Here's an explanation of how I tend to do my weekend activity. It involves me coming up with a few phrases I can circle with my students. But then I can shift those things onto my students.
This year I have realized that my students might have something completely unrelated to talk about. So I try to ask the question, "¿Qué hizo?" (What did s/he do?) after circling with another person and finding out they didn't do what I did.
But I've been finding my weekends consist of the same structures OVER and OVER again. So last weekend, I was reading some different news stories and decided to start off my weekend with...
- leí (I read)
I circled around it with the class and then they didn't know what I read. I finally pointed out that it was obvious and I had read the news! I knew they wouldn't like talking about the news. But I then had made a PowerPoint of a few news stories I had read. I explained a little about the news story and then asked them to guess something about the news story. Then we moved onto the following one (or maybe we chatted a little longer about one). I thought it would be good to introduce some words we haven't really seen much and also just to do something a little different. For the most part, they were interested in it. I would like to turn it into an activity next year almost as the first activity leading into our weekend chat. Or using something I had read to then circle the structures using students in class. I think there is a lot of potential!