Last modified Jan 18


  • 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 1-18-18

100 Day Project Letter

Kindergarten Parent Orientation 2017-18

Kindergarten intro letter

Star of the Week Information 2017-18

Star of the week calendar 2017-18

Volunteer Schedule 2017-18


Here are two of our most recent projects!

Pumpkin Globe Project 2017

Columbus Day Boat Experiment 2017

All Saints Day Info 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



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

  • Jan. 19 – NO SCHOOL
  • Feb. 2 – 100th day of school! (Unless we have a snow day J)
  • Feb. 9 – No school
  • Feb. 14 – Valentine’s Day class party 1:30
  • March 2 – Early release 11:30
  • March 12-16 – Spring Break

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


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!