Eighth Grade

Mrs. Finnegan has a B.A. in English with a business minor from The University of Scranton.  She earned secondary English and communications certification from DeSales University and has a Level II state teaching certificate and Archdiocesan Religion certification.  She also is certified as a K-12 reading specialist and ESL specialist and serves on the Archdiocesan ELA Committee.

Mrs. Finnegan and her family reside in Quakertown and are members of St. Isidore Church where she is a lector.  Her two daughters are graduates of St. Isidore School.  For fun, she likes to watch the Phillies, read a good book, bake, travel, or relax at the beach.

Grade 8 Supply List 2017-2018

**New for Math–students need a graphing calculator: Texas Instruments TI-84Plus

Loose leaf—buy many packs.  This is the one item most students run out of before the end of the year.

note cards—hundreds of them!  You will need 300 for vocabulary alone. Purchase at least 1000. Seriously!

pens—buy at least 24 (one for every two weeks)  Blue or black ink only. Erasable pens are allowed.

red pens/pencils for correcting and editing

pencils for math and extra erasers

colored pencils

12 inch ruler


notebooks—math and science require marble copybooks. Math also requires a graphing copybook. ELA, social studies, religion, and Spanish can be marble or spiral.

pocket folders—at least 8; add one if you will be using a “take home” folder. Try to purchase plastic or coated folders. Plain paper folders will not last.

binder—if desired to keep folders neat and organized

Optional—magic markers

SPANISH—English/Spanish dictionary

ART—crayons, watercolors, smock

TECHNOLOGY—headphones if you don’t have a set at school

Cleaning supplies—2 boxes of tissues, one roll of paper towels, a canister of Lysol or similar cleaning wipes

*All hardcover books must be covered. Purchase Jumbo Book Sox as the regular size is too small for our texts. Paper is an option as well.

*It is highly recommended that softcover texts and the homework book be covered in clear contact paper. Check Becker’s or Amazon online for good deals on this, especially if you have several children’s books to cover.

*White-out is not allowed.


Friday, May 25, 2018

ELA–finals on Friday, June 1; review all next week; review sheets distributed today

social studies–final on June 6; chpts. 22-24


Thursday, May 24, 2018

social studies–test on chpt. 21


Science 8 – workbook pages 188-189

Exam Schedule – Mrs. Gallagher

Friday, June 1, 2018

Science 6,7,8

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Social Studies 6,7

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Religion 7

Monday, May 21, 2018

ELA–Julius Caesar test

social studies–finish section 4 notes; chapter 21 test Friday; map due by Friday

Lake Nockamixon field trip tomorrow

Due to the predicted weather, we will plan to return to school earlier than originally anticipated. Students will eat their lunch at school upon return from the park.

Students should wear their gym uniforms and appropriate rain gear.


Science 8 – Quiz Monday on Unit 3 Lessons 1 and 2


Science 8 – Complete pages 205-207, Unit 3 Lessons 1 and 2 quiz on Monday

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

ELA–grammar wkbk p. 161, ex. 1, #1-15


Tuesday,May 15, 2018

religion–p. 192

ELA–grammar p. 160, ex. 2

social studies–finish packet on fronts in WWI