I taught the first session of each of my courses today, and they went pretty well. The drama class students got up and working on a scene bit right off, and seemed to be doing well with it. It seems like a good mix of students.
The writing students talked in the first session, and seemed on top of things and smart.
And the poetry students gave me some funny looks when I started having them read the text aloud a bunch of times, but started getting into it, and had lots to say when I asked them to draw the imagery and had a couple put their drawings on the board. They were good drawings, too!
I got a lot done today, the usual beginning of the semester stuff setting up the course web materials, but also drafted a letter of recommendation and worked on a difficult advising problem.
And then I went and signed all the papers to refinance my house. I always find those sorts of things a little stressful, but this went smoothly, and should mean I save pretty significant money over the term of the mortgage.
I returned my rental ski kit, too, a day early because I have my own kit to use now.
Can today count as the first day of spring? I'm so ready!