Last modified Feb 15


  • 2nd Grade
This is my eleventh year in GRACE and fifth 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 Fully Rely on God....FROG!! :)
Carrie Korinek

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

“FROG–Fully Rely on God!!”


Thank you to the students and parents from my class for the gorgeous flowers because of my Golden Apple nomination!! With having awesome students and parents, you help make my job look easy!!

The kids did a great job leading us in the All Saints Day Mass!! They were truly Saints in every way!! 🙂

Here are the awesome 2nd graders on the first day of school!! They are so happy to be in 2nd grade!! I know it’s going to be a GREAT school year!! 🙂

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 February 18th: Newsletter-02-18-19

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

Volunteer Schedule for Ms. Korinek’s Classroom–February-2019

Important Dates:

Wednesday, February 20th-Ms. Korinek’s Class Leads Mass @ 8:35am

-Tuesday, February 26th-Field Trip to Barlow Planetarium in PM

-Friday, March 1st-End of 2nd Trimester, Full Day of School Because of Snow Days!!

-Thursday, March 7th-Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences from 4-8pm

-Friday, March 8th-Early Dismissal @ 11:30am, Optional Parent/Teacher Conferences from 12:30-3pm

Week of March 10th-No School!! Spring Break!!

Wednesday, March 20th-Donuts for Dads


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)