I have my bad days too, but asking students, “How’s the weather?” in a dull, sunken voice is a common mistake I’ve been trying to avoid recently.
I walk to the window and invite the students to look outside.
I say, “Hey! It’s a beautiful day!!! Look! You can see snow, mountains, trees, the sunshine!”
Then I ask “How’s the weather?”
I love it when the curtains are drawn.
I like to say, “I wonder how the weather is…Is it SUNNY? Is it raining CATS and DOGS?…” *My troll grin appears*
I whip open the shade and invite the students to look with me.
It’s great when the the sun is bright in the sky and pours into the room
Then I say, “Wow! It’s bright outside! How’s the weather everyone?”
If I’m gonna ask, “How’s the weather?” everyday, the least I can do is say hello to a little sunshine.