Copy the lesson and fill in the blanks with your own words. Be sure to title it "Time Out Lesson" and put your name in the top right-hand corner of your paper.
Date and Time assigned___________________________________________________________________
Reason for assignment ____________________________________________________________________
I understand that school is a place for learning. Every student in the United States is offered 12 years of free education. Not many other countries in the world offer this to their students. I understand that I choose how to use this time. I can get an education and learn more about myself and the world around me, or I can waste this time.
I understand that (teacher's name) is responsible for many things. She needs to plan the art lesson and then do everything possible to help students understand the material. (Teacher's name) has a big job because it is not easy to help a class full of students. When I misbehave, I am making it hard for her to do her job. This isn’t fair and I don’t have the right to do this.
I understand that the other students in my class have a right to the best education possible. When I misbehave, I not only keep the teacher from doing her job, I am also keeping students from getting the best education possible. This is not fair and I don’t have the right to do this.
I am here copying this lesson because I was sent out of the room. I was sent out of the room because
I understand that right now I am missing out on valuable art time. Instead of learning, I am copying this lesson. I understand that I made a decision to behave unacceptably in class and the consequence for this was being sent out of the room and writing this lesson.
I understand that I have the power to make good decisions or bad decisions. When I make good decisions, I am rewarded. In school, this means getting a good education and feeling good about myself as a student. I understand that I deserve a good education and I have the power and responsibility to make this happen.
When I return to class, I will_________________________________________________________________