So last night I had an event with the second stairwell of my building. I decided that meeting a whole building right off the bat can be a little overwhelming, so I broke it up into sections so now I have an event for each section each week, and that will be the beginning of T-time so everyone can meet each other little by little and relationships can stick. However, whenever you get a group of more than 10 people together, you begin to have time conflicts. So this T-time was forced into the corner pocket time of after Kaleo (Wednesday night Chapel.). Now, Kaleo gets out at 10:30ish, which means this was going to be quite a late event, not just for me who had to be awake at the butt crack of dawn to be in the weight room by 7am for track, but for all the others who had classes in the morning and lots of homework. So I came up with the perfect plan/activity.
Since it was so late, I decided to have milk and cookies, which is a great before bed snack. We all sat around, talked about our weeks, and then, I read them a bedtime story.
I wanted something simple, yet interesting. They all got comfortable on the couch, and I pulled out Beedle the Bard, the spin off book from Harry Potter 7, and I picked the wizards fairy tale of the 3 witches, the knight, and the Fountain (the actual name of the story escapes me at the moment).
Hopefully they liked it, the goal was to just have a time to relax and just sit and listen to a story, let all their stresses float away and just spend time with me and they immediate community. Since they looked relaxed at the end, I will chalk it up as success.