Calling all upper elementary teachers!
If you're looking for something new to spice up a springtime Open House or Parents' Night, I've got just the thing. It's called the Probability Fair.
the chance that something will occur
Student teams create games based upon probability. The teams run a dress rehearsal by inviting students from other classrooms to play. This not only helps them to gain proficiency at running their games but also does a great job of promoting the event.
At Open House, the teams man their stations as parents--and about a hundred students from the dress rehearsal--take turns playing.
Bonus: The points earned for winning the games can be cashed in at the Probability Fair Snack Shop.
It didn't take but a year or two before everyone at my school knew that Room 12 was the place to be at Open House.