At supper tonight Ian mentioned how he and another kid got to work in the "Shed" when the two scheduled kid workers didn't show up.
The "Shed" is where all of the outdoor recess equipment is stored like soccer balls and hula hoops and the like.
Ian worked in the back and the other kid worked in the front. Kids would come up and make requests of the kid at the front who would call out the order to Ian who would find the object and toss it forward to the kid up front. When equipment was returned it was deposited with the kid up front who tossed it back to Ian to stow.
Ian really liked this arrangement. I suspect in the process he's telling us something about his personality. I'm curious to see how this changes over time.