Gifted & Talented

In accordance with Wisconsin statute s. 118.35 (1). The Barneveld Schol 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.

Math Actives

All ages
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - K-12 The problems are divided into 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. - K-12 A comprehensive list of math activities.
Math Project List- K-12 list of student projects.


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.

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 diffculty.
Curious Math - 5-12 Neat math tricks and oddities.
Nick's Mathematical Puzzles - 8-12 Good luck with these!

Online Math Curriculum

Aleks- 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. - 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

Central Intelligence Agency World Factbook- K-12 Contains information on every country of the world.
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.
Growing Voters- 1-12 Lesson plans and free resources.

Science Activities

How does stuff work? - Kids always stump me with their curiosity. So, I send them here to find answers to their questions. 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.
Cool Science for Curious Kids - K-12 If you have a budding scientist. You will want them to see this website.
Learn 4 Good - online simulation games

Art Activities

Math Cats - K-6 Math and Art combined.
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.
Albright-Knox Art Games - Art appreciation games and activities to make art online. Lots of fun.
You 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.


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.