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mote: derived from Latin "movere", meaning "move".
-ion: the action of doing something
So commotion means:
The action that (people) move together.
This action is caused by certain sudden activity. It is a neutral vocabulary, rather than "riot" which full of violence.
Evolution of usage
The notification about vacation causes an action that move together from children.
The notification about vacation causes a commotion from children.