Gifted & Talented

In accordance with Wisconsin statute s. 118.35 (1). The Barneveld School District identifies gifted and talented students in kindergarten through grade 12. One or more of the 6 types of giftedness as recognized in the Wisconsin state standards.
Gifted and Talented School Policy

Math Actives

King's list of Math Activities- Huge list of math activities. Contains some problem-solving, but focuses more on skill development practice. Math activities that focus on problem-solving:

All ages

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - K-12 The problems are divided into the 5 mathematical strands. A variety of activities to choose from.
Figure This! Math Challenges for Families - K-12. Real-life math problems that the family can solve together. Supported by the National Council of Mathematics.
Education.com - K-12 A comprehensive list of math activities.
Math Project List- K-12 list of student projects.


Math Maven - K-5 Math mysteries that require logical thinking
Math Doodles - K-5 Fun little games that challenge thinking.
Primary Games - K-4 Lots of fun math games that kids will enjoy... adults too!
Math Playground- K-5 You can spend hours with a variety of math activities on this site.
Teaching Math to Children (K-5) – K-5 Activities, Apps & Games, and Web sites.

Middle School/High School

The Math Problem Site - 3-12 Interesting math puzzles that seem easy, but can be quite tricky.
Maths Challenge - 7-12 Math problems organized by difficulty.
Curious Math - 5-12 Neat math tricks and oddities.
Nick's Mathematical Puzzles - 8-12 Good luck with these!

Online Math Curriculum

Aleks- K-12. ALEKS is a web-based, artificially intelligent assessment and learning system. ALEKS uses adaptive questioning to quickly and accurately determine exactly what a student knows and doesn't know in a course. ALEKS then instructs the student on the topics she is most ready to learn. There is a free trial available.
First, in Math 2-8, This service touts itself as "the foremost online math resource for grades 2 to 8 and beyond! The First In Math® Online Program is a proven curriculum supplement that solidifies basic mathematics skills, and can improve test scores." There is a small cost to the service but looks to provide a ready to use the curriculum.

Reading Activities

Reader’s Theater- 2-9 This website is a great resource for scripts, and how to do them effectively.
Scholastic- K-12 Neat interactive activities that are sortable by grade level.
Education.com - K-12 A comprehensive list of reading activities.
Spelling City- K-8 An online interactive spelling system that allows you to create your own word lists.
Word Games- K-8 Original word games. I enjoy the "build your own dictionary activity

Social Studies

Scholastic- K-12 Neat interactive activities that will challenge all grade levels.
Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook- K-12 Contains information on every country of the world.
CIA Home Page for Kids- K-8 Games and resources regarding the CIA.
NY Times Weekly Current Events Quiz- 4-12 Daily current event quizzes in a multiple choice format.

Election Resources

Reading A-Z- 1-6 Great materials for younger learners.
Scholastic- K-12 On-line game called "meet the candidates" is geared more towards the younger learner. Probably the best overall site I found.
Growing Voters- 1-12 Lesson plans and free resources.
Updated polling results The latest electoral college predictions.

Wisconsin Heritage Fair Resources

The New Dawn of Tradition: A Wisconsin Powwow

Science Activities

How stuff works? - Kids always stump me with their curiosity. So, I send them here to find answers to their questions.
Scholastic.com- K-12 All sorts of neat science on-line activities and interactive learning divided by grade level.
Education.com- K-12 A comprehensive list of science activities.
Alice- 5-12 Free educational software that teaches students computer programming in a 3d environment.
PBS Design Squad- K-8 Build projects based on the great PBS show.
Windows to the Universe -- Activities - K-8 Well done website regarding space, the earth and more.
Cool Science for Curious Kids - K-12 If you have a budding scientist. You will want them to see this website.
Learn 4 Good - on-line simulation games

Art Activities

Math Cats - K-6 Math and Art combined.
Sketch-up - K-12 Download this Google software to create your own 3d drawings.
Art Mystery History - 4-8 Combines a solvable mystery with art history as a theme.
Crayola online - K-5 Lots of different activities organized by grade level and interest. As you may guess, students get to color.
U.S. Patent Office - Search for patents plus online activities to generate ideas for new inventions.
Albright-Knox Art Games - Art appreciation games and activities to make art online. Lots of fun.
ou will want to try them all.
Artist's Toolkit - Minneapolis Institute of Arts- Fun interactive - sound effects, too. Learn all about the elements and principles (art vocabulary - perspective drawing) in fun ways using works of art from the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Make your own art, too. Great fun on a rainy day!
Destination Modern Art - Blast off to the Museum of Modern Art in Queens. Activities are all designed for elementary (ages 5 to 8). Even older students will enjoy this quick overview of some of our favorite artists (Van Gogh, Bearden, Kahlo - more).
Smithsonian for Kids - Explore the playful side of the Smithsonian Museums. There are highlights of different areas and fun online stuff for kids and kids at heart. Fun activities - like Make a Sculpture
Switch Zoo - Switch the animals' heads, legs, and tails to make new creatures at this surrealistic virtual zoo. Thousands of combinations are possible! New animals monthly.
Kids Art: Worldwide Art Gallery The Worldwide Kids' Art Gallery celebrates the boundless expression and imagination of children. This site invites children from all corners of the globe to submit their art for display. Poetry and short stories are also accepted.


Finale Notepad - Download and Install this free software that allows you to write your own music.
Young Composers - Kids send musical compositions to this site and can listen to the compositions. Selections of famous composers available, too.