Current Community Events

Home to Hawk Hill Alumni Reunion and Homecoming – October 6th & 7th

Click here for the schedule of events and to register!

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 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.

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Click here to register.

 

 

Current Community Events

Math

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

Addition:

  • Developing Concept of Addition
  • Introduction of Sums to 10

Subtraction:

  • 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

Geometry:

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

Measurement:

  • 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

Money:

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

Mastery of Positional Words

Science

Inquiry:

  • 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

Geography/Culture:

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

Economics:

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

Language Arts

Reading:

  • 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

Writing:

  • 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

Language:

  • 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

Games:

  • Rules
  • Sportsmanship

Equipment:

  • 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

Spanish

Grammar:

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

 Content:

  • 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

Culture:

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

Technology

iPads

  • 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

Health

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
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