Today I taught my first full-length lesson plan.
And I survived!
I was really nervous last night and this morning, but during it and afterwards I was loving it. I've been observing classrooms for the last few months and have been really antsy to get into the classroom. For the most part it went well. There are a few things I would do differently. But, overall, my students seemed really engaged. I was happy about that because I haven't seen this class do much beyond research on the internet and give speeches to each other. So I had no idea how they would respond to me up front teaching. But they seemed interested.
I gave them a pre-test and was able to see they have a lot of room for improvement. :)
The topic for the next few weeks: US geography and Immigration. Woo hoo!