditional and Non-Traditional Clay Tools and Manipulation Techniques
  • Introduction to Paper-cutting Skills
  • Introduction to Materials and Gluing Techniques
  • Exposure to How Artists Depict Themselves in Art
  • Exposure to How Artists Use Story, and How Art Tells a Story
  • Introduction to Identify when Art Has a Theme
  • Introduction to Use of Imagination and Creation of Art

Physical Education


  • Rules
  • Sportsmanship


  • Jump Rope
  • Rubber Balls
  • Parachute
  • Scooters
  • Hula Hoops
  • Bean Bags

Balance and Control

Movement to Music

Practice Movement: Skip, Hop, Jump, Gallop.

Theater Fine Arts


  • Dramatization of Stories
  • Dramatic Reading
  • Exploring through Process Drama
  • Story-telling



  • Exposure to Expressing Preferences
  • Exposure to Masculine & Feminine
  • Exposure to Singular/Plural Nouns


  • Exposure to Greetings
  • Exposure to Numbers 1-20 in and out of Sequence
  • Exposure to Colors
  • Exposure to Seasons & Nature-related Words & Songs
  • Exposure to Feelings
  • Exposure to Foods We Eat at Snack & Lunch
  • Exposure to Animals & Insects
  • Exposure to Immediate Family
  • Exposure to Clothing
  • Exposure to Parts of the Body
  • Exposure to Shapes
  • Exposure to Opposites
  • Exposure to Polite Expressions,
  • Exposure to Topics Related to Classroom Investigations
  • Exposure to Traditions
  • Exposure to Familiar Children’s Literature


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



  • Introduction to Use of Educational Apps
  • Introduction to Weather App
  • Introduction to Digital Photography:
    • Switching from Back to Front Camera
    • Focus
    • Light
    • Contrast
    • Cropping

Coding on Scratch Jr.

  • Exposure to Triggering Blocks
  • Exposure to Motion Blocks
  • Exposure to Looks Blocks


Developing an Understanding of:

  • The Five Senses and How We Use Them
  • How to Prevent or Reduce the Risk of Contracting a Communicable Disease by Using Basic Hygiene Techniques
  • The Role Doctors and Nurses Play in Keeping People Healthy
  • How Exercise and a Healthy Diet Help Us Stay Healthy
  • How Home Activities Can Influence Fitness and Healthy Living
  • Risky Situations and How to Get Help at School
  • Emergency Situations, such as Tornado and Fire, and How to Respond

Formative Assessments


  • Observations
  • Slick Boards
  • Small-Group Work with Teacher
  • 1-to-1 Assessments
  • Daily Writing
  • Portfolio Reflection
  • Anecdotal Records
  • Fountas & Pinnell Reading Assessment