Last modified May 25


  • Kindergarten
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in teaching from St. Norbert College, and this is my seventh year teaching kindergarten at Notre Dame of De Pere! I live in Green Bay with my daughters Madelyn and Lucy, and I love helping kids reach their full potential and seeing them excited about learning!
Ashleigh Gilson

 Welcome to Ms. Gilson’s Kindergarten!




Welcome to Kindergarten!! I am SO excited to have begun another school year with another amazing group of kindergartners! 

Here are some important documents you’ve received already, in one easy-to-find place 🙂

Weekly Newsletter –The Kindergarten Connection 5-25-18

Kindergarten Parent Orientation 2017-18

Kindergarten intro letter

Show and Share Schedule 2017-2018

Volunteer Schedule 2017-18


Here are some of our most recent projects!

Pumpkin Globe Project 2017

Columbus Day Boat Experiment 2017



Class Parties

We love to celebrate in kindergarten! We will be having classroom celebrations for All Saint’s Day, Jesus’ Birthday, Valentine’s Day, and the 100th Day of School.

Please visit this Sign-Up Genius link to sign up to bring one item to a party (a healthy treat, sweet treat, drink, and non-food treat).

Homeroom Moms Intro Letter 2017-18

Sign-Up Genius Treat Sign Up


We hope that the kindergartners can read 20 minutes each night! Studies show that a student who reads 20 minutes per day will read 3600 minutes per school year and is exposed to 1,800,000 words! Starting this habit early on in kindergarten will also help your children be more likely to continue the habit while older.

Learning Links

MAP test practice

ABCya – fun games and great for mouse skills!

Sight Word practice ideas! Sight word games for home

Dr. Seuss fun!  Seussville

Literacy fun! Starfall

Scholastic Book Order website  – class activation code: JBV26

Important Dates

  • May 25 – Dress down day
  • May 28 – Memorial Day – No School
  • May 31 – Kindergarten Graduation 2:00
  • June 1 – End of Year Picnic 9:30-12:30, dress down day
  • June 4 – Classroom cleaning day, dress down day
  • June 5 – Movie/classroom campout day, dress down day
  • June 6 – Last day of school! 10:30 release, dress down day

Wish List

  • School House gift cards
  • Amazon gift cards
  • Extra snacks for the classroom
  • Barnes and Noble gift cards for books for our class
  • Stickers – seasonal, reward, scented, etc.
  • Paper for the kids to draw and make art projects with
  • Various art supplies, such as cotton balls, glitter, pipe cleaners, stickers, stampers, tissue paper, q-tips, stencils, fun/unique markers, etc.
  • Paper plates


NEW Zoo Pictures!

NWTC Pictures!

We loved visiting Happy Joe’s and learning how pizza is made!

Dr. Seuss fun!

Our 3rd annual kindergarten Family Reading Pajama Party was a huge success!! We collected 50 pairs of pajamas to donate and had a fantastic time!

We celebrated All Saints Day with a class party! We played “saints musical chairs”, saints BINGO, pin the flower on Saint Therese and “fishing for saints”.

We carved a pumpkin! The kids scooped out the pulp and sorted the pulp from the seeds. We voted on which shapes to use to make the face. And then we sorted the seeds into groups of 10 and counted 207 seeds!

We LOVED Grandparents Day!! It was so special to be able to spend time with our grandparents at school 🙂

To help us get ready for the Living Rosary, the kindergartners made their own “mini rosaries” and practiced praying the Hail Mary!

We met our third grade reading buddies today!

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom art projects! We glued Alphabits cereal onto Chicka trees 🙂

Fun on the first day of school!