Last modified Apr 13


  • 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’ve had some awesome Mystery Readers lately…Mr. B, Mrs. Beauchamp, Mrs. Ludtke, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Johnson, Mrs. Enright, Mrs. Turba, Mrs. Hoeppner, Mrs. Drewieske, Mrs. Callahan…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!! 🙂

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 April 16th:
Newsletter 04-18-18
(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:


-Wednesday, April 18th: Muffins for Moms

-Thursday, April 19th: Language Arts MAP Testing in AM

-Tuesday, April 24th: Math MAP Testing in AM

-Monday, April 30th: Sundae Reading Program Begins!

-Friday, May 4th: Early Dismissal at 11:30am

-Wednesday, May 9th: May Crowning Mass! 2nd Grade Leads Mass!


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)
-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)