Well, I've had two days of classes. Learned all the names. We've got a long weekend before we go talk about readings.
I'm doing vocabulary tests this semester. I also plan to have some kind of short grammar/punctuation/mechanics aspect to classes. It'll all be quick.
The fifty-minute classes are so short! The new classroom is a godsend! I've got an ELMO projector (no need for that clear paper), easy DVD playing, a big projector, and access to a PC with access to the internet. I can do work then just e-mail files and presentations to myself; show them in class.
So far, so good. I've even got a big swath of kids not showing up; drop 'em like they hot.