The necessity of understanding probability is a skill students will use all of their lives. Here is an online quiz for late elementary students to use to brush up on their comprehension of how probability works. The game has five levels, a timer that can be used or not, and instant feedback. This would be a great game to use as a whole class to begin with, and then just turn your students loose with it. The site is very easy to navigate and is a great review for those in grades 3-5.
During the holidays many clothing and toy drives are held to be sure that everyone can enjoy the season. This site puts a little different slant on that sort of volunteerism by encouraging folks to donate to their local animal shelters. The operator of this site is based in California and many of the activities center around Long Beach and southern California, but there is no reason this idea can’t be borrowed and used in every community in order to make life more humane for shelter and rescue pets. A handy wish list that would cover the needs of any shelter is provided, so you can adapt your drive to meet the needs of your community.http://www.hautedogs.org/santapaws.html