Last modified May 24


  • 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!! We are off to a GREAT start! Please refer back to this site throughout the year for important information, dates, documents, and of course, lots of pictures 🙂



Kindergarten Parent Orientation 2018-2019

Star of the Week Info


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.

Homeroom Moms Intro Letter 2018-2019

All Saints Classroom Celebration – classroom – November 1 @ 1:30pm
Family Reading Pajama Party – classroom – November 30 @ 6-7:30pm – families are invited
Kindergarten Christmas Program – elementary gym – December 18 @ 2pm – families are invited
Jesus’s Birthday Celebration – classroom – December 20 @ 1:30pm
100th Day of School – classroom – early February @ 1:30pm
Valentine’s Day Party – classroom – February 14 @ 1:30pm
Dr. Suess Classroom Celebration – classroom – March 8 @ 1:30pm (students only)
Kindergarten Graduation – elementary gym – May 31 @ 2:00pm – families are invited
End of Year Picnic – Legion Park – June 3 @ 9:30-12:30pm

All families are asked to sign up for TWO items for a party or event. Here is the link to the Sign-Up Genius page: Ms. Gilson’s Class Parties 


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 – I will be sending home Scholastic Book Orders every other month, however, books can be ordered online at any time!

Important Dates

  • April 30 – 4K/K Preview Day
  • May 3-10 – Book Fair
  • May 17 – NEW Zoo field trip
  • May 27 – No school – Memorial Day
  • May 31 – Kindergarten Graduation 2:00
  • June 3 – End of Year Picnic 9:30-12:30
  • June 6 – Last day of school!

Wish List

  • Here is a link to an ongoing/updated Amazon 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.


Cozy pajama reading day!


Book character dress up day!

NWTC field trip

Another successful Family Reading Pajama Party!!

Father Michael visited us to talk to us about Mass!

Our All Saints Day class party was a lot of fun! The kids played a Saints BINGO game, “fished” for Saints, played “Pin the flower on St. Therese”, and colored an All Saints Day picture.

Here is our field trip to the fire station!

We loved going on a fall walk! The students were scientists who observed and recorded the signs of fall 🙂