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Art Time Out Writing Assignment

Submitted by: Carolyn in MA



Name _____________________________   Grade ________     Room_______


Date and time assigned_______


Fill in the blanks using your own words and COMPLETE sentences.

Think carefully about what you write.

Your parents or (insert principal’s name) may want to read this.


What was I doing wrong?





What should I have been doing?




What can I do to improve my behavior in art class?







Parent Signature_______________________________________________________________________


Alternate Writing Assignment:



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_________________________________________________________________




Behavior Quiz

Behavior Quiz
St. John’s School Art Class

Linda Woods

Art Student Name________________________

Section: _______ Dates: _________

Behavior Skill


Rarely or Never




Most of the Time




1.  I wait quietly outside the art room and enter the room with a soft voice.





2.  I go to the discussion table quickly.





3.  I touch the demonstration items on the group table only if I am asked to.





4.  I raise my hand to speak in a group.





5.  I listen politely to others.





7.  I gather what I need quickly to get busy.





9.  I use my "inside voice" to speak to others at my table.





10.  I mark on my own paper unless a classmate asks me to join them on their project.





11.  If I spill something, I clean it up myself.





12.  I let the people around me work in peace.





13.  I remain on task throughout the class.





15.  When I finish early I find a new art project to work on quietly while others finish.





16.  I take good care of supplies and materials in the art room.





17.  I stop working to clean up on time, and I am a responsible member of my table team.





18.  As soon as I have finished cleaning up, I sit down at my table and wait quietly to be dismissed.





19.  I push my chair into my table when I leave.





20.  I walk all the way to my next class.