Met the second class of first years today. They seem like a sharp bunch. My plan with them was to explain the class, but also to get started learning. I organized the desks, long tables actually, so they were in groups of six, and then gave each group tasks, speaking, writing, and vocabulary, that they completed at their seats. Each table was given a different task, and then the rotated to a different skill area.
I enjoyed that set up as it gave me a little more time with individuals rather than trying to coordinate one activity at a time with the whole class.