Last modified Jan 18


  • 2nd Grade
This is my tenth year in GRACE and fourth year at Notre Dame of De Pere teaching second grade. Previously, I spent six years at St. Thomas More in Green Bay teaching preschool and kindergarten. I am originally from Manitowoc, but live in Appleton currently. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay majoring in elementary education and psychology. My favorite aspect of teaching is when children have that "a-ha!" moment and are excited about learning! I strive to be the best that I can be and expect the same from my students. I feel very blessed to be a part of the Notre Dame community! Remember to SMILE...See Miracles in Life Everyday!! :)
Carrie Korinek

Welcome to Ms. Korinek’s Second Grade Class!!
“Korinek’s Korner!!”

“SMILE–See Miracles in Life Everyday!!”


The second graders did a fantastic job leading us for the All Saints Day Mass! Here is a pic from the wonderful day!

It’s going to be a fantastic year! Remember…I always want to see you SMILE!! 🙂

Make sure you check this website regularly throughout the school year. I will update it weekly with my class newsletter and important dates to remember. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email at 🙂

Here is the first newsletter of the school year, which lists class expectations and procedures: 1st Newsletter

Here is the latest newsletter for the week of January 22nd:
Newsletter 01-22-18
(Newsletters always include the Spelling List as well)

Here is the Sign Up Genius Link for our Classroom Celebrations:

Volunteer Schedule for Ms. Korinek’s Classroom–2017-2018 Volunteer Schedule (dates set through March 2018)

Important Dates:

-Thursday, January 25th: “The Science of Magic with Bill Blagg” at the Weidner Center in PM

-Week of January 28th: Catholic Schools Week!

-Sunday, January 28th: Catholic Schools Week Open House and Breakfast 10am-1pm at Elementary School

-Tuesday, February 13th: Valentines Day Classroom Celebration in PM

-Wednesday, February 14th: Ash Wednesday

-Friday, February 16th: Mass with Bishop Ricken @ 8:35am at St. Francis

-Wednesday, February 21st: Ms. Korinek’s Class Leads Mass @ 8:35am


Nightly homework in our second grade classroom consists of reviewing and practicing what is learned in school.  IRB (independent reading books) reading of 20 minutes, practicing spelling words, and practicing math skills.


Spelling City Website:

Moby Max Website:
(each student has a log in and password)

Scholastic Online Book Ordering (our classroom code is GVQBX) Website:

Power School Website:
(where you can check your child’s grades, assignments, lunch balance, etc.)


-6 pack of #2032 button batteries (for Boogie Boards)
-Bean Bag Chairs (plastic, vinyl or other material that can be wiped off)
-Boxes of snack (crackers, granola bars, pretzels, etc) for when children forget their snack (please make sure it is nut/tree nut free!)
-Gift Cards for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc (for classroom books and other supplies)