Blast from the past. It's okay to sing along.
Every Monday in class I ask my students about their weekend. I ask if they did anything fun, new, exciting, anything. The first time they stare at me, "does my professor really care what I did this weekend?" Then they realize I am genuinely asking. By the third week of school so many hands are raised it is hard to get through the lecture. I ask for two reasons.
First because I care. They are people and it helps me get to know them. How they spend their free time teaches me what they value and how they feel about their lives. Just like Loverboy, they live for their weekends. I also learn who just got engaged, who has been sick, who has family in town, you name it. Knowing these things helps me understand and teach them more effectively.
The second reason is because there are 100 other students who need ideas. Who are looking for the latest store opening, hike, movie, concert, game etc.
I am going out on a limb here. I could be setting myself up for rejection. I hope not.
So, it's Monday, tell me, "What did you do this weekend?"
It need not be extravagant, expensive, or overly exciting. It could simply be "hang out with my family." What ever you did, will you share? Let's not only get to know each other better, but let's share our ideas with one another.
I am thinking about doing this every Monday, maybe with a little "linky" party. It would be something easy and quick for you to write about. You probably already do. What do you think? Would you like to participate in a "linky" party about your weekends?