Just a brief update. Things are overall going really well. I've been able to meet just about all of my goals so far. The one part that was difficult was getting EVERYONE called during that first week. I almost got there, but not quite.
I've also decided that I want to update the class website with the notes and assignments BEFORE class. I used to have the student assistant update it during class, as I gave the notes. But this way I can use my own notes as an outline, and I can have the student assistant edit it in case I come up with something particularly brilliant. That will help me feel even more competent and successful.
ETA: Friday was the 6th. I'm a ninny sometimes.