Last modified May 29


  • 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!!”


We had a great year in 2nd grade!! Here are some pics of just a few of the highlights…

It’s the first day of 2nd Grade!!

Our new cushions for Daily Five!

Writing messages outside with sidewalk chalk with our 4th grade buddies for World Smile Day! 🙂

Our class project for Rise Up Raider Night!

We love Flashlight Fridays!!

We made “Welcome”cards for children once they receive their Baptism!

Our Christmas Concert!

Our Christmas Classroom Celebration!!

St. Norbert College students came and taught us about Martin Luther King, Jr. and respect.

We went to the Weidner Center to see “The Science of Magic” show!

We got our own caterpillars to watch turn into butterflies!

Second grade leads the May Crowning Mass!

We’ve had some awesome Mystery Readers this year…Mr. B, Mrs. Beauchamp, Mrs. Ludtke, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Enright, Mrs. Turba, Mrs. Hoeppner, Mrs. Drewieske, Mrs. Callahan, Mrs. Connor, Emily Hoeppner, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Murphy, Mr. Adams, Mr. Diltz, Mrs. Dimmer, Mr. Moreno…they all did great! If you would like to be a Mystery Reader and you haven’t scheduled a day with me yet, please let me know!! 🙂

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 May 28th:
Newsletter 05-28-18
(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 May 2018)

Important Dates:

-Friday, June 1st: Sundae Reading Party!

-Tuesday, June 5th: End of the Year Picnic!

-Wednesday, June 6th: Last Day of School! Dismissal at 10:30am!


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.)


-Collapsible Fold Up Camping Chairs (washable fabric surface would be best)
-Bean Bag Chairs (plastic, vinyl or other material that can be wiped off)
-Decks of playing cards (to be used for math games)
-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)