Don't you miss the teacher sending us out for recess? All that running around on the playground gave us a chance to forget about math and spelling for a little while, and blow off some steam.
And you know, it's not like anybody's STOPPING us from running outside for a little while each day.
In fact, Ben Applebaum and Dan DiSorbo encourage us, in a book called Recess.
It contains guides to playing the games of recess, for those of us who can't remember the rules (or the games themselves).