Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” John 8:12
Welcome to 3rd Grade at Blessed Trinity Catholic School! I hope everyone had a fun and restful summer break. My name is Mrs. Renee Bascon and I am very excited to be joining the BTCS family! I promise to do my best to help your child grow and succeed this year.
This is my first official year teaching, though I have been an educator in both Public and Catholic schools as a full-time substitute for the past 10 years! I am so looking forward to having my own class and instilling in them a true love of learning, and most importantly, helping to create in them a strong foundation of our Catholic Faith.
For the first couple weeks we will be reviewing important routines which will help set each student up for success. Your child will have at least 30 minutes of Homework each night Monday through Friday. Homework gives the students an opportunity to practice skills they have learned in class. They must also read at least 25 minutes a day.
All 3rd Graders will receive a planner to keep track of all HW assignments, projects, and assessment dates. Please initial your child’s planner EVERY NIGHT. Communication is vital to your student’s success! Please write any notes/ questions to me in your child’s planner. Your child will also bring TWO folders home nightly.
The yellow folder will contain all flyers/ notes from the me and/ or the office and all graded work. Please review all papers, clean out this folder nightly, and send it back with any notes/ forms for the office or for me.
The green folder is the homework folder for worksheets/ papers to be completed and returned every day. *Please make sure the planner, the yellow folder, and the green folder are returned to school every day. I want them to get into the routine of bringing these two folders (even if empty!) and planner home daily.
Each student will be allowed to utilize an iPad as a learning tool in the classroom throughout the year. Students will be expected to comply with the school wide rules and expectations for technology use.
PE will be on Mondays and Thursdays. Please send your child to school on those days in their PE Uniform with sneakers. No jewelry except small post- style earrings on PE days!
Students must bring a water bottle (no larger than 2 ½ inch diameter) to school to be refilled daily.
We will be continuing to spread out as much as possible and working on keeping the classroom clean and sanitized. I will also make sure each child has a ziploc bag to store their mask in during the school day.
Opportunity (Help) Sessions for 3rd graders are held on Tuesdays afternoons from 2:50-3:30 for students needing extra help with Math or Reading. Please send a note in the planner if you’d like your child to attend.
Your child will learn so much this year- spelling, vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, handwriting, math, social studies, science, and religion.
The most important lessons I hope they learn, and I aim to teach are:
1. Be responsible, organized, and prepared.
2. Always try your best even when it’s difficult.
3. Love learning, especially reading (which is at the core of all academic subjects).
4. Love of our Lord and our Catholic Faith.
I am so excited to have your child in my class and look forward to a fun and successful year with them! Please feel free to contact me with any questions, issues, or concerns throughout the year. firstname.lastname@example.org.