What do you call it?
A practice I adopted from my campus minister, and still use to this day, is a feedback concept called "High/Low" where members of a group share the high and low points of their day/week.
While chaperoning the middle school trip this past week, we did daily check-ins. However, I learned a few new names for this activity. The other DCE from Faith calls it Pow Wow, which is neat because of the "having a pow wow" concept as well as a pow being negative and a wow being a positive. The volunteer coordinator we worked with a Thornwell called it Brownies and Frownies, because in her house they loved brownies!
Do you have a different name for this activity? Does your family do something like this around the dinner table to check in? How about your youth/children's ministry when on trips?