Friday, November 16, 2007


Day 51, Friday, November 16, 2007

I noticed today how earnestly some of the "servers" are undertaking their duties. Each day at the beginning of class, Monique has raised her hand and asked if she should begin serving, as if she was genuinely looking forward to it. As she quietly went around the room with cups of hot chocolate and a plate of crackers, the look on her face was one of enjoyment and even pride. Mark, too, always asked if he should start serving, and he also seemed to take some pleasure in carrying out his responsibilities. While the students and I did a few minutes of silent reading, Mark brought refreshments to us in a cordial and efficient manner. I had the feeling that he, like Monique, was feeling some satisfaction in carrying out this small but important task in English class.

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