Despite not having the vocabulary to adequately describe feelings of melancholy
and depression, young students inevitably experience these states of emotion.
Dark and cold mornings during a western fall season lead towards the elimination
of many young students' favorite school subject: Recess. Instead of enjoying
the relief of leaving the classroom for a brief moment of freedom out of doors,
the pupils are trapped inside only to discover the checkers game is three pieces
short and they'll have to wait until after school to burn the calories they've cached
within their growing cells. Too many of these disruptions to a child's assumed
schedule of physical activity can lead towards classroom mutiny.