About Me

  • Hello and welcome to Third Grade! My name is Tristen Giles and I am one of the English Language Arts & Reading teachers here at Emile Elementary.

    I'm originally from Artesia, New Mexico. I went to college at Texas Tech University and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a minor in Elementary Education (WRECK EM' TECH). I began teaching Prekindergarten in Lubbock, TX before moving to Bastrop. This is my third year teaching and my second year working for BISD. I love the Bastrop community and consider it such a blessing to work in. 

    Third grade is the grade in which a child switches from "learning to read" to "reading to learn". In my classroom, I try to embrace all learning styles and make sure that my students know how loved they truly are. I encourage them daily to be creative, to believe in themselves, and to try their very best at school. I utilize cooperative grouping, small group instruction, direct teaching, and collaborative learning with my students. 

    I look forward to this journey as we learn and grow each day together. If you have any questions about curriculum or instruction, you are more than welcome to schedule a conference with my team teacher Mrs. Nutt and I. 

    I look forward to cultivating your child's success in third grade!

Teacher photo
  • 7:15-7:40- Breakfast

    7:40-8:00- SEL

    8:00-8:30- Whole Group Reading Instruction

    8:30-9:00-Whole Group Writing Instruction

    9:00-9:15- Word Study

    9:15-10:10- Stations

    10:10-10:50- Cub Challenge (Intervention)

    10:50- Switch Classes

    10:50-11:15- Whole Group Reading Instruction



    12:15-12:45-Whole Group Writing Instruction/Word Study


    1:05-1:55- Specials

    1:55-2:45- Stations Continued

    2:50-3:00- Dismissal


Contact Information

  • You are welcome to contact me at tgiles@bisdtx.org. My conference time is from 1:05-1:55 and I am available most days after school.