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Black Hawk Elementary School

2500 South College St
Springfield, IL 62704

Parent Resources

Read. Write. Think.

Lots of educational resources for parents. Click on the "Parent and After School Resources" link

Community Resources

District 186 Community Resource Page - Here you will find dental, medical, housing, utilities and other resources.

2-1-1 is a one-stop connection to the local services 24/7, accessible to everyone, toll-free, with multilingual capabilities.  Simply dial 2-1-1 or call 1-888-865-9903


Spin and Spell

Spelling activities for all ages!

Spelling and Vocabulary Practice

This is a great website to practice your spelling and vocabulary words for each week. It is from the Houghton Mifflin reading series web site.

Abraham Lincoln Timeline

An interactive timeline about the events in President Lincoln's Life. Sponsored by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum.

Time For Kids

Current Events "just right for kids" produced by TIME magazine

Black History

Biography - Black History

Read biographies, look at photos, and watch videos about famous African Americans.

Scholastic - Black History in America

Meet famous African Americans, listen to jazz music, publish your own writing, and explore history with the interactive timeline.

Kulture Kidz- Black History

Learn about African Americans from A to Z, go back in time to learn about black inventors and women firsts, look at a photo gallery of famous African Americans, and do a word search or puzzle.

Time For Kids Black History Month

Travel through time to learn about Black History then and now, take the black history challenge, and identify prominent African Americans from their childhood pictures.


Science Review

Take an online science test to practice for the "real" test in your classroom. Even e-mail your practice results to your teacher.



Practice your spelling and vocabulary words with "word clouds" on Wordle. Fun!


Reading games that focus on teaching students to read and building phonics skills.

Book Adventure

Book Adventure is a FREE reading motivation program for children in grades K-8. Children create their own book lists from over 7,000 recommended titles, take multiple choice quizzes on the books they've read, and earn points and prizes for their literary successes. Book Adventure was created by and is maintained by Sylvan Learning.


Reading games based on our district's Houghton Mifflin reading series. Use this site to play eGames and practice vocabulary from the story that your child is reading this week.


Math Fact Games

5 great games for practicing your math facts

Math Playground

Features all sorts of fun games, videos, worksheets, and more.

AAA Math

Practice can continue as long as desired in a non-threatening format that helps build self-esteem and confidence.

A+ Math

Math games, worksheets, flashcards, and a homework helper. Use this interactive web site to interactively improve your math skills.

Visual Fractions

A collection of activities that use pie charts, number lines, and other graphics to illustrate fraction operations

Helping Your Child Learn Math

Assists parents to understand how math instruction looks in the classroom; What they can do to help at home; additional resources that can be used including web sites, computer software, books for parents, books for students, magazines


Excellent math reference site for teachers, students, and parents to grow in specific math content; provides 4 step (first glance, in depth, examples, workouts) by topic to meet the levels of understanding. Can select subject or search for content by topic.